Top 7 Most Expensive Video Game Ever Sold

The first video game that was ever created was by William Higinbotham. After ending his studies in college in the early 1930s, William became a student at Cornell University where he majors in the electronic field.
Later on, in 1941, William joined a lab at MIT that developed a screen display for the radar system. Video games have expanded far beyond the basics of graphics and design controlled by William but the most expensive video in the market as of now came from the old console like Atari 2600.

Some of these video games have such a huge price tag on them and are usually hard to be found out there. In this article, we would like to share with you a list of the top 7 most expensive video games ever sold. Since the price is crazily high, some of the games on this list might be unheard of.

7. Super Copa

Not much information is known regarding Super Copa but some reports have stated that this game is originally in the Spanish version of Tony Meola's Sidekicks Soccer. In this video game, the players will compete in a football match using a first-person perspective which seems quite advanced considering that the game existed in the early 1990s.

Super Copa was created by Sculptured Software, a company that was established in 1984 and later closed in 2002. To this day, this very rare Super Copa copy is sold at a price of at least $3000 in mint condition.

6. Exertainment Mountain Bikerally Speed Racer

The video game for SNES was designed as a function of the stationary bike made by its publisher. The idea is that the user will ride the bicycle and resemble their bicycle avatar. The design of the whole video game was based on the foundation of the earlier version of the exercise system like Peloton. 

The design of this video game comprises the exercise genre but it is also a racing type of game since the players will compete with the bot system itself. One copy of Exertainment Mountain Bike Rally can easily be sold at a whopping price of $4000.

5. Nintendo Campus Challenge

One copy of the Nintendo Campus Challenge that is hardly found has been auctioned with the price of more than $20,000 in 2009. The interesting thing is that the bidding starts off at a measly price of 99 cents.

Nintendo Campus Challenge was made as a marketing tool. This game was created specifically for competitive play. Nintendo has gone to 35 college campuses so that the students can try out their games hoping that they will buy their Super Nintendo console.

4. PowerFest '94

Nintendo PowerFest '94 happens to be another video game designed specifically for competitive play. The competition includes four-team that fight against each other for the highest points in three types of Nintendo video games.

The players will compete in Super Mario Kart, Ken Griffey Jr. Home Run Derby, and Super Mario All-Stars in which all three of them are put into one cartridge. 

Even though Nintendo originally made 35 of these cartridges, only 2 copies are left in existence today. Therefore, it is not surprising that one of these ultra-rare video games has been sold but some reports have stated that one seller requested $300,000 while the other wants $25,000 for this video game.

3. Air Raid

Air Raid stands out with a t-shaped cartridge holder that is very unique. This video game was made for Atari 2600 and it came out on 1st January 1982. Around 2012, a copy of this video game was sold at a staggering price of $33,433.30 which is an absurd amount for a video game.

Air Raid was made by a company called Men-A-Vision. One of the reasons why this game is considered quite rare is because it was released in a very limited amount. The game was said to be not that good and nobody seems to have bought it from the start which gives no point to the publisher to make many copies of the video game.

2. 1990 Nintendo World Championships

1990 Nintendo World Championships is another game on this list made for competitive play. This video game was released in 1990 with only 116 cartridges ever made. Interestingly, 26 of these copies were put into a gold case while the rest were put into a traditional grey case.

In 2014, one of the rare golden cartridges was sold on eBay at a price of $100,088. Similar to other Nintendo video games, this one also comprises Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris. The players have six minutes and 21 seconds to get the highest score they possibly can.

1. Original Copy and Brand New Super Mario Bros

A copy of the Super Mario Bros that is still in its original case from 1985 is the most expensive video game ever to be sold as of writing. With a huge price of $2,000,000, the copy of Super Mario Bros that has not been opened will definitely leave you in awe as you gaze at its ridiculous price.

The cartridge managed to get such a price due to its new condition that is still in its original case with the limited edition version. Despite this particular copy of Super Mario Bors being super rare and expensive, other copies can be easily obtained and relatively cheaper.

Nintendo managed to sell 50 million copies of this game ever since it was released in the 80s making it one of the most popular video games in history


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