I really hope there’s an error at play here, because these prices are insane! Not only are they really high in price, but also pretty specific- they’ve even added 1 Swedish Krona just for good measure.
I browsed for the most expensive games on the site, as I do on other sites as well (since it’s fun to see what people want for their games), and I was shocked to say the least. I was going to re-check the site with a standard PC, to see if this was an error or someting exclusive to the iOs web browsers, but the site seems to be down.
Ice Hockey seems to go for about at most 400 swedish Krona (which is insane in my opinion) but here they want much more than that. Darkwing Duck, complete, goes for the same on this site (for the Game Boy, that is), and around 400 Swedish Krona on our equivalent of Ebay. I don’t know how rare Darkwing Duck was for the Game Boy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the well known rarity of the NES version has made people think the Game Boy version is just as “rare”.
Let me convert that currency for you:
400 Swedish Krona = about 40 Euros or 48 USD.
14281 Swedish Krona = 1520 Euros or 1728 USD.
And Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages for 5446 Kr?! Yeah, right.
Now what do you think about this insanity? I understand why Gamester81 doesn’t find NES collecting fun anymore, because of of the ridiculous prices, and I think game collecting overall is becoming more and more dull. While I could get The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64 (gray cart) for 7 Euros in 2005 I can get that one same cart for easily 40 Euros in the same store today. That’s ludicrous, and even though the growing community gives retro gamers/collectors more people to discuss games with, and an easier way to find specific or obscure games, I’m starting to think that this thing will implode on itself. Casual collectors that want to relive their childhood memories won’t bother, and only hardcore collectors will remain on the scene. Eventually the prices will plummet again and the days where everyone and their aunt thinks that a NES is a rarity worth 80 bucks will be long gone, and a distant memory that the remaining community will laugh at.
Now I’m not talking about new and modern games; they cost much more to produce, and even though that’s the case they cost much less than they used to do back in the day, so I don’t get why people keep complaining about how expensive new games are. When I grew up the average kid had 5 or so games in their library, if they even had a console to begin with, and that was it. Now the average kid easily has 20 games or so, if not more.
Once again I reference this superb article from IGN: ”