SNES game has increased 35%. NES is up 23%. And the average N64 game is up 40%!
Games for non-Nintendo consoles have increased too, with Genesis up 14% and Saturn up 10%.
The average vintage video game has increased in price 9.5% during the last 12 months.
Are the increased prices evenly spread across games or are certain types of games increasing more than others?
For this article we looked at the price of the game to see which is increasing more expensive games or cheap games.
Before reading further, stop for a minute and ask yourself which games you think are increasing in price the most. Did you take a guess? Alright, continue reading.
Price Change of SNES Games Based upon Price in 2012We compared the prices for every Super Nintendo game at the beginning April 2012 and the beginning of April 2013. Every game was grouped into ten categories based upon the 2012 price.
Decile 1 is the 10% of games with the lowest prices. Decile 2 is the next 10%. Onwards until Decile 10 which is the 10% of SNES games with the highest prices.
The table below shows the average price per decile in 2012. The average change in price from 2012 to 2013 and the % change.
|Avg. Price 2012||Avg. $ Change||Avg. % Change|
As you can see the lowest priced games jumped in price by the largest percentage. The most expensive games actually increased the least, up only 21%.
Games like Populous, FIFA 96, and even Shaq Fu have increased substantially from their prices last year.
Expensive games like Harvest Moon and Lufia have increased in price quite a bit, but on a percentage basis it has not be as large a jump.