Super Mario Bros. 2 video game sells for more than $88k

Harritt Group stated the product was discovered in “near-mint” condition in a box of computer game in the congested closet, which became part of a departed estate in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

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“At first glance, it was a comforting wave of classic Nintendo nostalgia. All the classics were there, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Qix, and even an NES console. So we did what any children of the 1990s would do: we fired up the console and tested the open games,” Harritt Group stated in its description of the product.

However the unopened copy of the Super Mario Bros. 2 video game was evaluated by Wata Games in Denver, which offered it a 9.8 A+ ranking — the 2nd greatest rating it might get, the auction home stated.

At an online auction recently the product cost $88,550, consisting of the purchaser’s premium.

In the video game, Mario and his good friends need to release the land of Subcon from the wicked Wart.
The video game was just the latest from the Super Mario Bros. series to fetch a high price.

Games from Super Mario, a series initially launched in 1985, have actually been bring record-breaking rates in the previous number of years.

In July, a copy of Super Mario 64 cost over $1.5 million, the most ever spent for a computer game. It climaxed set at the exact same auction for another Nintendo video game, The Legend of Zelda, which brought $870,000, according to auction home Heritage.
A copy of 'Super Mario 64' sold for over $1.5 million, the most ever paid for a video game
Prior to those 2 record-breaking sales, the greatest cost ever spent for a video game at auction was thought to be $660,000, paid at another Heritage auction in April for a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.

Prior to that, a sealed version of Super Mario Bros. 3 had actually cost $156,000, the business stated, in turn climaxing computer game cost embeded in July of $114,000 — for a 1985 copy of the video game.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.