We were blown away last year when we reported on a special copy of Super Mario Bros. that sold for a record-breaking $114,000. Now imagine a copy of the game priced at almost three times that amount.
An auction listing for a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. has a current bid of $310,000, with six days still remaining until the end of the auction. As Digital Eclipse Editorial Director Chris Kohler rightly points out, the item has a very real chance of surpassing the $360,000 selling price of the Nintendo PlayStation prototype.
On Heritage right now, there's a sealed Super Mario Bros. that's been bid up to $310,000. Auction ends in 7 days.
This has a good chance of eclipsing the $360,000 hammer price for the Play Station prototype and becoming the highest-priced collectible game ever sold. pic.twitter.com/lS6bjtuV1v
— Chris Kohler (@kobunheat) March 25, 2021
According to the listing on Heritage Auctions, this particular copy of Super Mario Bros. has an incredible Wata quality rating of 9.6 for condition (for comparison, last year’s copy had a 9.4 rating, which was considered as good as new). It also has the cardboard hangtab that makes this variant so rare, setting it apart in amongst the 40.24 million copies of Super Mario Bros. sold worldwide. The product listing notes that it is “only the fourth version of Super Mario Bros. ever produced,” making it “the oldest sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. we’ve ever had the opportunity to offer.”
With almost a whole week to go until the auction ends, it’s going to be wild to see where the final price ends up.
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