Your old Gameboy could be worth £22,000 as price of vintage tech skyrockets
Gamers already have some serious cash in the attic thanks to the skyrocketing value of retro games consoles—but these could be worth more than a house deposit in the years to come.
Some of the most popular Nintendo consoles are already worth a fortune in mint condition, including the hugely popular Game Boy.
This handheld console was one of the first truly affordable ways to game back in its day, but now it's worth thousands.
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And, with the value of vintage consoles increasing massively every year, it's set to be worth a small fortune by the end of the decade.
With the Nintendo Gameboy increasing in value by roughly 191.7% each year, it's estimated that the 8-bit console could be worth as much as £22,000 ($27,768) in 2028 as unopened models become increasingly rare, according to a study by Bitcoin Casinos.
Meanwhile, boxed Nintendo Gamecubes could be worth £7976 in 2028, given that the console's value has increasing by more than 6x since launch.
Other classic consoles are predicted to be worth a pretty penny in mint condition in 2028, including:
- Atari 2600 (£5254.72 up from current £957.84)
- Sega Game Gear (£3191.81 up from current £581.37
- Game Boy Advance (£2072.52 up from current £363.65)
- Sega 32X (£2001.90 up from current £380.64)
- Atari Jaguar (£2983.71 up from current £570.54)
- Nintendo 64 (£2338.90 up from current £445.54)
- Playstation 2 (£2301.08 up from £449.77)
- Nintendo DS (£1091.57 up from current £212.94)
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So, it might be time to head into the attic and dust off your old retro tech as you could be sitting on a goldmine.
For example, UK-based retro console collector Mark Jasiewicz is currently sitting on £10,000 worth of kit, including 19 games consoles and countless games from the 1970s to the 2010s.
Mark told the Star last year: "At the moment, year on year, games are all increasing in price. There's things I bought four years ago that are now worth more already, and they're not even rare.
"I don't think you would lose money and the nostalgia will make you feel good."
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