Game price soaring during the pandemic!!!

Trung Tran, Student

Over the last 2 years, price of retro games have been sky-rocketing to the point that has never been seen before. Usually there’s a time period before the game starts to rise in price, which is 10~15 years.

There’s a reason behind that time period, most gamers start gaming in their elementary or middle school years, after 10~15 years, those young gamers will grow up, go to college, get a job, and therefore will have disposable income. They will buy the game they grew up with to relive their childhood and younger days, and that drives the price up.

But that’s not the case during the last 2 years, with the pandemic going around, people have to stay at home and have more free time. What do you do when you’re stuck at home with nothing to do? Play video game.

According to Polygon, console digital sale has reached a record that has never been seen before. The pandemic not only has an impact on retro games, but also drives up the sale of digital game. Needless to say, despite the pandemic affecting other industry, the gaming industry is thriving while others like movies, music, sport struggle to survive.