Almost everything’s online nowadays, or at least has a component that requires or improved by an internet connection, including video games. Aside from online games, gaming platforms and consoles now require you to have an account as well.
Which Game Accounts Can Be Bought
The availability of game accounts depends on two things: tradability of a game account, and the sufficient popularity of a particular game. Because while most game account login details are transferrable, some are not. At the same time, not all games that have transferrable login details are worth trading. If a particular game has too few players, it will not be picked up by sites and those selling game accounts.
How Do Gamers Sell Game Accounts?
The main reason that gamers decide to sell game accounts is to make money. It is, however, not enough to sell. They put a lot of effort into finding out what sells well so that they can optimize their profit margins.
The most commonly sold game account is the endgame competitive game account, as most players that buy game accounts do so to save themselves the time and effort needed in grinding until the endgame. It’s also why they’re priced depending on the level of character/s, rarity and viability of equipped gear and that in its inventory, other rare cosmetic items, the number of in-game currency.
And often times pricier but less commonly sold–both because of less demand and greater rarity–would be accounts that have premium items, as well as exclusive items from events and past content that have been discontinued. Most of these items are cosmetic items such as skins and mounts. For these accounts, it’s those things that drive up the price.
If a seller has an account or even accounts that are both competitive and have premium and exclusive items, they’ll be able to make even more profit, as they are hard to come by and therefore more expensive.
When selling accounts, another popular type of account is smurf accounts. These are used by players that are already in the endgame or have high rankings, but would like to play with lower-level players. While they can make their own accounts, smurf accounts have certain qualities that they are looking for and can’t be found from a freshly made starter account.
How Sellers Set the Price
For sellers, selling game accounts is not just an opportunity to make money, as well as a way to help out other players that want to skip the grind. However, it will always be a profit-driven endeavor. Thus, sellers have the freedom to sell accounts for games at whatever price they deem fit. Nevertheless, it is recommended that they follow community-accepted norms when it comes to setting game account prices.
This means that if sellers want to sell their accounts at a higher price, the best way to do so would be to increase its value based on the previously mentioned criteria rather than simply raising its price.