A rare 1987 version of The Legend of Zelda is listed for sale with bids starting at $110,000


Fan of video games? Well, it couldn’t get any better for you than this! A mega-rare copy of the iconic The Legend of Zelda is currently on sale and could be all yours for $110,000. Yes, that’s right! A sealed, rare variant of the Nintendo classic comes to market after an unopened cartridge of Super Mario Bros copy was sold for a grand sum early this year.


Called the “NES R” variant, the version is special as it was “only produced for a few months in late 1987” after the Rev-A replaced it in early 1988. It is touted as “the apotheosis of rarity, cultural significance, and collection centerpieces” due to its rarity and has a lot of eyes on it already!

Commenting on it, Heritage Auctions in a statement said, “Of all of the games we’ve offered in our auctions, this sealed, early production copy of the first game in the groundbreaking Legend of Zelda series is no doubt the apotheosis of rarity, cultural significance, and collection centerpieces. A proverbial trifecta of collector perfection that only one will receive the honor of calling their own”.

Its item description on the auction site further reads, “This is the only copy from one of the earliest production runs that we’ve ever had the opportunity to offer, and, possibly will have the opportunity to offer, for many years to come.”
The Legend of Zelda Wata 9.0 A Sealed [No Rev-A, Round SOQ, Early Production], NES Nintendo 1987 USA copy will be auctioned at the Heritage Auctions Video Games sale from July 9-10, 2021.

[Via: Input Mag]

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