Earlier this year, an almost perfect copy Super Mario Bros. for the NES sold for $ 660,000. Now, just three months later, The legend of Zelda broke that record. On Friday, a rare, early production version of the NES classic sold for $ 870,000 at auction.
Outside of one sealed copy from its original production facility, the game sold this week is believed to be one of the earliest known sealed copies The legend of Zelda in existence. According to Heritage auctions, the cartridge sold on Friday comes from the production series of the “NES-R” game. Nintendo only made that version of the game a few months in late 1987. “Basically, this copy is the earliest sealed copy one can realistically hope for,” the auction house said of the game before it went on sale.
Still, $ 870,000 is a lot of money you can spend on collecting, whether it’s in mint condition or not. To put the price in perspective, Heritage Auctions sold a copy The legend of Zelda from the usual production of the 1988 game “Rev-A” for $ 50,400 last year.
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