Sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. sets auction record at $660,000

Japan Times -- Apr 04
A factory-sealed copy of Nintendo Co.’s Super Mario Bros. originally bought in 1986 has sold for $660,000 (about Y73.05 million) at U.S. auction house Heritage Auctions.

It was the highest price ever paid for a video game, according to Heritage Auctions, which held the auction on Friday.

The limited-edition video game, designed for markets outside Japan, was purchased in late 1986 as a Christmas gift, but was placed inside a desk drawer and remained untouched until it was discovered earlier this year.

- Japan Times