The retro gaming market continues to produce collectibles that have surged in value, with some classic PlayStation, Nintendo and SEGA gems experiencing a price rise recently. This news comes courtesy of PriceCharting, a website that tracks the value of countless retro games and consoles. This crucial information helps make sure collectors don’t pay over the odds for something they’re looking to add to their gaming room, and also means people selling retro PlayStation, Nintendo, SEGA and Xbox games or consoles get a fair price.
Besides providing up to date pricing information on an endless amount of collectibles, PriceCharting also has a section on its site which shows the biggest movers and shakers.
And one collectible on the PriceCharting ‘hot’ items list is worth thousands of pounds.
This is the PlayStation 10 Million Edition console, which is a rare console that Sony gave away to celebrate selling 10million units of its debut system.
Only 100 of these were ever produced. PriceCharting says a loose version of this recently rose in value by £77 to £3,871.92.
However, if you have a complete version (i.e comes with box, manual, and inserts) then it’s worth £6,713. And if you have a brand new version it’s worth a whopping £17,455.
Despite having an eye-watering price tag which reflects its rarity, the PlayStation 10 Million Edition console isn’t the retro gaming collectible which has risen in value the most recently.
That honour goes to PS Vita game 1001 Spikes, which has seen its price rise by almost £211 to just shy of £466.
The second biggest mover is the US version of Keio Flying Squadron released for the Sega CD – which is the American name for the Mega CD.
This side-scrolling shooter has seen its price rise by £171.30 to £1,705.43.
While the third biggest price increase has been experienced by the eye-catching Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller for the GameCube.
This accessory for the Nintendo console has seen its price rise by £145.37 to £226.12.
You can find a list of the 10 retro gaming items that have seen the biggest price rises in the past week below.
Prices below are for loose versions, while complete in box (CIB) and brand new prices will differ.
When scrolling through this list also bear in mind that the value of retro gaming items can be influenced by a number of factors, including the region a game was released in and the condition of it.
TOP 10 BIGGEST RETRO GAMING PRICE MOVERS
1001 Spikes – PlayStation Vita – Loose price £465.98 (Increase £210.85)
Keio Flying Squadron – Sega CD – Loose price £1,705.43 (Increase £171.30)
Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller – GameCube – Loose price £226.12 (Increase £145.37)
Call of Duty Black Ops III [Juggernog Edition] – Xbox One – Loose price £324.46 (Increase £134.61)
Mega Man 9 – NES – Loose price £202.70 (Increase £126.74)
Vulture Attack – Atari 2600 – Loose price £228.66 (Increase £104.23)
Bubble Bobble Revolution [USA-1] – Nintendo DS – Loose price £219.02 (Increase £98.48)
Gris [Signature Edition] – Nintendo Switch – Loose price £604.61 (Increase £84.55)
TurboGrafx-16 CD System – TurboGrafx CD – Loose price £227.72 (Increase £83.90)
PlayStation System [10 Million Edition] – PlayStation – Loose price £3,871.92 (Increase £77.24)