A vintage Super Mario Bros.' game was sold for $114,000 at a Texas auction
An unopened, factory-sealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros. was sold at a Dallas auction for a total of $114,000, breaking previous records for a video game, Dallas Morning News reported. The auction took place at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions Comics and Comic Art event on July 10. The bidder who wished to remain anonymous snagged the vintage copy of the game, released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). We knew this would be a strong live session, but I dont think anybody could have anticipated how much bidding action there was on Heritage Live! These results only verify Heritage Auctions position in this rapidly growing market.Previously, the same game was bidded for $100,150, Dallas Morning News reported.
Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000
DALLAS (AP) An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros. game released in 1985 for Nintendos NES console during an auction conducted Friday by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The $114,000 price eclipsed Heritage Auctions previous record amount for a video game, which was a $100,150 bid made early last year for an unopened copy of the same game. The Super Mario Bros. copy that sold for a new record was part of a collection of video games from the 1980s and 1990s that sold to various buyers for nearly $700,000, which was well above Heritage Auctions initial target of about $500,000. Other titles auctioned off included Mike Tysons Punch-Out! a 1987 video game based on the former former heavyweight boxing champion, that sold for $50,400.