We're witnessing some truly ridiculous sales recently. While Pokémon cards continue setting new auction records, a sealed copy of The Legend Of Zelda's original NES game went for an incredible $870k at auction last Friday, setting records for the most expensive game ever sold.
Just two days later, that had been beaten by a sealed Nintendo 64 copy of Super Mario 64, selling for nearly double the price. Earning $1.5 million (roughly £1.08 million), this took place via Heritage Auctions, becoming the first game to ever hit this lofty figure.
Super Mario 64 Sealed Copy Sells At Auction For $1.5 Million
Considered to be the "highest graded" known copy of Super Mario 64's original release, this auction description confirmed:
Super Mario 64 - Wata 9.8 A++ Sealed, N64 Nintendo 1996 USA. Well -- we're a bit speechless on this one. What can we even say that would do this copy the justice it deserves? The cultural significance of this title and its importance to the history of video games is paramount, and the condition of this copy is just so breathtaking that we're really at a loss here. If you have had your heart set on obtaining the highest graded copy of the single best-selling video game on the Nintendo 64 -- the first 3D adventure of Nintendo's mascot, Mario -- we only have one piece of advice: this is not an opportunity to waste.
Meanwhile, for those of us without $1.5 million in the bank but wish to play Super Mario 64, you can do so via Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Nintendo Switch. While that was digitally delisted back on March 31 this year, physical copies can still be found online for around £30-35.