Talking Point: Million-Dollar Retro Game Auctions Help Remind Us What Matters Most

Passion and preservation.

As you’ve no doubt seen over the past couple of years, there have been some high profile and eye-watering sales of retro games which have reached hundreds of thousands of US dollars, and now more than $2 million. It’s been rather baffling to onlookers; these are copies of extremely common games, after all, and the downside has been that it has also pushed prices up for dedicated collectors. The headline numbers are crazy and standalone, but they inflate the ‘normal’ market elsewhere.

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