Friday, April 02, 2021
Over half a million euros: video game auctioned for record sums in the USA
An originally packaged “Super Mario Bros. “computer game from 1985 is at auction in the US for a Record amount of 660,000 dollars (about 561,000 euros) was auctioned. This is a world record for a video game at auction, said Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The Japanese company Nintendo had the now world-famous video game “Super Mario Bros.” Launched in 1985.
The one auctioned on Friday Nintendo classics was in extremely good condition, said Heritage. The video game was bought as a Christmas present in 1985 and then disappeared in a drawer for 36 years. “It was down in my office desk the whole time,” said the game owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, according to the message. Only this year did he come across it again.