Skyrim: physical copy of the game sold for a shocking price

Skyrim: physical copy of the game sold for a shocking price


The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim was one of the most impressive video games ever released. Even today, ten years after the original launch, the Bethesda title is not only still vivid in the collective memory of fans, but it is still one of the most played games. This is why the charm of the game can be easily defined as timeless, so much so that an enthusiast has recently bought a copy of the title at an insane price.

Just yesterday we talked to you about how, during an auction, a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 in near perfect condition had sold for over $ 1 million. Now, as noted by the online portal Axios, a physical copy of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim has also been sold at a shocking price. Unlike Super Mario 64, the copy of the fanatsy role-playing game Bethesda sold for $ 600.

Although we are not at the level of the first Mario in three dimensions, the price at which this was sold. Skyrim's sealed copy is however particularly high. Let's talk about the game in the Xbox 360 version, but remember that the title is easily available on any console currently on the market and on PC, even in digital version. We are not talking, therefore, of an extremely rare game whose value increases every time that passes, at least not yet.

Precisely for this reason some fans are turning up their noses for the amount for which this was sold physical copy of Skyrim. What, however, raised the value of this version of the game, was the gradation equal to 9.2, which is a state of the physical version almost perfect in its state.

Even without spending an exaggeration, you are always in time to leave for the first time for Tamriel. You can purchase your copy of Skyrim Special Edition on Amazon at this address.

Someone Bought a Copy of Skyrim for $600 Because of the Auction Craze

Following a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 selling for $1.5 million, collectors are looking for the 'next big thing' that will make them a ton of money. One buyer in particular believes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be it as they have purchased a sealed copy for $600.

As spotted by Axios, this copy of Skyrim sold on Heritage Auctions on the same day as that Super Mario 64 one and is the first time the popular auction site is selling a sealed copy.


'Purely the apotheosis of role-playing games, Skyrim is a game that one could never possibly tire of,' The official description on Heritage Auctions reads. 'Fans sink countless hours in the land of Tamriel, and the love for this game runs deep. We've yet to offer a sealed copy until now, so we would imagine this will be a tough lot to claim!'

This copy of Skyrim boasts a Wata score of 9.2 A+, which is a good score that means it is in 'exceptional condition,' but its not quite to the levels of the copy of Super Mario 64's 9.8 A++.

It will be interesting to see if the value of Skyrim skyrockets like some of these other games, especially considering it is a much newer game (it released in 2011) and is available on every platform ever created ever (ok, not really, but it feels like it!), including Amazon Alexa.

To compare it to other games sold on July 11, a Wata 9.4 A sealed copy of Tomb Raider sold for $144,000 and a Wata 9.0 A sealed copy of Red Dead Redemption sold for $384.

A couple days before, someone purchased an early-90s U.S. Army training device for $18,600 that 'amounts to a replica M16 that can plug into a Super Nintendo.' This rifle was used for SNES' Multi-Purpose Arcade Combat Simulator, which was specifically developed for the U.S. army as a cheaper way to train shooting skills.

This Skyrim story is another instance of the increasing value of video game-related goods. This craze can be seen in its fullest in the Pokemon Trading Card Game, with U.S. retailers limiting or suspending Pokemon card sales due to safety concerns caused by this huge upsurge in demand. Besides the popularity of opening blind packs on Twitch streams, an original Pokemon Trading Card Game Booster Box sold at auction earlier this year for $408,000.

If you'd like to know how much money your Pokemon cards are worth, check out our guide on how to appraise your collection.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.