Last week, we reported about a rare sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda selling for almost $1 million US. Today, we have reports of a sealed copy of the Nintendo 64 launch title Super Mario 64 sold for $1.56 million. Heritage Auctions confirms this is the most expensive title sold to date.
Heritage Auctions didn’t dive deep into what made this sealed copy sell for so much but they mention it was given a nearly flawless 9.8 rating on the Wata scale used.
On the listing, the team who posted the game is speechless about the sale.
“Well — we’re a bit speechless on this one. What can we even say that would do this copy the justice it deserves? The cultural significance of this title and its importance to the history of video games is paramount, and the condition of this copy is just so breathtaking that we’re really at a loss here. If you have had your heart set on obtaining the highest-graded copy of the single best-selling video game on the Nintendo 64 — the first 3D adventure of Nintendo’s mascot, Mario — we only have one piece of advice: this is not an opportunity to waste.”
After being sold, this copy of Super Mario 64 is now the most expensive game sold, previously the record was held by The Legend of Zelda, which sold for $870,000 and held the spot for a few days. Before that, a copy of the NES classic Super Mario Bros sold for $660,000.
It’s becoming clear that nostalgia is extremely powerful and it is better to hold on to your video games, collectible cards, and whatever else may be worth something in the future. You never know what the asking price for something in your possession will be and it could end up making you some money in the future.