Childhood memories are awakened …
An unopened “Super Mario 64” game for the Nintendo 64 achieved incredible sales at an auction in Dallas, Texas. The auction winner paid 1.56 million US dollars (around 1.3 million euros) for the game, which is now 25 years old.
The video game, sold on Sunday in the state of Texas, is the first to change hands for more than a million dollars. It is not yet known who was allowed to take the unopened box home.
Valarie McLeckie, a video game expert at the auction house, said after the auction that she was shocked that a game had sold for more than a million dollars.
Just two days ago, the cult video game “The Legend of Zelda” from 1987 achieved the previous record of $ 870,000 (EUR 732,000). The two video games were auctioned by the Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions.
Retro video games have become increasingly popular with collectors in recent years, driving up the prices of old consoles and video game cartridges at auctions. Pokémon trading cards also repeatedly achieve record prices at auctions.