PriceCharting Index: Average video game Price
The PriceCharting Index show the average price of all licensed, commercially released, vintage games.
The console specific indexes limit the data to a particular console. See console specific pages in menu for those indexes.
PriceCharting Vintage video game Index
The PriceCharting Index is an indication of overall vintage video game market. Are vintage video games getting more or less expensive over time?
How Is the Index Calculated?
The PriceCharting Index is calculated on a monthly basis using the average price of every licensed, commercially released, vintage video game.
The vintage index includes these consoles:
- Super Nintendo
- Nintendo 64
- Gameboy Color
- Gameboy Advance
- Sega Master System
- Sega Genesis
- Sega Saturn
- Sega Dreamcast
- Sega CD
- Sega 32X
- Atari 2600
Console specific indexes only include games released for that particular console. With the same limitations listed below that apply to all indexes.
Variants are not included. For example, Player's Choice, Not for Resale, or Greatest Hits versions.
Games like Nintendo World Championships are not included because they were not commercially sold.
Games like Super Noah's Ark 3D are not included because they were not licensed by the console manufacturer.
The Index does not include systems, accessories, or controllers.
New consoles are never added in order to see a trend over time. Even if we start tracking prices for vintage console we didn't track before or a console is old enough that some people might consider it vintage now we will still not include them in the Vintage Game Index.
Charts Are Interactive
Each chart of the PriceCharting Index is interactive. Use your mouse to hover over the chart and see exact prices and dates along the index.