N64’s legendary title Super Mario 64 has been sold off for a whopping $1.5 million dollars.
Seems like old Nintendo games have a knack for making loads of cash. As we’ve periodically seen retro and the most popular Nintendo games sell-off for big bucks. Whether it is Legend of Zelda, Smash Bros, or Mario, passion for Nintendo’s creation never dies.
Right after a Legend of Zelda cartridge broke the bank with $870,000, we now have a new record holder. A sealed Super Mario 64 cartridge was sold at Heritage Auctions, for $1.5 million dollars. Furthermore, this copy was one of the only 5 unopened Super Mario 64 cartridges, in the entire world. Hence there is a chance that if the other 4 go off to auction they might bid for an even higher price.
This is nothing new when it comes to Nintendo games. Being one of the oldest video game makers of the world, they have some truly classic and extremely rare products. From peripherals to games etc. In fact, back in April, a copy of the original Super Mario Bros sold for $660,000 that too for an unsealed copy. Earlier, in November, a Super Mario Bros 3 copy auctioned for $156,000. This now sounds like a minuscule amount compared to the Super Mario 64 sold for $1million.
As days go by, we’ll surely see rare Nintendo titles going for even higher. That is the influence and popularity of this gaming giant.
Super Mario 64 was one of the greatest games of its time and still is an amazing platformer than most. Back when it was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996. Gamers had their jaws dropped seeing their favorite plumber in a huge colorful 3D world.
Hence, combining with its perfect gameplay Super Mario 64 now stands as one of the best games ever made. Which is now reflected in today’s time well with such a high price for a single copy.