New record: “Super Mario Bros.” crosses the $2 million barrier!

New record: "Super Mario Bros." crosses the $2 million barrier!

Updated on August 9, 2021 at 2:24 pm

  • The prices of rare retro games are becoming more and more absurd: almost every month there is a new, most expensive video game in the world.
  • The current front runner is a copy of “Super Mario Bros.”, which broke a magic mark at auction in the United States.
  • Jump and Run cost a collector US$2 million.

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In early July, Nintendo’s mascot Super Mario wrote – once again – game history: a rare collector’s item of “Super Mario 64” was auctioned for just under US$1.56 million. Two days ago, another collector’s cartridge from another Nintendo Classic cost $870,000. Now the mustache plumber just set a new record: an unpacked copy of “Super Mario Bros. Since 1985, the NES (Nintendo Famicom) has received a full two million US dollars, which is approximately 1.7 million euros and makes it the most expensive video game ever made. NS”new York Times“.

world record for website sales

The strange thing about Sensational Sales is not only the amount, but also the platform for the transaction. Because such astronomical sums had only recently been acquired at auction houses such as Heritage Auctions in Dallas, the case for the new world record was an auction on a website called Rally. It specializes in all kinds of collectibles, including video games. In April 2020, the company paid $140,000 for the game in question. Investors then had the opportunity to buy shares in the game versus the company’s shares.

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Subsequently, collectors were able to submit bids, which most investors should agree to. According to Rally, the $300,000 offer was turned down. Only a staggering amount of two million dollars was agreed upon by the shareholders. Among other things, a student who started out as an investor with $100 and eventually brought in a net income of $950, made a decent profit with the campaign.

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