Retro video games are the next hot collectible

Owner Josh Hamblin at his SideQuest Games store in Portland, Oregon.
Owner Josh Hamblin at his SideQuest Games store in Portland, Oregon.PHOTO: NYTIMES

NEW YORK • Vintage baseball cards, antique coins and rare comic books, originally bought for pennies, now regularly sell for millions of dollars, sending enthusiasts in pursuit of the next hot collectible: retro video games.

Interest in factory-sealed video games has soared in the past year, with some companies aggressively targeting collectors from more established markets.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2020, with the headline 'Retro video games are the next hot collectible'. Print Edition | Subscribe