Over 750,000 crowns. Or 114.000 dollars to be exact.
It is the amount, as an unknown videospilssamler in Dallas in the UNITED states, has paid for the very first Super Mario game, which saw the light in 1985.
the Reason for the impressive sum of money to be found in the state of the game. For it is 35-year-old game is not a rarity, and there are probably many danes, who might have it lying in flyttekassen up at the ceiling, estimates computer - and videospilsekspert Bobby Ågren.
- the game Itself, Super Mario Bros, was the first of its kind, as we know it from the good old Mario-game series. But the games that have been sold at auction, you have scored a very high grading or værdiskøn, because it is still sealed and is in its original box, says Bobby Ågren, who is a hairdresser and the owner of the frisørkæden 'Ruben and Bobby'.
the Buying and selling of retro arcade and video games are permanent fixtures of the range at the hairdresser's, and Bobby Ågren can with guarantee say that the game in question with security is also to be found in a few homes.
Therefore, he admonishes to be careful with that game not being damaged, and in particular - still comes in its original cardboard-embalage. If it even is in a sealed version, without to be opened, we have to do with a true treasure.
Saturday was a version of Super Mario Bros-the game sold a three quarters of a million, because it was in its original packaging, not opened. Photo: Emily Clemens/Heritage Auctions
- It is one of the most expensive cardboard, you can buy, says Bobby Ålgren on the special 'Nintendo-pap', and points out that the specific game can also be acquired with him in the hairdressing salon, where it costs about 200 dollars.
The first Super Mario Bros game is suitable for the first Nintendo NES console. The auction house, Heritage Auctions, has since the sale of game estimated that the Super Mario Bros game, which has not been opened and still intact with the seal may be many hundreds of thousands (of dollars) worth.
In 1983 it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, a game console for home use, with interchangeable game cartridges, where the Super Mario Brothers game was to secure the japanese company great success.
At the beginning of the year announced elektronikvirksomheden that a new edition with Super Mario Kart is the way, which can be played on the latest Nintendo release, namely the console Switch.