🕹️ Super Mario Bros. copy sold for how much?

Video game collectibles are here to stay

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 To no surprise, Tesla has confirmed that Cybertruck production is delayed until 2022. The demand for video game collectibles isn't going anywhere, as a copy of Super Mario Bros. has sold for $2 million.

Tesla Cybertruck delayed to 2022

Tesla has confirmed that the Cybertruck, the company's first electric pickup truck, has been delayed to 2022.

Confirmed by Tesla

On the automaker's website, under Cybertruck's order page, it now reads, “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022,” previously saying the end of 2021. This applies to the single, dual, and tri-motor versions of the truck.

Everyone saw it coming
If you have been following the Cybertruck since its reveal, you probably saw this coming. In January, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, warned that Tesla would need to be "lucky" to start delivering its Cybertruck this year, so it's no surprise that it has been delayed to 2022.

Super Mario Bros. game sells for $2 million

On Friday, a perfect condition copy of Super Mario Bros. an iconic game released on the NES, back in 1983, has sold for $2 million, making it the most expensive video game collectible sale of all time...for now.

Perfect condition

A copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $2 million on Friday, the highest price ever paid for a video game, according to collectibles website Rally.

Don't miss out

Since the start of the pandemic, collectibles like video games have become a great form of investing, so you might want to check if you have any old mint condition games lying around.

Not the first

It has only been over a month since the previous record for a video game collectible sale was set, a $1.56 million copy of Super Mario 64 sold on Heritage Auctions site. Before July, the previous record was a game cartridge for The Legend of Zelda, which sold for $870,000, $1,130,000 less than the new current record.

Virgin Atlantic considers stock market listing

Virgin Atlantic may be listed on the London stock market to fix the airlines' finances now that international travel is slowly returning.

A likely possibility

Sir Richard Branson might be listing Virgin Atlantic on the London stock market as early as autumn. Currently, Virgin Group owns 51% of the airline, and Delta Airlines owns the rest, so Sir Richard Branson will likely regain overall control of the business.

A hard year for Virgin Atlantic

Like every other airline, over the past year, the company has struggled because of the pandemic. Back in April, it reported a £659 million pre-tax loss for 2020 due to passenger numbers dropping by 80%.

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Xbox reveals Gamescom Showcase

Xbox has recently revealed via Twitter that they will be holding a Gamescom stream on August 24th. The live stream will showcase their upcoming games.

What can you expect?

According to a blog post that announced the virtual event, we can expect an in-depth update on some of Xbox's previously announced Xbox Game Studio titles alongside games from the company's third-party partners. We will also hear more information about the titles that will be coming to Xbox during the holidays as well as upcoming releases to Xbox Game Pass. Xbox will also be holding a digital Xbox FanFest during the Gamescom stream.

When and how you can watch Gamescom 2021?

Xbox's Gamescom stream will begin at 10 AM PST or 1 PM EST or 6 PM BST. You are able to watch the stream over on Xbox's official Youtube channelTwitch channelFacebook Gaming, and Twitter.

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