The game "Super Mario Bros. 3 "sold at auction for $ 156.000. It has a slightly different packaging than Super Mario 3 and that gave it value.
On Friday morning, Heritage Auctions announced that sold a rare, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the original Nintendo Entertainment System at a record price of $ 156.000. Twenty bidders competed over who would give the most for a video game.
But why was this copy of the game sold so expensively? According to Heritage, the sealed copies of Super Mario Bros. 3 with this package is rare. Most players recognize the cover of the game, with Mario flying, with a raccoon hat and the title of the game in the center above it. But the first box art production looked a little different.
What makes this box art so special is that the word "Bros." appears on the left side of the box, covering Mario's glove. Only that !!! This difference cost $ 156.000. See a photo of the unique $ 3 Super Mario Bros. 156.000:
Is it time, if you have the game registered in any drawer, to check the cover version?
But there is something else that makes it a unique innovative copy. Video game rating company Wata Games has given this copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 rating 9,2 A +. This means that the sealed copy was almost perfect. By comparison, Heritage points out that another sealed copy of this version of Super Mario Bros. 3 sold in July for $ 38.400. The difference? Rated only 9.0 A.
Today's sale broke the previous record which was a sealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros. which had sold for $ 114.000 just last July. In the Heritage press release, the auction house seemed surprised that it broke this record twice in the same year.
Heritage shared the details of another notable video game auction today. A sealed original copy of the Nintendo Gameboy 1998 Pokémon Red Version sold for $ 84.000, the highest price ever paid for a Pokémon game.
Here we hope to see these sealed, very expensive video games, to make the new owners happy.