According to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which run the auction Friday, the game cartridge was originally released in 1985 for the popular Nintendo Entertainment System console.According to Heritage, the winning tender smashed the record for the most ever paid for a video game. In February 2019 a mint condition copy of the same game sold for $100,150.This version of Super Mario Bros. was especially unusual due to the fact that the box had a cardboard hang tab under the plastic, an indication that it was made after Nintendo began using shrink-wrap to cover the games instead of stickers, the company said in a press release.

Listed in excellent condition, Heritage said it is the highest graded copy of the game ever sold by the company.

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According to Heritage the video game auction pulled in nearly $700,000.
A prototype of the Sega Pluto-02 Console which has never been sold put in a winning $84,000 bid. According to Heritage, the prototype, taken from Sega 's abandoned project to build a second Sega Saturn console model, has never been released to the public.

A copy of the Punch-Out at Mike Tyson!! Sold $50,400. And one of Super Mario Bros. 3's first scelled copies sold for $38,400. This is believed to be one of fewer than 10 exemplars remaining in life, Heritage said.