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The unopened “Super Mario 64” game for the Nintendo 64 has sold amazingly at an auction in Dallas, Texas. The auction winner paid 1.56 million US dollars (about 1.3 million euros) for the game, which is now 25 years old.
The video game, which sold out Sunday in Texas, is the first to trade for more than $1 million. It is not yet known who was allowed to take the unopened box home.
Auction house video game expert Valary McClekey said after the auction that she was shocked that a game sold for more than $1 million.
Just two days ago, the popular video game “The Legend of Zelda” from 1987 set the previous record of $870,000 (€732,000). The two video games were auctioned off by Dallas-based Heritage Actions Auctions.
Vintage video games have become increasingly popular among collectors in recent years, driving up the prices of vintage consoles and video game cartridges at auctions. Pokémon trading cards also frequently fetch record prices at auctions.
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