Gaming Young gamer lists rare copy of NES Zelda hoping for "something like $15,000 or $20,000," sells it at auction for $288,000 after warned by Ebayers

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An incredibly rare, sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda has sold for $288,000 at an auction, but for a short time it was listed on eBay for a fraction of that price.

Per a press release, after a young gamer going by Kiro listed what he understood to be a rare copy of The Legend of Zelda on NES, hoping for "something like $15,000 or $20,000," several kindhearted people reached out to let him know it was actually the rarest and most desirable variant - a true first production sealed copy. Kiro then took the listing down from eBay and took it to Heritage Auction, where it sold for $288,000.

While it's certainly a staggering amount to pay for a single video game, this is far from the highest price fetched for a video game at an auction. In fact, in 2021, a sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda sold for $870,000 at Heritage. And according to Nasdaq, the highest amount ever paid for a video game cartridge was an eye-watering $2 million for an original, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES.

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