The copy was unopened and came from an early limited production run of the NES game dating back to a few months in 1987, the auction house said. WataGames, a professional grading company for video games, gave the copy of the game a 9.0/A grade out of a 10 scale.
“I had a lot of confidence in this game, and, yet, I still feel like the reality of today’s bidding exceeded my vision of how it would play out,” Heritage Auctions video games specialist Valarie McLeckie said in a statement. “Making history is never an easy thing.”
“The Legend of Zelda” was first released for NES in 1986 and introduced gamers to Link, Zelda and Ganon in the sprawling land of Hyrule. Thirty-five years later, “Zelda” remains one of the best-known video game franchises with over two dozen games.
Source : Nbcnewyork