The unopened 'The Legend of Zelda' won the bid for about 96 million yen, and the highest price in the history of a single game software will be updated again
The unopened item of 'The Legend of Zelda ' released as software for family computers in February 1986 will be sold at the Heritage Auction on Friday, July 9, 2021 for $ 870,000 (about 96 million yen). It was sold. The $ 870,000 amount is the highest bid ever for a single game software.
The Legend of Zelda --Wata 9.0 A Sealed [No Rev-A, Round SOQ, Early | Lot # 28030 | Heritage Auctions
Legend of Zelda breaks world record for most expensive game cart ever --Polygon
Heritage Auction, the world's largest auctioneer, has held an auction of unopened items from The Legend of Zelda, the first in the Legend of Zelda series. The cartridge sold for $ 870,000, the highest bid ever for a single game software.
In September 2020, an unopened item of 'The Legend of Zelda' was put up for auction, but the winning bid was $ 50,400 (about 5.5 million yen). The 'The Legend of Zelda' that was sold this time was sold at a price 17 times that of the unopened item that was sold in September 2020. What made it so rare?
The 'The Legend of Zelda' that was sold this time is rated as '9.0A' (10 is the highest rating) on the Wata Scale that assesses the quality and condition of the game. Also, it seems that this 'The Legend of Zelda' was a rare one that was manufactured only for a few months in the latter half of 1987. Therefore, the Heritage Auction states in the item description column that 'this cartridge is the oldest available'The Legend of Zelda'' and is the oldest existing 'The Legend of Zelda Unopened'. It appeals that it is a thing.
To date, the 'highest bid ever for a single game software' was $ 660,000 for the unopened Super Mario Bros., which was sold in April 2021.
Unopened 'Super Mario Bros.' won the bid for about 73 million yen, greatly updating the 'highest bid amount in history' of the game --GIGAZINE
In addition, 20% of the winning bid will be paid to the Heritage Auction as a commission.
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