Reseller finds hundreds of vintage Nintendo and Sega games worth a small fortune in Nebraska storage facility
There was a time when video games for iconic gaming consoles like the Super Nintendo or the Sega Genesis were only available in form of physical cartridges, whose production of course ended several decades ago. Over the past few years, these type of retro games have skyrocketed in value as collectors fight over the few remaining copies which are good condition.
A Nebraska-based reseller of vintage games has now apparently made the catch of his life when he found hundreds of valuable Nintendo and Sega video games at once. Gameroom's according YouTube video, which admittedly is fairly shaky and blurry, shows numerous boxes of old games for consoles like the Super NES and Sega consoles like the Genesis and Saturn. Included in this small fraction of the haul are the retro SNES titles Chrono Trigger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time, Final Fantasy III and Sunset Riders. According to IGN, these vintage SNES games alone could be worth more than US$5,700 in total.
Since many of these rare games appear to be factory sealed and could receive high grades for their flawless condition, the overall value of this enormous vintage game haul could fall into the six-figure range or higher. The now-discovered games were apparently part of the inventory of a local video game shop which went out of business in the mid-90s. The new owner said he plans to release more details once the entire collection of retro games is documented and officially graded, while noting that "more valuable than the stuff itself is the historical significance".