Economy The cassette for the classic game, released 25 years ago, was sold at auction for a record $ 1.5 million

More than $ 1 million has never been paid at auction for a game cartridge.

In 1996 published Super Mario 64 video game unopened game cartridge has been sold at a US auction at a record price, say BBC and the news agency AFP. The buyer paid $ 1.56 million, or more than $ 1.3 million, for the cartridge released for the Nintendo 64 game console.

This is the first time that a game cartridge has been sold for more than one million euros.

The high price is due to the exceptionally good condition of the game. A company specializing in collecting video games Wata estimates that the game cartridge with its seals was still like new, and there are not many similar songs.

Previous the record was made just two days earlier when the unopened song The Legend of Zelda was auctioned for $ 870,000, or about $ 730,000. The game was made in the 1980s for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The auction company did not disclose the identities of the buyers of either game.

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