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The most valuable video game in the world?

The original Super Mario Bros title from ’85 is arguably the most legendary high profile video game in the world today. Whether you are a huge fan of gaming or just a casual anyone reading this article must of heard of Super Mario Bros at least once or twice in their life. The Super Mario Bros title from the mid 80’s ended up becoming so popular from ’85 onwards; that it eventually reached over 40 million copies in sales for the NES console. Since its release Super Mario Bros had been widely regarded by various publications as one of the greatest video games of all-time. Even though, Super Mario Bros has received various ports and remakes since its inception since ’85; original copies of the game that has never been touched or played are apparently worth thousands of dollars. In fact, it has been recently reported by Heritage Auctions that a copy of Super Mario Bros from 35 years ago for the NES had been sold for $660,000. There are hardly any video games from the NES/SNES eras of gaming that have been sold for six figures online. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to find game systems within the past 35 years that would have a value equivalent to $660,000.

Back in early 2020 the Nintendo PlayStation console was reportedly sold for $360,000 during an auction and is said to be one of the few unreleased prototypes left in the whole world. The fact that a copy of the original Super Mario Bros game for the NES is worth more than the Nintendo PlayStation console; speaks volumes as to how popular the original Super Mario Bros game still is over three decades later. It would be very interesting to see how much mint NES copies of Super Mario Mario 2 & 3 from ’87-’88 would sell for during an online auction. It also be interesting to see how much a mint SNES copy of Super Mario World from 1990 would be worth in this day and age as well.

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