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A copy of Sonic on SEGA Mega Drive sold for a record price


It is a record: a copy of “Sonic the Hedgehog” on Genesis, the American equivalent of the SEGA Mega Drive, was sold for $ 430,500 by the company Goldin Auctions. This video game was brand new, under seal and was rated 9.4 / 10 by WATA Games, reports THM Magazine.

In the world of retrogaming, this sale has sparked controversy. Sonic creator Yuji Naka even went so far as to mention the “organized scam” side of this type of sale. Some believe that auction sites are closely linked with the bodies responsible for assessing the quality of a new game.

A $ 2 million Super Mario Bros

These organizations are notably accused of inflating prices because they would pocket part of the result of the sale. For example, in 2017, a new copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $ 30,000 and then in 2021, this same game was sold for two million dollars. “Wata Games is the trusted leader in the evaluation of collectible video games, and we are honored to play a key role in this booming industry which excites us enormously”, defended the organization in the face of these accusations.

For retrogaming specialists, when buying a game of this type, it is important not to take into account the prices charged in the context of this speculative bubble.


Janice Thomas
Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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