Saw HCG post this YT video on collecting, which reminded me of this thread, and we once saw gJones mention how much my PS1 setup in 2020 would be worth in 2021.
Looking back on all of mine
PS3 cost me £100 in 2019, now it is £122.50 from CEX meaning it's gone up £22.50 in four years
PS1 cost me £95 in 2020, now it is £151 from CEX meaning it's gone up £56 in three years
Xbox 360 cost me £165 in 2021, now it is £172.50 from CEX meaning it's gone up £7.50 in two years
Even though game prices have gone up, I think this can still be done for the original £100 budget.
Though, let's have some fun & pretend I bought PS3 for £100
sold PS3 for £122.50
bought PS1 for £95
sold for £151
bought 360 for £165
sold for £172.50
I would now have £186 to spend, which I'm going to buy
A 3DS XL for £120, I've gone for 3DS XL as I like bigger screen over the 2DS & 3DS even if you can get them from £60 and if I was getting a replacement in real life I'd get a New 2DS XL
Super Street Fighter IV £6, great fighter and people are still playing online
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed £6, good kart racer
Super Mario 3D Land £10, top quality platformer
Pokémon Sun £18, got to have a Pokémon game
Monster Hunter Generations £10, the newest one on 3DS meaning I hope it's still active online
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. £12, I've never played an M&L game
Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars £3, I'm sure some of you have said it's good
FIFA 12 £1, I had a £1 left
I picked the 3DS as it's a system I've recently been picking up games for myself whilst still reasonable, though seen the likes of FE Awakening go from £28 (what I paid) to £40 (what I saw in ToH discord) in a short few months, that I can see games going up for it.