Did you know that some people collect videogames? It’s true! There are even people that speculate and take part in a market of buying and selling old games. They may not even – get this – play the games they buy! This stunning revelation brought to you by The Gray Lady in an expose of the phenomenon.
Some longtime collectors are pleased, saying video games are an art form that deserves to be recognized. However, other members of this tight-knit community say the higher prices are exaggerated, even if their own collections are now worth far more, and some have raised ethical concerns.
The journalists at The New York Times point to a Wata Games’ Black Box Guide published last year, as well as the recent stories of high-value sales of rare titles as the fuel for the latest trading fervor. Unfortunately, your Steam collection is probably not worth much to these investors.