PS3 Prices are now Crashing (Time to Buy! )

It's been a roller coaster on the PS3 front. Prices went absolutely insane a few weeks ago, but with the PS3/Vita stores staying open for now, prices have plummeted back to earth. This article breaks it down, complete with buying suggestions and current prices.

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Jiub882d ago

You mean I don't have to buy Puppeteer for $140?!

neutralgamer1992882d ago (Edited 882d ago )

Yes you don't have to pay that but if you want one you will definitely pay over $75+

headline says PS3 games prices crashing down but those prices are still way above MSRP and in the $70-80 range. These prices in my opinion will never come down to where they were before sony announced they were shutting down PSN for ps3/vita. Because before that announcement you could have bought most of these games for under $40 (even less) and now they are $70 plus

Here's my suggestion a lot of these games did not sell well for example splatterhouse, 3d dot hero, lollipop chainsaw and puppeteer just to name few so it's all supply and demand. Because these didn't set sales records there Are less copies in the 2nd hand market. I do believe this in only 5 years time ps3 game prices will be to a point where most won't or can't buy them besides collectors

If you're looking to grab yourself a copy now is the best time or wait a few weeks as soon as prices come down a bit more buy them don't wait

isarai882d ago

So glad i have a feel for games that will jump in price, i really only grab games i want to play, but i can tell when it's a games that will not only be hard to find, but expensive in the future. Grabbed puppeteer for $7 like a year ago from gamestop. And the Metal Gear Legacy collection for $12 and got 3d dot game heroes free(b3g1) was quite the grab and all 3 were on my list.

Profchaos882d ago

I think you're right and done of the lesser known games will be harder and more expensive to find in the flipside you could probably continue to buy GTA IV and cod for a few dollars for the next 10 years.

neutralgamer1992882d ago (Edited 882d ago )


If you look at the call of duty games on PlayStation 3 they hold their value quite well some of them are actually quite expensive if you want the original case with the game manual and a good disc


Me too I bought a lot of PlayStation 3 games over time I have over 200 of them I can't imagine if I want to buy all of them and now it would cost double if not triple what I paid overtime

MetalProxy882d ago

Holy crap I have a copy of puppeteer still sealed 🤯. Paid very little during clearance because nobody cared. Had no idea it would increase that much... lol

Eidolon882d ago

Got with PS+, great value!

OptimusDK881d ago

But but nobody plays old games SONY ...?

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Nicknasty881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

Wow, I feel lucky. I grabbed a sealed copy on eBay back in August of last year for $25. Excellent game!

Still own Shadows of the damned, another great game and Lollipop chainsaw. I can’t part with a lot of my older games.

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Godmars290882d ago

But I'm not sellin'! Not even - especially - at a fair price!

metalhead882d ago

When did PS3 games become stocks? Lmao

BrainSyphoned882d ago

Since the invention of people treasuring sealed items. Or even a instruction booklet that were just left laying on the counter at every Funcoland for years as free to take. I sold an empty partially wrapped Nintendo console box for $300 that some guy gave me in store 20 years ago.

Jiub882d ago

You wrote Funcoland and I just went back 20 years hahaha. Those price sheets were the best. I knew everything I wanted before I got in the store and how much it would cost

Yui_Suzumiya882d ago

Since most Gamestops quit selling them, lol

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Yui_Suzumiya882d ago

Recently I sold Lightning Returns for $25, Tales of Symphonia for $50, Bleach for $40, Night Trap for $90 and The Orange Box for $45. I'm making a business of finding PS3 games for cheap and selling them for slightly less than what other people are selling them for on ebay. I ordered both the standard version of Doom Collection for Switch and collector's edition for Doom Collection for PS4 for the purpose of resale in the future.

MasterChief3624881d ago

I can't see this business model paying off well in the long run.

neutralgamer1992881d ago

Honestly as more things become digital and these digital store fronts on consoles won't stay up forever I think game prices will only go up. Especially now that Sony made an announcement only to backtrack it's not if now it's when they close it(I can't imagine pss storefront staying up for another 5 years)

A lot of niche ps3 games that sold under 1 million are becoming very expensive. We only saw the trailer I believe once psn shuts down on ps3 we will see what real high prices will look like(I hope I am wrong about psn shutting down on ps3 but I don't think Sony can justify keeping it live if there is very little traffic)

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The Xbox Series S xScreen is now a 'Developed For Xbox' product, celebrates with a $40 discount

There may not be an Xbox handheld, but the xScreen can make your Series S a little more portable.

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darthv721d 12h ago

I have this screen... its excellent. I hope they make one in black for the new SS.

anast12h ago

It looks like a cool all-in-one set up.

MatrixxGT6h ago

I bought this a few months ago along with a series S to travel with. My work trips can leave me stuck in hotels a lot.
It was a little pricy but it’s quality and works really well.

Cacabunga1h ago

why transport a screen with you when hotel rooms have a much bigger screen than this??

anast12h ago

It's good that Xbox is showing a major commitment to their main console. Now everyone knows exactly what to expect for the rest of the gen.

OptimusDK12h ago

Lol what are you all about - what is your message?

anast5h ago

I'm not sure what to tell you. The message is right there.

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raWfodog11h ago

From what I understand, this wasn’t developed by Xbox but rather developed ‘for’ Xbox by a third party. It seems like a cool option for Series S owners.

anast5h ago

Allowing official add-ons to a console is a commitment to that console. I am not sure how everyone is getting so confused.