Have you ever wondered what became of those old video games like "The Legend of Zelda" that you were constantly buying for your kids, or for yourself, in the 1980s and the 1990s? Right, they're probably upstairs in the attic collecting dust. Let's hope so. These days, old video games are valuable collectibles.
That's right. Those old video games are bringing in big cash from people in their 30s and 40s who, fueled by the pang of nostalgia, have made old video games as collectible as stamps, coins, comic books, baseball cards or any other old item people will pay to get their hands on.
So, you might be wondering why video games are suddenly the hot collectible. It's the same reason people collect anything. These video games bring back happy memories.
Plus, old video games are rare. Or, at least they're getting really hard to find because they've been replaced by games people play on their smartphones or iPads.