Unopened 'Legend of Zelda' game from 1987 sells for $870,000

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An unopened copy of Nintendo’s "The Legend of Zelda" that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000.

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Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday.

The auction house said the item 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 can’t be understated … it is a true collector’s piece," Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist, said in a statement.


In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.

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