June 25, 2022

Super Mario Bros. 2 cartridge sells for $88,500

A sealed copy of the video game Super Mario Bros.2, from 1988, was found in the back of a closet in Indiana, and it sold for more than $88,000 (about R$495,000), according to the auction house responsible for the sale.

The Harriet Group said the item was found in “almost new” condition in a box Video Games In the crowded closet that was part of a property in the town of Floyds Nobbs, Indiana.

“At first glance, it was a comforting wave of classic nostalgia for nintendo. The classics were all there, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Qix and even the NES console. So we did what any ’90s kid would do: We turned on the console and tested open games,” Harritt’s group said in the item description.

Unlocked version of Super Mario Bros. 2 rated by Watta games in Denver, which gave it a 9.8 A+ rating, the second highest it could get, the auction house said.

In an online auction last week, the item sold for $88,55,000, including an additional cost to the bid price.

In the game, Mario and his friends must free the land of Subcon from the evil Wart.

Super Mario games, a series released in 1985, have been hitting record prices over the past two years.

in july, A copy of Super Mario 64 has sold for over $1.5 million (about R$8.4 million), the highest ever paid for a video game.

Super Mario games, launched in 1985, have hit record auction prices over the past two years / The Harriet Collection

It broke the auction record for another Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda, which raised $870,000, according to Heritage auction house.

Before these two record sales, it was believed that the highest price paid for an auction game was $660,000 USD (3.7 million BRL) at another heritage auction in April, by a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.

Before that, it was the sealed variant of Super Mario Bros. 3 of them sold for US$156,000 (R$879,000), the company said, breaking the record price set in July of US$114,000 (R$642,000) for a 1985 edition of the game.

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