Legend of Zelda game from 1986 crosses $100k at an auction
An unopened copy of the original Legend of Zelda game from 1986 has broken the $100,000 mark at an online auction hosted by Heritage Auctions. The current bid for the copy sits at $110,000 on their site. Now a novel collector’s piece worth thousands of dollars, was originally launched at $49.99 for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986.
This installment being the first game in the franchise has a reserved space in the hearts of fans as the franchise turned out to be a poster child for Nintendo. It has aged very well throughout the years, yet the first edition remains iconic. The lot description of the item claims the word “grail” seems inadequate when it comes to how iconic this game is. They also take immense pleasure in offering an incredibly rare variant that holds early production status.
This is not the first time Nintendo games have gone for record-breaking prices, back in April a copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for over $650,000 at heritage Auctions. They also published a video announcing their lineup of games for the July auction containing 11 items that featured the likes of the 1990 Nintendo World Championship Cartridge and a copy of the sealed Tetris game from 1990.
With two days left on the closing bid, it’s interesting to see how far the collectors are willing to go to get their hands on it.