Video game Super Mario Bros. 2 sells for $ 88,550

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.

But an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 rated Wata games in Denver, giving it a rating of 9.8 A + – the second highest rating it could receive, the auction house said.

At an online auction last week, the item sold for $ 88,550, including the buyer’s premium.

In Game, Mario and his friends must liberate the land of Subcon from the evil Wart.
The video game was just the latest in the Super Mario Bros. series, which fetched a high price tag.

The games from the Super Mario series, first released in 1985, have reached record prices in the last few years.

In July, a copy of Super Mario 64 sold for more than $ 1.5 million, highest paid for video game. She broke the record set at the same auction for another Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda, which grossed $ 870,000. according to auction house Heritage.
A copy of 'Super Mario 64' sold for more than $ 1.5 million, the highest ever paid for a video game
Prior to those two record sales, the highest price ever paid to play at auction was $ 660,000. April paid at the second Heritage auction for a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.

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.


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