An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. from 1985 has been sold at an auction for $114,000. A bidder who didn’t want to be named scooped up the early version of the game.
The Super Mario Bros. copy that sold for a new record was part of a collection of video games from the 1980s and ’90s that sold to various buyers for nearly $700,000, which was well above Heritage Auction’s initial target of about $500,000. Other titles auctioned off included “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!” a 1987 video game based on the former heavyweight boxing champion, that sold for $50,400.
(A rare version from a Super Mario Bros. test launch sold last year.)