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Sealed 1996 ‘Super Mario 64’ up for auction for $ 1.5 million

Posted: Jul 12, 2021 04:00 GMT

This is the highest amount paid for a video game, a day after an intact copy of the series ‘The Legend of Zelda’ sold for a record price of $ 870,000.

A sealed copy of the platform video game Super Mario 64 was auctioned this Sunday in Dallas (Texas, USA) for 1.56 million dollars, as announced by the auction house Heritage Auctions on its Twitter account.

The sum far exceeds the record for money paid for a video game set a day earlier, when an intact copy of the series ‘The Legend of Zelda’ sold for $ 870,000. Until that moment, the record fell on the $ 660,000 that was paid last April for a reproduction of the ‘Super Mario Bros’ series.

The identity of the new owner of the ‘Super Mario 64’ cartridge has not been disclosed. This video game was developed for the Nintendo 64 video game console of the Japanese company that bears the same name. It was released in 1996 and became the first 3D platform game in the Mario saga, becoming considered one of the best video games of all timeRemember the specialized portal IGN.

“He was still a recognizable Mario: he picked mushrooms and ran and jumped to succeed, but it had changed forever. Now he could perform long jumps, triples and somersaults “, reads the description regarding ‘Super Mario 64’.

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