Why are gamecube games so expensive?

I never owned the consol. I always had the PlayStation and Xbox systems. Recently I got a nintendo switch and an urge to play older games such as gamecube and n64. I know the wii is compatible with gamecube games so I don't know why the system and games itself are expensive. I'm a college student so... show more I never owned the consol. I always had the PlayStation and Xbox systems. Recently I got a nintendo switch and an urge to play older games such as gamecube and n64. I know the wii is compatible with gamecube games so I don't know why the system and games itself are expensive. I'm a college student so don't have much money to spare but wonder if it's worth getting those gamecube games suchc as Zelda or Mario games at those prices.
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