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    Gyromite - Wata 9.2 A+ Sealed [Matte Sticker, US Test Market, First Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA. When Nintendo set out to enter the US home console market, they were going into uncertain territory. No one was certain if Nintendo would be able to find success in the volatile video game industry. Nintendo launched the NES with their Deluxe Set in October 1985 for the New York test market. Included in those units was Gyromite.
    This is a first print copy which features a matte sticker seal - the only thing that distinguishes a first print from a second print. It is remarkable that a game with no protective outer seal has avoided the typical scuffs and damage we so often see on these black box titles. This 36 year old game looks like it was manufactured yesterday. Since this was a pack-in title, it is reasonable to assume that this copy never left its console box. A find like this is remarkable since only two matte sticker copies have appeared at Heritage Auctions before. Just one of them was graded higher than this example. We are sure that serious Nintendo collectors won't let this one go so easily. After all, this is the title that helped Nintendo establish its foothold in the US market.


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    October, 2021
    29th-31st Friday-Sunday
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