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Super Mario 64 cartridge sold at auction for 6 1.56 million, new video game record

Super Mario 64 cartridge sold at auction for 6 1.56 million, new video game record

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A new record has been broken in the world of video games. This is the first time the video game has surpassed one million in the auction.

The sealed box of the famous “Super Mario” for the Nintendo 64 console sold for 6 1.56 million on Sunday, a new record for the video game according to the US auction house Heritage Auction. “This is the first game to be auctioned for a million dollars,” said Eric Bradley, a company spokesman in Dallas, Texas.

Heritage already set its first record on Friday: a carton of “Zelda’s Legend” old Nintendo NES consoles sold for $ 870,000. This cartridge of “Super Mario 64” starts in 1996 and uses 3D for the first time.

Eric Bradley said “this is the only known copy that received a 9.8A ++ rating” from Vatta, a video game expert who evaluates the status of bullets, and that the score was “the highest” in retro video for a “game.” One of the greatest heroes and contributed to the global success of Nintendo.

Appearing as the “Jumpman” character in the game “Danking” in 1981, he was renamed “Mario” in 1985, and did many adventures with his brother Luigi or on the wheel of a cart. For many years now, retro video games have been enjoying growing success with nostalgic gamers. Last April, the 1986 Super Mario Bros. video game cartridge for the Nintendo NES won 60,660,000 at the cartridge auction, still at the Heritage auction.

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