Sealed ‘Legend of Zelda’ Video Game Has Been Auctioned For Nearly $ 1 Million
- A sealed copy of “The Legend of Zelda” was auctioned Friday for $ 870,000.
- The sealed copy had a rating of 9.0 from Wata Games, a leading gaming rating company.
- It was a rare variant of the game that was produced in 1987 before being replaced by another variant in 1988.
- Visit the Insider home page for more stories.
A sealed copy of “The Legend of Zelda” video game for the Nintendo entertainment system has just been auctioned for $ 870,000.
The winning auction on Heritage Auctions broke the record for the most expensive video game ever sold, The Verge reported, citing the previous record as a copy of “Super Mario Bros”. which sold for $ 660,000.
The sealed copy of “The Legend of Zelda” had a rating of 9.0 from Wata Games, a leading gaming rating company.
According to a description of the game on the Heritage Auctions auction site, the item up for auction is a No Rev-A Round SOQ model, which was briefly produced in 1987 before being replaced by a new Rev-A variant in 1988.
“’The Legend of Zelda’ marks the start of one of video game’s most important sagas; its historical significance cannot be underestimated,” said Valarie McLeckie, director of video games at Heritage Auctions, in a press release before the auction. “This is the only copy of this production series that we have ever offered in sealed condition, and could very well be the only one we have offered in this elite level of preservation in many years.”