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The Retro Gaming Market Is Being Exposed…

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This week massive questions are being raised at companies that grade video games such as Wata, and sites that deal with auctioning these games off for massive prices. Are they working together in pricing out the average gamer from the retro world? Let’s try and find out! Thanks for watching!
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  1. Certainly seems fishy. There are some games I own that have gone up in price, and I sort of believe it because it's gone up very slowly over the years. Like, take Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn – these games did not sell many copies, and with Fire Emblem growing and gaining new fans, it is not surprising that now there is not enough copies to go around to everyone who might want to play these games. I'm certainly not selling mine even if they are worth $200 – I have them because I love them too much – it's one of my favourite series – and I'm willing to bet most people who own them feel the same way.

    Pokemon Platinum, another game I own, has also steadily gone up. I believe that one will maintain it's value just because you can still get the gift pokemon off it.

    But Mario 64? Yeah right.

  2. These last few years I had been frequenting my local Goodwill and buying a ton of 6th-7th Gen, PC, PS1 and GBA games that would randomly come in, and I bought em for dirt cheap. There used to be a TON that would come in, too.
    But the past year or so, the number of games that have showed up at Goodwill have dried up to almost nothing.

  3. Karl released a video saying he did reach out to them and they failed to respond. He reached out to Dennis personally with no reply.

  4. If someone pays, it’s “worth it”.

    Prices are too high when a people stop paying them.

    The frustration is secretly over people’s willingness to pay. If nobody paid, nobody would care about the price that was asked.

  5. This retro gaming market is a joke, they think they are wolf of walt street bitch we have ps store, xbox marketplace or steam 🤣

  6. Yeah, I feel the inflation myself, bought a Pokemon game with box and the trading card it came with for around $10ish dollars or so, now it goes for up to 150$ with box.
    Really shouldn't have sold my collection

  7. The gaming crash is coming. With modern and retro games. The greedy suits like last time will be pushed out. Only a matter of time.

  8. like corporations, these epople only care about the money
    the games? even if they're the only copy in existence? donating the rom is allegedly bad, and doesn't make you money

  9. I got a game that was like only $144 back in 2014 and sold for $1k. I actually support this as a collector and a reseller. EAT IT! ROFL!

  10. Muta there is this website that sells fake signed guitars and albums

  11. Emulation isn't my first choice, but if i literally can't afford to buy a loose cart I'm not gonna feel guilty. I'm not throwing money away because a game is "rare".

  12. you're not correct. SMB had 420 million in sales as the majority of those sales were part of the original bundle. While that sales was a scam, the initial thought was that SMB was sold because an inbox version is more expensive, as they weren't sold in the same volume as SMB3 for example.

  13. Nobody mentioning that these high prices are probably linked to money laundering, the same reason a lot of modern art sells for ridiculous money..

  14. Great video , I love collecting and playing and it's sucked alot lately.

  15. the speculative resale market and scalping going on with relatively mundane products irritates the crap out of me, whether is retro games or sneakers, its rich people co-opting normal people shit for more profit.

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