A Copy of Super Mario Bros is Now the Most Valuable Game Collectible Ever
By Cristhian Gómez
Mario is easily one of the most famous video games characters ever and gamers from all ages have had the opportunity to enjoy his adventures in more than 15 gaming devices for over 35 years. However, for some people, the enjoyment of a Mario game comes from having it in a sealed plastic box for display in their living room.
Just a few days ago, a copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES was sold at an auction for $660.000 US dollars. According to Heritage Auctions (the company that sold the game), the copy is from the game’s fourth printing run, meaning it came out 34 years ago, on 1987.
This particular copy of the game ranks at 9.6 on the WATA scale, a grading standard for video game collectibles. But what does that grade mean? It means that the box for this sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. it’s in a very good condition, which is impressive being a game from 1987.
The identity of the buyer has not been revealed by the auctioning company, but we can guess he is now the very proud owner of the most expensive game collectible ever.
The previous record price for a game collectible was for the unreleased Nintendo/PlayStation console, which was sold to Greg McLemore at $330.000 US dollars on 2020.