Zelda game cartridge sells for ‘world record’ $870,000 at auction

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New York (AFP) – A sealed cartridge of “The Legend of Zelda” for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of $870,000, 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 reveal…

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