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Somebody paid a record $114,000 for a rare Super Mario Bros. video game

July 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

An anonymous buyer bid a record $114,000 for a rare, unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros.

(CNN)An anonymous buyer bid a record $114,000 for a rare, unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros.

The game cartridge was originally released in 1985 for the popular Nintendo Entertainment System console, according to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which ran Friday's auction.

The winning bid broke the record for the most ever paid for a video game, according to Heritage.

A mint-condition copy of the same game sold for $100,150 in February 2019.

Listed in excellent condition, Heritage said it is the highest-graded copy of the game the company has ever sold.

The video game auction brought in almost $700,000, according to Heritage.

The prototype, from Sega's canceled project to create a second model of the Sega Saturn console, never was released to the public, according to Heritage.

and one of the first sealed copies of Super Mario Bros.

It's believed to be one of less than 10 copies left in existence, Heritage said.

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