I'm not sure that's assured. What if someone comes across a case of these in a warehouse somewhere, perhaps in even better condition? There's also the possibility that it has hit its upper limit in terms of pricing. Maybe this is the same cartridge that sold for 100K last year, and that buyer decided to resell it quickly, as they may not have trusted it to retain its market value in the long-term. Or maybe a bunch of other people saw that prior sale, and have near-mint condition copies of their own that they are now trying to offload before it becomes apparent just how many might be floating around out there. There are lots of collectibles and antiques that lose value over time as trends change and they fall out of popularity. Ultimately, this is a mass-produced product that just happens to be in good condition in its original packaging. but it's not like a unique artwork of which there is only one original copy in existence, nor is it something that makes for a particularly attractive showpiece to hang on one's wall.This sale sets a new record for what anyone has ever paid for a sealed copy of any game, surpassing 2019's record of $100,000 for the exact same game that was in a similar state -- so you can rest assured that the new owner won't be losing money on this one in the long run...
Ew... >_>...unless they tamper with the packaging, or worse, indulge.