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Topic: The price to get ancient games factory sealed

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Snaplocket

So, I just want to go on a small rant about how insanely costly it is to get super old games brand new. For instance, the original super mario bros on nes can be gotten for about 20 dollars used but to get it new on amazon, it costs over 1,000 DOLLARS! Not to mention the ridiculous prices to pay an n64 game with the original case and manual. Common games like Yoshi's Story go for over 200 dollars new, while rare games like Conker's Bad Fur Day can go for as much as $600. Did anyone here pay that much just to get a game new? I sure didn't.

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PikPi

Well, they're more for collectors at this point than people who want to play them. Similar to antiques. If it's old and brand new(seems like an oxymoron), it's worth alot

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Snaplocket

But why would you do that? The whole point of games is to play them. If you played it all the value is gone. It's not like its pottery or anything. Did you ever collect anything that pricey?

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PikPi

I haven't, but I understand the thinking of those who do. Unfortunately, brand new retro games aren't being made anymore. So, the little supply there is means it is worth more to those who want it. It sucks for people that just want a physical, new copy of an old game to play, but sadly it's not cheap

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ogo79

wait until you hear what im asking for my sealed copy of mother 1 from timewalk games.
its actually sitting under my sink cabinet because i was running out of room.
no lies.
but yes to answer the question ive payed those amounts before. im a nutcase

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

Snaplocket

To ogo79,
Hey, I don't think any less of you for it. I'm just not into that kind of mentality. The most I ever payed for a rare game was when I bought a copy of Mars Matrix for about $40. (sold it for well over $100)

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Tasuki

@Snaplocket Unfortunately that's what you have to deal with being a retro gamer. Yes it sucks but as supply dwindles prices will go up. Also popularity makes it go up as well. Best bet for you if you just want to play the games look for loose cartridges. If collecting isn't your thing then condition shouldn't be a problem as long as it plays, right.

You could also go other routes to play those games but we can't discuss that here.

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the_shpydar

@Snaplocket
You have to understand that buying sealed games is purely for collecting purposes, much in the same way that people will pay crazy money for original pressing LPs that will never be played, first editions of books that will never be read, etc etc. They are not typically bought for their content, but rather for display or other purposes (for instance, there are a few Atari games that i would like sealed copies of simply because they are favorite or extremely nostalgic to me, so it would be more akin to buying like a statue or bust that someone would put on a mantle to admire).

Pure collecting-for-collection sake is not for everyone, not even for every retro gamer/collector.

Personally i am thoroughly a retro gamer, and somewhat of a collector, but the only sealed games i actually own are a few copies of a certain game which i already have 30 other copies of ...

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KingMike

It's like people saying which of the "pricey" NES games are worth the money.
The answer is probably "none". I have only played a bit of Little Samson but is anybody REALLY going to play Little Samson and be like "that gameplay was worth $500 (or whatever stupid price it sells for now)."

I think the most I paid for a game was a CIB copy of Ogre Battle (in average condition) for the SNES for $100, as I'm sure if I sit and play that I could get about that much value out of it, but I wouldn't pay much more than that (even though I'm aware the typical price for that game in that shape is much higher, and the loose price alone is probably somewhere near that).

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Snaplocket

@the_shpydar What game is that? Super Mario 64?

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ogo79

Snaplocket wrote:

To ogo79,
The most I ever payed for a rare game was when I bought a copy of Mars Matrix for about $40. (sold it for well over $100)

so at the same time you dont have the mentality to pay a higher price for a game but you have a clear understanding on selling one?
i know a guy who hates re sellers but hes one himself.
its all about having the bigger slice of cake for some.
greed is nasty.
im not greedy.
im just nasty.
daddy likes it like that

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

i also dont care for cake

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

Luna_110

Old sealed games now exist only for collection purposes, and collectors are willing to pay those crazy prices. The rest of us get used games off eBay, or wait for the VC.

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KingMike

It would probably cost a lot of money to buy 30 sealed copies of Super Mario 64 because even if there were like 10 million copies made or something, most of those 10 million were probably opened and played.

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Don

How in the world is a complete copy of Super Mario World selling for $200? Didn't they manufacture vast quantities of that game?

Don

Anti-Matter

I have never paid so Ridiculous Insane price of "Ancient" games regardless of its condition (Sealed or Used) from Ebay.

But, I ever saw Insane price for Paper Mario The Thousand Years Door Gamecube from $60 - $100 ++ on Ebay !
Gosh... still no cheap Paper Mario TTYD.

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Don

I wouldn't think $60 for Paper Mario TTYD as too expensive, that was about the same price when the game first came out.@Anti-Matter

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Don

Procrastination

old, boxed (i've mainly seen cartrige based) games go for real expensive. maybe for some cough Nintendo cough can in cardboard boxes so, they most likely gotten thrown out by parents.

just a theory tho

OK.

KingMike

@Don The box is the expensive piece. The majority of copies were sold as console pack-ins and as such never had a box, and because it's such a popular game, many of the copies that did sell individually had the box disposed of after people opened and played them.

The same case as Tetris for Game Boy. There's millions of carts/manuals around but the box (especially non-Player's Choice) is pretty scarce (since in the US it wasn't released apart from the console until four years later).

I wonder if Wii Sports could be a future similar situation. While it appears PAL regions got the game packed-in in a standard game case, they cheapened out on the US market and only gave us in the game in a cardboard sleeve. So we did not have the game with a proper full-size cover until the Nintendo Selects release, which was long past the Wii's prime, as I recall (was it 2011 or so?).

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