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Thread: Retro Games rising in price. How much is too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoDerek View Post
    I actually came back to talk about Saturn prices! Insane.

    Most Saturn games have held over the last 5-8 years or so but I never thought wed see this.

    The crazy stuff is the lower end titles shooting up

    Alien Trilogy, Quake, and Duke Nukem 3D (three of my originals from back in 97) are all selling CIB for around $100 each!

    Like you posted Panzer Dragoon Saga jumped from 500-600 where it had been holding for years to $1000
    We are seeing 4 years of inflation all at once. Particularly hitting Saturn, PS1, N64, Gamecube and some PS2. Still no one gaf about original Xbox.

    NES prices are actually kind of down. I think we are seeing a shift in where the money and interest is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Pirates View Post
    A thousand dollars for PDS, morons.
    I know right? It's worth way more than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnar14 View Post
    I know right? It's worth way more than that
    Better pay ten!

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    Good luck to anybody collecting retro stuff.

    Every day my love for emulation and digital stuff grows a little bit, in part because of things like this lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Best1989 View Post
    Good luck to anybody collecting retro stuff.

    Every day my love for emulation and digital stuff grows a little bit, in part because of things like this lol
    I've been embracing a bit more emulation as well. The Steam conversions of SNK fighters are pretty good; Rollback netcode and all of that. Of course, Fightcade has been doing that for a long time. It's just good to see some better official attempts at game preservation.

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    Also, the FPGA consoles tend to mitigate the need for physical retro games as well.

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    I still can't get there yet but Im sure I will.

    The physical copies of games still have this extra layer of meaning to me. Be it nostalgia, history or the tangibility. North American Saturn stuff the big cases etc are part of the playing experience for me. Makes my gaming experience a bit more high maintenance surely :/

    However the retro prices to me have finally reached stupidity. Granted you could have made that argument before this bump. But now every marginal title is over the moon.

    I still need a good chunk of Saturn titles for the collection and I honestly thought about using my stimulus check to knock a few off the list for fun. Then I tried to win a few on Ebay and my god.

    Luckily... I mean I used to say Luckily, I only need the lower end titles but as of now half of those have become medium end titles.

    Alone in the Dark 2 was one I needed and luckily I found it on Craigslist last week. Guy had a small lot of stuff. Still fun finding them like that but you might do that once a year at this point if lucky.

    At this point Im more than content with what I have and if I stumble into the rest of the stuff over time so be it. My other option is to trade stuff that also rose in value that I dont need as much such as parts of my DC collection I got from the drug kid couple years back.

    I mean if anyone on here wants to trade Saturn stuff for DC stuff lmk. I still have fun doing it that way as opposed to buying at retail.
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    I'm slowly pruning my collection down to small subsets of games. Big CE's I"m getting rid of, because they take up too much space and don't have any meaningful existence in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoDerek View Post
    At this point Im more than content with what I have and if I stumble into the rest of the stuff over time so be it. My other option is to trade stuff that also rose in value that I dont need as much such as parts of my DC collection I got from the drug kid couple years back.

    I mean if anyone on here wants to trade Saturn stuff for DC stuff lmk. I still have fun doing it that way as opposed to buying at retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    I'm slowly pruning my collection down to small subsets of games. Big CE's I"m getting rid of, because they take up too much space and don't have any meaningful existence in my life.
    Yeah, I got to the point of stopping most of my purchases and focusing on the backlog. I've been knocking some titles out thanks to the lockdown. In some weeks I'll sit to check what I can part with to start freeing some space.

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    I was reading a Working Designs Facebook group they were just discussing the prices on stuff like Rayearth, where some variants alone are getting pretty crazy pricing over the others. A Hikaru disc for it went for something like $900 which is just nuts to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    We are seeing 4 years of inflation all at once. Particularly hitting Saturn, PS1, N64, Gamecube and some PS2. Still no one gaf about original Xbox.

    NES prices are actually kind of down. I think we are seeing a shift in where the money and interest is.
    I think people from the heyday of those consoles (PS1/2, N64, GC) are getting older with more disposable income. On the flip though, NES and other 16-bit stuff seems to be drooping a bit. Genesis CIB still is strong through, probably people finally realize how awesome it was.

    The lack of interest on OG XBOX is interesting to me as well. I've been debating trying to do a full set on that as I have a number of the high dollar games already, and a good general library. Plus the majority of prices are low and you can find the games almost everywhere cheap still.
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    Actually this makes the localization good, but because it doesn't match the Japanese Script 1:1 people throw a fit. And if that's a problem for you, GTFO, go improve your Japanese and play the Japanese version to be as pure and kawaii as you want.

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