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FS: Sealed 1986 NES Super Mario Bros $660,000 + free shipping

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FS: Sealed 1986 NES Super Mario Bros $660,000 + free shipping

No, it's not a for sale ad in the wrong section, but yes it was sold at auction for $660,000 (USD of course).

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/03/business ... index.html

After being forgotten in a desk drawer for almost 35 years, a sealed copy of the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. sold at auction on Friday for a whopping $660,000.
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Well that record certainly didn't take very long to break.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/11/us/legen ... index.html

A sealed, rare version of the iconic Nintendo game "The Legend of Zelda" sold for $870,000 at auction on Friday, making it the most expensive video game ever sold, according to Heritage Auctions, the auction house that ran the sale.
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Might want to post this in the investment forum too. :)
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kr0zet wrote: Might want to post this in the investment forum too. :)
Considering its sealed, cross post this in the Time Machine Enthusiasts forum also Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
c'mon get happy!
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The free shipping must have sealed the deal.
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So what we're saying is...

If I hold on to my unopened copy of Facebreaker for PS3, profit?
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I'm not a collector but I do love seeing this stuff.

There is a really cool videogame shop near my house that specializes in vintage games and I love just walking around seeing what fetch's a large price tag and what doesn't.

Like the most random Playstation 2 games are demanding 500+$

The value of these things will only continue to grow as time goes on so well everyone balks at these prices, they'll probably be worth 1.5-2x that in a few years.
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SpicYMchaggis wrote: I'm not a collector but I do love seeing this stuff.

There is a really cool videogame shop near my house that specializes in vintage games and I love just walking around seeing what fetch's a large price tag and what doesn't.

Like the most random Playstation 2 games are demanding 500+$

The value of these things will only continue to grow as time goes on so well everyone balks at these prices, they'll probably be worth 1.5-2x that in a few years.
It'll be interesting to see what happens down the line as more games go digital and there will be less physical discs available too...
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M1GOmigs wrote: It'll be interesting to see what happens down the line as more games go digital and there will be less physical discs available too...
There is a company committed to getting digital and defunct/special games onto physical media

https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/

I've been tempted to purchase from them a few times, it's so limited (lol) that I've never been in on time. I know a few of their games are already very valuable.
c'mon get happy!
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I remember working for a grocery store in the late-mid 90's and there was a sealed NES that never got sold in a storage/junk room upstairs.

It never occurred to me to simply ask someone if I could buy it lol. Someone else beat me to it, and bought it for 50 bucks. It's probably moot because I would opened it, but it was pretty cool seeing a sealed one back then, let alone now.

Can they go Nintendo yellow while still sealed?
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That said, even with the 9.8A++ rating, no one was expecting Mario 64 to fetch a small fortune. A 9.4 A+ graded sealed copy of the game sold for only $38,400 on Heritage Auctions this past January, and a 9.2 A graded copy sold for just $7,500 there last year. Other copies of the game in similar condition sold just below $10,000 on Ebay earlier this year as well. $1.5 million, even including any seller and buyer fees, is still completely out of left field. A 9.4 A++ graded copy of the game sold at the same time only went for $28,800. Can a marginal grading difference really be worth seven figures?
I've been hearing rumours (zero proof mind you) that there's possibly some shady stuff going on with the SM64 sale.

Even with a pristine OG copy like that, the game sold 12+ million copies. It's not exactly rare.
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To grade a 9.8 it was likely pulled from a sealed shipping box.
Which means nothing else considered there are 5 other copies that will coming to market.
This is Spider-Man on Atari 2600 all over again...
It's a speculative bubble plain and simple.

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