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Mint Copy of 'Super Mario 64' Sells for $1.56mm USD

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The sealed vintage video game market continues to heat up. Following an original copy of The Legend of Zelda graded WATA 9.0 going for $870,000 USD, a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 graded WATA 9.8 went for a massive $1,560,000 USD at the same Heritage Auctions sale. It's now the most expensive video game in the world.

“Well – we’re a bit speechless on this one,” the auction house notes. “What can we even say that would do this copy the justice it deserves? The cultural significance of this title and its importance to the history of video games is paramount, and the condition of this copy is just so breathtaking that we’re really at a loss here. If you have had your heart set on obtaining the highest-graded copy of the single best-selling video game on the Nintendo 64 — the first 3D adventure of Nintendo’s mascot, Mario — we only have one piece of advice: this is not an opportunity to waste.”

Personally, we're holding out for a clean copy of GoldenEye 64....