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Sealed Vintage Video Games Uncovered in Nebraska Storage Facility

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The video game collectors scene can get pretty intense at times. Video game cartridges and discs from previous console generations, assuming they’re still in their boxes and in pristine condition, can fetch thousands of dollars at auction. Of course, there are only so many copies in circulation, so once someone finds one, the price is set and it starts changing hands. However, one lucky group of game resellers in Nebraska managed to uncover a mother load of pristine software.

Gameroom, a video game hardware and software reselling company based out of Nebraska, received word that an incredible discovery had been made at a local storage facility. When they went to check it out, they found the abandoned inventory of a local game retailer that went out of business in the mid-90s. Their storage unit was packed with boxes full of pristine, boxed copies of SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, 3DO, and Sega CD games. There were also a lot of unsold copies of assorted shovelware sports games, but that’s to be expected.

Some of the most valuable finds amongst the piles were boxed copies of SNES games Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy III and Teenage Mutant Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, all three of which are valued over $1,000 on collector’s markets. Gameroom will be spending the next while individually cataloguing and preserving the games, and will be releasing an estimate of the find’s total value when they’re finished, though it’s expected to be quite a pretty penny.


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