On Dec 19, 2018, at 3:51 AM, Peter Corlett via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
It's a nostalgia market, and the stuff that's peaking is when those who are
starting to hit their mid-life crisis are getting nostalgic for the stuff of
their youth. That's now the 1995-2005 era, and 16 and 32 bit consoles are
flying off the shelves. There's a shop opposite Amsterdam Centraal station
which is packed to the rafters with second-hand games for 16 bit consoles, and
quite a few mail-order dealers dotted around villages here in the Noord-Holland
Are you feeling old yet?
The ?Retro? gaming market is booming, with plenty of new hardware and games! I have
numerous Atari 2600 cartridges released in the last couple years (some as recent as a
couple months ago). There is a market for new games for consoles up to the 16-bit era,
and even a few that are 32-bit. Some of these games are better than those originally
Then there are places like GOG.com
, selling virtualized copies of old PC games (I love
being able to easily play Master of Orion on my Mac).
From what I see locally any vintage Game Console does
really well, in part because with one or two exceptions, no floppies are involved.
Certain vintage consoles and certain game command big $$$?s.
My wife and all my kids are into Retro gaming. I like Retro games because I have slightly
less than zero time to play games. So when I have 5 minutes to spare, I can turn on the
Atari 2600 and play a couple games of something.
I have to wonder how many others are into Retro gaming due to the time commitments
required by modern games.