WATA Announces Video Game Soundtrack Grading


WATA is pleased to announce that now you’ll be able to submit all of your favorite video game soundtrack CD’s for grading! Music is a core part of what makes video games so memorable and what better way to show our appreciation for these works of art than to collect and preserve these timeless tracks. 


“As a collector of music myself, I’m thrilled to be able to help bring this new offering to WATA. We’ve worked tirelessly to build out our database and be able to ensure we are offering the best variant identification, authentication and grading to soundtracks. Much like with video games, prints/pressings, condition rarity, and overall rarity are very much prevalent in soundtracks. With music becoming an up-and-coming category in the collectibles space, I’m ecstatic to be breaking ground with video game soundtracks” – Dan Gomez – WATA Head of Research & Authentication


What can you submit?

  • Video game soundtracks: Any soundtracks directly linked to video games. 
    • This includes soundtracks from all regions (USA, Japan, Europe etc..)
  • Movie soundtracks: Soundtracks that closely relate to video games.
    • Examples include but are not limited to ‘Super Mario Bros: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’, ‘Pokemon: The First Movie’, and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog – Music from the Motion Picture’.
  • Standard sized jewel case, double jewel case, standard sleeve, gatefold sleeve, and certain Digi-Paks.


What can’t you submit? 

  • Cassettes
  • Vinyl records
  • Oversized non-standard packaged CD’s (i.e. Blister packs, longboxes)


How to submit: 

  1. Go to https://www.watagames.com/submit-game/step-one to begin your submission
  2. Select ‘Soundtrack’ from the platform drop-down 
  3. Enter the name of the soundtrack you wish to submit. If you don’t see your soundtrack populate, select ‘Placeholder soundtrack’


For questions please contact customer service at [email protected].