The Super Mario Bros. video game 2 sells for over $ 88,000


Harritt Group said the item was found in “near new” condition in a video game box in the crowded closet, which was part of a deceased estate in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

“At first glance, it was a heartwarming wave of classic Nintendo nostalgia. All the classics were there, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Qix and even an NES console. the console and tested the open games, ”said Harritt Group in its description of the item.

But the unopened copy of the game Super Mario Bros. 2 was rated by Wata Games in Denver, which rated it 9.8 A +, the second highest score it can receive, the auction house said.

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

In the game, Mario and his friends must free the land of Subcon from the wicked wart.
The video game was only the last in the Super Mario Bros. series.  to achieve a high price.

Super Mario games, a series first released in 1985, have hit record prices in the past two years.

In July, a copy of Super Mario 64 sold for over $ 1.5 million, the highest price ever paid for a video game. It 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 over $ 1.5 million, the highest paid for a video game
Prior to those two record-breaking sales, the highest price ever paid for a game at auction was estimated at $ 660,000, paid at another Heritage auction in April for a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.

Before that, a sealed variant of Super Mario Bros. 3 had sold for $ 156,000, the company said, in turn beating the record-breaking video game price set in July at $ 114,000 – for a copy of the game in 1985.


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