Dealing with your clutter can be difficult, especially when you’re considering everything you’ve spent money on. But we’re here to make it easier for you by teaching you how to monetize your old furniture. Today we want to share with you how to monetize your old video games. We showed you how to make old words disk, VHS . Tape and cassettes so it’s only fair video games that are mentioned. Keep reading to learn how to collect and sell video games and big players when it comes to making money.
Most people these days tend to have some form of console – anything from a Nintendo switch to a classic N64. There is a wide range of consoles and games that appeal to most people across the globe. With the video game industry estimated to be worth around $178.73 billion by 2021, it’s clear that people are pouring their money into it. It’s up 14.4% from 2020 and it’s predicted to be worth $268 billion by 2025, so it seems like the perfect time to invest.
Like most things, nostalgia plays a part in the popularity of games but there is always interest from younger audiences – so what should you invest in? Well, it’s up to you – you can play the classic games or maybe just start collecting what you like to play. The market is unpredictable, what you think is a popular game may have fewer cartridges purchased, so it could be worth more in the long run.
There are many choices when it comes to selling video games, so we’ll give you your best picks.
eBay is a good choice when it comes to selling anything on the internet – easy to join, easy to sell, easy to make money. You have the option of selling your games individually or as a collection, the choice is up to you.
Music Magpie allows you to enter a barcode in your game to find out how much they will pay you. All you have to do then is post it to them and wait for the money to appear in your bank account. This is easier than selling on eBay, but you may not make a lot of money.
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Maybe your game isn’t worth the load – but don’t despair. You can still get some of that cash back by selling at a body shop. You can sell multiple jobs or individual games – you’ll somehow recover some of the loss.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most expensive games at auction in case you have any lurking in your attic.
Nintendo Campus Challenge
Made for the Nintendo console, this game is designed to be played on a college campus. With three games in one, it acts like a triathlon. It was designed to be a marketing tool to sell more consoles and encourage competitive gaming. It sold in 2009, at a US auction for $20,100.
Again, this game is designed for a gaming competition. 4 teams competed for the highest possible score on three Nintendo games. Originally 35 cartridges were produced but only 2 were left. While they are yet to be sold, one seller is asking for $25,000.
Made for the Atari 2600, this unique T-Shaped cartridge game was released on January 1stst, 1982. Similar to space invaders, the user fights in the sky to protect the earth from the invaders. In 2012, a copy of the game sold for a whopping $33,433.30 – worth checking out in your attic.
Nintendo World Championship 1990
Another competitive game, this one was produced in 1990, with a limited run of 116 boxes. 26 of the 116 are gold-plated, the rest are traditional gray. In 2014, a gold-wrapped game sold for $100,088 on eBay.
Closed Super Mario Bros
Made for the original Nintendo, this sealed copy of Super Mario Bros., from 1985 is the most expensive video game ever sold. You can own it for US$2,000,000! This copy has an extremely high price because it is still brand new and “limited print volume”.
Why not take a look at your loft now that you know how to monetize old video games!