Super Mario Video Game SOLD for $600,000 at Auction

Super Mario Video Game SOLD for $600,000 at Auction

Photo: Heritage Auctions

Someone has bought a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System for $660,000.

According to news agency United Press International, it broke the record for the highest price fetched for a video game.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the copy of Super Mario Bros. took part of a short run produced in 1986.

“[F]inding another copy would be akin to looking for single drop of water in an ocean,” Valarie McLeckie said.

Accordingly, the video game spent 35 years untouched in a desk drawer since its purchase in 1986.

“It stayed in the bottom of my office desk this whole time since the day I bought it,” said the seller.

Earlier this year, someone bought an exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl for nearly $722,000 at an auction.

According to various news reports, the owner purchased it for only $35 at a yard sale last year.

Turned out, the bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings is one of only seven such bowls known to exist in the world.

The bids started at $200,000 from someone online and ending at $580,000 from another person bidding through the phone.

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