Rare Nintendo game ‘Legend of Zelda’ sells for $ 870,000 at auction

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(NEXSTAR) – For that kind of money, the game should come with a working Ocarina of Time.

A rare unopened edition of “The Legend of Zelda” originally produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 has sold for a low price of $ 870,000, Heritage Auctions reported on Friday.

The Texas-based auction house says the sale broke its own previous record for a video game, set in April 2021 with the $ 660,000 purchase of a “Super Mario Bros”. Game.

“I had a lot of confidence in this game, and yet I still feel like the reality of today’s auction has overtaken my vision of how it would play out,” said Valarie McLeckie. , video game specialist at Heritage Auctions, in a Press release published Friday. “Making history is never easy. I’m just really proud that we got to be a part of this once again.

The game itself is from a limited production run that lasted “a few months” in late 1987 before being replaced in 1988. According to Heritage Auctions, there was only one production run. , but it is “widely accepted” that only one sealed copy of this earlier production run exists today.

“In essence, this copy is the first sealed copy that one can reasonably hope to obtain,” the auction house said. noted of the video game sold on Friday.

The game “Zelda” 870,000 was part of Heritage Auctions’ very first video game auction, featuring popular unopened titles including “Zelda: Ocarina of Time” for Nintendo 64 and “Pokemon Red Version” for Game Boy, among dozens of others.

The Video game auctions continues until Sunday.


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