You guys keep saying every single year the hype will die down soon but the prices only keep going up...
when everyone born in the 20th century dies
I don't think it's going to pop, just gradually deflate.
>>6554746>So when is the retro retro game collecting bubble gonna pop?Hopefully not soon, but under normal circumstances it'd burst in 10 years. Yeah, gamers are used to paying too much and thus the market realizes as much. But in 10 years time, a lot of people are going to want to get a return on their investment and most will lose their shirts because newbie-zoomies won't care.
>>6554758This also never happend... not once
>>6554762People said the exact same stuff 10 years ago
>>6554767This time for real dough. Check this out: in 10 years, the prime market gamer-buyer will be 50 years old. They'll be 50 years old or a bit older. That reckoning will fascilitate a downsizing for the finer thing that they've always been wanting. A they can emulate and are cool with that. Now the problem is that; A) There will be a market glut because of so many of them wanting to sell at once, and B) casual newcomers won't be able to connect to the product enough for them to justify large sums of money being handed over for things that they can easily and cheaply emulate.
once the rest of these boomers stroke out or get shipped to a retirement center, all your shitty plastic junk will be as valuable as elvis collectors plates
Yes indeed, the coming Great Mid-Life-Gamer Crisis will make for plenty of deals and opportunities.
>>6554778this anon gets it.Especially for old stuff. The market for that is just too niche for the long-run.
>>6554782Since when is Nintendo niche?
>>6554789>Since when is Nintendo niche?You're not seeing the forest for the trees, anon. When you and I are gone, not many are going to care to play a game on its native system. And they will certainly not be able to justify to themselves sacrificing big time just to play a game the original real way. It'd be like us paying for TVs from the 1950s and on and on, it's just not doable or desirable for most.
>>6554746It's not a bubble. The US dollar has been inflating consistently high since 2012. It's not just vidya, it's also collectable cards, houses, gold, etc. Most assets with storage value.
>>6554816There's that too, which will hit the gaming industry hard once anons have to decide between gaming and eating once the dollar drops, as threatened by experts. Emulation will achieve new heights of appreciation.
>>6554821>Emulation will achieve new heights of appreciationThere will be no emulation in 10 years you won't even have the right to download stuff
>>6554778This but it's actually wolf/moon/dreamcatcher plates
>>6554746when will a limited resource that is only becoming more and more rare (due to destruction, population increase, etc.) that has a constant demand not cost as much?when people start building new carts, duh
>>6554878when will people start building new carts?when digital distribution becomes more costly, ie never. new carts will be +60$ anyway, just like when they were first sold, because production would be so low.deal with the fact that after a technology is phased out, it is only cheap for a limited span of time when everyone is jumping ship to new tech. after that, enthusiast eventually create a culture and market for things which aren't commodities anymore
>>6554890I can buy god of war for the ps4 new for $20 a digital copy would cost $60
>>6554895>a digital copy would cost $60how retarded can you be?
>>6554897How mad are you?
>>6554758Supply and demand, they will continue rising. Even retro vidya cannot escape basic economics.
We just need the games as art narrative to endure so our retro games are “art” and maintain value better
>>6554841>what are romsets>what are hard drives>what are air-gapped PCs
I want to get rid of my pc so bad. I hate emulation. I hate modern games. I'm fully convinced that modern games are being made just for boomers.
>>6555125>I want to get rid of my pc so bad.>I hate modern gamesWhat did they mean by this, bros?
>>6555125>I want to get rid of my pc so bad. How will you shitpost on /vr/ otherwise?>I hate emulation. Emulation is pretty accurate for some console but just play on hardware if you care so much>I hate modern games. I'm fully convinced that modern games are being made just for boomers.Don't play them then.
>>6555110Dude your PC will be just spyware at that point and they will send any illegal activities directly to your provider Enjoy playing your emulators on a PC from 2001 with windows XP if you still can find one that works
>>6555125that is quite the conspiracy anon
>>6555179>Dude your PC will be just spyware at that point and they will send any illegal activities directly to your providerBut before that time there's still years and years of PCs that can easily emulate generations 2-6 rather competently. And keeping a PC offline is always an option.
>>6555179>get new PC>immediately keep it offline after loading it up with normie bullshit>PC goes offline forever>gets updated with new games via USB, SD, and even CD vis another PC>ISP thankful that my bandwidth is negligible So yeah, emulation is looking grim fer shure.
>6555235I wish i could download entire libraries of games from 3rd-5th generation in one go
>>6555218The older millenials seem like the target audience. Modern games are entirely made for people who are 30-45.
>>6555235You realize your pc can still go online even when its offline and airgapped for you right? Its all backdoored going back over 0 years
>>6555240>I wish i could download entire libraries of games from 3rd-5th generation in one goYou can through torrents, that I don't advise. Your best bet is to get the romset through others means.
>>6555249>dude like your unplugged unpowered PC can totally link to the internet and show your CP
>>6555249>You realize your pc can still go online even when its offline and airgapped for you right?That's impossible, anon. It's it's air-gapped, that means no Wifi, no wired connection either. What you're suggesting is magic.
>>6555254*if it's air gappedThere are probably means to alter or delete or even read data from offline PCs, but that stuff has got to be secret tech that we have no access to and most likely won't be deployed against retro gamers.
>>6555256>probablyhalt right thereyou have violated the law
>>6555258>you have violated the lawNah. I buy games that are sold and only pirate stuff that isn't sold. Not illegal.
>>6554762It has already collapsed. People are pulling out cases of new old stock and selling it for insane prices. When the hoarders and businesses start to get into the fray, that's a sign that everything is about to go to shit.2 local game stores already closed down. I'm not hopeful.
>>6555253>>6555254Nevdr underestimate the backdooring pcs have been subject to. They have a hidden wifi built in that phones home
>>6555179Use Linux retard
>>6555397>linux is better!Lol. Spoken like a /g/ newfag
>>6555397why not just dual boot XP, the best windows
Now that even handeld games are worth stupid amounts of money, what is the safest way to sell some of my old games?
>>6554763are you kidding. atari stuff used to be expensive as shit. arcade stuff went through a crazy spike there as well. nes stuff has gone down in price.
>>6555394>Nevdr underestimate the backdooring pcs have been subject to. They have a hidden wifi built in that phones homeBullshit. Prove it, also I've opened my newish PC and there just isn't any hidden wifi. Try again.
>>6555378>People are pulling out cases of new old stock and selling it for insane pricesPlease link, anon.Also this is a good thing for the hobby. Finally the people that want to play the games will and the autistic collectors will have their cash, albeit less cash than they hoped for.
>>6555450hes saying insane as in high
>>6555451There is no mention of any hidden wifi. And the rest is if it's Internet connected, anon. Yeah, no shit everything online is seen. Offline, no so much.t. anon with a working Samsung Blu-ray player because I don't keep that crap online, ever. (almost all net connected Samsung BR players are bricked)
>>6554746Honestly? When the millenials who collect this stuff either die or lose interest. While there are a few zoomers who show some interest in older games, the vast majority do not. I foresee this "bubble" either petering out within the next 2-5 years, or lasting another 20-30. Until then, it will be like Beatles memorabilia or 1960s muscle cars.
>>6555458>no one can read faster than my fifth grade dropout edumacayshuns!Keep seething. And I don't have any mics hooked up. Sorry you lose again.
>>6555465>No one can read hundreds of pages in documents in 5 minutes faggotLOL never said I read hundreds of pages, but you're seething that I read all I needed to and found out the shocking news that you're a faggot. Control+F is also a thing, smart guy.
OK, not replying to that dummy anymore. We're way off topic.Mario 3 will always be better than SMW.
>still buying crusty old hardware rotting away on collectors shelves instead of emulating>BAWWW EMULATION NOT ACCRATEStarted gaming back in the fucking Pong days, boys, and fuck actual hardware. Emulation is WAY more than good enough and all I fucking have to do is point a program at a bundle of bytes.
>>6555495>old man lacks soul and thinks modern technology is goodwhat else is new
>>6555501>old man likes new technology>what else is newYou don't get how the world works, do you, son?
>>6555495>EmulationInaccurate, illegally download roms, never truly yours to hold or touch, soulless, and its the zoomy thing to do.Go to bed gramps.
>>6555260> How hipsters justify breaking the law.
>>6555460zoomers were raised by youtube, and thus have more exposure to "game collectors" than any other generation
>>6555509There I was completely gaming out of work and downStill inside just emulating As I fight against Koopa's crown..
...it as though nobody daresPay reseller swiiiiineSo I might as well beginTo Put Action Replay in my life!Breakin' (copyright)law!Breakin' the (copyright) law!You don't play GYROMITE!*crash*breakin' the law
I've just resigned to paying $100-$20] a title at this point. They will never come down.
>>6555532Maybe, but always buy the most expensive ones first.
>>6554746the bubble have "popped" already for nes and snes, prices are more or less stable for 3-4 years already... 64 and gamecube that are in the boom period now
>>6555563Should I wait or go all in on Cube? I'm concentrating on Xbox 360 now but I've always wanted to have my favorite Gamecube games.
>>6555569You should wait so that you don't drive the market.
>>6555574I'm gonna get Killer 7 and Double Dash before they take off at least.
>>6555582Godspeed. I'm satisfied with getting most of my old favorites.Felt like an idiot paying 20 bucks for Castlevania III, but not so much now.
>>6554746Never. Bandwagoners have been trying to imagine this into existence for years.
>>6555569I think the one in prime position to go "all in" now is the wii, but if you want something for the gamecube now will be better than next year
>>6555569If you want to make a minuscule amount of money for the effort on video games I'd start stockpiling working 360's and PS3's, phats especially. Most of the games will be gimped with the online ends no longer working but functional systems will probably see demand for a long time. Would probably be easy to trade one for whatever you want later on.
>>6555458Anon the least of their worries is a racist who pirates super mario bros for nes.
>>6555825Having a working Blu-ray player is racist? Is your schitz acting up again?And prices will have to go down eventually otherwise the buyers will be far and few between.
>>6555836>Jenkins, should we follow Achmed?>Hmmm>HE'S BUILDING SOMETHING WITH LOTS OF METAL PARTS>HE'S MADE TONS OF ANTI-AMERICAN STATEMENTS>HE'S HEAVILY ARMED>No. >Over in sector 10 we have a true rebel..>He's downloaded SMB AND Zelda>NOMYGAWD>SIR, SHOULD I READY A WET TEAM?>Yes, it's go time. We're getting that son of a bitch tonight.
>>6555835>always on micsif the mics aren't recording you say the n word then wtf are they doing anon?
>>6554746never just emulate
>>6554746A 1.1 zelda cart only goes for like 50 dollars. Were not exactly rolling in it man
>>6555469>I usededed control f to look for "you're wrong jumbles (das my nayme)" and it no say datEpic speedrun hack bro.
>>6555779Honestly I just want my favorite games I sold like a idiot. I'm hoping the 360 stays online for a long time.>>6555787Sony said "most of" (so not all) "the top 100" (so including at least 5 FIFA games and others sports shit) will be backward compatible. They arent saying shit and plenty worth preserving wont make the cut.
>>6556029You’re taking this pretty poorly anon
>>6556191I'm just a rando I have no stake in this, other than the usual disdain for retards who dont try to learn anything and act like they already read something they clearly didnt.The only retards who let people get away with that are middle management fuckwits so enjoy your office or other cuck work
>>6556203I’m not the one you were arguing with anon
>>6556201This will never be a meme, just like milhouse. Doesnt matter how many pajeets you employ. All you'll get are used keyboards that smell like turmeric on one side and shit on the other.
>>6555253yes feds have infected machines through power lines try keep up boomer
>>6554778You don't like Elvis anon?Those are some nice plates.
>>6554746When we kick, denounce and gate keep all the s.oybo.y hipster poser fakers who enter in the 2010s.Also installing the japanese system of not keeping the games but selling them back making them available again and reducing the prices to the real value, that would be very good.
>>6554948>the supply and deman fallacy mythLAY OFF THE S.O_Y! PLEASE.
>>6556208>Doesnt matter how many pajeets you employ
Never. As long as there are physical games.Certain console generation games might plateau for a bit.Waiting on the day when some tries to haggle a rare game for "vintage" car and it makes national /worldwide news
>>6554746People are already starting on gamecube/ps2/xbox games now. Go to reddit and any "scored a Ps2 with 20 games at the thrift hell yeah" post gets thousands of likes. People are moving on.
>>6554746The hardware and games get more rare every year. It's only onwards and upwards from here baby.
>>6556402>startingthe ship has already sailed. go check prices of literally any ps2 horror game.
>>6554948You are assuming steady or increased demand though. People may just be content emulating. I got off the collecting train back in the mid 2000's but still emulate.
>>6554746There is no bubble. People have been saying the "bubble will burst soon" for like 7 years or more now. It's not a bubble so much as it's a slowly-propagating wave. As each generation of kids ages into adults in their 20s/30s with disposable income, they go out to buy their old shit and jack the prices up. Once it's saturated, the prices stabilize at the high points, and then the next generation of games starts to inflate, rinse and repeat. You'll never see a true deflation, even for older stuff like NES, until we're like 60-70 years old, at which point the stuff is so old that it will be viewed in the same way as old farts who collect hummel figures or whatever.
>>6556652Get with the times, gramp. This is the age of the super collector.
>>6555378>2 local game stores already closed down. I'm not hopeful.Good riddance, local game stores are the absolute worst. Their selections suck and they have mark-ups that are like +50% of what you'd see even on ebay buy-it-now listings. So I can waste a good chunk of my day driving out to a used game shop, rummaging around a bunch of sports games and dime-a-dozen shit to MAYBE find something I want, only to pay far more for it. Or I could just lay in bed and buy something on ebay within 5 seconds, and have it cost less.
>>6554948MIB and the like will continue to rise. As such items are both rare and only of interest to collectors and the middlemen who try to make money off them.Everything else will likely peak, then decline as people move to either full emulation or repro-carts. Or just stop playing retro-vidya all together.
>>6554895The only way to buy digital is to wait for sales. So you have to keep alerts on a website like psprices.com and buy within the short time frame a digital game gets discounted.
I haven't gone to my local shop in years and when I do I typically buy og Xbox stuff so never really felt the price increases like everyone else, but getting controllers for emulation lately and it never occurred to me how hard it was to get stuff I could have gotten for five dollars ten years ago. Couldn't find a first party anything. Also didn't think about how Smashbois made it impossible to not pay an arm and a leg for a HC controller.
>>6555408How is using a nonsecure os a better idea then Linux at this point?
>>6556838>then decline as people move to either full emulation or repro-carts. Or just stop playing retro-vidya all together.why do you think this would ever happen? what is your reasoning?
>>6556956In general, old vidya is a niche product already. Primarily of interest to people who grew up with it, and those who're interested in what came before.If they're just interested in what came before, and aren't a purist, they'll likely try out emulation first, as its cheap if they already have a computer.If they are a hardware purist, and seek out a machine, they'll likely price out the difference between a legit cart/disc and a reproduction. In which case, the reproduction will likely be cheaper. But, as old hardware succumbs to its age and is either discarded or refurbished, its price will also rise. Further putting distance between people who want an authentic experience and people who will either settle for emulation or not bother at all.Which moves opened carts/discs into the lower end collectable, at best.
>>6556979What is this shit^^^? Delete non-posts.
Kind of embarrassed to admit it but I bought an unopened N64 for 300 bucks off ebay earlier this year. Definitely felt weird spending that kind of money at the time but I'm happy to have it now. Guess I'm partly the reason for the retard prices.
>>6557010>N64 for 300 bucksAdjusting for inflation that's still a deal. You open it?
>>6556969>2000"Retro vidya has peaked and emulation will cull demand">2010"Retro vidya has peaked and emulation will cull demand">2015"Retro vidya has peaked and emulation will cull demand">2020"Retro vidya has peaked and emulation will cull demand"It will keep climbing zoomer, your reasoning is flawed. We now have low-end PC's that can emulate multiple generations flawlessly and Chink multi-carts flooding the market for pennies on the dollar, yet the prices continue to climb. You spit out conjecture without facts to back it up.
>>6557021I did. Got it RGB modded as well.
>>6556652>You are assuming steady or increased demand thoughCharts prove it with no indicators otherwise.>>6556652>People may just be content emulating. I got off the collecting train back in the mid 2000's but still emulate.Anecdotal.
>>6555505>its the zoomy thing to do.>Go to bed gramps.kek>>6555532>They will never come down.and they shouldn't if there is no supply and there is still demand? they are collectors items and only someone who wants to display them and not play them should invest in stock>>65556147th gen is probably in the best seat it will ever be right now, I agree, even the the xbox one, ps4, and wii u are probably good to collect now>>6555779>I'd start stockpiling working 360's and PS3's,agreed>>6556235bullshit, nice try though commie>>6556869>nonsecure osit's kinda a meme, as time goes on older versions will be even better to use
>>6556697>ebay within 5 seconds, and have it cost lessOnly to have to wait a couple weeks to get it, then send it back because the seller tried to scam you with something that doesn't match the description.
it will never pop. It's just like guns, once their prices go up they NEVER go back down. Just download a romset.
>>6557041Retard, it’s a cycle. Every ten to 20 years the nostalgia boom for that console hits, and prices go up. Wait a decade and prices will usually go down. Just look at the 2600, nes, and it’s starting to do the same with the snes
>>6554746Fake news. You can get 2600 games for $3 each.
>>6558469>Retard, it’s a cycle.Again, why don't you pull facts to back up your bullshit anon?
>>6555405>>linux is better!>Lol. Spoken like a /g/ newfag.....you smell like a /g/ newfag. GTFO of here with your bullshit.
>>6558469Says the faggot that's ten to 20 years old
>>6560240I think part of the low price of 2600 games comes from the fact that they're terrible. Granted, it's not the fault of the games so much as it is the fault of the ancient hardware they run on, but the point stands.Let's be honest, >95% of 2600 games are fun for 5 minutes, then you get bored of them. It's all the same shit. You get a few moving squares, it makes some bleep bloop noises, the screen flashes, the game ends.
>>6560847There are lots of cheap games if you like sports and quiz games on all sorts of consoles.
>>6560276>that upwards tickOh how I can’t wait to see this chart updated through june
>>6555779Name a single good or popular ps3 game that didn't got ported to ps4. That console is worthless unless you already have old games laying on your shelf.
Never you dumbass poorfag.
>>6557060>I didGod you're retarded
>>65621893d dot game heroes is stuck on that forever, first one that comes to mind for me.
It's closer than you think. Look at how much the NES library has gone down. But that generation has gone out of fashion so much in the past ten years that no one has even really noticed, except for people who think they will someday be able to re-sell their NES library for a pretty penny.I would say there's probably a ten year bubble for 4th gen and we're probably about 75% of the way through it. There's this idea that the normies will continue to clamber out of the woodwork and re-buy these games, but they won't. Regarding the 5th gen, I absolutely believe we're at the height of that bubble. Go look at what SM64 and SSB go for--it's silly.But normies will turn their nose at that shit. Only a small fraction of people who were once-gamers will ever return to those old games by re-buying them--even less so when those libraries are inflated in price.A small portion of video games that are rare will probably always hold value, but even that is shifting with sealed copies of widely-available games going for more money than rare games. The games market, especially for 4th gen, will probably never deflate to what it was 15 years ago when you could get two SNES, a Sega Genesis, and 100 games for $60 bucks. But it will still go down a lot from where it is right now. None of this shit has any real value. I'm not an emulator guy, all of my old games are physical--but I hope nobody here is sitting on a big pile of video games thinking they'll continue to appreciate over the next 10-20-30-40 years. They won't.
>>6555614The irony is that Wii's will soon be being re-sold in huge numbers, to an audience that only wants Wii Sports and maybe Wii Sports Resort. That was a one-game console.
>>6557041What exactly are you talking about before 2010? Retro games was a fucking bunch of junk lots on eBay, everything was dirt cheap then. It's so easy to price chart SNES/Genesis games up and then back down in the 2010s, that thing has already peaked. The fifth gen--the N64 especially--is peaking hard right now, and the fourth gen continues to go back down. Third gen games don't even really move on store shelves anymore, only at auctions.
Recently sold my entire collection of games, approx 80 games, 6 controllers, and a retron 5. The total value of the individual games was approx $1480 using the lowest possible eBay price, and then the retron5 was worth about $200I ended up getting $1100 for everything which was the best offer I ended up getting over about 3 months of trying to sell it. The majority of the value was tied up in about half the games with the other half mostly made up of commons like NES pinball etc. Don’t regret it at all as they were just sitting in my closet and I had purchased a $4000 shotgun so it was nice to get some cash towards that. I think there was a time where I could have squeezed out a couple hundred more, however during covid I had mixed feelings as people seemingly wanted to play retro games but they also didn’t have the money to buy the lot. Imo I think the guy who I sold them to likely had a buyer for the entire lot right away as he didn’t seem to care when I showed him the conditions of the games that actually mattered.
>>6554746>>6554758In reality it will probably never go down at this point. General inflation has already taken hold. Remember there were games that retailed new in the range of $90 in the 90's. The era where you could go into any random pawnshop and find Chrono Trigger or Metal Warriors for five bucks was always an anomaly and never coming back.
>>6562189Yakuza Dead SoulsTokyo JungleInfamous 1 and 2Katamari ForeverLittle Big Planet 1 and 2
>>6563470All of them are shit that nobody cares about the only good games on the piss3 are PS2 remasters
>>6563506>moving the goalpostsYou asked me to name some popular PS3 games and I did. Whether or not you like them is irrelevant.
>>6562204I actually wanted a lifetime of use out of it rather than an investment. Color me retarded.
>>6554746When late gen x and gen y all die of old age.
>>6556869Nobody bothers writing malicious code for fucking XP anymore, the point the malware is to cast a wide net on the most used OS and try to catch a few people. Because of how horridly out of date and unused XP is no modern malware will work on it, it’s just too old. If all your doing is going to rom site to emulate you aren’t likely to run into anything. Also you wouldn’t be keeping valuable info on an old XP machine. Most websites don’t even work with XP compatible browsers, only websites that are mostly text will even display correctly. I have an old windows 98 PC connected to the net with no anti virus or anything and never encountered any weird processes or directories. Again nobody is gonna waste their time to keylog or spybot your ancient dinosaur PC because most people who still have only have them for gaming or as a novelty, no valuable info is gonna be there. Malware wants modern OS PCs that people actually use for banking and paying bills with sensitive data stored on it. You can use 98 or XP with no protection with impunity.
>>6554746It has already popped for Atari and other systems are not far behind. If you want to go to the market and buy a tub of games for $10, that aint going to happen. Why would someone go to the trouble of doing that just to make $10. If you had a game worth $10 why go the effort of selling it, its much easier just to make money at your job.Now you can getting very close replicas of gameboy, nes, geneis, snes and n64 cartridges, if you want cheap games its easy to get.Also your faulty for waiting until 2020 to buy your retro games. Previous gen games are being sold now in games shops for $2 just like happened with ps1 games many years ago.>>6554779I find it strange how kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s collect all sorts of things from their childhood where as I have never really seem a boomer who grew in the 50s and 60s care one bit about the toys and things they grew up with, there are exceptions such as matchbox cars but not much else.>>6554778But some young people actually give a shit about old games from playing mario on switch.
>>6563816>I find it strange how kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s collect all sorts of things from their childhood where as I have never really seem a boomer who grew in the 50s and 60s care one bit about the toys and things they grew up with, there are exceptions such as matchbox cars but not much else.It also makes it a unique precedent as in the zoomers are really the first generation who had parents who played video games and thus are more supportive of the hobby. Whereas boomers were more apt to get matchbox cars and shit from their parents who never grew up with vidya.
>>6563813>i know nothing and have very little experience>ima blogpost about how ignorant and inexperienced i am
>>6554746Right NOWGamestop is selling all of their retro shit at reasonable prices, hurry the fuck uphttps://www.gamestop.com/video-games/retro-gaming/pre-owned?pmid=ECOM-062820B2PO14.99G2Free&rule=best-matches&start=216
>>6554746The thing is the supply is only going to decrease over time - unless they start making old games again (reissues?) then the supply of old cartriges will keep going down. They’ll get lost, destroyed, and thrown away. Assuming demand stays constant, the decrease in supply will mean prices will continue to naturally increase over time.
>>6563984Everything decent is already gone if it was ever in stock to begin with.
>>6560812What, did you type this on mommy’s phone?
>>6560276>shows a chart of video game prices IN GENERAL Retard
>>6564014Supply increase did nothing.
>>6564039>no uslick burn kiddo
>>6554778Mid-Late era Elvis was based as fuck.>High at all times>'cagugh in a truh', still get cheered>A fool's gold sandwich every night before bedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66WNiQhr3ss
>>6560847someday soon people will be typing exactly this sentiment but about SNES/Genesis gamesIt's already happened to the NES
>>6558362nice cope, merchant
>>6554841This. We'll be forced to pay subscriptions to get access to the new databases
>>6563952I’ve never gotten anything on my 98 machine, you have to go out of your way to try to get hit.
I was too late. It hurts.
>>6564938If it’s any consolation, at best that was a scam and at worst it ended with a dick in your ass.
>>6564938This is the one thing FB Marketplace is good for, it's re-introduced boomer dipshits into the buy/sell/trade thing. All of the eBay boomers are too savvy--or worse, they think everything is worth more than it is.
>>6564902>I’ve never gotten anything on my 98 machineAll that proves is you're young and inexperienced. If you'd been using 98 back in the day and running shit you downloaded off the internet you would have gotten fucked many times.>you have to go out of your way to try to get hitNo. All you have to do is download and run something that's infected.
>>6554746It'll never disappear. Just like there's book collectors out there who pay insane prices on texts that 99% of humanity will never give a shit about.Difference being that the prices on individual generations of gaming will fluctuate. A few decades from now, don't be surprised if you see Xbox 360 games reaching triple digits.
>>6564948It's what I hate about retro gaming stores everywhere around here, they simply look at the highest tickets on eBay and charge that much in the store.
>>6555434Can confirm. A few years back an NES cib was expensive as shit. Now you can get them relatively cheap
>>6565002>back in the dayat no point was I ever talking about back in the day, I was always talking about using it now todayeven back in the day the worst I got were those adware pop up windows for 0% down on a new convertible or free vacation to Cancun or whatever shit like that, and you’d X out one and 3 more would pop up
It will go by system generation, besides actual rare games, 99% of games will eventually deflate in prices. Atari collecting peaked in the 90s, now you can’t even sell them. Everyone who grew up with Atari are now in their 40’s/50’s, possibly pushing 60’s depending. Nostalgia is over and collecting has died down for the system. Nintendo(nes) is starting to deflate. Nes peaked in the Late 2000’s. For the last 5 or so years prices have come down by more then a couple bucks for everything except the obvious heavy hitters. People who grew up with the nes are in their 30’s and up, and only getting older. People phase out of collecting, get too old, nostalgia wave over. Nes will only get cheaper every year now. 16 bit era is still super hot right now. But give it 10 more years. Then we can talk about it when more people get out of collecting and the nostalgia phase has passed. It will happen sooner then later. N64, gamecube, ps1, ect, is at its current peak right now, it will never be more expensive then right now. Give it another 10-20 years and you will finally see super Mario sunshine become 30 bucks again.
>>6565373>Nintendo(nes) is starting to deflate. Nes peaked in the Late 2000’s. For the last 5 or so years prices have come down by more then a couple bucks for everything except the obvious heavy hitters.This isn't even correct, NES games are at an all-time high
>>6554746My collection Pre-COVID was about $1600 total. Post COVID it's over $3000.
>>6560276>Average Video Game PriceCovering a Lot of territory there
>>6565373I need money for an elective survey. Should I sell off my modest SNES collection now and buy an Everdrive?
>>6565645Based hoax inflating the industry beyond normalfag grasp.
>>6565243You never used 98 back in the day
>>6564943this>oops I forgot I had that one in the piel haha, it was my cousin's and he picked it up earlier today
>>6565645Mine was worth $13000, now it's $19000
>>6566084Same. Just to cherry-pick a pic-related, this COVID with stimulus checks drove demand through the roof on the popular titles.
>>6566457Earthbound even more so. Can't believe that common game is hitting $300 loose now
>>6566457>>6565845Shit. Time to sell.
>>6555240archive.org and jdownloader, sega saturn romset is like 750 GB, it will take me few weeks but after that I am set. I hope they will not purge that site until then though.
Who wants to trade my Chrono trigger for their earthbound?
>>6565025>don't be surprised if you see Xbox 360 games reaching triple digits.My dude, that is already happening.
>>6566084>having 13k of shovelware
what the fuck
>>6565645Imagine Reddit space bragging about $3000
>>6568360>New (other)And you just know that those discs are completely covered in scratches.
>>6568360Dreamcast is the most retarded system to collect for. Just burn discs.
>>6554746Collector autists will always exist so probably never. Buy a flashcart if you really want to play on hardware.
>>6568364There is the poorfag.
>>6568390>flashcartIllegally download roms and complete lack of soul. Only the poor need apply.
>>6554890China has been making repros for a while now
>>6556285>ywn ash your cigarette on an elvis plateFeels bad man
>>6556636>horror gamesWhy tho>>6556969>video games are nicheYour mom played vidya
>>6568402That's all you can do with those prices and your bootleg repro carts are also illegally downloaded roms unless you actually do buy them "authentic" and if you do you deserve to get ripped off with chinkshit.
>>6557060Why not just use s video its good enough>>65602402600 games aren't fancy enough to pique anyones interest
>>6562495RE4 Wii edition is pretty decent too
>>6562613>triggerniggersEvery timeFuck jarpigs
>>6555243>what did he mean by this
>>6568434Actually it's a genioplasty to improve my underbite and chin profile, which'll make me look more masculine, but you know.
>2013>have four SMB/Duck Hunt carts>go to brand new retro vidya shop in the mall>moron hipsters running the place give me twenty bucks a piece for each SMB/Duck Hunt>eighty fucking dollars>for four copies of the most ubiquitous and worthless NES game of all time>for four copies of a game so common that many people had multiples of it>for four copies of motherfucking SMB/Duck Hunt>even just fifteen dollars for all of them would have been too much>but these guys gave me twenty for each and eighty in total>six months later and lease is up>store gone
It's going to end like the beanie babies fad
>>6568605>Not everything is a fad BLM baby
>>6568360lol, what is this registration card bullshit?is that actually considered valuable now ?
>>6562189Folklore, 3d Dot Heroes, Puppetter, Katamari Forever.
>>6568709It came with the original game doesn't matter if it was an expired chicken coupon, such is the life of a collectorcuck
>>6554841This is sad.>>6555249This anon is actually right. Right now it's so theoretical but yes there have been methods to do this. Here is one I found doing a quick search but there have been others. >https://www.pcmag.com/news/black-hat-researcher-shows-why-air-gaps-wont-protect-your-dataI can never find the link, but does any anon have that video where security researchers were able to hack a CRT screen so that you could see what was on it? I don't mean at a software level, they had some radio receiver that took the signal from a CRT. It's very /vr/. I think it was on a the screen savers or some old tech tv show.>>6555405>/g/ newfag>install gentoo>stallman stickiedPick one dumb shit>>6560240This will be the canary in the coal mine. 2600 games have always been cheap in the scene. When when you start seeing "Combat" for $10 then you'll know.>>6562603This is the strange thing. I too have sold my collection a couple of times and when you go to resell, those inflated prices you see online are never there for you. You get low balled to shit. It's as if people hoard the games. It's all scarcity.>>6563813>Nobody bothers writing malicious code for fucking XP anymoreYou'd be surprised. There are a lot of machines out there running critical parts of infrastructure that still are targets for XP. I think there is a way to still get official support too from MS (might of ended this year actually). XP embedded too. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14200/microsofts-windows-xp-finally-dead-last-embedded-version-reaches-eolI think there is still a way to get updates through the developer channel I forget. >>6562189>ps3 worthless>retro arch, ps1,ps2,ps3, PSP, use youtube on a CRT, wireless controller, several good wire controllers (arcade joysticks)pick one anonOP, the prices will continue to be expensive, however FPGA replicas and flashcarts are so much better. Go buy the 10 favorites from when you were a kid, and use a flashcart for the rest.
>>6568709You have no idea. the "complete" in CIB isn't ironic like when people call you a "complete idiot"
>>6554748this, they have caught on to the emulation game. so it's gonna go up.
>>6568807>but does any anon have that video where security researchers were able to hack a CRT screenYou know that's actually why the classic British blinds design exists, MI5 realised their computer screens could be compromised that way and the multi blind design means it cant be done as the hack requires certain line of sight. So to hide it from the soviets they made it so every new council house got them to make it just seem like a new style. I think we're talking about the same thing.
>>6569427I'd really like to think you're trolling and just very bad at it but I'm pretty sure you're just retarded. Are you going to cope and fail like all the other stupid children before you?
Never, not even joking. Right now on ebay the price of a ps2 is $150+, snes 190+ it's insane and it's only going to get worse as millennials with money keep proping up this market. I remember like not even 5 years ago a snes was about 60 and a ps2 like 20 bucks. It's insane
>>6569679Resellers have moved on to 6th gen now. I saw a "i know what I have" listing on CL for an xobx with shovelware titles for $1,500 I wished I saved it. Reddit is pushing this the retro gaming collecting scene is now on 6th ge n.
>>6569679I swear I remember a ps2 going for like $40-50ish not that many years ago. I could see a ps4 being $150 used, that's too much still. When did this happen?
>>6566754Are they actually going to pull the plug on internet archive?
>>6569679how is this possible, ps2 is one of most common consoles ever
>>6570203Scumbag reseller can name their price and there's an army of redditors out there that open their wallets. Items sell for inflated prices, get fixed, then keep going up and up.
>>6570214what are you, poor?
>>6554746Eventually carts will be valuable enough that manufacturers will start selling them new again. That's when the value of everything will fall into the abyss.
I think it's probably gonna pop once the nostalgia cycle gets to the generation who've never really owned physical games and only download shit. We already have a bunch of them who always pop up in these kinds of threads to talk about how little emotional attachment they have to physical media.
>>6569679>Right now on ebay the price of a ps2 is $150+https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PlayStation-2-Console-PS2-FAT-System-SCPH-39001-w-1-controller-8-mg-card/274417412977?hash=item3fe48d6b71:g:rykAAOSwAIde~3oRSure it is.
>>6570250>Eventually carts will be valuable enough that manufacturers will start selling them new again.They would if they didn't bin the source code, which almost every Japanese developer did. A lot of old games are also stuck in copyright hell from developers and publishers going bust
>>6570342Broken front face plate, third party memory card and a ps1 controller, for $60? How about $10 with free shipping instead?
>>6570230Even if I was filthy rich I wouldn't spend money on games that can be emulated near flawlessly on a toaster. Matter of fact, why do people even buy this shit in the first place?
>>6570737Because i dont like input lag
>>6570448They don't need source code. They just throw the roms onto compatible new carts. Source code would only be useful if they wanted to spend time and effort fixing bugs, which they wouldn't.
>>6570250Maybe by then you'll be old enough to understand how retarded your claim is. An antique table doesn't suddenly become worthless because someone makes a new table.>>6570448Hold shit, you're even more retarded than the tard you're replying to. You don't need source code to make a cart zoomie.
>>6570250>Be iam8bit>Get official license for Mega Man X from Capcom to reproduce SNES cart>8,500 production run>Loaded with goodies, even official reprint manual>$100 retail, cheaper than average price for original cart complete in box on Ebay>6 months later, still not sold out.>Original Mega Man X price wasn't affected, in fact it has went up since thenCollectors want the original from their childhood. Zoomers will just download the rom.
>>6555450I don't have links other than posting random eBay auctions and telling you how I know that guy bought out an old warehouse.>>6556697I have actually found that local game stores have been cheaper than eBay and Amazon for a lot of games. It does not matter though, they are both going downhill.
>>6570737Can't you just get in the Bathtub and piss in your own mouth?
>>6571058Capcom are licensing whores and they thought it would sell out like the Street Fighter cartridges. They also made some dumb shit like that 1943 Joystick that was a stupid amount of money.>>6570250I have actually looked into acquiring licensing rights from games to press new cartridges or discs. License holders think their shit doesn't stink and want unrealistic amounts of money for absolute crap. They will line up willingly though to cheapen their product through a digital download platform though.
>>6569652What is your problem? Are you mentally challenged?
>>6570342>Everything was wiped down with Clorox wipes.based and corona-pilled
>>6557041gotta break it down by gen. atari stuff was crazy expensive (relatively) at some point. did you ever wonder why there were compliations of atari and intellivsion games on retro consoles?Outside of /vr/'s trumpbux driving prices, most zoomers talk about "accessibility of games" when it comes to 3rd and 4th gen games. they just want the hits and may not even buy the hardware. this shit will burn out just like juke boxes and neon signs.
i think I've given up on ever affording more games and I'll just appreciate what I've already got
>>6571140>why yes i am going to cope how could you tell
>>6571225Why not just buy flashcarts?Unless a game is very special to you there's no real reason to own an original copy.
>>6569679>tfw I got ps2 6 months ago (10 years after I sold my original model) for like 40$
>>6571378I saw a slim model on my local craigslist maybe 3 years ago for $5, came for all cables, two controllers and a memory card. I could kick myself for not picking it up at the time. Now my cl is pretty much dead most likely due to the virus.
>>6571225You're better off emulating or if you must use real hardware use flashcarts. This market will never deflate, I've been waiting almost a decade for it to happen and I've come to terms that it wont. So long as wealthy millennial redditors are willing to pay top dollar for plastic toys things won't change.
The bubble is never going to pop. Collectorfags have been saying "just wait, the bubble will pop any day now" since at least 2005. It isn't going to happen. Video games will become like comic books.
>>6571534Should i sell my gaming computer so i can afford a $100 sega master system
>>6571058That's how it works when vinyl gets repressed too. Originals typically retain their value.
>>6565026They're taking from Ebay and upselling. Those games don't come out of thin air
>>6571695No retro game store does this (outside of bulk lots, overlooked auctions, etc to get stuff cheaper than usual), they would never make enough profit to sustain themselves. That would be like grocery stores buying all of their goods from Walmart to resell.