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Will all retro games stop being sold?

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Just because one major chain stops carrying them doesn't mean everywhere will. Places like Disc Replay and Half Price Books (if they're in your area) still buy and sell older game systems and GameStop still accepts them for credit through their website. There may be other local, boutique-type stores that carry older video games as well. Retro's not mainstream, but like vinyl it's still a very lucrative market in the right areas. :)

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As Areala mentioned, GameStop is re-embracing retro in limited fashion. And if it works out, they may expand their retro program further by adding retro inventory to their stores.

Either way, I don't think retro retail is going away anytime soon. It may become more and more obsolete thanks to the direction video gaming has taken lately - buying a used Steam key is as dumb as it sounds - but I think there's plenty of physical, usable media for new and old gamers alike. Prices will climb and generations will age but I expect retro gaming Mom & Pops will be around for quite a while.

We'll see. But in the meantime, retro game stores will continue even if GameStop decides retro isn't worth it.

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They will always be around, but collectors snatching them up will make them harder to find as time goes on. I know I wouldn't part with any of my games, and I am always scouring flea markets, yard sales, and pawn shops for games. I haven't bought online like I used to though, just due to prices online skyrocketing. But nothing can beat the fun of letting my son pick a random game from the wall and we load up and play. I am fortunate enough to started my retro game collecting on 2004, and have over 20 systems and 3000 games.

Still, I also have PC backups of my collection just in case of game failure due to age, and am slowly getting carts like the Everdrive for my systems so I have other options.

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They will always be around, but collectors snatching them up will make them harder to find as time goes on. I know I wouldn't part with any of my games, and I am always scouring flea markets, yard sales, and pawn shops for games. I haven't bought online like I used to though, just due to prices online skyrocketing. But nothing can beat the fun of letting my son pick a random game from the wall and we load up and play. I am fortunate enough to started my retro game collecting on 2004, and have over 20 systems and 3000 games.

Still, I also have PC backups of my collection just in case of game failure due to age, and am slowly getting carts like the Everdrive for my systems so I have other options.

Much like magazines. I've been selling off my games while the selling is good. When a suitable replacement like an everdrive comes along. Sold off all but my most treasured Genesis games. Sold all the 2600 games. Sold all my Nintendo 64">N64 games except the Rare games. When I get my USB gdrom card I'll probrably be selling off my Dreamcast games as well.

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I've also pondered that question. Heck eventually cd based consoles components will die out. You'd have to hack your system and change the components to except flash carts or you'd have to buy clones like retron to get that Retro feel.

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So long as corporate-sanctioned emulation is a thing, classic game software will be sold forever, in cycles.

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Nothing beats a yard sale/ flee market find.

Got a CIB Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout for 4.99 last week at Salvation Army.

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Retro will never die. The games still remain fun 20-30 even 40 years later. As long as new generation of gamers are introduced or even aware of games from the past, and as long as the internet shows love for retro, which they do, it will forever be played.

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My children are 10, 5, and almost 2. My oldest loves the original Pokemon games and my middle child is just now starting to play some limited games. They actually prefer the older games because, according to them, they are just more fun. I think that's something retro games have going for them, they really are fun.

As such, I don't see them going away anytime soon.

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My children are 10, 5, and almost 2. My oldest loves the original Pokemon games and my middle child is just now starting to play some limited games. They actually prefer the older games because, according to them, they are just more fun. I think that's something retro games have going for them, they really are fun.

As such, I don't see them going away anytime soon.

As do my kids. They love the older games, it may doesn't have all the nifty graphics but the gameplay and hearts put on the story still somehow clicked with the younger generations.

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Of course, just at the flea market last week I still see Atrai 2600 stuff.

I'm a sega genesis guy, so to me theres nothing better than playing the actual sega genesis.

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I think that retro games will continue to be sold until they all don't work anymore and even then with emulation these games will still live on.

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I think the retro gaming market is not as big as the mainstream/current market. I do hope it survives though

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At some point in the future it will end because a. collectors will hoard all the carts/cds/etc. and b. the physical media will eventually degrade from age (but that's going to be a LOOOOOOOOONG TIME!).

It won't matter though because younger generations will be able to play the games via company-sanctioned emulation (Virtual Console).

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Yes, they will eventually all be held or destroyed a market for them will cease to exist.  Probably they will be reinvented to exist in new internet-ie ways.

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While GameStop will stop selling older games, stores like GameOver and Replay Games (houston locals) sell games from all consoles going back to atari. I have spent hundreds of dollars at these stores

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