Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Filter Search Results by Region

We recently added tracking for some PAL consoles, like PAL NES, PAL SNES, and PAL Master System.

Some users are only interested in NTSC games, while others might be interested in only PAL games.

You can now filter the search results to see only games for the region you prefer.

If you are logged into your account, your preference will be saved for all searches.

To change the filter, choose "NTSC" or "PAL" in the "Region" drop down box. That simple. The results will change to match your request and all future searches will use that same preference.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

PAL Nintendo NES Prices are Now Being Tracked

pal nintendo nes

We've added a PAL Nintendo NES price guide to the site.

We're monitoring eBay UK, eBay Ireland, and eBay Germany for PAL NES sales. Just like NTSC, every PAL sale gets recorded and helps update our prices.

PAL has a number of rare exclusives that never came out in NTSC regions. Games like Mr Gimmick ($800+), Rodland ($250), Hammerin Harry ($150), and Trolls in Crazyland ($160).

Some games have different names in PAL regions. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Contra is called Probotector. Boom, you just learned something new today :)

If you're a retro gamer in Europe or Australia, these prices will be more accurate than using the regular NES prices we've been tracking for years. Some games like Empire Strikes back sell for a lot more in PAL region while games like PAL Stadium Events sell for much less.

If you see any games we are missing or other corrections, please let us know in the comments below.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Nintendo World Championships 2017 Announced

Nintendo announced another Nintendo World Championships will take place in 2017. Anyone in US or Canada can compete (it isn't exactly a "world" championship) by registering at the official website,

Preliminary rounds will be held in 8 US cities, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Minneapolis, Dallas, Seattle, and Miami. And the finals will be held in NYC on October 7th 2017.

There are two age brackets, those older than 12 and those 12 and younger. And the qualifiers will be one specific level in Mario Kart 7, GBA Castle for older crowd and Luigi Mansion for younger. Lowest times in time trial advance to the finals but no word on how many advance from each city.

Nintendo hosted a Nintendo World Championships in 2015 and the original in 1990....and other similar events like PowerFest in 1994 and Nintendo Campus Challenge in 1991 and 1992.

All of the pre-2015 events have rare video games that came out of the competition. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Nintendo releases some NWC 2017 disc that the winners get. It would be fun to have a new, limited edition collectible from Nintendo World Championships.

Good luck to all those who compete.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

How to Use UPC Scanner on PriceCharting to Price Games

Have you ever been at Best Buy or GameStop and seen a clearance sale and wondered "Is that really a good deal?" or "Can I get that game cheaper somewhere else?" You can quickly scan the game and find the price on PriceCharting with any mobile device. Here's how to do it:

1. Download a Free UPC Scanner App
Download a UPC scanner app on your phone. Any one will do BUT it needs offers custom url searches. I recommend Barcode Scanner Pro for Android.

upc scanner app

2. Edit Settings
Click the 'Settings' icon (little gear) and make two changes.

First, toggle on 'Open Webpages Automatically' option.

toggle auto open

Second, edit the 'Custom Search Url' to look like this:

custom search url for scanner

3. Scan A UPC
Find any video game UPC and scan it.

scan a video game upc code

Click 'Custom Search' button
custom search button

4. Success!
You will be redirected to PriceCharting page for that game.

pricecharting after upc search

The same concept works for other UPC scanner apps and even UPC scanners for computers.

Scanner built for computers can be made to automatically fill in the form on PriceCharting so you never have to leave the site when scanning.



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