In a world before Steam sales, Humble Bundles, and BitTorrent there was a real chance that you could never get your hands on a game you wanted. As the collector's market grew, some games were revered more for their rarity than their gameplay as those with the cash could afford to make their archives ever moreso "complete" than everyone elses. As a result the auction price of many mythically rare cartridges has been rising steadily over the years.


This infographic published by showcases the priciest pieces of plastic in gaming history: