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Thread: Will PS1 CDs Become As Collectible As Nintendo/Sega Cartridges?

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    Will PS1 CDs Become As Collectible As Nintendo/Sega Cartridges?

    I know it's probably still a bit too early to tell, but my question pertains more to the fact that they are CDs, rather than just being old and vintage. Do you guys think that these PS1 game CDs will become more or less valuable than their cartridge counterparts, seeing as they are easily scratched and to the best of my knowledge, a lot more prone to wear and tear with consistent use?

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    Uhm, I don't think it will reach the same value as those reached by the Nintendo and Sega Cartridges (unless maybe they are unopened). There are CDs everywhere while cartridges are hard to find nowadays. That's why I think that Nintendo games are worth much more (and will always be). But, no one really knows for sure.

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    I seriously doubt it. The Nintendo and Sega cartridges tend to not even work nowadays unless they were kept care of very well. So, that inflates the value of the cartridges that actually work. Also, those cartridges are for consoles that pre-date the Playstation. So I doubt that the Playstation discs will match the value of those cartridges.

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    I think at some point, regardless if it is a cartridge or a disc if it is not produced in hard copy that it can and will become a collectible. Now what they will be worth is for the future market of used games to decide but I see older favorites of PS1 games like Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions selling for high prices on Ebay and Amazon so in a way it has already started. So I tend to disagree and think that all those PS1 games will increase in value and be highly sought out by a younger generations of retro gamers in the years to come.
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    They are getting there. You have to take into account that most collectors are men in their 30's-40's. I am currently 22 and was about 7 years old when the PS1 came out. When my generation starts getting older, I imagine that PS1 will start to become more popular to connect as people want to try to relive their youth.

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    Perhaps if CDs go out of fashion. I mean PS1 CDs are still CDs at the end of the day while cartridges are not used in any way now which gives them a kind of vintage feel. PS1 CD don't have that feel, at least not right now. Perhaps some 10-15 yrs down the line.
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    For the most part I don't see it but with every generation there will be the odd game that has a outrageous price. Intelligent Qube is one that sticks out in my mind. I had it on a demo disk but was never able to find the game. It now is generally around the $300 mark.

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    Maybe, you never know. I see the Spyro games go used for $20-$25 used on eBay. At a big pawn shop in Evansville, Indiana, I see PlayStation games go for like $0.99-$9.99 so you never know. Probably when CDs go extinct, just like how the cartridges became extinct.
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    Pretty much what SpiralArchitect and E.Honda said: CDs would have to be no longer in use for the most part.

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    Since they are easily copyable etc, I highlight doubt it
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    I have a ton of PS1 games and I personally think they will be collectables, if not then this world has gone to crap because the PS1 was one of the best suystems made and it was made so early on in the technolical world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derri View Post
    Since they are easily copyable etc, I highlight doubt it
    This here. It would be too much trouble to copy cartridges. That said, I believe that PS1 CDs will be collectibles, but not up there with Nintendo and Sega cartridges or hell even Dreamcast CDs or other defunct CD-based consoles' CDs.
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    That's a good point, Crash. They'll hit collectible status--some RPGs are pretty much already there--but they won't be up there with Nintendo and Sega cartridges. Plus the green Greatest Hits bar isn't exactly the gold Seal of Approval. I think there was even a time where games that had simply been around for awhile got that green bar.

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    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    The fact is, everything is on discs now a days so you can't really see any value in something that can be used already. Old Nintendo games can't be used unless you own the console. Not everyone makes cartridges for video games anymore so that's why they're special. PLUS they were the first, but then again, PS1 was the first to do discs, to my knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBGold View Post
    PLUS they were the first, but then again, PS1 was the first to do discs, to my knowledge.
    They were the first to do discs right and consistently. The Sega Saturn beat PSX by a few months in their generation and prior to that you had Sega CD, CD-i, Jag CD, and I want to say the 3DO.

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    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    I remember wanting a CD-i as a kid. I wasn't a very bright child at all.
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    All kids had odd stuff they won't be proud of mentioning years from now. When I was a kid I owned a Sega CD and a 32X. Both were huge wastes of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomba View Post
    All kids had odd stuff they won't be proud of mentioning years from now. When I was a kid I owned a Sega CD and a 32X. Both were huge wastes of money.
    True

    Since I was a child, my parents bought me my first PS1 and other consoles.

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    If they do, I've got an original CD case full of old games. Man, I hope they become vintage!

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    I don't think the CDs will have much value. CDs can be duplicated at home, but cartridges can't. Plus, CDs tend to degrade over time, even faster than cartridges I think so you might need to keep them in some kind of cold room for storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost_of_Crash View Post
    I remember wanting a CD-i as a kid. I wasn't a very bright child at all.
    Well at least you didn't get one. That thing was like $700 in the 90s and the only thing worth picking up was Zelda Adventure.

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    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    I don't think CDs vs. cartridges really mean diddly for collectability. What makes a game collectable isn't what its on, its why its collectable. It come to supply and demand and sometimes even if its something different (Bible Adventures and Custards Last Stand, the porn NES game, are highly prized because they were unlicensed and not many were made). If people want a certain original game and they didn't make many of it, it can become collectable and gets a higher price. Back in the days of NES, some games didn't get made in such a supply as they are now. A game like Battlefield or even The Last of Us won't most likely be collectable because of the fact millions are made. Maybe 50 years down the road when most copies are then lost, they might increase in value like a lot of NES games today.

    Dame6089 I think had it right. A lot of gamers are still in their 20s and early 30s. The nostalgia is just starting to set in on getting the games they got as a kid. Hell, I still find myself with a list of old games I liked but never owned personally and I'm willing to hunt them down, even if they aren't 99 cents or anything like that. I would gladly spend up to their original value or more to have them.

    Copying doesn't make it less collectable either. You can download any NES game on the internet, even the ones that fetch high prices for the cartridges. To use another example, I was watching Pawn Stars (I can't believe I watch it sometimes) the other day while I was eating. They had a spoon made by Paul Revere. Many copies were made but it didn't impact the value of the spoon. In fact it still fetched something like 40 grand retail even though there are thousands of copies of that spoon. Same example works for coins too. A lot of fakes but doesn't impact the value of the real thing.

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    Nintendo games like Mario 64 and Zelda 64 are too much money, a lot of Nintendo stuff is. Do I think PS games will get up there in price? Only time will tell

 

 

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