Super Mario Game Created in 1996 Sells for Over N615m at Auction, Breaks Big Record

Super Mario Game Created in 1996 Sells for Over N615m at Auction, Breaks Big Record

  • A 1996 Super Mario cartridge has made history as it sold for a record high price of $1.5 million (N615,750,000)
  • Heritage Auctions revealed that there are not up to five of the cartridge in good condition all over the world
  • With that price, Super Mario 64 became the most expensive game ever sold, the NES comes second at $870,000 (N357,135,000)

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If you had your childhood in the ’90s before the age of social media, then the Super Mario game may have been your thing. It was such a favourite game on consoles that functioned with cartridges.

BBC reports that a copy of the Super Mario 64 was auctioned for over $1.5m (615,750,000) at a record-breaking price. The cartridge was made in 1996 and was very popular with the Nintendo console.

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The cartridge is favourited among the gaming community as memorabilia.
The Super Mario 64 is now the world's most expensive game. Photo: Heritage Auctions
Source: UGC

What a record sale

The organisation behind the action, Heritage Auctions, said that there are less than five copies of it in a good condition.

Days before the Mario auction, a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) cartridge sold for $870,000 (N357,135,000) on Friday, July 9, as it became the second most expensive game.

It should be noted that the game maker has since re-released a switch version of those games because of their popularity.

We never expected it

The media noted that rare copies of popular games are really valued. It should be noted that Super Mario 64 was the most sold cartridge of the Nintendo 64 system.

The Guardian reports that it sold after getting a 9.8 A++ rating.

Heritage Auctions said that it was very surprised by the high sale of the game as more focus was placed on The Legend of Zelda. In recent times, auctions of popular games have been getting big sale prices.

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Most expensive sheep

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a sheep in Scotland finally sold at a staggering KSh 52 million (N190,366,320.25) after a highly competitive auction that kept on rising.

The sheep called Double Diamond was sold on Thursday, August 27, at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark.

Bidders engaged in a fierce competition for the better part of Thursday with each trying to secure ownership of the coveted sheep.


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