DALLAS An unopened copy of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday.
The auction house said it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986.
The Legend of Zelda marks the beginning of one of the most important sagas in gaming; its historical significance cant be understated … it is a true collectors piece, Valarie McLeckie, Heritages video game specialist, said in a statement.
In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendos Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.
The Associated Press