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The world record for the most expensive video game ever sold at auction is now set an astonishingly high thanks to the sealed "9.0" - a trusted copy of The Legend of Zelda in 1987.>
A square copy of the game's first edition sold on NES America for a staggering $870,000 at Heritage auctions on Friday, topping the previous edition's $660,000. This honor is just a rare, sealed version of the Super Mario Bros. Edition. the original. , also received for NES USA, just three months ago. Zelda's auction kicked off this week with a staggering $110,000 bid, but the amount was still worth it for its rarity. The release in question was part of a late 1987 production program called "NES R", which preceded the game's initial production in early 1988 (titled "REV-A", based on the box on it). The second case was a much broader performer that coincided with the explosion of American popularity on the console and also had a gold foil cartridge. So, don't think a shiny Zelda cartridge in an old drawer is worth nearly a million dollars—especially since the auction was in a sealed original box.
One game historians know about other products made before the NES R, but it's unclear whether these "NESTM" versions came out of Nintendo HQ or were packaged, sealed, and preserved. As his cultural heritage claims on the auction listing page: "This is basically the first truly obtainable sealed copy." (They forgot to add the most important tag "unless your dad works for Nintendo" there.)Advertising
This NES R version of Zelda was the highlight of the Heritage Game Benefits auction, the same time as publication, including Jaw-dropping results, all for the classics of the Box and seal game. This list, especially the more expensive ones, is mainly related to certain indicators from the beginning of the game, considering two important "episodes": Nintendo's quality stamp on early NES games and Nintendo's round brand that secures the box. It hasn't been opened yet. Super Mario World, SNES: $360,000 from Super Mario Bros., NES ("Without Rev-A"): $228,000 from Final Fantasy, NES: $204,000 from Mario Bros. , NES: $156, 000, Contra, NES: $150,000, Super Mario Bros. 3, NES (a rare copy of "Bros." Aligned left): $120,000 Final Fantasy III, SNES: $96000 Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, SNES: $96000 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! , NES: $84,000 Tecmo Bowl, NES: $45,600 from Battletoads, NES: $38,400 from Tengen Tetris, NES: $33,600Read more $13,000 NES cartridge also found in the bottom of the Safeway Nintendo World Cup cartridge case The rare sold at auction today for $180,000, the listing claims the owner traded two rare Tom Bray shopping cards for two starter shopping cards for a shopping cart. The same listing shows that the said Apprentice card was sold at auction for $555,000. This is the real salt in the wounds of collectors, heirlooms.
As of press time, the full auction of the game in question is still ongoing and includes every generation of consoles imaginable, with tens and hundreds of thousands of bids for Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Crash Bandicoot 1, Tomb Raider 1 and more. . p>
The world record for the most expensive video game auction is now $870,000
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