In the past two months the list of the most expensive video games ever sold has changed quit a bit. In February a Stadium Events sold for $41,300 becoming the most expensive video game ever sold. Now there is a new silver medalist on the list, Atari Air Raid. A recent auction for the game sold for $31,600.
What made this game so expensive compared to other Air Raid sales that have sold for $2,000? This game includes the box for the game, which has never been seen before until now. The seller had to get an expert on AtariAge to verify that it was authentic, but even he could only say it looks authentic because he had never seen the original box before to say with 100% accuracy.
A risk with these type of sales is joke bids. Someone places a bid with no intention of paying, but I've contacted the seller and they verified that the buyer is a well know member of AtariAge. It's not some kid in his mom's basement placing a fake bid so the price is legit.