a cartridge of the Zelda video game sold for $ 870,000

A cartridge for the old Nintendo NES consoles of the legendary video game “The Legend of Zelda“was awarded for the sum”record“of $ 870,000 on Friday, auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement.

This is the centerpiece“of this sale which takes place partly online until Sunday and which includes”443 lotsDallas-based company spokesperson Eric Bradley told AFP. Dated 1987, the coin was still sealed in its original packaging.

For the auction house, it is a “world record for a video game“, in front of the sale, last April, still at Heritage Auctions, of a cartridge of the Super Mario Bros video game for Nintendo NES dating from 1986 (660,000 dollars).

Heritage has not communicated the identity of the buyer (s).

Mixture of adventure, action and exploration in a universe of magic, Zelda is one of the most significant titles in the history of video games and a figurehead for Nintendo, which still has it. catalog for its Switch consoles.

For several years now, retro video games have been enjoying growing success with nostalgic gamers.

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