An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. (Super Mario Bros.) purchased in 1986 sold for $660,000 at auction, and the book was forgotten in a drawer.
The Heritage Heritage auction house in Dallas said the video game was sold on Friday.
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The auction house stated that the video game was purchased as a Christmas gift, but it was eventually placed in a drawer where it was sealed with plastic and the hanging tag was intact until it was discovered early this year.
Heritage video game expert Valarie McLeckie said: “Because the production window for this copy and other similar copies is very short, finding another copy from the same production process under the same conditions is like looking for a drop of water in the ocean.”
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Heritage said this is the best replica professionally graded by the auction house. Its price far exceeded the $114,000 price of another unopened copy produced in 1987 at the Heritage auction last summer.