Nostalgia drives appetite for retro video games

- The retro video game trend continues to thrive in the United States. For many millennials, the reason behind it is simple: childhood memories.

Friends Adam Irlander and Russell Boyle made the trip from New Jersey Tuesday night to sell some of their old video games at J & L Game in Manhattan. While they had some retro pieces in the mix, for the most part, they're keeping those games and consoles near and dear. Adam said he still has his Nintendo DS, the original Gameboy, and other systems.

For gamers, there is nothing quite like the old school, vintage stuff. After all, nothing beats nostalgia. Last holiday season, we saw the Super Nintendo Classic Edition flying off the shelves.

Nintendo was not alone in making a return. Sega Genesis consoles, for example, have also re-appeared. And now the Atari, which brought arcade classics like Pac-Man and Space Invaders into the home, is looking to make a comeback.

The rebooted Atari system will begin taking pre-orders Wednesday. Like the Nintendo reboots, you can expect a more modern version of the classic 1970s video game system. And with that, Atari's old rival Intellivision is also re-emerging.

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