An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros has sold for $100,050 in America ($140,000 AUD). This is officially the most money that a game has ever sold for.
The game was purchased by multiple people who will part own the game. The game has been reprinted in 11 different variations since it released in 1985, but this particular version was from a very early run in Nintendo’s production line.
“Super Mario Bros. is not only the most recognizable game of all time, it saved the video game industry in 1985,” said Wata Games President, Deniz Kahn. “In terms of rarity, popularity, and relevance to collectors, this game has it all. Mario is the most recognized fictional or non-fictional character in the world, more so than even Mickey Mouse. Super Mario Bros. launched the world’s largest game franchise and this copy is the only known sealed example from Nintendo’s test market release.