What are the rarest/most expensive video games you guys own? For me it is all 7 .hack games and Cubivore.
Most of the PS1 JRPGs that didn't have "Final Fantasy" in the name.
This says less about my taste at the time, and more about how I was a total sucker for "anime" style things back then.
All bought on release day. Can't believe it's been almost a decade.
I own phantasy star episode I&ii plus for the game cube. does that count
I have a box full of old atari games, not sure how many are actually rare though. Other than that I have sold off all my old games over time.
>mfw I had some awesome fucking games that are gone forever now
Not sure about my rarest game, gotta clean up some of the mess on my desk. At least I have this cheap coaster.
Rez and the vibrating "cube", wtf
FFVII PS1 and the GameStop Cloud Tshirt that came with preorder
Tobal No 1 which came with 7 minute FFVII demo
PS1 shit. I'm kind of old. :|
I have a large collection but I dunno what the rarity of it is.
How rare is Metal Gear Solid for Gameboy Color?
My buddy has Super Metroid and Super Mario RPG sealed in box though. Fucker.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance Gold Edition: Special Edition
It most likely wouldn't be that rare, except activision never rolled out a second batch then lost the rights to put out any more. Also the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 dlc.
Steelbook cased Metroid Prime Trilogy and Tales of Eternia PS1, both complete with everything they came with and in good condition. Also Koudelka and Path of Radiance I suppose, though I don't know if those are actually rare or just expensive.
A pic of my DDR machine that I took for a /v/ingo. Picked it up for cheap when a nearby business closed.
Huh. I have em all, but 7 has a tiny little crack on the back of the case since I got it used back in the day.
Kinda wish I could replace my Greatest Hits versions with black labels. A buddy used to work at a CD Tradepost and would just bring me games at random, like black label MGS and Legend of Dragoon. I think I miss him working there more than he does.
I refuse to get PS2/3 games with Greatest Hits though. That red...
G.U. fixes a lot of the problems the original 4 has, most notably you can use skills without having to pause the game and go into the skill menu every time you want to use one.
Well, where I live I can't find a single copy of Steambot Chronicles for sale. Kind of a shame since I'm always hearing good things about it, but nowhere out here has it (aiming to buy it locally since the places I've found that do have it in their system don't charge as much as people do online; it just never shows up).
Wouldn't say God Hand's rare or expensive. Just mildly uncommon. If it used to be rare, the PSN port helped with the availability.
>that feel when Sega was auctioning all of that crazy shit for charity a couple years ago and I was too poor to bid on a copy of Sanic Colors signed by the development team
>If it used to be rare, the PSN port helped with the availability.
Digital releases don't mean that there are more God Hand discs out there.
Emulators didn't make Little Samson a common game.
I doubt those are the steelbook ones. Gamestop recently got a reprint in, and it's just the game in a regular Wii case. Don't think it comes with any extras.
The GBA games are the common Fire Emblem games. Far as I know, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are the hard to find ones. Or they might just have a generally high asking price, I don't know.
I'm too lazy to find the instruction booklet, but it's around here somewhere.
I think the PSN port helped with that. Still, I would assume the price was high for a good while since it's considered something of an essential PS1 JRPG.
Not entirely sure what you're getting at, but where I live, both Fire Emblem GBA games are only about $15-20 and show up often. Meanwhile Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn range from $55-75.
Think Shadow Dragon is only about $20 used for a complete copy.
True. I'm just saying that people that prefer digital, or no longer have PS2's might have felt it easier to sell their physical copy and go for the digital one on the PSN.
Either way, they're not hard to find complete copies of where I live these days. And are only about $18-20.
Most Gamecube games would be considered slightly rare today.
I've got Xenoblade, Skies of Arcadia, and The Legend of Zelda Collector's edition on Gamecube.
I also had Radiant Historia before the reprint which was cool while it lasted.
My copy of Metal Storm for the NES is worth about $50 loose. That's pretty high up there.
I'm sure some of my SNES games are getting up there in value. 90s kids are willing to pay a fortune for the games they traded in 10+ years ago.
Don't trade your games in, people!
Looks like it's worth about as much sealed as a normal wii, worth about $100 used (about double a normal wii) but most of that is probably the game (used price for game is ~$35).
I honestly believe in 30 years David Cage games will be worth a good bit based purely on camp value. I have Heavy Rain and an unopened copy of Beyond. I just need to track down Indigo Prophecy to complete the trilogy of despair.
>Born in 92.
>Parents weren't real keen on letting me have games when I was younger.
>First system was the PS1 when I was probably seven or eight at minimum, and even then I didn't have many games for it at all.
>Been meaning to look into the SNES.
>Much as I like physical copies of games, don't want to be part of the problem endorsing and supporting the bullshit prices for good games on the system I see these days.
I didn't even get to play those growing up, even with those games being rather current at the time, and it's a good $30-40 at minimum for each of the worthwhile games on the system where I live. Makes me hope they get more reasonably priced soon.
Only game I own that's maintained the price I paid for it when it came out.
Is it rare or is Tenkaichi 3 just the best DBZ game?
How much are those out there? TTYD's still only $25-35 out here in the states, and a Gamestop exclusive reprint of Xenoblade has helped get the price to a more reasonable, but still frustrating $60 or so (this being after Gamestop was asking $90 for the reprint initially, claiming it was a "vintage" game as justification for doing so).
Times like these make me wish I still had my japanese translucent pink Hello Kitty dreamcast.
At least I still have my orange Pikachu N64
Same here. Perfect condition but unscealed.
TTYD isn't much more than that here. For the N64 game the only one with a box on Amazon.ca is sold for 80 bucks. Xenoblade used with a the case and the manual is sold for 115 bucks.
>Helped by a large pre-release promotional campaign, Final Fantasy VII became an immediate critical and commercial success. It has continued to sell solidly—10 million copies were sold by May 2010, making it the best-selling title in the series.
10 million copies were produced. It's not rare. It's the exact opposite.
I got a cib copy on amazon used for 45 bucks.
So it's not worth that much, it's worth about 100 though if it's sealed but chances are yours isn't.
I mean 40-50 is still expensive for such an old release but it's not super expensive like rule of rose and such.
>Legend of Dragoon
>Metal Gear solid
I own the gold carts for both N64 zeldas, complete with their boxes. They're worth about $100 each. That seems to be the most valuable vidya in my collection, but I should probably dig around and see if I own anything rarer.
Did no one bother to even order it down there, or was it not even in their system or something? Back when I got my copy where I live, they still had a good amount of them a month or so after release.
>there are people in this day and age that blindly hate the Xbox and the Xbox 360
I can name good things about both having great niche titles that neither other systems got, especially the 360 early in it's life before it became the dudebro box
It aged horrendously. It's extremely grindy and all the monsters and items are just reskins and copy pastes with minor differences.
The story is great however and it's the reason for playing the games.
I think they just didn't order them. We never get anything even remotely
weebaround here. I asked a few stores about SMT Overclocked for 3DS and none of them had heard of SMT in general, let alone the game. I do all my shopping on Amazon now for obvious reasons.
>Namco will never make a pair of HD collections for them, or put them on the PSN, leaving the prices to fester at the current ridiculous levels.
I'd like to play them sometime but my toaster can't even handle emulation of older games.
I was just pointing out what games I liked
That sucks. At least we get stuff like JRPGs out here in the southwest. Fuck Gamestop for pushing out most of the other used game stores where I live though (the assholes have caused there to be artificial scarcity for any system they no longer stock for, which most of the remaining used game stores are too happy to benefit from, charging asinine prices for even common, best selling games; especially with the Gamecube). Also for trashing their manuals and cases for DS games.
I think one of the guys at Namco recently mentioned that if possible he'd like to do a Xenosaga collection in the future if possible, but whether they can without Monolith's input, or if it will be only for the PS3 or PS4 was up to debate, or something.
Actually been meaning to play Xenosaga myself since I found a cheap as hell copy of III a while back. Still figure I need to play Xenogears before the trilogy though.
I love Xenosaga, like a lot, whole lot, but I'd still say Xenogears is the better game. You can draw parallels and get a little boner when you recognize something from Gears in Saga, but it's really not essential to play it beforehand.
That said, you should totally play Xenogears entirely on it's own merits. Plus, dat soundtrack.
Yeah, I mean, I picked up a cheap copy of 'gears as well ($5 complete black label copy). Just having trouble feeling like actually playing much lately. Not sure why.
What did you think of the second episode for Xenosaga? I've heard a good amount of people say not to bother with it, but I figure if it's still playable without being too horrid, it might be worth it since it's about as cheap as Episode I these days.
It's arguably the first vidya creepypasta. The rumors about this game existing have been around since before the internet. It supposedly caused people to have nausia, and in extreme cases caused people to have hallucinations and violent outbursts. The most extreme version of the rumor is that the game made people go insane and commit murder, and there's even one variation where Polybius was a government experiment to determine the harmful psychological effects of video games.
The game itself was supposedly a space shooter with lots of strobing lights and vector-esque graphics. Basically the vidya equivalent of a bad acid trip.
Panzer dragoon saga , I know it's rare but how much does it cost to buy now
Gameplay wise it's something of a shock after 1, and 3 goes back towards 1's style. It's one of the more unique turn-based systems and it really turned me off at first, but I got used to it and ended up liking it, you just need to understand how it works.
To give an example, about mid-way through there was a boss that was really fucking tough for me and I just barely eked out a victory. In my second playthrough, not a NG+ just straight from the beginning again, I managed to beat him with him only landing two or three hits on me, a complete breeze.
In terms of story/character, I don't understand people's problems with it, it's better than 1 in that regard imo.
>how much does it cost to buy now
Too much. Way too much. And as far as I know Sega doesn't even have the code for the game anymore, so they can't even allow for a digital rerelease or anything.
An NTSC-J copy of Crash Bandicoot 1 for PS1 that has an English case and manual but the game itself is in japanese.
Shitty pic, but related.
Rarest/most expensive? All mine seem to be from Nintendo consoles.
Either Burning Rangers or Gotcha Force. Don't know which is rarer but GF was about $20 cheaper at least.
It's a good way to save money
who is mark
If Sega was willing to do the work they could unpack the disc files and reverse engineer the game, but considering it's a niche title I doubt they would bother. That's what Square had to do for Kingdom Hearts HD.
No camera handy but I got .hack// like OP and some more:
Tail Concerto *signed by CC2 prez*
Magic Knight Rayearth
Misadventures of Tron Bonne
Mega Man X2 *SNES boxed*
Chrono Trigger *SNES CIB*
Breath of Fire *SNES CIB*
Breath of Fire II *SNES CIB*
Mega Man 8 *Saturn ver.*
Guardian Heroes *disc only*
Growlanser Generations Deluxe Edition
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited Edition
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition
I probably have more that are rare but I can't be assed to look through my entire collection to figure out what really is.
Not really rare but I also have both Lunar games on PS1 CIB with all the extras. Even got a Ghalleon puppet, box is kinda beat up though.
It's been a while but if I remember right the carryover involves some more items at the start and more starting/skill experience. I think some optional stuff might be locked without a carry-over but I'm not sure, never played them without carry-over.
Conker's BFD is one of those games that I really regret not buying when I had the chance. I was a bit of a moralfag in my teenage years though and I though I was above playing such a crude game.
I've got Shadow Hearts 1-3 (I'm sure 3 isn't rare, and I'm not sure 1 &2 are, but I know they're a bit hard to find sometimes).
I also have Koudelka
Soon hopefully. Why the hell does it have to rain like 4 weekends in a row.
I need a car pretty badly. That or a motorcycle. Rare game finds are pretty bad around here. No idea if it's the whole country or just my area, but I suspect it's hard to find anything these days.
Cool , it's a 10/10 game and it still works so I am not going to sell it but it's nice to know I have a one of a kind item
I might stream myself playing it if anybodies interested
>any of those
>rare in the slightest
I bet you think Earthbound is rare.
Well let's see.
Unopened NA version of Ni no Kuni Wizard Edition.
Physical NA release of One Piece: Romance Dawn that's unopened
Unopened NA release of Xenoblade Chronicles (from the original Nintendo release, not that Gamestop reprint).
Unopened Pokémon Blue version
Unopened Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
That's all I can remember right now. I really should give some of those a shot, especially PM: TTYD.
>Find Koudelka at a local store a while back for $12 complete.
>Pick it up since I'd heard interesting things about it.
>Out some months later and see more copies of it.
>Average price is apparently $50 or so now.
Shame the western release timing for some of the games in that series fucked them over sales/availability-wise. I know the first PS2 game in the series was released about a week before Final Fantasy X.
I have so many rare and expensive games that I've acquired over the years, not through collecting, buy by just buying games that I like that happen to become rare and expensive later on, and it means fuck all since I wouldn't sell them.
Price =/= rarity
Conker is common as dirt. People are stupid and pay ridiculous prices because some stupid e-celeb online played the game. It's the same reason extremely common stuff like TMNT IV and Pocky & Rocky are expensive now.
I don't own one, but an original Primal Rage 2 cabinet must be pretty expensive.
Happy Sky, DistorteD, and Gold prices are about average of their original retail. Troopers goes for about $100. Empress is like $225. Everything else is worth fuck all now, especially if used.
Yeah I got it for my birthday, my fiance got it from Amazon before the price skyrocketed for whatever reason. I think he paid around $20? Definitely not more, but damn $12 is a steal.
Rarest I got is Conker's Bad Fur Day N64 Cartridge and the Metroid Prime Trilogy Collection CE.
Almost sold them both like a month ago but for one reason or another both transactions ended up not being able to go through so I took it as a sign to keep 'em.
He defeated a pterodactyl in unarmed combat. Although, many paleontologists have suggested that the creature he knocked down was actually the pterodactyl's diminutive, more annoying evolutionary cousin, the ramsphincter.
>>250233953 here. A bit of patience and luck can pay off if you know your local stores. The one I found my copy at for that price has a habit of really undercharging on niche, hard to find games for some odd reason. Just a matter of what they get in. And not just with the PS1; they do the same thing for the less popular games on the Gamecube and PS2 as well. Doesn't happen often, but I've saved an assload on games I'd been meaning to look into, but hadn't bought due to general pricing elsewhere and/or rarity.
I own 4 copies of xenoblade chronicles.
there was a thrift store where I live that had 4 fucking copies there for 10 dollars each.
they also had a ton of other wii games but they were shitty games that are easy to find and no one plays
been holding onto these for awhile though because i'm not sure if i should sell them or wait until they're worth more
The rarest games I own:
Dragon Force (sega saturn)
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (sega saturn)
Elevator Action Returns (Saturn)
Strider 2 (PS1)
A lot of "rare" games I have weren't even rare or expensive when i bought them. i had a double-take when I saw the current price of Elevator Action Returns. I paid $50ish for it two years ago, and I thought it was a bit much at the time. Now idiots are trying to sell it for triple digits? Insane!
At the very least, selling half of my sega saturn collection over the course of this year has yielded much moneys to buy new games, lol.
My friend let me borrow this when we were kids and he never came to get it back.I think he moved away or something, sadly he took my copy of MVC1 for ps1 with him
I've got that too, I dunno just how "rare" that is though.
Unopened Pokémon Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, etc. versions (I realize these aren't "rare' but I imagine that brand new unopened versions probably are worth a bit.)
Don't really know if it's technically "rare" but the NA release of the disc that has Final Fantasy's Eternal Calm back before FF X-2 came out. I know it was included in the Europe release but the only place you could get it without the internet back then was from a magazine that had a demo of FF X-2 included with it. Nobody every knows what I'm talking about.
It's different... they do correct on a lot of stuff and the rogue class is neat but they also take away some of the most fun stuff from the original games like level down/ status penalty or the ability to generate a Mob on a high level area to risk your life for juicy loot and tons of exp (seriously surviving a mob on a <10 level scenario was fucking rewarding)
Great taste OP. Did you get the undubs for G.U? The japanese voice acting was amazing.
I had to undub one myself but boy it was worth it just to hear Haseo call Skeith on japanse.
I wonder why the fuck they didn't release dual audio versions like they did with the original games.
Exactly the thing that makes me wonder about it as well. Not like Shadow Hearts 1-3 saw a PSN rerelease or anything that might have prompted sudden demand for the original (and I doubt those games will ever wind up there). I have heard people say that Koudelka and Shadow Hearts 1 didn't sell too well, but that demand wasn't all that big compared to more popular JRPGs, at least back when the PS2 was big.
Guys, don't trust prices on some games. Unless a game is actually rare in terms of it being low print the prices will fluctuate based on popularity.
Remember when FF7 was $70 - $100 around the time Advent Children was coming out? The single most common game in the entire PS1 library was expensive because it was in the mainstream's minds and resellers latched onto that for a small amount of time. It averages at the most $30 for a black label copy now.
Conker, Earthbound, and other Nintendo system games are currently in that same transitional period mostly due to fucking retards like Pewdiepie. The bubble will burst eventually and everything will plummet back down to reasonable prices.
Nothing all that rare, valuable or special really (all CIB)...
>MGS The Twin Snakes
>Metroid Prime Trilogy in the steel case
>Pokemon Heart Gold (fetches between 50-60 where I'm at for some reason)
>tLoZ Four Swords Adventures (Again around 50+ here)
>tLoZ Wind Waker (Once again 50+ here)
>Soul Blade (not really all that valuable but hard to find here)
>Gears of War PC (very hard to find here)
>Half Life PC (kinda hard to find here)
>Diablo PC (kinda hard to find here)
>Warcraft II PS1
>Mass Effect PC (kinda hard to find here)
>Halo PC (harder to find here)
>Halo 2 PC (harder to find here)
Nothing really worth more than 60 really
mostly worth 30-40...
Because in the original .hack games in japan, they had the Japanese voice track, and then a joke Japanese voice track. They decided to just give the English version the Japanese voice track along with the English one. I don't believe they did the same thing for G.U., so they just decided not to provide a second voice track.
Not much, probably just Dokapon Kingdom, and my original JP import copy of Fire Emblem 6. Love that thing.
Well, OP stated rare/most valuable and those certainly match the latter.
Only other thing in my collection is a bunch of old PC games, like this collector's edition of Inferno, that I don't know the actual rarity of because there's almost no information about them.
Heart Gold and Soul Silver are pretty damn expensive for a decent selling DS game in general. I figure the fact the mechanics/graphics are updated, it's compatible with other Gen IV games with Gen III transfer capabilities, it's some people's first time experience Gen II, while others want it for nostalgia has driven up the price there. Still obscene that it's now more expensive used than it was initially new, and I'm glad I still have my copy.
Gamestop's actually the cheapest place for it where I live these days, asking $50 for it, complete or just cart only, while others ask even more. Disgusting.
>Pokémon Heart Gold
Have this and Soul Silver unopened as well. Also Pokémon XD unopened too. I....I'm really bad with pokemon games, yeesh. Have that Jirachi disc for Colosseum too.
Now YOU buddy have something I want.
>TFW travel from retro video game store to store instead of buying online
Is anyone else asmautistic as me? I enjoy the feeling of hunting for rare games and it's pretty rewarding too, can get some great finds for cheaper than online.
I actually first heard about the series here on /v/. Though the fact that I didn't have a PS2 back when it was current might have had something to do with it. Still, I did have a PS1 when I was younger, and I don't even remember hearing about, or even seeing copies of Koudelka available back then.
5 years ago loose carts of Earthbound averaged below $100.
I work in a retail video game store. I remember sitting on half a dozen because no one wanted to pay $75 each for them at the time. Eventually ended up sending most of them to other stores in the company.
Dragon Force is pretty tight; I would love to see a new entry in the franchise, even if it is never going to happen. Slowly taking over other kingdoms piece by piece is lots of fun. Albert Odyssey is 2goofy4u. Every line is practically a one-liner; I love it.
I was lucky I bought those games before they became ass-expensive. It's next-to-impossible to buy Saturn games these days.
yeah i know what you mean
i have mine from when i came out
i got it as a bday gift
i remember buying soul silver for a girl i was seeing back when it came out so we could play together
back when HMV had games i remember there was an entire shelf of them for 39,99 and they dropped to 20 when they were clearing out all the games
shoulda bought a few and kept em sealed, coulda got like 75 a pop lol
hopefully that'll pass once pdp is no longer a thing.
It's fun for me now discovering new survival-horror games on the PS1. I just finished Galerians, and it was one heck of a ride. Great game, silly VA, lots of creepy atmosphere.
I prefer to use local stores when possible. Not only because finding something you've been looking for an actual place feels good, but I can do my own condition checking on what I'm buying. Also the fact that depending on the store, chances are I pay less buying here than online.
I'm fine using stuff like Amazon for stuff I absolutely cannot find though, or games that are actually new/saw a cheap reprint (like the PS2 SMT titles).
One local scalper store keeps fucking up their prices in a good way.
>Xenogears for $5 (normally $30 here)
>Xenosaga Episode III for $13 (normally $45-70).
>Fire Emblem Path of Radiance for about $10 (normally $55-75).
>Mario Sunshine for $12 (normally 25-35).
>Wild Arms ACF for $18 (normally $45-60).
>Jurassic Park Operation Genesis for $30 (normally $60-80).
>Koudelka for $12 (normally $45-50).
They also had a copy of Symphony of the Night for $12 complete as well, but I let a friend know about that deal instead since I already had a copy.
I sold this game for like 10 bucks after buying it for 20, I feel stupid.
Wish I didn't sell my copies of .hack either!
I was in school and needed money to make rent, now I have money, don't wanna rebuy at dem prices.
Not necessarily super rare, but signed so somwhat special.
yeah, a lot of times a store can have a game cheaper than dealing with ebay/amazon bullshit. A lot of stores are getting more savvy though, so prices have crept up. You have to be smart with your shopping. I found a good copy of Castlevania Chronicles in a local shop for $40. Not really a deal, but cheaper than usual and a great game to boot.
Yeah I know. Even this chain's starting to catch on. Went to another location a while back and that one had Xenogears for the usual $30-35, so I don't know if the entire chain is getting more savvy on prices, or if the stores just charge whatever they fucking want.
>Bought the first two .hack games
>Never got around to buying the rest
Boy do I regret that now.
I've got a pristine Brave Fencer Musashi, that's my rarest I guess.
>Friend lost my Xenogears booklet
>He stole a number of other games from me including Dragon Seeds and some of my other JRPGs
>tfw I got a nice copy of Legend of Legaia for $.50 at Goodwill
I think the rarest thing I have is the Zelda Collector's Edition on the Gamecube, and I doubt that's even all that rare, just pricey
Yeah. IIRC, it was pulled from the shelves (or was limited, I don't remember) in murrica and yurop because of its content, so as a result, people sell it for ridiculous prices nowadays
There was a time that there was an SNK America branch from which you could order AES games directly.
I have US printings of MSX and Last Blades 1 and 2.
I still have some of the flyers that they sent to me in physical print mail at my parent's place.
Rarest is Tales of Destiny 2 for the PS1.
Unfortunately it has a Family Video sticker on it that pretty much means it's worthless. Still, that place had some amazing stock and ended up selling all of their old PS1 games to make more and more room for more 360 games. Got Dragon Warrior 7, Monster Rancher 2, and Valkyrie Profile from them as well for $10 each.
I've got all of these except the ps1 games and that xbox game, are they actually rare? This thread is interesting, I never sell my games and generally take care of my stuff, in my lifetime I just put my old games in boxes and put them in the attic, I have alot of old games, well, as far back as master system and nes.
I didn't consider any of them ever as rare though, maybe I should find a way to display my old games and consoles
>have younger brother
>promise him Heart gold
>go to gamestop to buy used
>$55 no case, no pokewalker
>go across street
>Soul Silver new unopened with pokewalker $45
hurp a de derp. I mean to be fair it was the last one in the store and we never found HG. still dumb though.
they might not be valued very high but probably hard to find other then the internet. I went on a fighting game spree and collected all the games and sticks I could before losing interest because Im shit at them
None of the games you people have posted are even slightly Rare.
dude, unopened crystals and emeralds are worth quite a bit if I'm not mistaken. Basically, 3rd gen and below unopened should be able to net you in the hundreds/two hundreds. At least, if amazon prices mean anything.
Is Harvest Moon 64 rare? I have that.
I also have Turtles in Time for SNES, cartridge is in very good condition.
Super Mario World + All Stars for SNES.
I used to have mario party 3 but I sold it cause I needed to pay bills and I was a broke college student.
God damn, you scared me for a minute there, OP. I used to have the original 4 games, but got rid of them a long time ago. You made me think I had thrown away money, but the used versions of those games sell for peanuts. GU used is still pretty expensive though.
I actually have the promo poster for that game, they're really fucking nice actually, they're made out of some sort of cardboard, I dunno, definitely thick paper though.
Same with the max payne 3 promo poster I have, it's made out of laminated paper, fucking massive though.
Love my red dead redemption poster though, that's my favourite.
In other news I got pacattack, bomberman and street fighter all in their box
And the super gameboy snes expansion thing, boxed for a grand total of £5
Today was a good day.
Probably my US-Region copy of Jack Brothers for the Virtual Boy in terms of sheer rarity.
Most valuable game? I don't know. I've got a lot of stuff. Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Pre-Order edition in the red box was worth a couple bucks, but I also have shitlike Earthbound in the box with everything.
I don't really consider the prices of these things that much, and some of my other friends are pretty avid collectors as well.
I can say for sure I'm the only person I know who owns that Jack Brothers and mine's the only copy I've ever seen despite going to lots of conventions and trade shows.
Might as well post proof while I'm here.
My Virtual boy and random collection of games.
From left to right:
Waterworld, Jack Bros, Mario's Tennis, Red Alarm, Golf
>pre-order steelbook version of Beyond Two Souls
The thread is over, everyone can go home. This is clearly the rarest game in this thread considering I'm reasonably sure this anon is the only person on the planet to actually buy this.
I have this, don't really know how rare it is but i don't see it get mentioned a lot.
Beyond two souls = not rare and not something to be proud about owning.
ps. I played through the whole game and I found the game to be rubbish, it had potential but sadly didn't go in the right direction.
The game had parts where it could have functionally worked but it felt like they were trying to tell 5 difference stories at once. Also who in their right mind would date numb nuts Ryan
I played with my friend in duo mode and he kept trying to get Jody to fuck Ryan so I wrecked the apartment as Aiden so they wouldn't fuck.
Duo mode is GOTY fun, if you haven't tried it. It actually made a second playthrough fun and different without having to slog through the same QTEs again.
I have Lunar 1 and 2 Complete in excellent condition
Lucia's pendant is swaggest swag
Not exactly sure how rare it is but I have the first print run Limited Edition of The Last Story. The one with the story book case and art book included. I've also been told that Paper Mario on N64 is rising in value.
Just to touch on a side note here, how rare are each of the games from the Operation Rainfall trilogy here in NA. I live in Canada and have been trying to find a copy of Xenoblade for a long time but haven't seen one since the first couple months after it released. I got The Last Story at release but I have not seen it anywhere since then even tough I heard it got a reprint. I've seen copies of Pandora's Tower everywhere though. I don't think it has been selling as well as the other two.
They're still fun to play though, right?
Nosferatu is a fucking pain in the ass game holy shit. Like Prince of Persia crossed with Castlevania and weird brawler mechanics. I'm at least glad someone else has it.
Fuck do I miss the Family Video I used to go to in Michigan, I got a shitton of Super Nintendo, N64, PSX, and PS2 games off them for about 3-5$ a pop. Also, 50 cent pornos rentals for a week, which was great considering how shitty my Internet connection was.
Video rental stores in Southeastern California suck.
Fuck the desert man.
I have Xenosaga II and III unopened because I never got done playing the first fucking game.
Nothing really rare.
Probably the most expensive ones I have are the Metroid Prime Trilogy CE and the Legend of Zelda CE for the Gamecube that has LoZ, Zelda II, OoT, MM and the demo for Wind Waker.
I still have everything to my Baldurs Gate 2 CE. Probably most the most rare thing ng. Next would probably be gold cart OoT. I know SSB 64 fetches a solid price still, but I dunno how rare it is.
Nosferatu fucked up my childhood real bad, I actually finished that game last year (on znes tho), I also knew there were bootlegs and shit but well, those games are kinda rare where I live.
I have Maximum Carnage too and its so shitty its awesome.
NDEV, 2 GC Kiosk disks with 1 having the Berry patch for Pokemon R/S, and baby's first rare game
>people actually think FFVII is rare
FFVII just held its value.
It's the same reason Pokemon games still sell for $30-$40 used when they're literally the highest-selling games with the most copies floating around on their respective systems.
Actually, I might as well amend this.
Not pictured is my copy of Valkyrie Profile, but these are my treasures, even if not all of them are actually valuable.
I Didn't realize they were that rare, but I have Digimon World 2 and 3, Gundam: Battle Assault 2, and Xenogears.
Have some deviant art.
Perspective? What type of perspective do you need when you can find full eBay page of a so-called rare game? Let's compare that to an actual rare game like Panzer Dragoon Saga or Daytona USA NetLink Edition that isn't as easy to find even online.
>mfw i sold it to a friend for 4$
>mfw that friend gave it to another friend who gave it to his friend when he moved out of town who I then hanged out with like 5 years later who gave the game to me for free
Tactics Ogre : The Knight of Lodis for GBA, unopened in box
played it thoroughly at release, then it got stolen/lost.
rebought it a few years back, in box, just to have, cause i was pissed it was stolen.
i paid $40 for it, amazon listing it at $139 for new in box now. no regerts
pic unrelated, ultra rare 'skeptical chalmers' SNES given to me by matt groining himself when barts nightmare came out
I used to have Team Buddies, don't know what happened to it.
There are over a thousand fucking copies out there. People say it sold poorly, but only because it's by Nintendo standards.
Here is an Wikipedia excerpt for Katamari Damacy. A game that sold way better than expected
>Most retailers underestimated the demand for such a quirky game, and only purchased a few copies of this sleeper hit; it rapidly sold out nationwide, with sales surpassing 120,000 units in North America
They are touting that it sold more than 120k. If we compare it to EB, then there are more EB copies out there than KD copies floating around. Even with age and some copies being destroyed, you are more likely to find a copy of EB than KD. Again EB is not rare.
I have EO 1-3. Copies with manuals and original cases used to be rare and expensive until Atlus did a reprint of them.
Some of these might be valuable since some are sealed, but I haven't really checked.
For .hack//SIGN you'll be fine, they each come with an anime OVA movie to explain the story too
For .hack//GU it takes place after the .hack//Roots anime but that comes after the original tetralogy anyway
>bought a copy of Haunting Ground recently
>have no urge to play it at all
This is really depressing. I'm going to chalk it up to a mix of working too much and not having the right atmosphere at night to feel right playing it.
That and I'm so fucking afraid of Debilitas raping me, oh my god.
I got it for 1200 USD. Maybe could have haggled it down to lower but was worried that he'd sell it to someone else willing to pay asking price. Standard refurbished machines go for 5,000 or more (plus shipping). The machine is in good condition but the pads need some work. Have one cleaned and in the process of recoating the painted sections. The other still needs to be done.
I found an Initial D ver. 3 on CL. The guy wanted $200 for it. Had 2 cabinets and even some of those save cards. But the steering wheels didn't really work right, no force feedback, The screens were burned and green, it weighed a ton and I would need to rent a UHall, last but not least, it was kinda beat up.
Saddest day in my life when I had to say no to it
this is all I have at the moment. still has the XBL card. got the halo Reach Limited edition, too.
I doubt any of this is rare but its my Mgs Collection sans the digital copies of the psp games
That reminds me of how all these fucking idiots were buying up this edition of Halo thinking it would be worth so much money down the road.
We would laugh everytime someone brought one in on trade and got nothing for the stupid fucking helmet and shit. "But I paid hundreds of dollars for it".
It's just a piece of fucking plastic that they made fucking tons of.
People would trade them in or sell them to us anyway. It got to the point where we had more of these fucking helmets than we had display or storage space for, so we took them into the parking garage after working and would smash them when bored.
So fucking satisfying to take one of these things and just chuck it straight down into the pavement and watch it explode.
I was super pumped about finding this one. I'd played on that particular one before and I've wanted one since I first played DDR at an arcade years and years ago. I might have to replace the innards since it sometimes crashes on me.
>tfw I had Panzer Dragoon Saga and Suikoden II back in 2005
>brother sold them for drugs
I don't even think they were selling for anything at that time, but seeing what they go for now just fucking kills me.
And that's totally cool. If you liked Halo and just wanted a cool display thingy for your man cave I feel you.
It's the people who thought it was some kind of investment, that this thing would somehow appreciate in value despite the demand for it only ever decreasing, that are fucking dumbasses.
The best part of Earthbound are all the weird references and music that somehow snuck by localization and Nintendo never got sued over by the license holders for.
Like the Batman theme and the Blues Brothers shit. They shouldn't have gotten away with putting that stuff in the game, it shouldn't have survived localization, but somehow it all did...and that makes the game really unique and quirky.
Outside of that it's still a decent RPG, but nothing mind-blowing.
Most of the shit in this thread isn't even rare.
Ahh I didnt have the money at the time to buy MGS3S Red box, And I planned on buying Peacewalker Bigbox at a gamestop where my friend worked because it was like. being pennied out. but some faggot beat me to it.
4 I found at some yardsale for a dollar. Which is about what 4 is worth
I didn't know .Hack was rare, I got the PS2 series still sealed and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure PS1 unopened and a sealed BAOH VHS. Only ever read the .Hack Legend of Twilight Manga, hope I like the rest of .Hack.
I'm small-time, I know.
I think my most valuable game is .hack// GU volume 3, actually. Found it at a pawn shop for $10. Want the other .hack// games. I just got into the .hack series. First I watched .hack//Quantum...Then I watched Sign...Then I started Legend of the Twilight and Roots...And now I'm reading .hack//Another Birth as a means of replacing the original games.
>It's like a giant dick measuring contest
Yep, it's a contest that YOU didn't sign up for and are losing.
Some people will drop $200 on CoD for an RC plane and then brag about how many PSN Trophies they have and think their toy will become a commodity down the line.
The same people who made koudelka and SH 1-3 also made a game for the Neo Geo pocket color. It was called Faselei! and it was a strategy mecha game. I personally own a U.S. copy which is apparently is extremely rare.
I agree that purchasing and hording sealed copies of games is dumb. They're made to be played.
Also it's pretty fucking easy these days to buy the equipment to reseal shit or just print up new boxes and manuals for things. I've seen a lot of really convincing looking bullshit at different trade shows or fuckers trying to pass that selling them second-hand to independent retailers that would stock that stuff.
Fuck, these days people even buy up shitty cartridges to replace the games inside of them and resell them as either repros or illegitimate copies of other shit.
But yeah games are meant to be played. Buying and hording sealed copies of games is like buying a pint of your favorite ice-cream and just keeping it in your freezer for all eternity.
>Buying and hording sealed copies of games is like buying a pint of your favorite ice-cream and just keeping it in your freezer for all eternity.
what about rare/limited edition, or just plain hard to find versions of consoles?
I just like having complete physical collection not really intro rare games unless I want a complete set
People who blow money for NIB are stupid though cause they can just get a cart and make a nicer looking case themselves
I have never seen one of these. I KNOW they exist, I've seen them advertised. but I can't ever find them.
>tfw I don't have any games that could be considered rare or valuable
>Implying I paid a lot for my rares
Half the fun of collecting is finding it cheap or sniping it on eBay for a cheap/reasonable price.
I found gems at pawnshops and Goodwills for cheap.
Also, playing legit copies of rares is the other half of the fun
There are people out there that buy sealed copies of games and don't even fucking open them because it could hurt the value. These people could give a shit less about actually playing games it's all about money to them.
Again, in my opinion it doesn't have any value to me if it isn't used or I can't use it.
If I owned a vintage muscle car I wouldn't use it as my daily driver, but I would take it out of the garage in the summer when the weather was good and go tear around a bit.
A painting or a sculpture...that's an art object that's made to be preserved and appreciated at a distance.
The only way I could rationalize keeping a console or a handheld preserved and unplayed would be if someone really important personally signed it, or it somehow had really great personal significance. "This is Miyamoto's first Famicom system that he personally owned and played games on." some shit like that.
I saw one of these at a pawn shop for 20$ and I still kick myself in the ass for not grabbing it because I didn't know what it was at the time.
Good for them. They're exactly the kind of morons bootleggers prey on. They'll never know what the condition of the cartridge inside the packaging is and they don't care.
Any modern printshop can easily run off a brand-new looking box of any kind of game or system you could want. It's just cardboard and inkjets. You just need to provide them with a high DPI scan of the original. From there you can just get the shrink-wrap and a heat gun and HEY LOOK BRAND NEW MINT IN BOX COPIES OF DRAGON DILDO QUEST
I'm only missing G.U. Vol. 3 and .Hack Infection (Case no game :[) With those two I'll have the complete collection. It puts a smile on my face to see other .Hack fans out there
Good thing I can just buy the game used for 10$ and G.U. vol. 3 is only worth about 50-60 bucks. I picked up vol 1 and 2 used at a gamestop a few years back, I'm glad I came up on it when I had the chance. I had the Original .hacks since their releases for PS2.
I also have a gamecube and a ps1/2 if you were to infer that far
>Not owning every console
You aren't poor are you?
Stupidly sold most of my older stuff years ago, but this is most of my PSX collection, Still trying to find Ergheiz and Tobal to finish my Square collection on PSX, and Id love to find the Arc the Lad Collection as well. Also a few of the rarer newer items I had (The ZoE CE not as much...)
Also got 2 of the Gold Zelda Remotes, 2 Gold Nunchuks, and a Gold Classic Controller Pro.