World’s only in box copy of Air Raid fetched $ 33,433.30.
Time can never stop a true passionate from realizing its true love! that is why when the world’s only complete, in-box copy of Air Raid was auctioned it went ahead fetching $33,433.30, which was recorded as the highest ever sale’s return for an Atari 2600 game. This has proved that this video game console which was first released back in October 1977 still has impressive quality of fans that are ready to splurge any kind of amount to get their hands over this game.
Ageing has just added more value to this game console as the figure that it has touched during the auction is nearly two grand more than the previous record held by the same game, which went for $31,600 in 2010. This copy is worth more because it also includes the manual, making it complete. It overtook the record when an 11th hour bid almost doubled the previous asking price.
Atari 2600 Game is the first known and popular video game home console, that seems of having no love lost in the gaming community, as 35 years after it is official released it still sells like hot cakes! This incredibly rare game goes for crazy money even without its box, with the number of known copies barely into double figures. It’s so difficult to understand that only the box clearly verifies the game’s developer and official title.
The auctioning mostly brings the bidder in to sot light for bidding extraordinary against the auctioning material but here the seller’s story is also worth mentioning. The seller of this game was working in the video game department of a drug store in the 80s, when he was given Air Raid to sell by a visiting rep. But the seller took the gaming console back to his home for trying it out which made him realized that the game was no impressive to be placed for sale at the store and told the rep to take it back. However the rep insisted to keep it anyway. And now nearly after three decades, the same game made it to the highest biding amount in the auction.
Atari 2600 Game become the star performer at the auction and the rest of bidder remained astonished with such remarkable value been fetched.