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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nintendo World Championship & 2 Stadium Events

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A Nintendo World Championship cartridge for NES is available on ebay. The cartridge looks very nice and the seller has great feedback, 100% positive. If that isn't enough there are two Stadium Event cartridges available too. I guess all the rare NES games are coming out for the holiday season.

Nintendo World Championship for NES



Auction Link

Ends: Dec-04-08 19:49:51

Stadium Events for NES



Auction Link

Ends: Dec-04-08 19:26:48
The game sells for $1,000 used
See Historic Stadium Events Prices

Stadium Events for NES with Repo Cartridge Too



Auction Link

Ends: Nov-30-08 17:59:00
The game sells for $300 used
See Historic Stadium Events Prices

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vote on Amazon Video Game Deals

Last year Amazon started their Customer's Vote promotion where Amazon customers choose what they want to be on sale. I think it is a pretty cool promotion so I voted last year. To my surprise I got an email telling me the laptop I voted for was the winning promotion and I was one of the lucky 500 who could buy it for $699 when the regular list price was about $1,300. Needless to say I voted again this year.

The items you can vote for aren't quite as exciting this year, a laptop, some cellphones, night-vision goggles, and the Soprano's collection. The interesting round for gamers though is Round 1: Playstation 3. You can vote on 3 different PS3 bundles with games and Blu-Ray movies starting at $199.

You have to vote to be eligible to buy the winning items so vote now. Be sure to come back and let me know if you win. I don't think lightning will strike me twice.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Releases: Chrono Trigger DS


What a difference a week makes. Last week had the most releases of the year and this week only 14 titles come out. One of them is a real gem though. Chrono Trigger DS comes out this week!!! I am almost ashamed to admit it but I've never played all the way through Chrono Trigger. I plan to fix that this year though. Chrono Trigger will probably sell really well so I don't think it will be a collectible, but it is supposed to be one of the best RPG's of all time.

Another game coming out that will definitely not be collectible but I am really looking forward to it is Personal Cooking Trainer on the Nintendo DS. I enjoy cooking and already have tons of cook books, but an interactive cookbook will be a great addition. I plan on cooking on of the family meals this Thanksgiving using the DS exclusively.

Nintendo DS New Releases


Age of Empires Mythologies | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Chrono Trigger DS | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Emma in the Mountains | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Neopets Puzzle Adventure | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Personal Trainer Cooking | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Syberia | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Playstation 2 New Releases


Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

PSP New Releases


King of Fighters Collection The Orochi Saga | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Mytran Wars | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Xbox 360 New Releases


Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Wii New Releases


Cake Mania In The Mix | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Safecracker The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Friday, November 21, 2008

Adult Preorder Bonus For House of Dead Wii [SFW]


Sega of Europe announced today that they are releasing an adults only pre-order bonus for House of the Dead Project Overkill for Wii. The pre-order gets you: the game, a special bundle cover, and the uncensored graphic novel "Prelude to An Overkill".

This is a great collector's item for any of our European readers.

Unfortunately the special bonus has not been announced in the US. You can always import, but Wii's are region locked so you couldn't play the game. But maybe the graphic novel is worth it to you. And you can always buy the US version when it comes out too. I'm crossing my fingers that Sega America announces a similar preorder plan in the United States.
Wii House of Dead Overkill Cover
Wii House of Dead Overkill Graphic Novel

Thanks to our friends over at Sega Nerds for this information.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Releases: Luminus Arc 2 Edition

We are going to start a new weekly feature on the blog with a list of the new releases for the week and which ones might be good to look at as game collectors.

Luminous Arc 2 releases this week and is an RPG for the Nintendo DS from Atlus so has some collector potential right there. If you pre-ordered the game you will receive some really cool pre-order swag. There were two collector's edition games released this week, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition for 360 and PS3.


Nintendo DS New Releases


Bolt | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Cradle of Rome | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Guitar Hero On Tour Decades | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Guitar Hero On Tour Decades Bundle | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Hello Kitty Big City Dreams | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Imagine Ballet Star | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Imagine Movie Star | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Iron Chef America Supreme Cuisine | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Luminous Arc 2 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Metal Slug 7 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Petz Catz Clan | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Petz Monkeyz House | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Petz Rescue Endangered Paradise | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Robocalypse | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Rune Factory 2 A Fantasy Harvest Moon | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tomb Raider Underworld | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tony Hawk Motion | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Ultimate Band | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Playstation 2 New Releases


Bolt | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Dynasty Warriors 6 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Sonic Unleashed | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tomb Raider Underworld | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

PSP New Releases


Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Xbox 360 New Releases


Bolt | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore 2 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Left 4 Dead | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Lips | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Naruto Broken Bond | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Sonic Unleashed | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

The Last Remnant | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tomb Raider Underworld | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Wii New Releases


Agatha Christie Evil Under the Sun | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

AMF Bowling World Lanes | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Animal Crossing City Folk | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Animal Crossing City Folk & Wii Speak Bundle | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Bolt | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Castlevania Judgment | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Championship Foosball | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Cooking Mama World Kitchen | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Gallop and Ride | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Iron Chef America Supreme Cuisine | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore 2 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Merv Griffin's Crosswords | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Petz Crazy Monkeyz | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Skate City Heroes | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Sonic Unleashed | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tomb Raider Underworld | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Ultimate Band | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Playstation 3 New Releases


Bolt | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore 2 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Need for Speed Undercover | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Shaun White Snowboarding | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Sonic Unleashed | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

Tomb Raider Underworld | Prices on Ebay & Amazon

15 Rare Gamecube Games | The Most Expensive Gamecube Games

The Gamecube had it's share of rare and collectible games during it's six year life span. Below is a list of rarest and most expensive Gamecube games.

Click to see Prices For All Gamecube Games


NCAA College Basketball 2K3

NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Gamecube PricesNew Price: $400 Used Price: $37
The rarest game for the Gamecube. NCAA Basketball 2K3 is a college basketball game on the Gamecube so it wasn't destined to sell very well. Sega helped seal the deal when they cancelled all 2K series games on the Gamecube and stopped this game in the middle of production. This is one of the few sports games to become rare and valuable on any system.
See Current NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Prices

Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II Plus

Phantasy Star Online Plus Gamecube PricesNew Price: $200 Used Price: $58
Phantasy Star Online Plus is a rerelease of the Phantasy Star Online game for Gamecube (also on this list). The Plus version fixed a few bugs in the intial release and added a few extra areas. The game sold poorly because it was an online game released after everyone realized the Gamecube's online was dead on arrival.
See Current Phantasy Star Online Plus Prices

Digimon Rumble Arena 2

Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Gamecube PricesNew Price: $200 Used Price: $30
Digimon Rumble Arena 2 is similar to Super Smash Bros in gameplay but uses the Digimon characters. Its a sequel to the original Digimon Rumble Arena but did not sell as well as the original. The game received a lukewarm reception from critics but is still valued by collectors.
See Current Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Prices

Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil Gamecube PricesNew Price: $198 Used Price: $22
Beyond Good and Evil was released by Ubisoft in 2003 on every console. It was reviewed well but sold poorly on all systems. In May 2008, Ubisoft leaked a teaser trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 which sparked more interest in the original and increased prices.
See Current Beyond Good and Evil Prices

Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix Bundle

Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix w/ Pad Gamecube PricesNew Price: $160 Used Price: $44
DDR Mario Mix is a regular DDR game with Mario characters, music, and art. It is the only US released DDR game on the Gamecube. Nintendo released the game in limited quantities for the 2005 Christmas season and it quickly sold out. In early 2006 Nintendo restocked shelves but quietly discontinued the game soon after.
See Current DDR Mario Mix w/ Pad Prices

Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2

Phantasy Star Online Gamecube PricesNew Price: $150 Used Price: $42
A role playing game with a focus on online co-op play. Sega released this game as the marquee title for the Gamecube's online service. The service never caught on and Phantasy Star Online sales suffered. Sega shut down their servers in 2007 but you can still play the game solo or with 4 player split screen.
See Current Phantasy Star Online Prices

Resident Evil Code Veronica X

Resident Evil Code Veronica X Gamecube PricesNew Price: $150 Used Price: $31
This was one of the four Resident Evil games Capcom re-released on Gamecube. Code Veronica and Resident Evil 2 received limited production runs after the Gamecube's poor sales. After Resident Evil 4 released on the Gamecube prices spiked for all four RE games but only Code Veronica's prices remained high enough to make this list.
See Current Resident Evil Code Veronica X Prices

Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes

Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes Gamecube PricesNew Price: $140 Used Price: $40
Twin Snakes is a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and was co-developed by Silicon Knights and Konami. Development was overseen by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Shigeru Miyamoto. Critics loved the game and gave it an 85 average on Metacritic but the remake didn't sell as well as the original.
See Current Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes Prices

Ikaruga

Ikaruga Gamecube PricesNew Price: $140 Used Price: $34
Ikaruga is a shooter originally released for Arcade and Dreamcast. In general, the shooter genre doesn't sell very well and Ikaruga was no exception. The game is ranked as the 2nd best 2D shooter by ScrewAttack and the 3rd greatest shooter by IGN.
See Current Ikaruga Prices

Pokemon Box

Pokemon Box Gamecube PricesNew Price: $110 Used Price: $45
Pokemon Box isn't a game but allows players to store and sort Pokemon from the Gameboy Advance Pokemon games. In the US the game was only sold at the Nintendo World store and online, which limited the sales. The European version was never sold in stores but available through the Nintendo of Europe loyalty program.
See Current Pokemon Box Prices

Cubivore

Cubivore Gamecube PricesNew Price: $100 Used Price: $30
Cubivore is a action/adventure game with some RPG elements. You raise your creature through different mutations and offspring until you can defeat the Killer Cubivore. The game was called "Animal Leader" in Japan and was brought to the US by Atlus. Like most of their games, Cubivore received a very limited production.
See Current Cubivore Prices

Star Wars Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Outcast Gamecube PricesNew Price: $100 Used Price: $25
Jedi Outcast is an Action game original released on the PC and later ported to the Gamecube and Xbox in 2002. The game has you playing as a former Jedi Knight and lets you use lightsabers, blasters, and turrets. Jedi Outcast did not sell as well as other Star Wars games published by on the Gamecube and is more rare than the other titles.
See Current Star Wars Jedi Outcast Prices

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The list is ranked by highest sales price over the last three months. All the games are not rare (hard to find with small quantities available), but relative to demand all of these are in short supply.

Used prices are the average price between August 4th, 2008 and November 14th, 2008. New prices are the highest price a sealed version of the game sold for during this same time period.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

VGPC Price Tool: Firefox Add-on For Ebay & Amazon Shopping

We just created an add-on for Firefox that helps you find the lowest prices when buying video games on eBay, Amazon, and Half.

The add-on shows the VGPC Price directly on eBay, Amazon, and Half pages and shows you which site has the lowest price on average. The info appears automatically whenever you browse a video game page on any of these sites. Here's what the pages look like when using the feature:

Amazon Sample With VGPC Price Tool

Ebay Sample With VGPC Price Tool

Half Sample With VGPC Price Tool


The VGPC Price is the seven day average price online so you will know how much to spend or bid. The lowest price is the site with the lowest average price over the same time period (with a handy link if you want to buy there instead).

Please read some reviews from our beta testers and then Install the add-on. Be sure to let us know what you think.

Install VGPC Price Tool


More Questions? Visit the VGPC Price Tool FAQ Page

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Persona 2 Reprint $40, Christmas Comes Early


Atlus is giving an early Christmas present to all the good little video game collector's out there. They are reprinting Persona 2 for Playstation 1. Available only on Amazon.com for $39.99. The game sells for $170 sealed on the resale market so $40 is a steal.

This reprinting is not going to last long. It will be interesting to track the prices and see how they change with this new inventory. The change in the price will definitely depend on how many units Atlus is going to sell through Amazon.

Gamers get this game on the cheap while you can. Below is the price chart showing Persona 2's price the last year. As you can see it has only been going up.



Thank you Chris for this tip.

UPDATE: Amazon already sold out. This was too good of a deal for people to pass up. Congratulations to those you got them.

VGPC Has Faster Console Pages


Regular visitors might have noticed some changes to the console pages on VGPC over the last month. The ones with all the games and prices listed for NES, Wii, Xbox 360, etc. We've made the pages load faster, a lot faster.

Some Load Times: Then & Now
PS1 price list: Then - 26 seconds to load. Now - loads in 4.8 seconds.
SNES price list: Then - 14 seconds. Now - 2.8 seconds.
Dreamcast price list: Then - 9 seconds. Now - 1.6 seconds.
Playstation 2: Then - 31 seconds. Now - 6.4 seconds.

We made these changes because we were getting frustrated ourselves when we used the price lists and it took so long to load. If we're getting impatient with our own site, other users must feel the same way. Now you can find prices for all your games and still have time to play them too.

You can still sort and filter the data the way you could before. Just click the "sortable and filterable" link or one of the table headings.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guitar Hero World Tour In Short Supply



Guitar Hero World Tour came out a couple of weeks ago and it doesn't look like the economy is hurting sales at all. The full band package with the guitar, drums, and game is selling so well it is hard find at retailers even though it is an almost $200 item.

The Wii and 360 versions are selling for more than MSRP. The Wii Guitar Hero World Tour is selling for $277 on average and the 360 version is selling for about $200 (just slightly over retail price). The Playstation 3 version is the only one where resale prices are below the suggested retail price. It's selling for $163 on average.

If you already own a Guitar and just want to buy the World Tour game or Guitar Bundle you don't have to worry about trying to find the games, they are plentiful and resale prices are below MSRP. Following the trend for most games without supply issues.

The prices appear to be coming down from October to November so Activision must be shipping more of these to stores.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Extremely Rare Nintendo World Championship 2 Cartridge

Nintendo World Championship 2 Cartridge
There is a one of a kind, extremely rare collectors item on ebay right now. A Nintendo World Championship II cartridge. Only 32 were ever made, but Nintendo destroyed all except this one according to the Nintendo employee who originally sold this.

The cartridge was used as part of the PowerFest 94 competitions that Nintendo held across the US. It was used to promote the launch of the Super Nintendo and has levels from 3 different games and can only be played for 6 minutes.

The list price is $50,000 so if it does sell it will be one of the most expensive video game collectibles ever. Follow the auction yourself or maybe place a bid if you have an extra $50,000.

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