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A sealed copy of Skyrim just sold for $600 at an auction



With Skyrim being one of the very best RPGs ever launched on our home platform – and a whole bunch of others, besides – it means a great deal to a great many. But still, given the game only launched a decade ago, it’s pretty astonishing to see that it’s just sold for more than half a grand at an auction.

Axios reports that the same auction that saw the record-breaking $1.56 million sale of a sealed Super Mario 64 copy earlier this week also had a bunch of other games go for big bucks, too, with Bethesda’s 2011 fantasy game among them. A sealed Xbox 360 copy of Skyrim went for a whopping $600 at a 500-item auction run by Heritage Auctions, which is pretty staggering considering it doesn’t seem so long ago you could wander into a shop and pick one up for a mere fraction of that.

The item listing notes that it has a Wata 9.2 A+ score, which according to the company’s scaling system means it’s in “exceptional condition” with “a seal that is in near mint condition, but has a few small flaws that are not very distracting.” It can also “have light scuffs or other small detracting marks, but no holes” in the A+ category – so, it sounds like the game was in pretty much near-mint condition.

Axios reports that elsewhere at the auction an Xbox 360 copy of Red Dead Redemption – which, unlike Red Dead Redemption 2, sadly never made it to our home platform – sold for $384, while an early copy of the first Tomb Raider game went for a whopping $144k. Phwoar.

Here’s the original, official 2011 Skyrim trailer if, like me, you’re feeling nostalgic and wondering where the last decade went:

If you’re looking to do more with your own copy of the game on PC, we have a handy rundown of the best Skyrim mods at that link. Our editor Rich also recently pondered what it would be like if Microsoft made Skyrim free with Windows, which you can read about there – but, if you’re looking ahead to the next big adventure, you can check out all we know about the Elder Scrolls 6 release date and its other details so far, too.