“The Legend of Zelda” from 1986 only has 2D graphics, it can’t even be played on PC or Playstation and Virtual Reality is not thought of in this game…
However, a stranger paid $870,000 to buy an unopened tape of the 1987 game. With a bid equivalent to €732,000, “The Legend of Zelda” is the most expensive video game in the world.
The cassette is part of a limited edition of “The Legend of Zelda,” which was produced in late 1987. Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions spokesman Eric Bradley said Friday that the video game was the “heart” of an auction for a total of 443 items. He did not provide any information about the buyer of the video game cassette.
Valarie McLeckie, Heritage video game expert, explains the standard view as follows: “‘The Legend of Zelda’ marks the beginning of one of the most important legends in game history. It’s a true collector’s item.”
However, offers for vintage video games have skyrocketed in the past 12 months: Just in April, Heritage sold an unopened Nintendo “Super Mario Bros.” from 1986 for $660,000. For comparison: in November 2020, the record (also for “Super Mario Bros.”) was $156,000 and in July it was $114,000.
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