Highest Bidder Backs Out as Ultra-Rare Console Fails to Find a Buyer

About a month ago, renewed interest in the "Sega Pluto"—a prototype console that was more or less an online-enabled Sega Saturn—led one guy to rummage through his closet and find he was in possession of one of two surviving units. He put it up for bid, but a second auction has ended without his reserve price being met. »5/11/13 4:00pm5/11/13 4:00pm

Woman Buys Old Nintendo Game For $7.99. Turns Out It's Worth $15,000.

It's the archetypal jackpot story of flea markets, pawn shops and antiques roadshows. Someone pays a few dollars for a long-forgotten box at a swap meet and then discovers they have a five-figure rarity on their hands. That describes a North Carolina woman today, who purchased one of the rarest video games ever sold… »4/16/13 4:07pm4/16/13 4:07pm

After 74 Emails, 27 Months and Six Phone Calls, a Sack of Cash Buys One of the Rarest Nintendo Cartridges

Three years ago, J.J. Hendricks (above, left) of Denver paid $17,500 for a rare Nintendo cartridgeNintendo World Championships, one of about 26 copies of a game for a promotional tournament more than 20 years old. About a year later, he opened negotiations to buy a cartridge even more rare. »7/18/12 9:30pm7/18/12 9:30pm

Rare Game Pulling Five-Figure Bids, with Some Proceeds Going to Japan Relief

It's well settled that Stadium Events is, if not the rarest video game on the collectible market, is certainly the rarest of any retail release. A year after a sealed copy of the NES game set a record for the most ever paid for a single game, another verified, factory-sealed copy is seeking to dethrone it. »3/17/11 11:30pm3/17/11 11:30pm