Nintendo’s auper mario is one of the oldest and also most popular games amongst kids. The game alone isn’t particularly rare; the popularity of “Super Mario Bros.” actually made it one of the most mass-produced games of all time. You can buy a regular copy of the game, with the original box, for about $10 on eBay. It like any house you walk into right now must have a copy of super mario.
The copy that broke that the record as said to be a rare collection that came from the “test market” and has not been been opened yet, making it even more expensive. the early test market copies were not shrink-wrapped like most video games. Instead, they were sealed with a small, glossy “Nintendo” sticker.
CEO of Wata Games Deniz Kahn, told Ars technica that Nintendo produced between 2,000 and 10,000 test market copies of “Super Mario Bros.” and 26 other games for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Test market NES consoles launched in New York and Los Angeles in late 1985, before the system was widely available in America.
The seller is said to be a recognised video-game collector who goes by the online handle bronty and he kept his name a secret all throughout the dale process. Bronty said that he found the test market copy of “Super Mario Bros.” in a 2012 eBay auction and won it for about $8,000, but soon discovered the seller had more than 100 more early NES games for sale.
Even though he made 10× what he spent on the the rare collection he said it would be “unwise” to sell it. He believes that from the games current growth the price of the collection would go even higher and become even more valuable. Kahn told Ars Technica that the game could eventually be worth a million dollars, if video game collecting grows at a similar pace to comic books and coins.