Cerebral Gamer: The Economics of Backwards Compatibility

Nintendojo reports:

''In places not called the Deep South, spring and summer mark the heyday of garage sale season, which can be a hidden bonanza for cheap video games. Garage sales and flea markets are prime locations for cash-strapped sellers to unload their old Sega Genesis or Atari Flashback system for a few dollars. However, I've also been keeping an eye out for last-gen systems: GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. In the process, I've gotten a rather interesting glimpse into the way current-gen systems and their capabilities are affecting the economics of last-gen systems.

Let me begin with a look at my observations of last-gen systems on the used market.''

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