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Topic   What are your most valuable games?

Dr_Spaceman
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27-Mar(#1)
With the PS Store closing on legacy hardware, it got me thinking about what games I need to buy before they become impossible to get for reasonable prices again. This got me going down a rabbit hole and started checking what games I already own and what their selling price is and some shocked me. I used recent ebay sold listing to determine what people are willing to spend on these games. As a modern gamer, I dont have any vintage games that are stupid pricy, but a few of mine are definitely worth a couple pennies

#1. Shantae and the Pirates Curse (Switch) - ~$250-$290
#. Pokemon HeartGold (DS) ~$175
#3. Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) ~$130-$140
#4. Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii) ~$100
#5. Persona 4 Golden (Vita) ~$100
#6. Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (Wii) ~$95
#7. Celeste (Switch) ~$90
#8. Jak and Daxter Collection (Vita) ~$90
#9. Amazing Spider-Man (Vita) - ~$70-$75
#10. Pokemon Diamond (DS) ~$75

Honorable mentions that didnt make my top10 most valuable, but definitely games worth more than I thought they'd be

The Simpsons Game (360) ~$45-$50
Ratchet and Clank Collection (PS3) ~$50-$60
Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) ~$50-$60
Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty (PS3 physical) ~$40-$60

These are just some of the games I own that i bothered to price check. What are some of your games worth?



Cevil
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* 27-Mar(#2)
I don't have anything too insane either. My most expensive game is Pokemon Emerald (CIB) very good condition which is insane at like $400+ today. I actually kept all my gameboy advance boxes from when I bought them originally and shoved them in a closet. Imagine the shock on my face when I re-discovered them about 2 years ago. I say shocked because I threw out all the other boxes for games I had but for whatever reason I kept my GBA boxes.

Also have:
Pokemon Fire Red CIB
Pokemon Leaf Green CIB
Fire Emblem Sacred Stones CIB
Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI Advance CIB
Pokemon Platinum CIB
Xenosaga 3 PS2 CIB
BloodPuppetX
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27-Mar(#3)
I don't currently own any games that are really too valuable. Just some Switch games hovering around the $100 mark or higher. (Some of which could easily come down with a reprint.) I just get surprised sometimes when I look at the current value of some games I used to own, such as Solatorobo on DS. (And a lot of other DS games that have really shot up in price.)

I don't regret selling/trading off my older games though. I'm more upset that I didn't jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon sooner lol.
Kommie
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* 27-Mar(#4)
Nothing too crazy.

Koudelka --- $180+

Shadow Hearts $120+

Trails of Cold Steel 2 $100+ I think

Ys: Memories Of Celceta Silver Anniversary Edition - Sealed $90+

Shadow Hearts Covenant $80+

Breath of Fire 3 - - - $65+

Just looked at the average price on VGPC

jdwooley14
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27-Mar(#5)
Pokemon white 2 cart, its going for around $140+ now and persona 4 golden

Dr_Spaceman
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27-Mar(#6)
jdwooley14 wrote:
> Pokemon white 2 cart, its going for around $140+ now and persona 4 golden
>
>

I pisses me off I had a cib copy of White 2 that I sold off. I still have the original case though for some reason. If anyone needs it, hit me up. Doesnt hold much value to me, so if you want an official case/artwork, I'd let it go for cheap

jdwooley14
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27-Mar(#7)
oh alright, ill send a pm

Dr_Spaceman
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27-Mar(#8)
replied

Porksta
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* 27-Mar(#9)
Some of the highlights off the top of my head:

Sin & Punishment CIB (N64)
Stubbs the Zombie (Xbox)
Steel Battalion (Xbox)
Haunting Ground (PS2)
Xenosaga Trilogy (PS2)
All the RE games except Code: Veronica (GC)
Wario Land and Mario Clash CIB (VB)
Die Hard Arcade (Sat)

BloodPuppetX
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27-Mar(#10)
Looks like Breath of the Wild is more expensive than any of our rare crap:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Legend-of-Zelda-Breat...

Lol
Porksta
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27-Mar(#11)
Wait, I just finished reading the OP. The Simpsons Game has value? Damn.

Lunar
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27-Mar(#12)
Been organizing recently so still fresh off the top of my head:

Sega Saturn Panzer Dragoon Saga
Sega Saturn Albert Odyssey
Sega Saturn Dragon Force
Sega Saturn Sega Ages
Sega 32X Kolibri
Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix
Sega CD Lunar 1 and 2
Sega CD Final Fight CD
Super Nintendo Chrono Trigger
Super Nintendo Final Fantasy III

These are probably my top.


BloodPuppetX
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27-Mar(#13)
I used to play Final Fight CD with my cousin. We played Bouncers a lot, too. No clue what happened to all those Sega CD games I had in the 90s.
MrBean
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27-Mar(#14)
Sealed black label FF7 with misprint and Panzer Dragoon Saga I think. I honestly haven't looked at prices on most of my stuff in ages... No clue what stuff is worth these days.
Foxhack
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27-Mar(#15)
Probably Final Fantasy III CIB. I'm never gonna get rid of that.
Gypsy
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27-Mar(#16)
Not totally sure since I log my collection on GVN which is pretty unreliable and I don't want to randomly look games up. Suikoden II seems the mostly likely for the top spot. Had a bunch of the now pricey Pokemon games over the years but never liked them enough to keep them. SoulSilver/Heartgold was probably my favorite of those.
Frank
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* 27-Mar(#17)
I'd have to go through and check, but off the top of my head, one of my most expensive games would have to be my complete copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day. Looks to be fetching anywhere between $200-$300 on eBay as of late.
Damian254
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27-Mar(#18)
Off the top of my head, my top 5 would be my CIB copy of Fire Emblem Path of Radiance, my CIB soundtrack version of Solatorobo, my CIB copy of Pokemon Platinum, and my loose copies of Suikoden II and Chrono Trigger. Funny enough ... I know I have not even tried out Solatorobo or Suikoden II.
Dr_Spaceman
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27-Mar(#19)
Holy Lord! I was just checking some of my other games and Spider-Man Web of Shadows on PS3 is auctioning on ebay for $80+. PS3 games are gonna start getting pricey

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
27-Mar(#20)
I'm pretty confident my most valuable game is Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (loose--$185). But not far behind is Chibi-Robo! Plug into Adventure! (in box without manual). That thing's price is going crazy right now! I'd wager mine's worth ~$180.

I've also got 3D Tetris (loose--$110), Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (CIB--$88), and various main-series CIB Pokemon DS games. I've also been gradually assembling Pandora's Tower Limited Edition with an American disc at its heart, so I'd place its value around $100 once it's finished. Honorable mention goes to the loose Fossil Fighters: Champions game I bought on a whim in 2017, which somehow went from $8 to over $60.

I also own Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., and we know what'll happen to those soon.
Dr_Spaceman
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27-Mar(#21)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I also own Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., and we know
> what'll happen to those soon.

I'm excited to see whats gonna happen with Vita games. I'm a big vita collector afterall. P4G is a good example of how game values rollercoaster. When the Vita was still supported, the game was like $20 at stores. Few years later it shoots up to $65-70. Then the game launches on PC and the value drops to like $40-45. Legacy PS Stores are gonna shut down - it shoots back up to $100.

the constant up, down, up, down of that game is gonna make me puke

SupremeSarna
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27-Mar(#22)
@Dr_Spaceman Guess I won't be successfully trading for that any time soon.
Frank
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27-Mar(#23)
Yeah so far it seems to be a tie between my complete copies of Conker's Bad Fur Day and Super Smash Bros 64. $200-$300 range. Nothing else I've checked so far comes close. There's some worth $100 or so, but it's just going to be more CIB N64 games.

Slickriven
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27-Mar(#24)
I'm not sure exactly what they're worth but I've got some that I going to guess are worth some but not crazy $$
Xenogears - got a sealed and non-sealed copy
FF7 - got a sealed GH and an opened/complete normal version
Time Crisis - sealed (might be a reseal from GameStop) with GunCon
Time Crisis 3 - complete with GunCon2
Vampire Night - complete with GunCon2
Panzer Dragoon 1&2 - both complete

MrBean
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* 27-Mar(#25)
I'm still really bummed I sold my Steel Batallion, mint in box, many years ago. Along with Dragon Force, Guardian Heroes, Suikdoen 1 and 2 ... All to build a stupid f'ing computer that's prob worth $5 now.
MrBean
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27-Mar(#26)
Also, I just remembered... I paid $60 for a sealed Final Fantasy 1 way back when... Then returned it, because it was a Canadian version. Mother f'er!
dunno001
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27-Mar(#27)
I don't want to know, and I haven't really checked values of my games in quite a while. Last I knew of, one of my VB games is the most expensive, capable of clearing $1000. I want to say I saw a post stating that Panzer Dragoon Saga is getting up there too? I do know there are enough that a game at "only" $100 would not make my top 20...
Slickriven
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27-Mar(#28)
dunno001 wrote:
> I don't want to know, and I haven't really checked values of my games in quite a
> while. Last I knew of, one of my VB games is the most expensive, capable of clearing
> $1000. I want to say I saw a post stating that Panzer Dragoon Saga is getting up
> there too? I do know there are enough that a game at "only" $100 would not make my
> top 20...

I checked eBay for my 2 Panzer titles and noticed that Saga was seeking $1k, might not be getting that much, but 1 listing I saw was $1k.

lightslime
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27-Mar(#29)
My ultra rare Espańol edition of lost odyssey

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324495292766
dunno001
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* 27-Mar(#30)
Slickriven wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> I don't want to know, and I haven't really checked values of my games in quite
> a
>> while. Last I knew of, one of my VB games is the most expensive, capable of clearing
>> $1000. I want to say I saw a post stating that Panzer Dragoon Saga is getting
> up
>> there too? I do know there are enough that a game at "only" $100 would not make
> my
>> top 20...
>
> I checked eBay for my 2 Panzer titles and noticed that Saga was seeking $1k, might
> not be getting that much, but 1 listing I saw was $1k.

This is getting scarier as I look. No sold records for the expensive VB games exist. Virtual Bowling has no listings at all (it was the $1000 game), Virtual Lab has 2 Japanese sellers starting at $1800, SD Gundam is pushing $1000, and even Jack Bros US cart only is averaging $460 sold. Even my CIB Rule of Rose is about $650; I remember picking that up used for $30. Breach & Clear on Vita hasn't really moved much, at least... looks like Ar Nosurge may pass it...
thenadz
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28-Mar(#31)
Sealed copy of Ys VIII Collectors edition for PS Vita for me is probably my most valuable game. Vita gen was when I really got into collecting games.

Others:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna Switch (this really shot up in value for some reason)
All Trails of Cold Steel PS4 games
Silent Hill 2 greatest hits PS2
Clock Tower 3 PS2

Jealous of everyone who has a copy of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
EB
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28-Mar(#32)
Dr_Spaceman wrote:
> Holy Lord! I was just checking some of my other games and Spider-Man Web of Shadows
> on PS3 is auctioning on ebay for $80+. PS3 games are gonna start getting pricey

Web of Shadows was one of the Spidey games removed on all digital storefronts a few years back, so I'm sure that affects it too.
FinalFantasyForever
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* 28-Mar(#33)
My top 11 are:

--Panzer Dragoon Saga
--Magic Knight Rayearth
--Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Edition (Sealed)
--Cubivore
--Pokemon Heartgold (Sealed/Pokewalker version)
--Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (Sealed)
--Shining Force CD
--Ninja Five 0 (Cart only)
--Suikoden II
--Lunacy

**--Panzer Dragoon Mini (Cart only)--no real sales data on Cart only.
Gypsy
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28-Mar(#34)
dunno001 wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> dunno001 wrote:
> |>> I don't want to know, and I haven't really checked values of my games in quite
>> a
> |>> while. Last I knew of, one of my VB games is the most expensive, capable of clearing
> |>> $1000. I want to say I saw a post stating that Panzer Dragoon Saga is getting
>> up
> |>> there too? I do know there are enough that a game at "only" $100 would not make
>> my
> |>> top 20...
>>
>> I checked eBay for my 2 Panzer titles and noticed that Saga was seeking $1k, might
>> not be getting that much, but 1 listing I saw was $1k.
>
> This is getting scarier as I look. No sold records for the expensive VB games exist.
> Virtual Bowling has no listings at all (it was the $1000 game), Virtual Lab has 2
> Japanese sellers starting at $1800, SD Gundam is pushing $1000, and even Jack Bros
> US cart only is averaging $460 sold. Even my CIB Rule of Rose is about $650; I remember
> picking that up used for $30. Breach & Clear on Vita hasn't really moved much, at
> least... looks like Ar Nosurge may pass it...

I always sell games too soon.

Now anime, that I never sell unless I've got extras or a better release is coming. Managed to sell Megazone 23 DVDs to basically cover the upcoming blu ray...
benstylus
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28-Mar(#35)
If I bought games as investments, then I'd probably look at some of my old trades on here and kick myself for letting something go when I did.

The funny thing is, I have actually let go of some expensive games soon after they became available digitally. Most recent was probably Castlevania Bloodlines. My favorite game in the franchise. Don't need a cart of that anymore since it's on the gennymini.
Lunar
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* 28-Mar(#36)
Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.



benstylus
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28-Mar(#37)
Lunar wrote:
> Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.
>

Ugh. How do you not alphabetize?
Lunar
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* 28-Mar(#38)
benstylus wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.
>>
>
> Ugh. How do you not alphabetize?

Let me tell you.

First, the hangtabs are in different size plastic case, so they hang together.

Second, when alphabetized, colors are awful(black/red mixed)

Third, since I'm not running for a fullset, alphabetizing is not really needed.

Lastly, these are not their final place as my collection organization is still ongoing.

That pic was taken last week maybe, and they are most likely in a completely different place now.


benstylus
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28-Mar(#39)
Lunar wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.
> |>>
>>
>> Ugh. How do you not alphabetize?
>
> Let me tell you.
>
> First, the hangtabs are in different size plastic case, so they hang together.

Easy fix for that...

http://www.whipassgaming.com/genesisreviews/massac...

> Second, when alphabetized, colors are awful(black/red mixed)

So alphabetize the black spine games separately from the red spine games.

> Third, since I'm not running for a fullset, alphabetizing is not really needed.

No but it looks like you partly alphabetized, then gave up. That's even worse than no alphabetization

> Lastly, these are not their final place as my collection organization is still ongoing.

If you alphabetize as you go, they'll be ready for their final resting place.
Lunar
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* 28-Mar(#40)
benstylus wrote:
>
>> Third, since I'm not running for a fullset, alphabetizing is not really needed.
>
> No but it looks like you partly alphabetized, then gave up. That's even worse than
> no alphabetization
>

To the untrained eye, perhaps.

If you look closely, the games from left to right, up until SFII are hangtabbed, so since these are staying together, Sonic 3 might as well come after Sonic 2.

After that, then the alphabetization starts over. When we get to the 6-Pak, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, those gotta stay together because they are cardboard.

Also to note, color coordination is always better in quadruples then switch to triplets. And to break apart the obvious pattern, also insert a random 1 of, in between the pattern.

There's a very meticulous order to my madness.


Kommie
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28-Mar(#41)
benstylus wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.
>>
>
> Ugh. How do you not alphabetize?

I got you (nsfw for alphabetized game porn):



Gypsy
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28-Mar(#42)
I just let games go when they get to a point where I'd rather have the money than the game. It's even easier when I can replace them with a digital copy (Cold Steel, Dark Souls) and come out netting money.

PS1/2 and Dreamcast collections are mostly permanent. Other stuff kind of ebbs and flows.
Lunar
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28-Mar(#43)
Kommie wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> Don't worry, it's safe among new friends.
> |>>
>>
>> Ugh. How do you not alphabetize?
>
> I got you (nsfw for alphabetized game porn):
>
> ...

Now this is just madness.

Gypsy
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28-Mar(#44)
Kommie woke up and chose violence.
Kommie
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28-Mar(#45)
@benstylus will love it. I can't wait for his suggestions!

benstylus
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28-Mar(#46)
Kommie wrote:
> @benstylus will love it. I can't wait for his suggestions!
>
>

That one actually doesn't bother me as much, since no attempt was made at all.
Kommie
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28-Mar(#47)
benstylus wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> @benstylus will love it. I can't wait for his suggestions!
>>
>>
>
> That one actually doesn't bother me as much, since no attempt was made at all.

how can you tell?

Lunar
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* 28-Mar(#48)
Alphabetizing for the sake of alphabetizing is ugh...uncultured.

Imagine not putting The Adventures of Link and The Legend of Zelda together.

There's definitely some effort put into this, I see Shadow Hearts are all together, in release order(but conveniently, also alphabetized). And Koudelka is conveniently right before Shadow Hearts

dunno001
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28-Mar(#49)
Gypsy wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> This is getting scarier as I look. No sold records for the expensive VB games
> exist.
>> Virtual Bowling has no listings at all (it was the $1000 game), Virtual Lab has
> 2
>> Japanese sellers starting at $1800, SD Gundam is pushing $1000, and even Jack
> Bros
>> US cart only is averaging $460 sold. Even my CIB Rule of Rose is about $650; I
> remember
>> picking that up used for $30. Breach & Clear on Vita hasn't really moved much,
> at
>> least... looks like Ar Nosurge may pass it...
>
> I always sell games too soon.
>
> Now anime, that I never sell unless I've got extras or a better release is coming.
> Managed to sell Megazone 23 DVDs to basically cover the upcoming blu ray...

Yeah, that describes almost all my anime sold. And games, well... I remember about 10 years ago thinking I did well selling a sealed Path of Radiance for $130. This is why I hate selling games. If I start selling en masse, it means something major happened...

As for the alphabetical talk, I'm mostly alphabetical by system, though there are some inconsistencies. Japanese games are sometimes mixed in together (PS2), but are typically kept separate from the US ones. And a few games do get filed by their colloquial titles, such as Zelda and Zelda 2, and Ironsword is with Wizards & Warriors.
Kommie
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28-Mar(#50)
lol, nah. Besides Koudelka/Shadow Hearts it's just heaping mess. And Shadow Hearts is in release order and alphabetical order at the same time. Also those are the only PS1/PS2 games I own.

ued222
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28-Mar(#51)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Looks like Breath of the Wild is more expensive than any of our rare crap:
>
>
> Lol

You can list the price as anything. A Wata graded Super Mario Bros NES 8.5 New in box sold for $310,000 at auction recently. Ebay isn't to high price for the good stuff.
sailorneorune
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28-Mar(#52)
All this talk about most expensive this and investment that is wearing me the crap out. I'm similarly fatigued and PO'd about Pokémon, but that's a rant for another time.

Back on topic: the title of most obscenely expensive game in our collection goes to Pulseman, which really deserved a spot on the Mega Drive Mini.

Re: alphabetization: I say keep titles in the same series (at least on the same console) together.

Lunar
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28-Mar(#53)
I'd choose aesthetically pleasing over alphabetized anyway.



Kommie
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28-Mar(#54)
If for some reason anyone wants a copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga, Forgotten Freshness has one in his store when I was there last week.

Scott
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29-Mar(#55)
I'm really not sure anymore. I haven't followed video game prices in years. I doubt I have anything too valuable though, maybe around $100 at the most.
pr0phet
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30-Mar(#56)
I was fortunate enough to find a FLGS who let go of a Last of Us Post Pandemic Edition sealed for PS3 while running a sale. We asked if the sale included sealed games and he said sure.

Traded in some stuff on hand plus cash to purchase it for 500-600(don't remember specifics). To this day, his sales no longer include anything sealed, but he reminds me often that I was the right person to find his flaw as he wants collectors to enjoy them, not resellers.

We stop at his store once every few months while in the area now.
Sun
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30-Mar(#57)
I just looked some of these up and the prices are nuts. Might have to consider selling.

Chrono Trigger SNES Complete
Earthbound SNES Cart + Guide
Chibi-Robo GCN Complete
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GCN Complete
Skies of Arcadia Legends GCN Sealed
Breath of the Wild Master Edition Switch Complete
Majora's Mask N64 Collector's Edition Complete
Ocarina of Time N64 Collector's Edition Complete
Xenosaga III PS2 Complete

I honestly need to go review some of the other items I have.
benstylus
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30-Mar(#58)
Sun wrote:
> I just looked some of these up and the prices are nuts. Might have to consider selling.
>
> Chibi-Robo GCN Complete

You should consider trading instead (hint hint)
https://gametz.com/Gaming_Marketplace/still-lookin...

Or trade with @Lunar, and he can trade with me since I've got some stuff he wants grin
https://gametz.com/Gaming_Marketplace/want-trade-h...
Gypsy
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30-Mar(#59)
@Sun Looking at your collection, I see you are a man of taste as well.
Sun
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30-Mar(#60)
Gypsy wrote:
> @Sun Looking at your collection, I see you are a man of taste as well.

What else did you see? I'm not a big collector, but I definitely know I have some games of value in the collection. Honestly for a lot of it I rather sell for the money, but just don't have much time to deal with eBay, mercari, forums, game expos, etc.
Lunar
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30-Mar(#61)
Sun wrote:
> Honestly for a lot of it I rather sell for the
> money, but just don't have much time to deal with eBay, mercari, forums, game expos,
> etc.

You could just sell to me, easy peasy. No eBay, no Mercari, no game expos. Stimulus ready.

Gypsy
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30-Mar(#62)
@Lunar FIGHT
Lunar
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30-Mar(#63)
Gypsy wrote:
> @Lunar FIGHT

We do seemingly always want the same or at least similar games.

DefaultGen
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30-Mar(#64)
Lunar wrote:
> I'd choose aesthetically pleasing over alphabetized anyway.
>

Show me those PS3 games, and they better be separated by old logo and new logo.
lpeters82
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* 30-Mar(#65)
I've sold off most of my valuable stuff, but I did keep CIB copies of the Zelda games. That would be my guess. In the past I've owned games like Earthbound and Chrono Trigger CIB, but I tend to try to buy cheap and sell fairly without trying to predict the future market. If we're counting pinball then it would be my Twilight Zone. I'd value it around $7,500.
benstylus
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* 30-Mar(#66)
lpeters82 wrote:
> I've sold off most of my valuable stuff, but I did keep CIB copies of the Zelda games.
> That would be my guess. In the past I've owned games like Earthbound and Chrono Trigger
> CIB, but I tend to try to buy cheap and sell fairly without trying to predict the
> future market. If we're counting pinball then it would be my Twilight Zone. I'd value
> it around $7,500.

The only prediction I make about the future market is that sports games go down in value.

And even then I'm sometimes wrong.
Scott
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30-Mar(#67)
Have there even been that many notable games that were decently valuable but then dropped significantly? Seems like just about everything has gone up, but some much more than others.
lpeters82
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* 30-Mar(#68)
benstylus wrote:
> The only prediction I make about the future market is that sports games go down in
> value.

I pretty much just say the above to prevent myself from going crazy about stressing that I sold too early. I mean, sure most of the games I sold would be worth more now, but I was able to turn a profit and use that profit to buy something new and probably sold that for some profit...repeating the cycle. Had I not sold off video games, I never would have gotten into arcades. Had I not gotten into arcades, I never would have gotten into pinball.
Kommie
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30-Mar(#69)
Scott wrote:
> Have there even been that many notable games that were decently valuable but then
> dropped significantly? Seems like just about everything has gone up, but some much
> more than others.

Atlus DDS/Nocturne on PS2 are the only ones I can think OF. Once they reprinted they dropped a ton.

Gypsy
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30-Mar(#70)
Scott wrote:
> Have there even been that many notable games that were decently valuable but then
> dropped significantly? Seems like just about everything has gone up, but some much
> more than others.

It happens quite a bit, most usually go back up. One that stayed cheap after being reprinted into infinity is the original Disgaea. That was was triple digits before it was cool, basically unobtainable for awhile after release.
benstylus
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30-Mar(#71)
Scott wrote:
> Have there even been that many notable games that were decently valuable but then
> dropped significantly? Seems like just about everything has gone up, but some much
> more than others.

Anything that gets a reprint.

Xenoblade (Wii) and Infinite Space (DS) both come to mind.

JD
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30-Mar(#72)
I see wwe smackdown shut your mouth skyrocketed

Wheels617
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30-Mar(#73)
Surprised my initial d imports are worth anything. City hunter is a little up as well @gypsy
nonamesleft
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* 30-Mar(#74)
benstylus wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> Have there even been that many notable games that were decently valuable but then
>> dropped significantly? Seems like just about everything has gone up, but some
> much
>> more than others.
>
> Anything that gets a reprint.
>
> Xenoblade (Wii) and Infinite Space (DS) both come to mind.
>
>

Was just talking to a friend about Xenoblade having been pretty expensive before it got the reprint. They had no idea. They bought it after the reprint, knew nothing about the reprint, and thoroughly enjoyed the game. 100+ hours put into it.

Interesting to me how fans did a whole thing to get Nintendo to give the game a North American release. And not only did Nintendo finally do it, they went on to give the game a New 3DS port as well as a Nintendo Switch version.

I wonder how playable the 3DS one is. I've seen a lot of the game on the Wii, and that game seems like it might feel a bit cramped on a DS sized screen. I wonder how good of a port is was/is.
pr0phet
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30-Mar(#75)
lpeters82 wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> The only prediction I make about the future market is that sports games go down
> in
>> value.
>
> I pretty much just say the above to prevent myself from going crazy about stressing
> that I sold too early. I mean, sure most of the games I sold would be worth more
> now, but I was able to turn a profit and use that profit to buy something new and
> probably sold that for some profit...repeating the cycle. Had I not sold off video
> games, I never would have gotten into arcades. Had I not gotten into arcades, I never
> would have gotten into pinball.
>

This is the crazy part in trying to understand this hobby. Just like everything else there is an exception to the rule. This one being all sports games go down except for the last one in the console(see ncaa 10 basketball, ncaa 14 football or even madden 17 football)
Gypsy
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31-Mar(#76)
In the case of the NCAA games they stopped making them entirely due to legal issues.
pr0phet
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31-Mar(#77)
Gypsy wrote:
> In the case of the NCAA games they stopped making them entirely due to legal issues.

I will be curious to see if the restart of the series brings this out of collector lore or not! Either way it's still the last one until recently

I also doubled checked another title I knew of. One copy on eBay today for Madden 09 on the original xbox. Sold copies are $30 pre-owned for a 10+ year old football game
Alaisiagae
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3-Apr(#78)
I'm not sure. Only two come to mind.

Afrika (PS3), unsealed
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4), sealed but it's the China version, not US version

razeak
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* 4-Apr(#79)
Keio Flying Squadron for Sega CD. Apparently the case sat vertically where ever it was stored. This means the manual is super minty. It looks like it came fresh off the printer. Not a crease to be seen. It's still stored vertically. Here is the last auction that ended at $2605. My manual doesnt' have the turned back corner on the spine like this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Keio-Flying-Squadron-Sega...
dunno001
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4-Apr(#80)
Hrm... looks like the supply of Keio actually has dried up. Only 1 complete sold record exists anymore, and only 1 copy (for a stupid price) is even available. Last I checked, there were at least 2-3 copies always available...

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