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Super Mario game from 1986 sells for $660k

With the 80’s and 90’s having a major come back in the worlds of fashion and attitudes, it’s no wonder people are nostalgic for the games that started the video game revolution.

Not to mention that the people running most major tech companies like Apple and Google grew up playing Mario Bros.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas hosted an auction on Friday where someone paid $660,000 for a unopened Super Mario game.

The auction house said the video game was bought as a Christmas gift but ended up being placed in a desk drawer, where it remained sealed in plastic and with its hang tab intact until it was found earlier this year.

“Since the production window for this copy and others like it was so short, finding another copy from this same production run in similar condition would be akin to looking for a single drop of water in an ocean,” said Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist.