Video: YouTubers find retro games worth US$100,000 in abandoned house
It is no secret that certain games can sooner or later become collector's items that are worth a considerable amount of money. Just a few months ago, the world's most expensive video game, a mint copy of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 gaming console, was sold at an auction in Texas for an astonishing US$1.5 million. Not quite as valuable, but still remarkable are the classic games and even hardware that a young group of YouTubers have found in an abandoned house.
Their video shows a particular room that was apparently locked for 20 years. This is where the YouTubers have found a factory sealed copy of the GameCube (from US$204 on Amazon) masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, as well as Drakengard for the PlayStation 2. In addition to many more or less worthless used games, the group also found the very limited Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller, which alone should be worth a small fortune. They extensively talk about their find in a second YouTube video.
This lucrative project did not go entirely smooth, as one group member was apparently bitten by a spider that was dwelling in the abandoned room. In the end, the makers of the video did not mean to get rich by finding and selling these games, but they have also rescued a part of video game history which otherwise would still be rotting away in the abandoned room. Now there are collectors who will be happy that they can own one of the classic retro games the group has found.