Someone's Old Video Game Worth Almost a Million Bucks

Nintendo cartridge of the 'Legend of Zelda' fetches $870K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2021 3:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – An unopened copy of Nintendo’s "The Legend of Zelda" that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday. The auction house said it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987, per the AP. "The Legend of Zelda" is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986.

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“'The Legend of Zelda' marks the beginning of one of the most important sagas in gaming; its historical significance can’t be understated ... it is a true collector’s piece,” Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist, said in a statement. In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.

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