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The Legend of Zelda Game Cartridge Sells For Rs 6.4 Crore at Auction

The game was the "masterpiece" in a sale of 443 lots that runs until Sunday.

The game was the "masterpiece" in a sale of 443 lots that runs until Sunday.

Zelda is one of the most significant titles in the history of video games and one of Nintendo's best-known series.

A sealed cartridge of The Legend of Zelda for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of $870,000 (Rs 6.4 crore), auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement Friday.

The cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packaging and trumps the previous world record sale of a video game — $660,000 for a 1986 Super Mario Bros cartridge sold in April — according to the auction house.

The game was the “masterpiece" in a sale of 443 lots that runs until Sunday, Eric Bradley, spokesperson for the Dallas-based company, told AFP.

The auction house has not revealed the identity of the buyer.

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first published:July 10, 2021, 17:51 IST