Let's face it, people will collect anything these days. But where do we see video games being brought into the mix? A standard platform release these days will look at making a good few hundred thousand sales as a minimum, but what about the older, more original games?
Much like how people start to nerd out on the romantic allure of vinyl records, I think over the coming decades some of the first forming gaming platforms will be worth quite a bit of money. I mean, while they were sold in large numbers back in the 90's, it's quite rare to come across one that still has it's original boxes and manual (let alone those that haven't been opened).
Boxed and manual copies of Goldeneye 64 are going for about $20 on eBay nowadays. Which isn't that impressive, I'll admit, but over the next few decades those prices are sure to go up.
I see my older self scouring eBay in some dimly lit room for boxed copies of my much loved Sega and Nintendo cartridge games, willing to pay good money for boxed version with that fresh game manual smell for a hit of nostalgia.
Your thoughts? Or am I just a nerdy fuck.