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A sealed cartridge of The Legend of Zelda for the old Nintendo Entertainment System has sold for a "world record" sum of $870,000 (about ¥95.8 million), auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement Friday.

The cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packaging and trumps the previous world record sale of a video game — $660,000 for a 1986 Super Mario Bros. cartridge sold in April — according to the auction house.

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