Harritt Group said the item was found in “almost perfect” condition in a box of video games in a crowded closet that was part of the estate of the deceased in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
“At first glance, it was a comforting wave of classic Nintendo nostalgia. There were all the classics, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Qix and even the NES console. So we did what all the kids of the 1990s would do: we shot up the console and tested open games, ”the Harritt Group wrote in a description of the item.
At an online auction last week, the item sold for $ 88,550, including the buyer’s premium.
The games from the Super Mario series, first released in 1985, have reached record prices in the last few years.
Prior to that, the Super Mario Bros. version was closed. 3 sold for $ 156,000, the company said, surpassing the record price of a video game set in July, $ 114,000 – for a 1985 copy of the game.