Launched in 1996 in the United States, the Super Mario 64 cartridge sold at auction for $ 1.56 million, setting a new world record, according to Heritage Auctions.
Literally on Friday, July 9th, the same auction house sold the Legend of Zelda video game cartridge for $ 870,000, as we reported. And in April, a cartridge with the game Super Mario Bros. 1986 sold for $ 660,000.
The cultural significance of this game and its importance to the history of video games is difficult to overestimate, and the state of this copy is so breathtaking that we are really at a loss.
Excerpt from the description of the lot
Launched with the Nintendo 64 console, Super Mario 64 is the best-selling game on that platform, as well as one of the best-selling games in history. In 2007, she was included in the Guinness Book of Records.