Are retro video games a good investment?
I'm pretty sure your parents fed you that line about how much their sports cards would have been worth if they hadn't thrown them out. I can relate to that story. There are plenty of days I wince thinking about what a bad idea it was to take all those Masters of the Universe toys out of their original packaging. If only 8-year-old me had been thinking more about long-term investments, I could have retired early on my He-Man fortune! Hindsight is always 20/20...
But, there's also a reason why I opened up those action figures in the first place. And, it wasn't to get rich. No, of course not! 8-year-old me wanted to have fun! That's exactly what I did, and my childhood was all the better for it.
So, are video games a good investment? Absolutely! Did you have fun playing Mario? Than it was worth investing your time. Do you still think about Zelda fondly all these years later? Then it was a fantastic investment in your happiness. You cannot go through life thinking of all entertainment as a financial commodity. There's so much more that can be gained than mere money.
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