Sealed ‘Left Bros’ copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 breaks record

Sealed ‘Left Bros’ copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 breaks record


A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 has set a new record for the most expensive video game ever sold. Buyer pays over $150,000.

We reported on a ‘Left Bros’ copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 going to auction back in July. The game carried early packaging that placed the word ‘Bros’ to the left side of the box art, partially obscuring Mario’s hand. This was corrected in later versions and the word was moved to a more central position.

That copy, sold by Heritage Auctions in July, came with a 9.0 (A) WATA rating and commanded a sale price in excess of $20,000.

Heritage have now revealed that another copy of the game, also a ‘Left Bros’ version of Super Mario Bros. 3, has now set a new record as the most expensive video game ever sold.



The Sealed copy came with a 9.2 (A+) WATA rating, making it almost immaculate. Bidding started at $62,500 but over 20 bidders battled it out for this pristine piece of gaming memorabilia. With a final selling price of £156,000 the game sets a new world record as the most expensive game ever sold.

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This most recent sale exceeds the previous record of $114,000 set for a 9.4 (A+) rated copy of the original Super Mario Bros. game that also featured in the auction we reported on in July.



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