A copy of Super Mario 64 just made history as the most expensive video game sold at an auction, selling for a whopping $1.56 million.
As reported by VGC, this copy of Super Mario 64 was completely sealed in its original packaging and had received a grade of 9.8 A++ by Wata, a video game grading company known for evaluating the condition of games.
This almost doubles the previous record set two days prior by a sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda for the NES. This game received a 9.0 rating by Wata and sold for $870,000.
The market for video games and video game-related paraphernalia has grown tremendously recently. While this sale may represent the exorbitant amounts of money some are willing to pay for old games, even games from newer consoles have seen a rise in value as collectors try to fill out their collection. Pokémon Cards collecting is probably at its highest peak as of yet, even beyond the evergreen 1st Edition Shiny Charizard.
With prices going so high, it’s easy to wonder how much more people are willing to pay for these rare or valued video games.