Retro games for big pockets

October 14, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Keen on exclusive video games then here’s a treat for you. Slightly off topic, but I am inclined to believe there are good retro tunes on them as well, if you have the money that is :-)

Some Japanese videogame collectors won’t settle for perfect copies of titles they played in their youth. For a handful of devotees, it’s all about getting their hands on the rarest retrogames in the world, some of which were manufactured in batches of just a few hundred.

In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, a retrogame’s relative scarcity drives pricing. “When only a handful of games are made, they can charge what they want for it”. Such retrogames used to be spread all over Akihabara, but these days the rarest ones have funneled into three specialty stores: Mandarake, Trader and Super Potato.

Here are the 10 most expensive game cartridges in all of Akihabara, photographed in the three retrogame superstores. If you bought them all, it would cost you roughly $15,250.

Via WN

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