Flappy Bird has been removed from the App Store and already phones with it installed are selling on eBay for greatly inflated prices. Whether or not this will become a trend I don't know and it's not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is the idea of a rare digital game.
Think about this, a game released on Wii in Japan only, or in small print numbers globally, like Xenoblade Chronicles, is rare and worth a lot of money. If that same game had been released on Steam as a download print runs would be irrelevant and it would be widely available. So can a digital game be rare?
Will this Flappy Bird craze create a generation of rare iPhones? Will the digital age of gaming rid us of rare games?
I don't know, this is just a quick thought I wanted to share because it struck me as being an interesting idea.