Nintendo consoles and games from decades past could fetch you thousands of dollars

Nostalgia isn’t just about memories — those old toys, albums, and even video games and consoles could be worth a lot of money, too.

Nintendo memorabilia and artifacts are now proving not only extremely popular, but in some cases extremely lucrative, with collectors shelling out thousands for certain games and consoles.

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John McClounan, avowed Nintendo super fan, has one of the largest collections of Nintendo memorabilia in Australia, worth over $100,000 and also hosts his own YouTube channel dedicated to his retro passion.

McClounan joined The morning show from his Adelaide home and explained how his obsession began.

“I guess I’ve played and collected Nintendo all my life, but about six years ago I decided to add a few things. I fell asleep and woke up the next day and had a collection Nintendo in my living room,” he said.

The avid collector explained why Nintendo is the most sought-after retro gaming brand and how much some of the items are worth.

“Nintendo is the most collectible thing compared to a PlayStation or an Xbox, having seen what the Super Mario Bros. 2 sold for ($121,000), that’s just crazy numbers compared to other things,” he revealed.

McClounan also revealed the most expensive item he currently owns in his extensive collection.

“My most prized possessions would have to be a few rare consoles, one specifically from the early 90s from Belgium, a Zelda: Ocarina of Time one and one Banjo-Kazooie one that is worth around $3,000 to $5,000,” he said.

With his house almost completely occupied in every room occupied by Nintendo memorabilia, McClounan explained that he has no plans to slow down buying all the latest products from the games company, as well as browsing the second-hand stores and garage sales. for all the hidden gems.

“Recently I went to an ops store and found some really rare Nintendo games worth a few hundred dollars and they had them there for $1 each and I couldn’t believe what I found, so it was really lucky not too long ago,” McClounan revealed.

Timothy C. Mayo