The $17,500 video game

Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990.

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F3NIX DX3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

insane price tag...but I wouldn't consider this game the holy grail of gaming. The holy grail should only go to games that are rare and made a huge impact on games...This game reminds me of Mario Allstars for SNES, It was like 6 games on 1 cartridge I believe.

kornbeaner3271d ago

The article says "Game Collecting" not "Gaming"

UnwanteDreamz3271d ago

Agreed, GI recently compiled a list of the most valuable video games and this is at the top.

Montrealien3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

they put them up at that price, but not everyone buys them.

s8anicslayer3271d ago

Two words to summarize hendricks; Dumb Ass!

MEsoJD3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

do you know what you get with that much money???

Damn I would get a new car or something not extremely rare game with bad graphics.

Marcelles253271d ago


Bnet3433271d ago

This is why I never trade in my games. I know Halo 2 Collector's Edition will be worth something 50 years from now. Still got it.

D2ThaEasy3271d ago

I regret trading in this game to gamestop for 10 cents :(

Kaneda3271d ago

want to buy mine? maybe 5K dollars..

Giriath3271d ago


Halo 2 Collector's Edition was produced in quite a lot more than 26 copies...

Bnet3433271d ago

Notice how I said 50 years from now. In 50 years I'm pretty sure anything Halo will be worth something.

Beast_Master3271d ago

yes and in 50 years this game will be worth millions.

table3271d ago

In 50 years people will release what an overrated pile of horse sh*t halo is. Well, not the first one it was good. Halo3 is probably the worst game i've played this gen. Unreal tourney 3 is also a close contender for overrated tripe.

iWillNotBeIgnored3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

I understand why people collect things they like & also things that they like that are EXTREMELY RARE but I'll never understand people who collect "rare" trash. One man's trash is another man's treasure I guess.
I'm curious as to what this guy does for a living though.
If it's "an investment" I don't think it is a wise investment.
He "invested" in a GOLD COLORED cartridge. Maybe he should have invested in some... you know... REAL GOLD instead. lol.

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guitarded773271d ago

I think it's stupid, but if he's got the cash and it's what he wants who am I to judge.

randomwiz3271d ago

Even if I had the cash, I wouldn't spend 17k on something like this.

El_Colombiano3271d ago

I would. Yes yes, it is INSANE, but had I had the opportunity, I would have bought it. I like collecting games.

meluvulongtime3271d ago

If I had the money to collect video games. I can't say I'd go for the most rare because that sometimes just means buying crappy games. The most rare turd is still a turd. I think I'd rather go for mint condition great games, but hey if they enjoy it that's all that counts right.

UnwanteDreamz3271d ago

Unfortunatly some of the best games ever made even in mint condition are worth very little to collectors.

SaiyanFury3271d ago

If I had the cash, and I was that big into collecting the rarest games, I'd totally do it. Would I do it myself, no, but I wouldn't judge the guy. Hell, people spend way more on other collectibles, like somebody spent 500,000 dollars on the model of the Enterprise-D that Paramount used in filming Star Trek: The Next Generation. The guy's a collector, and as such is willing to spend obscene amounts of money on things that we non-collectors do not value.

nycredude3271d ago

I think everyone is missing the point here. This is an investment, just like stocks and bonds. It may seem like a stupid move and he may seem retarded now, but in like 10 years or longer, when and if he sells it for like $50,000 or more, then he will look like a genius.

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patterson3271d ago

That's just effin retarded

SKUD3271d ago

To be rich and stupid. Now thats the life....

antoinetm3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

Sure is better than being poor and bitter now isnt it?

STICKzophrenic3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

"Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990."

That statement is retarded. They state we won't hear any argument from them that $60 is too expensive (meaning they think it's a fair price) then state that you might hear an argument from Hendricks that $60 is too expensive, despite him paying $17,500 for a game. Why would he argue that $60 is too expensive???

That makes no sense whatsoever.

Snake Raiser3271d ago

"Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us,"
Actually I think that means that they wont argue with you if that is what you think.

UnwanteDreamz3271d ago

LMAO Snake is right. Reading comprehension FTW!

Giriath3271d ago

I hope you're not American or British STICK, because I'm Swedish and I understood that perfectly fine.

STICKzophrenic3271d ago

Different people different (mis)interpretations, but my point stands about why you would get an argument from Hendricks. Why would he argue a $60 game is too expensive?

DuneBuggy3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

Gaming has never been cheaper really.
Case in point.A original Atari 2600 in 77' had a list of $199.99
Thats almost $700 in todays money after adjusting for inflation.
And a copy of that crappy 2600 Pac Man in the early 80's cost almost 90 bucks after adjusting for inflation.

venomcarnage893270d ago

how do you still not get it? the writer of the article will not argue that games cost alot. that was said already by snake. so if you actually read it carefully, you see that they mean the exact opposite for hendricks, which could only mean he would give you an arguement.which means hendricks would not agree with us that $60 is to expensive. get it yet?

just in case you dont:

"Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks"

I (insert name here) think $60 is too expensive. the author will not argue with me. thus meaning he agrees with me, which means he thinks $60 is too expensive to.
Hendricks would argue with me, meaning he disagrees with me about games being expensive.which means he thinks $60 is not very much money. i think $60 is alot of money,but he says "no way, i just paid $17,500 for a game, $60 is not much at all"

there, hopefully you got it now.

orange-skittle3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

You must be one of those kids that needs pictures to comprehend what you're reading. Do you look at the menu and point at the picture and say "I WANT THIS!" I clearly understood what the author was trying to say. He said you wont hear an agrument from them about the $60 price tag on games because they agree it's too high. How hard is that to understand.

Example: If you think STICKzophrenick is douche bag, you won't hear an argument from us"

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