Everyone has those old games laying around their parents’ loft that nobody plays anymore. But the real question is are they worth anything?

Crucial has crunched the numbers to determine which video games have held their value or increased the value since its release!

Ranking

Game

Average Resale Price

Year Released

1

Super Mario 64

$878

1996

2

Baldur’s Gate

$874

1998

3

Halo: Combat Evolved

$360

2001

4

Sonic the Hedgehog

$364

1991

5

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

$278

2006

6

Doom

$276

1993

7

Half-Life

$172

1998

8

Grim Fandango

$109

1998

9

Super Smash Bros.

$147

1999

10

The Secret of Monkey Island

$152

1990

A deep-dive into our top 3: 

  1. Super Mario 64 takes the top spot which comes as no surprise when you think of the fans the franchise has acquired through the years. Released in 1996 it was a highly anticipated game by players and fanatics. It is the best-selling Nintendo 64 game, with nearly 12 million copies sold by 2015. Its value has increased 7.5x its original price with some original packaging games selling for big money. One such game sold for a whopping $1.5 million in 2021 although the average is between $800-$900.

  1. Baldur’s Gate was released in 1998 and has garnered quite the fanbase ever since. With re-releases and expansions, Baldur’s Gate remains a fan favorite among generations with the average copy reselling for $874 and a 75% increase in original value. Over 2.9 million people are discussing Baldur’s Gate online.

  1. Halo: Combat Evolved was originally released in 2001. One million units had been sold roughly five months after release, a faster pace than that of any previous sixth-generation console game. As the first game in the game franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved has held onto its nostalgic value for millennials. Copies of the game re-sell on average for $360 which is a 41% increase!

The 90’s Reign Supreme

80% of the top 10 highest increases in value are from the 1990’s! Childhood favorites like Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Zelda remain nostalgic favorites for many people. With movies and remakes of games being made popular in recent years, it comes as no surprise that nostalgia and current favorites weigh heavily in our rankings!

Information provided by https://www.crucial.com/

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