‘The Legend of Zelda’ Cartridge Sold For $870,000, Thanks Mom for Throwing Out My Copy – Review Geek
I at all times knew my mom shouldn’t have thrown out my completely good Star Wars and He-Man toys, however now I notice I shouldn’t have let her toss my NES video games both. A sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda simply offered for $870,000, and positive my copy most likely wasn’t price that a lot, however I can nonetheless blame Mom.
With that price ticket, this copy of The Legend of Zelda now holds the report for the costliest sport ever offered, beating out the earlier Super Mario Bros. report of $660,000. But earlier than you go digging into your tub of NES video games, don’t get your hopes up too excessive. The truth that you simply performed them in any respect, not to mention all of the spit from blowing into them, means you received’t get wherever close to that quantity of cash at public sale.
And much more to the purpose, this can be a uncommon copy. You see, Nintendo made a number of manufacturing runs of the sport, and this one comes from the second iteration dubbed NES R. One one variant (NES TM) precedes this copy, and the public sale home says it’s unbelievable a sealed copy from that run will present up. That’s right down to the truth that it’s “…widely believed that only a single sealed “NES TM” instance exists…”
So possibly Mom isn’t completely responsible when she threw out my copy of The Legend of Zelda, however I’ll nonetheless by no means forgive tossing my Battle Damage He-Man and Skeletor toys.
Source: Heritage Auctions