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ashleyescort wrote:I really enjoying looking at the complete packaging of video games i.e/ The boxes, manuals, carts and even if a video game didn't work any more due to old age then I would still buy it because of the history behind it and I'm sure that some others would too? [...] I wouldn't let that put me off because it would be the "collecting" I enjoy rather then "playing" the games!
Residante wrote:When the current generation (people who experienced gaming first on a ps3 or 360) reach a earning age, there will be lots of people buying up all the games they ever wanted!
dadopson wrote:I would say the collecting of modern stuff wont be the same.
the things we collect now from our past are worth something because people didnt collect them when they were current (I think this applies to all collectables and antiques).they have been thrown away over the interveening years, so making them less available and rare.The things that people collect now are made to be collected. There are too many oif them around, and they will never be worth as much.
MattK wrote:A major problem with modern collecting is what will happen when Xbox Live and PlayStation Network get switched off. It's a big issue facing video game preservation at the moment, cos all of that stuff is proprietary, yet in many cases represents a large chunk (and in some cases, all) of a particular game's content.
We've already seen it to a small extent on the Dreamcast, and a larger extent on the original Xbox, though user servers and tunneling keep some games alive.
There are plenty of high price targets already on the PS3 and 360, but you're not seeing quite as many low print run games go for big money yet (the Chinese version of Aquanaut's Holiday with English language option is the only one I can think of right now that commands close to a hundred quid) - it's more super limited collectors editions like Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter Edition.
Wii has a few that have held their price (like One Piece: Unlimited Adventure), and like everyone has said, there are bound to be a few games that are perceived as shovelware that shoot up in price.