Updated: May 16, 2018
This is a more detailed description of my long term research on how Metal Jesus Affects the Retro prices. A brief, easier to follow discussion can be found on my YouTube video here.
If you are coming from my video, welcome! I hope this data can give you a better picture on how a YouTube creator with a large following can affect something so insignificant like retro prices.
I want to preface this data by saying I have the utmost respect for what Metal Jesus does to the retro community and I think this data can show the long term affects on pricing is minimal and falls more in line with inflation then the impact of the actual video.
The most recent video has shown that sales of slowed on the games listed. My theory is that eventually the prices will drop to be close to what they were before the video was posted.
Posted below is a break down of 24 videos sorted by year (2013 to 2018).
Game - in bold is the video title and the title of each game
Views on Video - how many views the video had at time of recording data
Console - what console the games are available on
Date Video released - the date the video went public (Patreon would have posted a couple days prior, however YouTube records the published date when the video is made public
Change after 1 month - The dollar amount change in price from the month the video was posted and 1 month after the video was published
% Change after 1 month - The percentage change in price from the month the video was posted and 1 month after the video was published
Change now vs Published - The dollar amount change in price from now and when the video was published
% Change Now Vs Published - The percentage change in price from from now and when the video was published
Issues with obtaining data -
1. The data isn’t 100% accurate. There was one big instance during my research where the price of Solider Blade for the Turbo Grafx 16 showed an increase of 822%. However that price has remained consistent for the past 3 years. So I threw that increase out.
2. Not all the data is available on price charting. Japanese games aren’t available so Metal Jesus’ Wonderswan video was not added to the data.
3. Price charting takes the months averages of a rolling month to determine pricing. I did correct for this by researching 24 videos over the past 5 years The data isn’t precise, but there’s a lot of it to consider what effects, if any Metal Jesus’ videos have on Retro Video game prices.
Overall the average change in price was $1.72
The highest change was 122 dollars and the lowest change was a drop of $30.
Here is the data for the 24 videos.