Mario is dead, or at least that's what the internet has said.
With March 31 marking the end of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35's sales window, Nintendo fans have turned to memes to deal with Nintendo's controversial discontinuation policy.
If you're not ready to let the 'Mario dies' memes go, then why not hold on to it forever (or at least until the URL goes offline) with this non-fungible token (NFT) of a dead Mario worth over $48,000.
'Nintendon't' Mario NFT
First created in late March by HAsHMaSK, this Bleeple-esque NFT entitled 'Nintendon't' depicts a dead Mario, appeared to have been killed by a smaller Luigi who stands atop of the iconic plumber.
The creator listed the NFT on OpenSea.io for a whopping 25ETH- worth $48,449.00 at the time of writing.
It has yet to receive any offers or be traded between NFT collectors.
What is an NFT?
NFTs - or non-fungible tokens - are the latest digital goods to take off during the cryptocurrency boom. Each NFT is a unique part of the Ethereum blockchain.
As an NFT can represent any digital content, really, creators and sellers have already taken NFT to the extreme, selling digital artwork for hundreds of thousands of dollars. An NFT on Nyan Cat, for example, sold for 300ETH - currently worth $586,000.
Many of the most expensive NFT's come from Beeple, or are part of the Beeple-esque collection. Beeple's artwork is currently valued at 58,063.515 ETH, or $113,458,429.94, with the Everydays NFT selling for $69.3m.