The 1996 unopened Super Mario 64 game sells for $ 1.56 million

Dallas (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 was put up for auction for $ 1.56 million.

According to the Dallas Heritage Auctions, the 1996 game went on sale on Sunday, breaking previous record prices with the sale of a single video game.

A spokeswoman did not immediately answer inquiries about who bought the game.

Super Mario 64 is Nintendo 64’s best-selling game and the first game to feature Mario characters in 3D, the Auction House said in a statement.

This sale follows an unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. Friday’s auction is $ 870,000. Valalie McLeckie, a video game specialist at Heritage, said she was shocked to see the game sell over $ 1 million two days after the Zelda game broke past records.

In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros., purchased in 1986 and forgotten in a desk drawer, for $ 660,000.

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