Previously, the record for most expensive game ever sold was held by a copy of Super Mario Bros, which sold for $114,000 in July.

Now, the record is held by Super Mario Bros. 3, which had a sealed copy sell at auction over the weekend for $156,000. Bidding started at $62,500, with 20 bidders throwing their bids in for the NES game.

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Part of the game's value stems from the cover, which has the word "Bros." formatted on the left side of the front, obscuring Mario's hand, whereas later copies re-oriented the move the word to center-right.

The cover only was part of the cost, because a previous copy sold for $38,400. The biggest price raise was the Wata 9.2 A+ rating it was given.

Alongside Super Mario Bros. 3, a copy of Pokémon Red sold became the most expensive Pokémon game sold when it was purchased for $84,000 during Friday's auction, with a Wata 9.8 A++ rating.

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