Unopened copy of Super Mario Bros goes for $2 百万拍卖

Unopened 1985 copy of Super Mario Bros Nintendo game sells for record $2 million at auction to anonymous buyer

  • The sale topped a $1.56 sale of Super Mario 64 just last month
  • Rally bought the Super Mario Bros game for $140K and sold ‘sharesto the public
  • Investors voted on whether to sell, having previously rejected a $300,000 offer
  • The game has a 9.8 A+ rating, indicating it is in ‘excellent, near-mint condition
  • Vintage video games are a hot investment right now, with top sales leaping from $114,000 在七月 2020 至 $2 million a year later
  • Vintage home video games continue to break auction house records, as a never-opened copy of 1985’s Super Mario Bros just sold for $2 百万.

    The buyer of the Nintendo console game is being kept anonymous, 根据 纽约时报.

    The video game had a 9.8 A+ rating on the Wata scale, meaning it was in ‘exceptional’ 状况.

    ‘A seal that is in near mint condition, but has a few small flaws that are not very distracting, according to Wata games. ‘Can have light scuffs or other small detracting marks, but no holes.

    The combination of pandemic lockdown and Gen X and Y-ers with discretionary income has made video games a lucrative market of late: 在七月 2020 an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. set a record sale at $114,000 在拍卖会上.

    到 11 月, a copy of Super Mario 3 beat that by $42,000, 经济学家下调了对第一季度的预测 $156,000, followed by the sale of another copy of Super Mario Bros for $660,000 在四月份 2021.

    Then the market really started heating up: This most recent sale comes less than a month after an unopened version of The Legend of Zelda went under the gavel for $870,000 and a mint copy of Super Mario 64 went for $1.56 百万 at Heritage Auctions.

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    A never-opened copy of 1985's Super Mario Bros (图为) just sold for $2 million to an anonymous buyer

    A never-opened copy of 1985’s Super Mario Bros (图为) just sold for $2 million to an anonymous buyer

    In the case of this multimillion Mario Bros sale, announced Friday, the physical game had previously been purchased by Rally, a company that snaps up valuable collectibles and sells shares in them, like a traditional stock—with investors earning a portion of profits from a resale.

    Rally bought Super Mario Bros. for a relative steal, $140,000, 在四月份 2020.

    When the company was approached with a buyer offering $ 2 百万, the investors were invited to vote on whether or not to sell.

    A previous offer of $300,000 for the near-mint edition game was rejected last year, 布洛克森先生.








    The console game was bought by Rally in April 2020, with shares sold to investors who could decide whether or not to accept bids. 图为: Screenplay from Super Mario Bros

    The console game was bought by Rally in April 2020, with shares sold to investors who could decide whether or not to accept bids. 图为: Screenplay from Super Mario Bros

    Rally’s investments span the gamut of collectibles, from a broadside copy of The Declaration of Independence, available for $25 一份, to a rare 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, going for $52 分享.

    Law student Ed Converse, who initially invested $100 in ‘stockin the unopened Super Mario Bros, is netting nearly $1,000 from the seven-figure sale.

    ‘It’s pretty crazy to think that I made an investment in it because of the nostalgia of playing the video game when I was a kid and now it’s selling for $2 百万,’ 他告诉泰晤士报.

    An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 (以上) sold at auction for $1.56 million on July 11, 2021

    An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 (以上) sold at auction for $1.56 million on July 11, 2021

    的 $1.56 million Super Mario 64 was listed at a grade of 9.8 A by Wata Games, the highest possible rating for a game’s condition.

    ‘This is Mario’s debut appearance in a 3D world, and it was the most popularbest-selling video game for the N64, Heritage video game specialist Valarie McLeckie said in a statement at the time.

    ‘Considering this, and the fact that there are fewer than five sealed in this grade according to Wata, this copy is a true prize for any serious collector.

    Rally co-founder Rob Petrozzo says demand for well-preserved vintage games is just warming up.

    ‘You’ll start to see a lot more people paying attention and doing research,’ 他告诉泰晤士报.

    ‘I think that we’re starting to see the natural progression of ‘What else? What are the things that have appreciated in value from my childhood that have that nostalgia?’.