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Legend of Zelda breaks auction record for most expensive game ever

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An early version of the first part of the Legend of Zelda game series has been auctioned for $ 870,000 (730,000 euros) via auction house Heritage Auctions. The game thus breaks the very young record for game auctions set in April this year.

An NES copy of Super Mario Bros. was then auctioned for 660,000 dollars (555,000 euros) . That was again a multiple of the previous record holder, which was hammered for $ 156,000.

This copy of the game classic The Legend of Zelda (1986) is very rare, according to the auction house, “the only copy of one of the first production series we have ever been able to offer”.

This series was only sold for a few months, in the autumn of 1987. From 1988 this NES R edition was replaced by the Rev-A series.

Second oldest edition

There is only one edition that was released even earlier, the NES TM. According to the auction house, there is likely only one copy of the NES TM still in its packaging in circulation, and according to Heritage Auctions, it is highly uncertain that it will ever be auctioned.

The auctioned copy of the NES R edition is still in its packaging and has a WATA score of 9.0. This score is an indication of the physical state of a game. The WATA scale runs to 10.

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