After failing to sell his sealed copy of Chrono Trigger for the SNES at a price of $7,500, eBay user pkspecial.2008 has relisted his item, which has already climbed to $610 as of this writing.
Emulator comes to mind.
I'd just go there and buy the DS version now to get my fix...
I should just buy a copy of Halo 3, Uncharted 2, SMG, and Call of Duty 4 and throw them in a box. Take 'em out in 25 years and (if we haven't been overthrown by communism) sell 'em.
There are better ways to invest your money.
I don't think games with hundreds of sequels are candidates to sell at absurd prices in the future. It has to be awesome obscure stuff.
It's a collector thing. I have a sealed copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga for Sega Saturn that is easily worth $500+
why did you buy it? what's the point?
Clearly you aren't much of a collector of anything.
To collect it and have it sealed so nobody has ever touched it... there are plenty of items where this is important, as it has to do with the value of the item later on. I don't understand how you can't understand that. My brother put a down payment on his house with the proceeds from selling ONE THIRD of his comic book collection.
People collect things, people display things. It's a hobby and a passion. Gamers are no different than people who collect war memorabilia or people who collect stamps or coins. Plus things like this that are truly collectible usually appreciate in value.
collector sports cards come into mind those are worth a lot depending on what you have same with comic books
perhaps my question was a bit bland, i apologize. i meant why would any one buy a classic such as Panzer Dragoon Saga and keep it sealed. now i'm assuming that perhaps you played another copy while kept this one like a bottle of wine. i myself have tons of classic games all the way from the 80's but none which i didn't use. @Ravenor clearly you're used to fish in murky waters, change your name to "bottom feeder".
You can get it for the DS now for cheap. :)
It's over 1000$ now...
Not surprising at all, a sealed Earthbound is most likely worth more still though.
Collectors aren't gamers...
Unless you buy more than one copy. One to "collect" the other to play. Some people can see the investment opportunity, others can't. Like stamps and bottle cap collections.
Still have a sealed copy of Sotc and secret of mana.
meh ive seen it in mint condition for about £150 can get the cartridge for about £30 wheres the fun in keeping sealed games? ive got a realy nice condition copy of ff6 snes usa that i paid £75 for and its for playing with :)
I'm good with my $40 DS version. It's always amusing to see stuff like this. One game to keep an eye out for is Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the DS. Obscure game launching at the end of the systems life cycle? You bet. It has potential to be pretty rare down the line. Plus it's an awesome game, too.
I never finished this game on SNES and was thinking of the DS version. In your opinion, is it still worth it? Thanks for the info BTW, and yes these articles are amusing.
Go for it. You can find it for around $20 now. The price I mentioned is what I paid for it, it's gone down since then. I think it's worth that much.
I wonder if it still has that "new game smell"... I wouldn't pay that much because I would probably open because I want to play it, or to see if there is actually a game in there.
whats to stop someone from just using a shrink wrap machine and trying to sell it as an unopened game?
Ha, I have my opened copy if he wants it. Has my playthroughs on it too...better deal than that
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