Why so expensive?

griff3125

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Just curious, why are Nuon games and controllers so expensive?
The prices seem to have skyrocketed over the past year or so.
Currently there is an unopened Iron Soldier 3 on eBay for $1500!
Controllers seem to sell for an average of $250.
The going rate for Tempest always seems to be $80-$90
While the systems themselves seem fairly cheap, $50-100.

What's the deal? Did the Nuon become a cult sensation or something?
I mean there were people here giving away Nuon stuff and boxes of controllers
years back, now it's all going for insane prices, what happened?
 

Beefman

Active Member
There is just a huge boom in collecting retro, rare, and obscure videogame hardware. Partly fueled by the boom in retro related Youtubers.

That and Tempest!
 
Iron Soldier 3 was recalled within a couple of weeks of it's release and that is very likely the only unopened copy of it.
$1000+ sounds about right, it's definitely in NeoGeo territory in terms of rarity & collectability. It deserves to end up in a millionaire's private museum.
It wouldn't surprise me if Tempest 3000 eventually hits stratospheric levels as well since it is this system's killer app that was never ported to anywhere else.
 
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