(posted: 5/21/2006 11:53:00 PM) Answer Courtesy of Darryl B.: Video game consoles fit into kind of a weird price niche, kind of like how age doesn't affect all antiques: old typewriters, in general, are worth next to nothing, since pretty much everyone has an old one in their attic or basement.
Old consoles pretty much fit into that category: Atari 2600s are worth next to nothing, as millions of them are still around, and the same goes for the older predecessor (sp?) of the Fairchild Channel F, minus millions of those consoles, since it wasn't a huge seller. There's just not much demand for them (even with their importance in video game history), and the same goes for the Microvision as well (considered a "joke" console by most gamers today, in general, although a lot of it's games were pretty good for only weighing in at 1K): not many gamers in general want one, even though they're not readily found in general. You could probably pick up a Microvision and it's entire catalog of games (if you could find anyone selling them) for under a hundred bucks; meanwhile, by itself, Digital Press lists them for $20 US, $25 for the Canadian model.