What happened now? It looks like the records should be broken. Less than a month after a copy of Super Mario 64 sold for $ 1.56 million and became the most expensive video game ever sold, the bar was raised again.
Rob Petrozzo, one of the founders of the Rally collectibles site, told New York Times On Friday, an anonymous buyer paid $ 2 million for a very rare copy of Super Mario Bros.
The instance in question received a rating of 9.8 from the professional assessment service. Cotton wool, which, according to the Rally list, is the most valuable in existence.
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“NEW WORLD Rally Record”
… with the sale of Super Mario Bros. 1985 for $ 2,000,000, which is the HIGHEST PRICE EVER paid for a video game of any title.
– Rally (@OnRallyRd) August 6, 2021
Rally operates a little differently from traditional auction houses like Heritage Auctions. As The Times emphasizes, Rally buys collectibles and invites people to invest in them as if they were separate stocks. When someone wants to buy one of their collectibles, Rally presents an offer to those who have invested in the product, who vote, sell it and cash out.
Rally paid $ 140,000 for this copy of Super Mario Bros. in April 2020 and offered 3,000 shares at $ 50 each with a market cap of $ 150,000.
As for the future of video game collecting, anyone’s guess. Petrozzo believes that we may be witnessing the beginning of a new trend. “In my opinion, it did not reach the masses,” he said. “You will start to see that many more people are paying attention and doing research.”