Goldin’s Video Game Auction set 7 records, including the highest amount paid for any Sega game. Plus, we’re recapping the latest in video game sales from Heritage. Here’s a look at all that’s going on in the world of Video Game auctions!
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1991 SEGA Genesis (USA) “Sonic the Hedgehog” Sealed Video Game – WATA 9.4/A sold for $430,500, setting a new highest sales price record not just for Sonic, but for any SEGA game ever sold.
Other games set new personal bests, setting new records for the highest prices sold:
A 1988 NES (USA) “Super Mario Bros. 2” Round SOQ (First Production) Sealed Game – WATA 9.4/A+ sold for $136,530.00 after 16 bids.
A sealed, early production1985 NES Nintendo (USA) “Super Mario Bros.” with Two Code Hangtab – WATA 9.2/A sold for $676,500.00.
A 1997 N64 Nintendo 64 (USA) “GoldenEye 007” Sealed Video Game – WATA 9.4/A++ sold for $59,040.
EACH of those results represents a brand new sales record. As graded video games continue taking off, I expect we’ll see more of the same.
Take a look at all the auction results HERE.
First place went to a Super Mario Bros. – Wata 8.5 A Sealed [Oval SOQ R, Later Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA, which sold for $31,200. While I can’t find sales of that exact grade for comparison, a Wata 8.0 B+ Sealed [Oval SOQ TM, Later Release] sold for $22,200 in April of this year.
The second-highest earner spot was claimed by a Sealed Wata 9.0 A+ GoldenEye 007 for N64 Nintendo 1997 USA, which went for $12,600. This game was from one of the original production runs of the game and is much harder to find than the subsequent Player’s Choice version. It’s the third-best-selling Nintendo 64 video game with over 8 million copies sold.
Third place went to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Wata 9.0 A Sealed [Oval SOQ TM], NES Ultra 1989 USA, the first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a home console video game. This game sold for $6,600.
See all the results from this auction HERE.
Currently Running Video Game Auctions
CertifiedLink Launches its Fall Auction, Featuring Graded Video Games and Consoles
CertifiedLink has recently debuted its latest offering of video games at auction, with a plethora of titles to look over. There is still PLENTY of time to bid, so do your research and take your time making the right choices. A few items worth a look:
SPIDER-MAN – NINTENDO 64 VGA 85+. This game was based on the animated 90s television show and ended up spawning three sequels after receiving generally positive reviews.
Sales for this game are hard to find when looking for data on this grade, but WATA graded versions have sold for $1,450.00 (9.4 A++, eBay, 8/20), $550.00 (7.5 A+, eBay, 7/20), and $147.50 (7.5 A+, eBay, 2/20).
This game has a current bid of $1,100 after 56 bids.
PERFECT DARK – NINTENDO 64 VGA 95+ U. This is a first-person shooter developed and published by Rare and released in 2000. It is the first game of the Perfect Dark series and received critical acclaim from video game publications upon its debut. The game is occasionally listed as one of the greatest video games of all time by some publications. In 2006, Perfect Dark was placed at No. 15 on IGN‘s Readers Choice Top 100 Games Ever.
This game has a current bid of $650 after 49 bids.
Pokémon Emerald – Wata 8.5 CIB, GBA Nintendo 2004 USA. This is an enhanced version of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and is the concluding game of the third generation of the Pokémon video game series.
It received a generally positive reception and, to date, it is one of the three best-selling Game Boy Advance games.
A WATA 9.2 A+ Sealed copy brought in $2,750.00 in August of 2020 through eBay, which is obviously a much higher grade. At the time of this writing, the game has a high bid of $260.
Diddy Kong Racing – Wata 9.2 A++ Sealed, N64 Rare 1997 USA. This was the eighth best-selling game for the Nintendo 64 (4.8 Million copies).
A Wata 9.4 A+ Sealed game sold in May for $2,160 and a Wata 9.4 A++ Sealed game sold in January for $1,800, both through Heritage.
The high bid for this game currently rests at $875.00
Pokémon Blue Version – Wata 9.2 A+ Sealed [Rattata, Pixel ESRB, Early Production], GB Nintendo 1998 USA. Along with the Red version, this was the first international Pokémon release.
A 9.4 A+ sold earlier this month for $12,600.00. The current high bid for this game is $2,100.
Check out the other games available in this auction by clicking HERE.