Video Games Roundup – Nov 24, 2021

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Video Games in 2021

It feels like video games are trying to figure out what they’re all about right now, and the asset class is maturing as a result. Gone are the heady days of summer 2021 when everything was mooning, and now investors are starting to separate the blue chips from the rest.

Last week’s performance

Fractional secondary markets

The whole asset class was boosted by a copy of SMB 3 on Otis, which holds a disproportionate share of the index on a market cap weighted basis. Overall, though, it was a positive week for games.

It’s noteworthy that older systems (and therefore games) are outperforming their more modern counterparts. While population figures for NES and Gameboy are more or less known, no one really knows how many Playstation games might on a hidden pallet somewhere.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally. The “All Video Games” number is higher than you’d expect because it’s done on a market cap basis whereas the individual assets are on a share-weighted basis.

This Week

New IPOs

Rally has over $800k worth of video games in the queue, and one is dropping this week.

Mortal Kombat 1993 SNES WATA 9.8 A+

  • Market Cap: $90k
  • Inferred Value: $72k
  • Platform: Rally
  • Date: 11/23/2021
  • Recommendation: [Insiders Only]

Secondary markets

No new assets trading this week as Rally prepares for real-time trading (RTT), but there are a couple of games to like on Otis.

Nintendo World Championship NES WATA 8.5

  • Market Cap: $293k
  • Inferred Value: $550k

Pokemon Yellow: Pikachu Edition, Gameboy, 9.8, A+ Wata

  • Market Cap: $59k
  • Inferred Value: $85k

*Disclosure, I plan to buy shares of NWC

At Auction

The 8 to 64-bit Video Games Showcase Auction running at Heritage through December 9th showcases some intriguing lots that will help determine where the market is going right now. There are some notable black box NES games as well as a nice version of the SNES Super Mario World. We’re tracking the fifteen most instructive lots in our auction tracker.

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Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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