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A Sacramento Retro Game Store Reveals Why Retro Games Are Exploding in Popularity Post-Pandemic

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A Sacramento Retro Game Store Reveals Why Retro Games Are Exploding in Popularity Post-Pandemic

October 20
10:36 2022

Fair Game Retro has been selling retro video games and accessories to casual gamers and collectors in the Greater Sacramento area for over 20 years. And in recent years, they’ve been selling games across the country through their new website.

It’s no secret that people were looking for ways to occupy their time during the pandemic. With so many people stuck at home, there’s been a resurgence in popularity for all things nostalgic – including retro video games. The team at Fair Game Retro has seen a significant increase in demand for their products, both in-store and online.

There are a few reasons for the uptick in the popularity of retro games. First, people are looking for ways to connect with friends and family who live far away. Playing classic video games together is a great way to bond.

Playing video games was a big part of childhood for those who grew up in the 80s and 90s. And while some may have moved on to newer systems, there’s something special about returning and playing the classics.

In 2022, post-pandemic era, playing retro video games has continued to grow in popularity, and with good reason.

Fair Game Retro owner Terry Watts told us, “Think back to the days of your youth. The countless hours spent guiding Link through Hyrule to save Princess Zelda or your quest to save Princess Toadstool in the Mushroom Kingdom. Life was a bit more carefree back then, a bit more fun, and games like the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers helped make it so. The days of 8 bit graphics and simple but enjoyable gameplay have been replaced with modern games that showcase photo-realistic graphics and exhaustively complicated systems. Rarely are these games called ‘fun.’ At Fair Game, we remember the enjoyment that retro games can bring and give you the opportunity to re-live those days and share them with others. At Fair Game, we bring back the fun.”

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was one of the most popular consoles of the 80s and early 90s. Games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong were some of the most popular games of all time.

However, Fair Game Retro understands that it’s not just about the Nintendo consoles and its retro games. Many people also have fond memories of playing Sonic on the Sega Dreamcast. Playing Playstation 1 for the first time. The list goes on.

If you’re not in Northern California, you can visit Fair Game Retro’s website to browse their collections.

And if you’re looking for a retro game store in Sacramento, Fair Game Retro has excellent collections of retro consoles, accessories, and games you can browse at their store location. You can visit Fair Game Retro’s storefront at 8214 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608. For more information, call 916-944-4263 or visit their website.

Media Contact
Company Name: Fair Game Retro Video Games
Contact Person: Terry Watts
Phone: 916-944-4263
Address:8214 Fair Oaks Blvd
City: Carmichael
State: CA 95608
Country: United States
Website: https://fairgameretro.com/