Zelda video game cartridge sold for 730,000 euros at auction (AFP)

The cartridge for the popular video game “The legend of Zelda” was sold for the Nintendo NES console on Friday, July 9, for a record $870,000 (about €730,000).

This cartridge was, according to the auction house Heritage Auctions, «the hub» From this partially online sale through Sunday, which includes 443 items, a spokesperson for the Dallas (US)-based company explained.

Dated 1987, the cartridge, the first toy in the cult saga, was still sealed in its original packaging. Auctions Heritage did not inform the identity of the buyer(s).

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The auction house claimed this was the “world record for a video game”. Last April, Heritage Auctions organized the sale of the Super Mario Bros. video game cartridge. 1986 year for the Nintendo NES which sold for $660,000 (about €555,000).

A mixture of adventure, action, and exploration set in a fictional world, Zelda is one of the most important titles in video game history and the moto chief of Japanese publisher Nintendo, still in its Switch console catalog.

For several years now, vintage video games have enjoyed increasing success with gamers and collectors.

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