Sealed Super Mario 64 Sells for Record-Breaking $1.5 Million

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Heritage Auctions has seemingly set another record for itself with its auction of a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 today, which ultimately went for the whopping amount of $1,560,000. The video game, which was graded as a 9.8 A++ on the Wata grading scale, is just the latest video game auction to hit huge numbers over the last year. For reference, a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES at Heritage Auctions set the record for the sale of an individual game at the time at $114,000 just one year ago, with several auctions trumping that figure since -- culminating in the sale of a copy of The Legend of Zelda on Friday that pushed the record to $870,000. And, well, now here we are.

For reference, a 9.8 A++ is about as good as it gets on the Wata scale. The only possible improvement would be for it to be a 10, and, well, given its age, it is not shocking to see that it didn't quite meet the criteria for the additional 0.2 on the scale. Heritage Auctions' description of the item is, it is fair to say, particularly effusive even for an auction website attempting to sell the video game to the masses. "The cultural significance of this title and its importance to the history of video games is paramount," the brief description reads in part, "and the condition of this copy is just so breathtaking that we're really at a loss here."


As noted above, the auction for the sealed copy of Super Mario 64 concluded with it being sold for $1,560,000. This tops the previous record at Heritage Auctions, which was set just two days ago with a copy of The Legend of Zelda for NES which sold for $870,000.

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MazePosted:

MushroomElm
ItsDaddi You can get copy for 9 bux


You can emulate for free. People just like throwing money around this on useless stuff, calling it a treasure simply because there is no stain and it's in mint condition but plays just the same as every other variant. Would be nice to have enough money to toss 1.5Mil at a game you don't plan on ever touching..


You guys clearly don't understand collecting and the mindset of collectors. This is something that is so rare it might be the only copy unopened. Things like this go for insane amounts of money but since it's a video game you think it's just nothing special.

MushroomElmPosted:

ItsDaddi You can get copy for 9 bux


You can emulate for free. People just like throwing money around this on useless stuff, calling it a treasure simply because there is no stain and it's in mint condition but plays just the same as every other variant. Would be nice to have enough money to toss 1.5Mil at a game you don't plan on ever touching..

ItsDaddiPosted:

You can get copy for 9 bux


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