A record for the cost of video games was set at Heritage Auctions: a 1996 Super Mario 64 cartridge was sold for $ 1.56 million.
🎉#HERITAGELIVE #WORLDRECORD!! Super Mario 64 – Wata 9.8 A ++ Sealed, N64 Nintendo 1996 USA just sold for $ 1,560,000 at #HeritageAuctions, smashing previous mark of $ 870K, set Friday at Heritage for The Legend of Zelda! https://t.co/SUgiijkkzL#SuperMario #Nintendo # N64 #WATA pic.twitter.com/rHpTuZl95l
– Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) July 11, 2021
The reason for such a high price is the perfectly preserved packaging. Of course, hardly anyone will get a cartridge from there and insert it into their Nintendo 64. Most likely, the cartridge was bought for a collection with the possibility of subsequent sale for even more money.
This Super Mario 64 cartridge set a record for the price of a video game. Last week at the same auction it was updated The legend of zelda 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The cartridge with this game was sold for only $ 870 thousand:
Both games were developed by Nintendo and still remain its trademarks.