Game News PlayStation: one of the greatest classics of the first Sony console is snapped up at a gold price
As everyone knows, what is rare is expensive and the video game industry is no exception to this rule. In retrogaming, some games, depending on their condition, can quickly be worth real small fortunes. Faced with such a resurgence of these collectibles, the online auction site Heritage Auctions has made a specialty of it and is currently offering a copy of a PlayStation 1 game at an exorbitant price.
- Priceless for some games
- A near-perfect copy costing tens of thousands of dollars
Priceless for some games
It’s been a few years now that copies of video games have sometimes become real collector’s items.the most intact examples of which are coveted by many enthusiasts willing to spend invaluable sums to get their hands on them and win the day ahead of their well-to-do competitors. A $350,000 prototype over here, a copy of Super Mario Bros. estimated at over $100,000 over there and, sometimes, astronomical amounts as for this copy of Super Mario 64 which is in almost perfect condition. The examples are legion and testify to a real transformation of the retro market that one can estimate to be manipulated.
To a lesser extent, a recent auction, which is happening right now, intrigues the most avid gamers of the PlayStation 1 era.. The console, in itself, constituted a small revolution in the world of video games and the productions which were intended for it had an impact just as powerful, which may justify the interest of some for copies of titles with packaging almost intact that we expose like relics.
A near-perfect copy costing tens of thousands of dollars
However, not all licenses have the same aura. And, unfortunately, all you have to do is browse the pages of the online auction site Heritage Auctions to realize it. Despite the excellent ratings of some games, the bidding does not really reach the heights, except for one of the iconic games of the PlayStation 1. A Japanese horror franchise that marked a real turning point in the history of gaming and in the survival-horror genre. Yes, we are talking here about the Resident Evil franchise and in particular the very first part of the Capcom saga.
In addition to continuing to bring in large sums of money for Capcom, retrogaming around resident Evil is also a big money story. Currently one of the first US releases of the PlayStation 1 flagship game in excellent condition is on sale: we are talking here about a lot which is rated 9.6 and estimated at more than 50,000 euros — 52,500 dollars, or just over 51,000 euros — which is about to find a buyer on the site Heritage Auctions. For those interested, there is only one day left before the auction closes, and prices could continue to soar.