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'Legend of Zelda' copy sells for $3.3K at auction

A copy of the original NES game 'The Legend of Zelda' has sold at auction for more than $3300.

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Moonman35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

If the buyer plans on keeping it in this condition, then it's an investment. And could sell it for more 10 years from now.

TheEnigma31335d ago

Yeah the seller more than likely keep it like this. No need to open it if you want to play it; tons of roms out there.

RosweeSon35d ago

Pretty certain they could afford a spare legit copy

No Way34d ago

I don't know. Soon or later.. things lose value. Hell, the newer generation, I feel, wouldn't even care about this game anymore.

PS4Gamer198435d ago (Edited 35d ago )

An absolute rip off. First off these can be bought on ebay for several hundred. 2nd of all, notice it says “classic series” on the cover, that indicates it’s not even a first edition, it’s essentially the NES equivalent of PS2s “greatest hits” which aren’t nearly as valuable as first runs.

djl348534d ago

Obviously, you don't collect. What drive the price is the condition, the fact that it is factory sealed and it is professionally graded.

rainslacker34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

In new pristine condition, for an original run version of this game, the going price is anywhere between $400-600. Being graded may net you an extra $100. The graded condition is probably the best racket in game collecting, but hey, I guess it makes some people feel good.

A classic series run of the game will probably run between $300-500.

While these games aren't ubiquitous, they aren't particularly rare in new condition, graded or otherwise.

If someone wants to spend that much for it, that's fine, but it's not really an investment IMO.

I have two pristine new copies of this game from it's 1st run. On one, the box isn't even dented or damaged, and the shrinkwrap isn't marred in any way. One I've had for over 20 years, the other I brought for $100. If I thought I could get this much money for it by paying to have it graded, then I'd sell them in a heartbeat, then just go and rebuy them at a much cheaper price, because I can grade the condition of a game myself. But, I've looked into it, and the most I'd likely get out of it is around $500, and it'd cost me that much to replace it.

People who pay excessively more than what a game is worth on the open market tends to drive the open market price up, because others put them up at an inflated price, which is less than what the inflated price was, and people who don't know collecting that well think they're getting a good deal, which then artificially inflates the price for a while, until everyone realizes that not enough people are going to pay that price.

SkippyPaccino35d ago

"Sell for $3.3k" why didn't they just right $3300 instead? It's the same exact amount of characters...

Strafe35d ago

If it's the same exact amount of characters why would they need to say $3300? And more importantly, who cares?

CorndogBurglar34d ago

Probably for the same reason you didn't write write right.

CorndogBurglar34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Also, you forgot the comma in $3,300. So technically it is not the same amount of characters.

Still feel like complaining about stupid things that don't matter? At least $3.3k is an acceptable way to write it. You didn't even get that right.