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Soapbox: Retro Nintendo Games Cost Too Much, But Nostalgia Is Expensive

Second-hand Nintendo games are notoriously pricey, but why?

The year is 1999. I’m in a GAME, in Loughborough town centre. The grey carpet is sticky, the awful fluorescent lights are so dim I can barely see, and everything sort of smells like stale sweat. I’m standing in the N64 section with my brother, both of us clutching a small fortune in pocket money, browsing games that we know nothing about, because we don’t know that reviews exist yet. We are children, and our buying habits tend to be dictated by whichever colours are brightest, and what we can actually reach.

We buy a full-price copy of Lego Racers, because children are idiots.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Second-hand Nintendo games are notoriously pricey, but why?

The year is 1999. I’m in a GAME, in Loughborough town centre. The grey carpet is sticky, the awful fluorescent lights are so dim I can barely see, and everything sort of smells like stale sweat. I’m standing in the N64 section with my brother, both of us clutching a small fortune in pocket money, browsing games that we know nothing about, because we don’t know that reviews exist yet. We are children, and our buying habits tend to be dictated by whichever colours are brightest, and what we can actually reach.

We buy a full-price copy of Lego Racers, because children are idiots.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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