The newest huge ticket merchandise in uncommon retro video games and computer systems has bought at the moment for a whopping 20,050 EUROS! Are we additional heading into an period the place retro video games, consoles & computer systems will develop into the subsequent funding slightly than conventional commodities?
This prototype laptop – the Commodore 65 – or going by the event title of DX64 or C90 was a 90s (90 – 91) invention that by no means went to market. As a working prototype it is worth is within the reality this by no means went reside, and they’re unattainable to seek out with just a few in existence.
The reality that there’s a video of the machine really working does add extra worth to the sale, whereas current non-working prototypes have even gone on public sale for severe cash.
Commodore 65 demo video:
The ebay public sale has been gathering momentum over the previous couple of days with it culminating in an enormous ultimate bid of 20,050 euros – $23,000.
Who made this huge bid for the machine?
Perhaps a tech-milllionaire who learnt their commerce on the Commodore 64 and Amiga and wished this of their assortment. Or even a non-computer investor who sees these one-off computer systems as a substitute for gold, wine, artwork and different methods of funding in bodily items. It may have been a pretend bidder who will not come ahead to pay as usually does occur with these excessive profile gaming auctions. Only time will inform.
But if it’s a ‘true bid’ – that is one more attention-grabbing improvement – and if there are individuals ‘exterior the passion of gaming’ who’re trying into shopping for retro computer systems and consoles, what does this imply to the typical collector and even those that have a bit extra cash to spare to get that particular merchandise?
It most likely means an extra value hikes to these prime finish gadgets – those which can be in low numbers of manufacturing and particularly prototypes. But even video games which can be both in excellent situation (sealed) or have a low manufacturing run are are actually feeling the identical efficient – particularly on ebay.
You have to look that a lot more durable and look to different strategies to seize a cut price. Car boot gross sales, charity outlets, gumtree, trades on fb – even these costs are rising.
There is clearly extra curiosity in retro gaming – which suggests new traders / resellers in addition to long term followers. It shall be attention-grabbing to see how the market strikes over the subsequent 12 months! Let’s hope that video games will keep freely out there to those that need to play them.