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Topic   What are your most valuable games?

Dr_Spaceman
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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?



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
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
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
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
* 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
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
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
Bronze Good Trader
(frozen)
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
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
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
Triple Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
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
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 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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(frozen)
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
Gold Good Trader
* 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
Triple Gold Good Trader
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
Triple Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
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
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
* 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...
dracula
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 7 Reviews
4-Apr(#81)
I have a handful of ds and gba games that are decent

Solarorobo
Zombie bbq
Dokapon journey
Metal slug gba
Probably a few others

The most valuable game I sold was a cart only mint nes panic restaurant for 550$ On eBay about 3 years ago

Worst sale was dk jr math box only for 60$ on here about 20 years ago. It was totally fair at the time

I have the statue of Gerald slaying a griffin from Witcher 3 collectors edition

Topic   What are your most valuable games?