Do digital prices tend to fluctuate much in this way? No, right? You’re just talking about playing the physical games market?
I mean, in this economy, with inflation, covid, all the games you bought should be getting more expensive
hehe, but yeah, anything niche pretty much. kind of stuff we know all too well that many people here are into…
similar to syzguy I’m really good at this but pretty unintentionally, I just always bought weird games.
my choices have lead to massive gains in the past:
- Picked up Chulip at goodwill for 4-12 dollars idr in 2007ish
- got Contact new when it came out
- got Cubivore at eb games for $13 in 2004ish
- purchased every king’s field game when they were all bottom of the barrel prices, under $20 each
- SMT Strange Journey, pretty much all my DS era choices got really expensive. like lefish said I had a lot of those atlus games for 3ds.
- I nabbed incredible crisis for like $20
- I honestly don’t remember. I’ve been doing ebay for over a decade now.
and, you know, any games you bought before Game Grumps played them was a good investment. I got kirby’s dream course for like $12, then Game Grumps played it and suddenly it was an $80 game, haha
Since I’ve always been in extreme poverty bracket, if I’m shopping games I’m shopping cheap, so, there’s only one way to go from there (up!) hahahah. statistically I’m bound to get lucky.
but you’re talking about current stuff, kind of playing the market?
all those From Software games the kids love so much, stuff like the xbox 360 version of Dark Souls 1 is cheap last time I checked, and the switch version of Dark Souls 1.
I think digital availability will ensure a lot of games don’t get too expensive though, you really see the gains for retro stuff.
But here’s a fact you’ve already heard, stuff goes up in price when the generation that had it as a kid grows up and has disposable income. Specifically age 50 is when you may wanna hit that sweet spot. Right now covid coincided with pokemon enjoyers turning 30 so that caused a huge spike. But normally a 50 year old starts buying old toys that are really expensive. Or at least that was the rule before. Now I guess millennials never stop buying that stuff. Probably because we had the coolest stuff growing up😎
Sounds like you nailed all the current discounted stuff that’s gonna become rare in the original post. Maybe Metal Gear Solid V: Both Versions ?? Bloodborne??
I was pretty amazed to see facts like Pokemon Sword and Shield sold like twice as much as Gold and Silver versions did. Video games are more mainstream than ever.