What is the highest amount of money you have spent on a video game and which game is it??
Paid $100 for FFXI at release with the hard drive, plus a few months of subscription. Paid $200 for my first arcade cabinet. Paid like $300 for my first PS2. I have much more valuable stuff than that, but that's the most I ever paid.
On a single game? Ar tonelico for ps2 150 bucks a couple years ago. Next highest was 70 for a sealed star ocean 2.
Most on a system was my japanese ff xii ps2 bought at release so by the end it was 700 or so shipped express
I never pay more than the price of what something went for when it originally came out. Don't care how good Hyperstone Heist is I ain't dropping nearly $100 for a cart only copy.
I will not declare the most I've paid for a cart... but let's just say the number exceed what has been shared in this thread by a few hold. Now now, what I will share is the most anyone's ever paid me for a video game (and let's drop the hooey right now-- this guy was a sap!). See my dad owns this electronics and gadgets store that I occasionally do a bit of work in here and there for extra cash. Mostly pet projects, contract gigs whenever some dork wants to do something weird to an arcade cabinet or some local band needs an amp tune-up. It's a pretty lucrative business as a matter of fact. One job can set me up for months given our clientele.
Two summers ago I hit the jackpot. A scion, really nice car!, pulls into the parking lot with a preppy little punk popping out. I thought nothing more of him and then I went about my business. It really wasn't my business. Well lo and behold he enters the shop with a big ol' stupid grin on his face. He says, 'You do special jobs here- with video game cabinets, I mean?' . 'Sure I do and I do it well ... for a price. Anyways cough up the details and we'll see if we can't strike up a deal (be blunt. do not give them time to back out of a proposal.)'. 'Sure okay. I was wondering if you could rig Sega systems to play off a cabinet. Nothing special except I want at least 4 players compatible with it. Is that weird? I don't own the system myself. I'm pretty much looking for the guts of a dreamcast in a heavy built arcade cabinet. That... possible?' My eyes were seeing green! I mean, wow. In the back of the shop we had 7 well built cabinets that were all but useless because the datachips within them died long before disco. All I had to do was disassemble a dreamcast and put the guts into one of those, make sure the monitor functioned without any frazzing, degut the controller and pop it in. Bam, all at a radical upmark.
'I can do it.'
I look at his Scion out front.
"...17k, take or leave."
Turns out he was a rich kid with the financier of the local Baseball stadium for a dad. A request like his would typically run the average schmuck a cool 3k but sometimes a poor little rich puppy comes barking up the wrong tree and is made mince meat of. So yeah, I took his 17k and I did the thing. It took 3 days and exactly zero broken sweats to manage. I've made similar deals but none so satisfying as then because I knew I had him in the palm of my hand. Could've made that price go sky high but I didn't. I offered mercy when I could have gotten cruel. It's different than anything you know.
Holy shit! That's a good deal!
I always see them and think, "Those look like doodoo", but one day I was in my local game shop and they had a modded one that I absolutely had to have, but the store owner was asking 150 dollars for it.
Depends, technically the IIDX series and if we count specific games I have dropped over $500 on Lincle at round 1 and is still one of my favorite in the series.
$175 on a sealed gunbird for the sega saturn. I don't know if it was a good price or not but gun bird regularly fetched for $50 at the time used so it seemed fair and I didn't know when I'll ever get a chance to see another one.
I've only imported game when it was the cheaper option like pic related.
This. I'm kicking myself for not picking up more games years ago when the prices were sensible. That said, some games ARE still easily worth their MSRP. They shouldn't be because they're 20 years old and are usually being sold with ripped-labels and not box or manual, but their intrinsic value is still high.
Relative to my income, probably $30 for Dragon Crystal for my game gear. When it was new. I think I was 12.
Resistance Fall of Man was $60 when it came out. I picked it up when I got my ps3. Since then I've paid less and less for games, since ps3 games didn't appear to golf their value at all.
Not retro but battlefield bad company 2 for 50bux new. Was worth it.
Most games back in early 2000's cost a ton in eastern europe so i bought mostly used, paid no more than 15bux on anything.
$100 for a MINT copy of pic related.
I offered a pawn shop owner $300 for a Little Samson a few years ago after watching him buy a whole box of games for $20 (a quarter per game) but he wouldn't take it. The box also had ninja gaiden 1-3, shatterhand, tmnt 1-3 and tournament fighters, etc. Bastard
Would've been pic related for $120, but when I went to the local store to pic it up it was gone
because my fiance had bought it under nose, and surprised me with it for Christmas. Glad I put a ring on it
I thought about buying a PC-FX because I want to start collecting more obscure hardware, but the fact that it's literally only VNs made me not so sure. I actually happen to like VNs, but a little variety would be nice.
$70 or $72 for the collector's edition of BG2. Then the expansion as well, I think that was probably $40.
If you counted my mad catz panther XL as being crucially for Xwing versus TIE fighter, then with Balance of power, that's $82+60+40, I think. But then I used that stick for all sorts of games, so scratch this one.
Chrono Trigger when it came out. I think it was 75$. I also managed to find the promo poster at the video store, it was huge, like 4'x3', then bought the strat guide from Nintendo Power shortly after. Lost the box, though. Sold the cart/poster/guide for 250$ in 2008.
You sound like a real faggot.
I asked a local company how much it would cost to fix my MVS board (2 of the slots don't do sound, 1 has garbled graphics) and they quoted me 500 dollars and 2 days work.
I just fucking laughed at them and walked away. As I'm walking out the door he goes "Fine, 200" and I just kept walking.
Sure, you found a "sucker" and took advantage of him, but you're still a cunt.
You know I don't even like this game that much? This is like my third or fourth attempted playthrough of Earthbound, the other ones being aborted due to boredom. I feel like there's something wrong with me because I don't like Earthbound. I feel like I have to make myself like it. People talk about this, I dunno, transcendent religious experience they have with the game, where it changes them as a person. I want to have that too. I feel like if I could only penetrate the icy wall that encircles my jaded heart and learn to love again, then I too could love Earthbound.
If you asked me why I even bought the damn thing, I couldn't give you a reason. My only justification is that it's one of the only expensive games that I have an interest in owning, so it's not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things.
The guidebook is pretty cute though, it's written like a faux travel guide with newspaper reports and stuff.
Nothing is wrong with you. Earthbound IS boring, even the fans will acknowledge that it has long stretches of nothing much happening. Lord, if you ever get stuck, good fucking luck ever regaining your interest.
The only thing Earthbound really has is charm. The gameplay is uninteresting at best and as >>2927925 said there's a whole lot of nothing going on in the game.
I think the only reason I ever finished it was because I played the game through from start to finish while I had a bad cold and therefore couldn't really do much else.
It's a comfy game, but not much more.
No one who had that religious experience ever played eb in search of it.
If you want an earthbound experience and you're too cynical to enjoy the mother games then try LISA. It's not retro but it has some eb sensibilities and cynical 4chan neets love it.
It's funny to think now-a-days GH games are completely worthless. Hell I still find tons of guitar controllers at my thrifts everytime I go. Crazy that they use to sell out of GH, I remember that happened when GH3 came out.