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Dial H For Hero

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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 11:29 PM Jul 2021

Pristine 'Super Mario 64' Breaks Video Game Auction Record With $1.56 Million

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Less than two days after a rare sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda broke the record for most expensive video game sold at auction, a pristine unopened copy of Super Mario 64 toppled that record Sunday with a $1,560,000 high bid.

The sealed copy of the 1996 video game was notable for receiving a 9.8 A++ Wata grading, the highest possible rating. “Well — we’re a bit speechless on this one,” Heritage Auctions wrote of the item. “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.”

On Friday, a sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda — one of the earliest-known produced variants of the beloved Nintendo game — first shattered the record for most expensive video game when it sold at auction for $870,000.

The previous record was set just three months earlier when an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sold at auction for $660,000 in April. All three records were established during sales by Heritage Auctions.
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Pristine 'Super Mario 64' Breaks Video Game Auction Record With $1.56 Million (Original Post) Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 OP
I got some old used video games..I wonder if they are worth anything at all? K and R Stuart G Jul 2021 #1
Like what? vercetti2021 Jul 2021 #5
It's a bit like comic books. 99% of people who have some old comics don't have anything worth Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #6
Another data point showing the immorality of wealth accumulation. sanatanadharma Jul 2021 #2
Shrug. No different than paying millions for Action Comics #1, or a Picasso. Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #4
I am in awe of its cultural significance and importance to history. Buns_of_Fire Jul 2021 #3
It's not worth millions, but a copy did sell on Ebay for $1691.00. Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #7
 

Dial H For Hero

(2,971 posts)
6. It's a bit like comic books. 99% of people who have some old comics don't have anything worth
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 02:11 PM
Jul 2021

any real money.

sanatanadharma

(3,858 posts)
2. Another data point showing the immorality of wealth accumulation.
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:03 AM
Jul 2021

People dumpster diving for food and sometimes shelter because the economic wealth of the nation is so poorly used.
Those who hunger for more caviar eat their own souls!

1.5 million dollar games and spaceflights for 'Gods' Chosen who are definitely producing thousands of dollars an hour all by themselves and for themselves only, because only the lazy and worthless are hungry.

Not sarcasm but rather anger!
Wealth is not what is produced by the commons or deserved by the industrious; wealth is that excess that is not used to generate jobs and economic activity; it is economic flow tucked into the mattresses of the rich who can't consume their cake fast enough, and vacuum up their own crumbs.

 

Dial H For Hero

(2,971 posts)
4. Shrug. No different than paying millions for Action Comics #1, or a Picasso.
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 01:59 PM
Jul 2021

Heck, I just paid $25K for a used Porsche. I certainly don't "need" it...did I just "eat my own soul"?

Buns_of_Fire

(17,428 posts)
3. I am in awe of its cultural significance and importance to history.
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:19 AM
Jul 2021

I think I'll sell my original copy of the Magna Carta, the original tablets containing the Ten Commandments, and the original Constitution so maybe I'll have enough to bid on a first issue of "Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards" on 3-1/2" floppy discs.

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