A blister pack copy of Super Mario 64 was sold this weekend for the very handsome sum of $ 1.56 million. A record.
The video games generate a lot of money. From the games sold, and the many in-game content and other derivative products, of course, but there is also the entire black economy, especially collectors. Today, one of the most famous licenses in the world is in the spotlight, Super Mario, with a record auction.
$ 1.5 million copy of Super Mario 64
Mario is without a doubt one of the most iconic characters and licenses in the entire video game industry. It is for this reason that it is not really surprising to learn that a blistered copy of Super Mario 64 was auctioned this weekend for the very nice sum of just over $ 1.5 million. during a sale organized by Heritage Auctions.
The most expensive game in history, to date
To be very specific, the game sold for $ 1.56 million, and what’s interesting is that just days earlier a blistered copy of the NES version of The Legend of Zelda reached the pretty sum of $ 870,000, which was already a very good sum.
The sale of this Super Mario 64 makes it the most expensive game in history, and probably the only one to ever pass the symbolic million dollar mark. As The Verge points out, over the past 12 months, various retro video games have sold for very high prices. Last April, it’s a copy of Super Mario Bros. which flew away for $ 660,000.
And as the years go by, it will be interesting to see if the appeal of collectors continues in the decades to come, as more and more games are sold digitally. If you ever hope that you can make a large sum of money out of a game, you better buy physical copies now and take good care of them.