A classic example of sealed games being substantially rarer than their overall production runs. Despite selling an astounding 40 million copies worldwide, it's very possible that less than 1000 sealed copies of Super Mario Bros. remain in existence today across all variants. A look at the December 2022 WATA population report reveals that only 205 sealed copies have been handled by WATA so far.
An excellent display copy that faces-up beautifully for the grade. A very minor seal tear in the upper right corner of the box likely accounts for the B+ seal rating on an otherwise clean copy. Not to be missed, this is a superb opportunity to break into the sealed Super Mario Bros. club.
About Super Mario Bros.
Effectively the grandfather of modern console gaming, Super Mario Bros. is not only considered one of the greatest video games ever produced, but it's also one of the best selling video games ever made. The 1952 Mickey Mantle of video games, not much compares across most collectible verticals to the combined nostalgia and scarcity of sealed copies of Super Mario Bros. for the NES. The keystone launch title that in 1985 propelled Nintendo to the forefront of the American zeitgeist, Super Mario Bros. sold over 40 million copies worldwide and spawned the most popular video game franchise of all-time.
With only a few hundred sealed copies of this game known to exist, owning a sealed, or even a mid to high grade CIB copy of this title puts you in elite company among video game collectors. A draw for both new and seasoned collectors alike, Super Mario Bros. for NES is the keystone game for a number of possible collectible sets. Among some potential sets this title can be included in are an NES Black Box set, an NES Super Mario Bros. trilogy set, and simply any set that features some of the most important games of all time.