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Investing in Video Games

Video games have become a fairly big business, take a look at how some video games can turn into big investments.
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By Susan Barnes
Updated on: November 11th, 2022

kids playing video game Over the past couple of weeks two of the most popular videos games of the past decade came out, Call of Duty: lack Ops 2 and Halo 4. In just a matter of days the Nintendo Wii U will also be available for players to fawn over. Video games have become a fairly big business and if you’re a gamer you want to full enjoy the experience by buying all the gadgets, limited editions, and video game extras you can get our hands on.

Just this month Halo 4 raked in over $220 million upon its launch, Black Ops 2 made more than double that amount within 24 hours of its release. Yes, a video game took in more than $500 million dollars within a day. If you’re a gamer you might want to think twice about what you do with your video games once you’ve beat every level and earned every bonus. Take a look at how some video games can turn into big investments.

Halo Triple Pack – While everyone focuses on the latest release, many while stow away their older versions of the game. If you happened to buy the triple pack you could be looking at getting nearly $150 for it.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence: Limited Edition – Created for the Play Station 2 this limited edition game came out in 2006. Used version sell for about $100 but if you kept yours in new condition you get sell it for up to $500.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Released on the original Playstation this tactical role-playing game (RPG) is more than a decade old. You’d think with everyone clamoring for new games that older games wouldn’t be worth much, but a new version of this popular game could be worth up to $300.

Steel Battalion – The Xbox came with a unique 40-button controller when it was released ten years ago. Although not many sold due to its initial steep price tag, nowadays gamers are willing to pay close to $700 for anyone who has an unused version. Even used versions will sell for their original asking price.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning — Collector’s Edition – Another collector’s edition game, this RPG set came with signed lithographs, a small statue, and other limited goods. Here were only 700 of these bundles created which is why now one that is in very good condition could cost nearly $1,000.

If you happen to be standing in line for the latest video games this Black Friday or any other release date just remember that this could help you invest in your future.