Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rare Playstation 3 Games | Most Expensive PS3 Games

Most Expensive PS3 Games

The Playstation 3 has some of the rarest and most valuable games for the current generation of consoles. Below is a list of the PS3's most rare and most expensive titles.

The list is ranked by average sales price per game in new condition.

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Most Expensive Playstation 3 Games

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition

Rare PS3 GamesNew Price: $3,700 Used Price: $1,050
Before the release of Uncharted 2, Sony announced they were giving away 200 copies of an Uncharted 2 special edition. The only way to win the special edition was by playing the demo online during one of the promo weekends in October 2009. Everyone who entered an online match was automatically entered and 200 winners were randomly selected. The Fortune Hunter edition includes the game, a guide book, an art book, and a replica knife.

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NBA Elite 11

Expensive PS3 GamesNew Price: $1,500 Used Price: $1,000
For 2011 Electronic Arts tried to revamp their basketball franchise from NBA Live to NBA Elite. Elite 11 was supposed to be released in time for the 2011 season but it was officially cancelled November 2010 after numerous glitches and delays. EA had sent samples to some retailers but not every copy was returned after cancelation. So far only eight copies have surfaced, which makes it the rarest game on this list but the exact number of copies in existance isn't known.

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Fallout 3 Survival Edition

Rare Playstation 3 GamesNew Price: $355 Used Price: $299
The Survival Edition of Fallout 3 was sold exclusively through It included the same items as the regular Collector's Edition; Fallout 3 game, Vault-Tec lunch box, Vault Boy Bobblehead, artbook, and making of DVD; but the Survival Edition also included an alarm clock replica of the Pip-Boy 3000. The number of copies produced is unknown.

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SOCOM 4: Full Deployment Edition

Valuable PS3 GamesNew Price: $240 Used Price: $110
SOCOM 4's FUll Deployment Edition includes the game and a sharp shooter gun. The gun includes Playstation Move motion controller, navigation controller, Playstation Eye Camera, and the gun to hold the pieces. All of these pieces sell seperately but the whole package sells for a premium.

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Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm: Limited Edition

Expensive Playstation 3New Price: $230 Used Price: $79
This anime fighter had a PS3 exclusive limited edition. It includes a SteelBook case, game, soundtrack CD, numbered Laser Cell with Naruto and Sausuke, and two exclusive trading cards. When originally released this only cost $10 more than the regular version but now sells for almost $200 more.

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Demon's Souls Deluxe Edition

Rare PS3 GamesNew Price: $188 Used Price: $68
Atlus is known for making rare, collectible video games because of their small print runs. But after its amazing success Demon's Souls went on to get additional print runs. The Deluxe Edition was never reprinted though. It was only available to pre-order customers. It includes the game, strategy guide, limited edition case, art book, and soundtrack.

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Assassin's Creed II: Master Assassin's Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $180 Used Price: $125
Assassin's Creed II: Master Assassin's Edition includes an 8" Ezio statue, an art book, a behind-the-scenes DVD, a collectible tin, and two exclusive in-game maps. It was only sold at GameStop stores for $79.99.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $170 Used Price: $73
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition includes working night vision goggles. It puts all the limited editions with figurines and art books to shame. The Prestige Edition also includes the usual collector's case, art book, and digital content too. The game and all the goodies sells for $20 more than the original price.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $140 Used Price: $90
MW2 had night-vision goggles in its Presitge Edition. Black Ops tried to top it with a working RC car with surveillance camera. It also includes the game, a medal, artbook, and limited edition case. This edition sold brand new for $149 so it has decreased in value from its initial launch.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $120 Used Price: $69
The Batman video game that comes in a bat shaped collector's box. The limited edition also comes with Batarang, leather bound journal, and code for a downloadable map. The batarang is for display purposes only and cannot knockout enemies or be upgraded like in the game.

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Assassin's Creed Limited Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $120 Used Price: $66
The limited edition for the original Assassin's Creed includes the game, special edition tin case, figurine of Altair (the main character), Penny Arcade comics, strategy guide, and a collection of Assassin themed videos and short films. New copies of the Playstation 3 game sell for almost double the original MSRP of $69.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia

PS3 PricesNew Price: $110 Used Price: $69
One of only two commercially released non-limited edition games on the list. Hyperdimension Neptunia is an RPG made exclusively for the PS3 and released by NIS America. The plot of the game plays off the "Console War" between PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The world is called Gameindustri and the regions are Planeptune, Lastation, Lowee, and Leanbox.

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Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $90 Used Price: $75
GTA IV's Special Edition includes a GTA duffle bag, GTA IV safe deposit box with keys, art book, and soundtrack. The spcial edition almost makes you feel like a mobster. This game hasn't appreciated in value like other ones on the list. It sells for the same price as the original MSRP.

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Infamous 2 Hero Edition

PS3 PricesNew Price: $90 Used Price: $70
Hero Edition of Infamous 2 has dropped in value $10 from its original $99 price. This edition includes a sling pack like the one in the game, a character statue, the game, a mini-comic, a voucher for exclusive in-game items, and a digital soundtrack.

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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

PS3 PricesNew Price: $80 Used Price: $67
The lowest priced game on the list, but definitely the hardest to pronounce. This is the last game in the Ar Tonelico trilogy and the only one released for the PS3. Ar tonelico Qoga is a Japanese RPG with real time battles and was released by NIS America in early 2011. This title is very likely to get a re-release at some point because it is selling for more than retail price only six months after release.

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MW said...

I bought the GTA one way back then. The safe deposit box is very well made, but I don't really have much that it's good for (kind of obvious for a thief that goes looking for the good stuff).

The gym bag that comes with it has come in handy often, but it isn't the best quality. Almost all of the buttons that hold the carrying handles together fall off. The zippers are still intact, and it's cool to have the Rockstar logo on the bag itself.

Anonymous said...

your telling me .nothing of god of war is rare

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - God of War III Ultimate Edition would have been the next game on this list. It sells for about $70-80 brand new. Unfortunately I had to stop the list somewhere.

Bobby said...

I bet Saints Row The Third Platinum Edition will be a rare one, if the headsets are of decent quality. Will be one to watch.

Gran Turismo 5's Collector's Edition clocks in at 140 new, 119 used.

Unfortunatly the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Collector's Edition is still possible to buy in stores.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Collector's Edition by Tecmo - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $199.99 $184.97
5 new from $179.99 4 used from $50.18

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition by Sony - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $104.99
29 new from $99.99 12 used from $45.00

Street Fighter IV Collector's Edition by Capcom - PlayStation 3
21 new from $80.95 11 used from $38.99

Final Fantasy XIII (Limited Collector's Edition) (Playstation 3) by Square Enix - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $250.00 $209.99
2 new from $149.99

James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace Collector's Edition by Activision Inc. - PlayStation 3
2 new from $149.99 6 used from $24.98

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition by LucasArts - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $98.34
10 new from $93.14 18 used from $44.95

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe Collector's Edition by Midway Entertainment - PlayStation 3
4 new from $139.91 5 used from $35.00

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition by Activision Publishing - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $174.99
8 new from $159.00 15 used from $29.52

Soul Calibur IV Premium Edition by Namco - PlayStation 3
7 new from $200.00 8 used from $32.87

Demon's Souls - Greatest Hits with Art Book and Soundtrack CD by Atlus Video Games - PlayStation 3
7 new from $59.99 3 used from $38.98

Sony PS3 Street Fighter IV FightStick by MadCatz - PlayStation 3
2 new from $194.99 6 used from $84.99

Madcatz Official Super Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition S Fight Stick PS3 - Chun Li by MadCatz - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $349.95
2 new from $339.99 2 used from $229.95

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition w/ Art Book & Saga Vol 2 DVD by Konami - PlayStation 3
Buy new: $195.98
5 new from $109.69 4 used from $55.55

Anonymous said...

Your article is crap, don't post junk like this on a news site again. Damn bait article.

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Sorry you didn't like the article. Any particular reason you disliked it?

Our website is not a news website, but a website about video game collecting and video game prices. This article fits in those two categories perfectly.

Anonymous said...

YOu forgot the COllector Edition of Deus Ex 3. It was so feaking limited that you can barely find any informations about it, but it does exist, its right beside me right now.

Anonymous said...

wow thats to much money lol i bet a lot of people are not going buy a 3000 dollar video games edition lol wtf no one is not going buy that for 3000 bucks there worth 100bucks thats kinda stupid to sale a game for thousands of dollars thats dumb

Anonymous said...

wtf man you selling all of that for thousands of dollars lol i can find i better deal for that stuff dude thats worth a 100 bucks you crazy no one cant afford it lol do u get it maybe no lol people in the country are strulgling for money lol i mean people dont get paid enough look at u selling it for a high price u gotta reude tthat prises it should be a 100 bucks thats a rip of im not paying a fortune for that

Anonymous said...

The Infamous 2 collector's edition is actually only $60, at least at gamestop. I know because I got the game a month after release for $60 and the next freaking day found out the hero edition was $60.

They could have raised it back near a hundred but why if u lpwered it $40 a month after it came out?

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Infamous 2 Hero Edition was $99 when it first came out. Gamestop might have lowered the price after a month (that is very common if an item isn't selling fast enough).

JJ Hendricks said...

There is a brand new Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter available on ebay right now

Anonymous said...

Hyperdimensional Neptunia it took almost 6 mouths and going to almost every gamestop within almost 60 miles to track the limited edition, but end up with a Japanese copy the game by it self and finally the limited edition. When I tried on ebay it I though I could try and bid on it for retail price but ended at over 300 dollars no joke....

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Wow. Way to track down the game. The eBay prices are pretty crazy on that game. I really wonder how many were actually made to make it so expensive.

looper_k said...

i wonder how much will the Diablo III: Collector's Edition box cost ? will it top uc2 ce ?

JJ Hendricks said...

@looper_k - The initial cost will probably be around $99 or so but definitely depends on what Blizzard decides to include.

Resale wise, it depends on how many they actually produce. My guess is the collector's edition for Diablo III will not be very hard to find.

Lonnie said...

With less than 15 known copies to exist, it's hard to believe that NBA Elite 11 is still 2nd behind Uncharted, where there were 200 released. Oh well, I'm hoping that eventually it will become the rarest game on the PS3 so I can officially say that I own the rarest game on a certain system! :)

JJ Hendricks said...

@Lonnie - the big thing keeping the price on NBA Elite down is the question marks surrounding the number of copies in existence. We know exactly how many copies of Uncharted were made, but nobody really knows how many NBA Elite were made.

Maybe it is super rare and only 15 were actually made, or EA might have boxes of them at a warehouse somewhere that they never distributed but could release on the market someday to make a quick buck.

I have written about this more extensively here.

Anonymous said...

What about the limited editions of Hyperdimension Neptunia MK 2 and Atelier Meruru.

Both were only sold on the NISA website, not at Game Stop or any retailer so this has to make them much more rare.

They are going for 100-150.00 each new on eBay.

They should be somewhere mentioned. I also don't see them listed in your price charts price guide.


JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Thanks for the heads up on those two titles. We have added the limited editions to our database and will be tracking their prices.

They were very recent releases so they hadn't even come out when this article was written. On the next update I will be sure to add them if they still remain expensive.

Anonymous said...

why on earth are the Fall Out 3 Amazon Survival Editions going for 10,000 on has someone really bought one for that price?!

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Nobody is paying those prices. The game last sold on eBay for $600 when brand new and the one before that was $800.

People can set their own prices on Amazon so low volume items like this one might have a really high list price, but it doesn't mean anyone is buying it. You should always use sold prices in conjunction with list prices to know what the actual market price is.

Anonymous said...

Don't Forget The IdolM@STER 2 and Vol. 5 for example it's rare, Look at the prices. Also Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories for PS3 is Ultra Rare in english format.

Anonymous said...

Gal*Gun & Blood Siren Curse both rare for the PS3 low quantitys

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Gal*Gun is only available in Japan, but it is pretty expensive and fairly rare.

Siren: Blood Curse was not released in the USA either, but Europe this time. It is about $35-40.

Anonymous said...

@JJ Hendricks

Toro Anniversary Collection "(english Version)"
Is rare? sold out everywhere
Don't forget Gravure For You! Vol. 5 ? maybe rare.

Cesar Gutierrez said...

I wonder if SingStar Latino will rise in value, seeing as how they were sold in GameStops in certain states from what I heard.

Jeremy said...

I need advice should I open my copy of Toro Anniversary Collection "(english Version)" or should I keep it untouched... I look forward for a reply, your help is greatly appreciated

JJ Hendricks said...

@Jeremy - If you want to keep the item as a collector's piece then definitely keep it sealed. It will be worth a lot more sealed than opened.

If you want to play the game though, go ahead and open it so you can enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

So how much is uncharted 2, infamous 2 and heavy rain now that they are black label games? Used or New?

Anonymous said...

I just can not find PS3's Deadliest Warriors Ancient Combat(specially sealed ones) for sell on the net!!!! JJ, any explanation?

Anonymous said...

Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel and Hyperdimension are not rare at all, you can still get them new for 25.

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Since this article was written in 2011, both of those games have been reprinted. You are right that they are very easy to find now.

This article will be re-written in the near future with updated prices.

Anonymous said...

Folklore is so hard to find geez!

Anonymous said...

You can easily find Folklore on ebay for around $20.00

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MJ said...

Sealed copies of 'Nier' are starting to fetch some nice change. Even on Amazon they are selling for above retail price which is not bad considering this game came out 2010.

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Mi Ow said...

I still have my limited edition of Assassin's Creed but I didn't realize it was worth anything.

I still have the metal tin, the game and the artbook but I don't know what happened to the Altair statue. Probably not worth near as much without the complete set though.

Jenifer Lisa said...

These all are such a great and excellent games for playstation 3. It's too expensive in cost but also a nice choice to have a wonderful gaming. This games would be a worth to get for Playstation 3 gamers.

Rina said...

Thank you.

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