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A World Record USD870,000 for Zelda Game Cartridge

Old-school video games have become very desirable collectibles over the last few years.

A sealed cartridge of The Legend of Zelda for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of USD870,000, auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement recently.

The game that started it all, the original Legend of Zelda on the NES introduced all of the key elements that are still in the series to date. Characters like Link, Zelda, and Ganon all appear (though Ganon doesn’t have a name just yet), as do the iconic Triforce and the land of Hyrule. Even the structure is largely the same: it may be a 2D game played from an overhead perspective, but it lays the foundation for the entire series.