Sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda game sold at auction for $870,000

We are well aware that in the tech world there are people capable of almost anything to get some rare product, especially if we talk about the most fanatical gamers. And the news we now bring is proof of that.

A fan of the popular game The Legend of Zelda recently purchased a rare, sealed copy of the game for the incredible sum of $870,000.


Rare and sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda retails for $870,000

A genuine and very rare copy of The Legend of Zelda game has been put up for sale on the auction platform Heritage Ayctions. And recently, a fan bought the valuable product for $870,000, about 733,000 euros.

It is a very rare and sealed copy of the first title in the saga of the game released for the classic NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) in 1997. It is part of the second oldest batch produced in the USA and has never been opened.

And with the sale for this amount, the game then breaks the record for the most expensive game ever, a podium that belonged to a copy of Super Mario Bros., sold for 660,000 dollars.

The price of the copy now sold reached this value precisely because it was a genuine copy, sealed and in good condition. And according to the description of the product on the platform, the amount of 870 thousand dollars is indisputable because it is a version of the game “incredibly rare and that maintains the state of the original production”.

Copy was produced in 1987

The seller explains that this edition was produced for a few months in late 1987 with the code “NES R”. In 1988, it was replaced by the “Rev-A” version. Furthermore, it is also confirmed that there is another version even older and rarer, with the code “NES TM”, which should belong to the first batch of the game. But it is estimated that, of the latter, there is only one specimen in the world that nobody knows where it will be.

The copy comes inside an acrylic box from Wata Games, a company that assesses the rarity of old collectible games. And, on a scale of 0 to 10 to rate rarity, this game was rated a 9.

In turn, no information about the buyer was provided. It is only known that the sale was made this Friday, the 9th of July.


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