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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We Are Tracking amiibo Prices

amiibo nintendo lot
Nintendo released amiibo in November 2014 and they have already become collector's items with some hard to find figures and even a couple extremely rare ones.

We've added all amiibo figures to our site so you can keep track of their value and see which are the most valuable.

amiibo are figures for different Nintendo characters. Each one can hook-up to the Wii U and the character can be used in games like Super Smash Bros Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, and Mario Kart 8.

Each figures retails for $12.99.

So far, 18 figures have been released with another 11 announced for release in February 2015.

Three of the figures - Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer - are quite hard to find with prices more than $50.

There are two very rare "mistake variants" that sell for $200+ each. Peach with no legs and Samus with two cannons. These are manufacturing mistakes and quite popular with collectors.


Initially we will be tracking these prices using automated methods on Amazon and manually on eBay. eBay prices will not be updated daily because it takes quite a bit of time to do it manually. If the amiibo page is popular enough we will take the additional steps needed to automate the eBay portion as well.

Nintendo World Championship Gold on eBay

1 of 26 Nintendo World Championship Gold cartridges is up for sale in an eBay Auction.

The last one sold for $29,000+ in March and this auction is up to $12,600 now.

See past sales for Nintendo World Championship Gold.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

5 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Buy any Video Game Collector

Christmas is tomorrow. It is literally tomorrow and I still have SO MANY gifts I have yet to buy. What am I to do? I know, procrastinate by putting together a Buzzfeed-esque list/article instead of getting my affairs in order! What could go wrong? Be sure to post any suggestions for last-minute gifts in the comments section.

1. Amiibo (ANY/ALL)

"Impulse Buy"
Out of ideas? Panicking? Does your hapless gift-recipient own Super Smash Bros.? Then put literally no thought into a gift and buy them an amiibo! Don't know what it does? Don't worry, I'll explain. It is basically a USB memory stick embedded in a tiny figurine. Placing the figurine on a Wii U gamepad let's you customize a computer-controlled character in the game that you can fight against, or watch fight, or even have them fight against other amiibo. That's right, digital cock-fighting! You literally cannot go wrong with buying your friend an amiibo. You don't even have to worry about buying your friend a duplicate of one they already have. Each amiibo is different based on the experience it gains fighting in-game. Buy them two! Buy them three!

Availability: 8/10 (Most stores have them but a few of the characters are harder to find than Atlantis)
Price: $12.99+tax
Thought put into purchasing: 4/10

2. Tamagotchi

This is an actual photo of me.
This might not make sense at first but let's think about it for a sec. You probably had one of these bad boys way back in the day, yeah, it was fun-ish but easily forgotten. Well, think back to when you had one of these. It was probably way back in the 90's before everyone developed their current "I-have-to-have-something-in-my-hands-at-all-times" complex thanks to smartphones. Giving this to one of your collector friends might seem like a gag gift at first but what you are actually putting in their hands is the gamer equivalent of heroin. Trust me, I made a huge mistake when I accepted one from a friend. I got so addicted to it, I had to throw it in a lake just to get it away from me. The perfect Christmas present for all ages, genders, and budgets.

Availability: 5/10 (Bigger toy stores will have them, usually in the "Girls" aisles)
Price: $10-20
Thought put into purchasing: 7/10

3. Gift Cards


This is literally just money but more limited in scope. Awesome.

Availability: 10/10
Price: Whatever you put on them
Thought put into purchasing: 0/10 (Seriously, just give them cash)

4. Game Boy Generations 1989-2003 by S★T★A★R

Game Boy Generations

This neat little book is an extensive photo guide to over a hundred different Game Boy classic, Light, Pocket, and Color special editions released between 1989 and 2003. The entire book includes tons of pictures and is written in English, Spanish, and Japanese. I have a copy and I love it. The bad news is that it ships from Europe and is expensive but this is the ultimate gift for the collector who has everything.

Availability: 1/10 (http://www.matranet.net/boutique/books/gb/gb.php)
Price: 28 [$35] (SPECIAL OFFER: 25 [$30] until December 31 2014)
Thought put into purchasing: 9/10

5. Any Shirt from The King of Games


Ever heard of The King of Games? The apparel company started with the Kyoto-based "EDIT MODE" design team creating a line of T-shirts called "The King of Games" in 2002 after Masaaki Enami convinced Nintendo to grant him a license to produce a line of high-quality, original, yet official, Nintendo shirts. Enami was given permission and the design group continues to produce new and WONDERFUL clothing. Currently, they haven't produced anything new since April. Are they going into hiatus? Are they going away? Who knows, most of their shirts are sold out and the few that remain are quite pricey. However, all collectors will appreciate the merchandise. The quality is boutique-grade and every single item is extremely limited, often no more than 200 are produced. Oh, and did I mention that they are all official, licensed Nintendo apparel? 

Availability: 2/10 (http://www.the-king-of-games.com/english/shop/index.php)
Price: ¥5,500 [$45]
Thought put into purchasing: 9/10

In the end, use your best judgement. You have 24 hours and you can always pull the, "it is in the mail" routine. Oh, and have a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Should you Buy Cubic Ninja and is it Worth Anything? No.

Recently, everyone in the 3DS and homebrew community have been freaking out over one game, Cubic Ninja. Never heard of it until recently? Yeah, me neither and I write articles on obscure video games for a living. So just what exactly is Cubic Ninja? It is a crappy, shovelware title first released in 2011 that has languished on bargain bin shelves ever since its initial release. The gameplay, graphics, controls, and sound were all very unappealing. Everything about this game was extremely subpar.


The game sold poorly and all the extra stock ended up in retail clearance limbo, being sold for as little as $5 new in some stores. This all changed on November, 17 2014. In a single night, the game became a sensation thanks to the release and publication of a programming exploit found in the game's level sharing feature. 

Student and hacker, Jordan "Smealum" Rabet developed NINJHAX, a neat little exploit that allows a Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS, or New 3DS XL console to run unsigned code. This means the console could now be used to run homebrew applications such as games, tools, and emulators. The exploit was incredibly easy to use, all you had was load a boot file onto the 3DS's SD card, and then use the level sharing feature of Cubic Ninja to scan a special QR code depending on your hardware's firmware. Scanning the QR code causes the homebrew program to download and run, and even saves the data from it to the game's save file.

This means you can finally play all of your favorite SNES, NES, and other ROM's on a 3DS. You could even mess around with all the Minecraft clones people have been making for the system. What is most interesting about the publication of this exploit is that Smealum waited until November to release all of this, when he had actually had the entire exploit working way back in July. Why wait? Well, he figured Nintendo would patch out the exploit as soon as possible so he waited until the latest iterations of the 3DS hardware were launched, the New 3DS and New 3DS XL, in Australia. He was right on the money about that.

Nintendo released the 3DS firmware update 9.3.0-21U on December 8, 2014 which (in their words) added:
  • A Shuffle Favorites feature has been added under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings. Users can choose multiple themes and have their theme change when the system is left in Sleep Mode from the HOME Menu or turned on after being off
  • Available software updates can now be downloaded from the HOME Menu
  • Users can now capture screenshots with both the upper and lower screens included
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
What they didn't list in their description of the update is that it also "fixed" the exploit. This was effectively a death knell for exploit but between November 17 and December 8, the price for Cubic Ninja skyrocketed. There was a run on the market and buyers, collectors, homebrewers, and the just-plain curious all got in on the action. Prices for the game went from single digits to as high as some copies selling for $500. Even GameStop got in on the fad, raising the price for a used copy to $39.99, despite the fact that their website still lists the price of a new copy of the game at only $19.99.

Needless to say, people lost their minds during this brief time and snatched up as many copies as they could, either to horde themselves or scalp on eBay (I personally restrained myself and only resold five copies). However, as general excitement died down and Nintendo patched the exploit, the price has plummeted back to the modest normal levels of about $10-20. You can still use the exploit as long as you don't update the firmware on the system to 9.3.0-21U or higher.

Despite all the notoriety and press about this little game, I foresee the price continuing to fall as the novelty wanes and more people move onto better ways of exploiting the 3DS hardware, especially as flash carts for the system are become more available. This game really isn't worth much anymore but it will surely have a long-standing niche somewhere deep inside the 3DS homebrew community. And for that, we thank you Cubic Ninja. You snuck into our lives just as quickly as you snuck out of it. You will be remembered.
The face of a market fad.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Change the Date Range on Index Charts


We display a chart of the average price for all vintage game consoles so collector's can see where the market is heading for a particular console.

We've updated these charts to let you edit the date range that is displayed.

By default the chart will display all data available.

You can drag the left and right dongles at the bottom to adjust the time frame.

This can be very helpful for seeing the most recent data, or seeing seasonal variations like the Wii chart below. Price increase every holiday season.


Play around with a few (NES, SNES, Wii, Sega CD) and give us your feedback below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fixed: Completed Auctions in Some Versions of Firefox

It was reported to us that the completed auctions feature on the site (Example) was not working correctly on some versions of Firefox.

We have found the cause and fixed the issue.

Sorry to any users who had problems accessing this popular feature.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

eBay Gives Sellers Good BIN Price Causing Fewer eBay Sniper Listings

Users of our eBay Game Sniper might have noticed a recent drop in the number of Buy It Now listings that show up. A few of you have even contacted us asking about the issue.

The lower number of listings is caused by eBay adding a suggested Buy It Now price to their Selling process.

The screenshot above shows what ebay says when you try to sell Earthbound for $1.00. eBay will say your price is lower than the average price and give you a suggested price.

This change means the seller gets a better price and eBay gets more fees, but buyers will find fewer great deals.

Our Sniper still finds some great BIN deals throughout the day from people who ignore eBay suggestion or where eBay's suggestion is not very good.

The Sniper still finds auction deals too. Auctions with prices below the expected price and less than 2 minutes to go.

The Sniper will still find great deals for those who are patient, but it won't find quite as many as it once did.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition is Nintendo World Store Exclusive

Hyrule Warriors for Wii U comes out September 26th 2014. If you happen to be in New York City that day, go to the Nintendo World Store to make your purchase. The Nintendo World Store is the only place selling the Limited Edition version.

The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition was also a Nintendo World Store exclusive. It sells for $300 brand new. 5x's the original price!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 Nintendo 3DS Limited Editions Released in 15 Day Period

During the 15 day period from the end of September to October 10th 2014, Nintendo is releasing three different limited edition 3DS consoles.

Nintendo released the Super Smash Bros Red and Blue Limited Edition consoles at the end of September for $199.


(I love the art design!)

The Red Smash Bros 3DS is selling for $250 already.

The Blue version is selling for a bit less than retail price.

It looks like the Red console is the one most sought after by collector's at this point.

On October 10th, Nintendo is releasing a Nintendo NES version of the 3DS. It is a GameStop exclusive.

Every other limited edition Nintendo 3DS released so far sells for substantially more than it's original price.

They are awesome items to have in a collection and they are very safe in terms of keeping their value.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Released!

Actually this is the 21st century A.D.
Out of far left field comes Buck Rogers: The Arcade Game for the SNES. This interesting game was never commercially released but has recently leaked online (google it, it's easy to find). Originally developed in 1993 by the French game developer, Loriciel, the game was eventually canned when the licencing agreement for using Buck Rogers, a popular late 1920's science fiction character, fell through. Loriciel didn't retreat, though, and decided to tweak the game and release it under the title, Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D. This allowed them to reuse their intellectual property from another Loriciel-developed title, Jim Power in Mutant Planet released on the Amiga in 1992.
He's literally inside of it.
This recently leaked game shares a lot of similarities with the tweaked final product, a game often hailed as the "most difficult game of all time". A few things that really stands out in 
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D are the soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck (famous composer of the Turrican soundtrack) and the mind-numbing 3-D effect by parallax scrolling.

Now let us compare this to the prototype of Buck Rogers.


They almost look... the exact same... I can't spend too much time staring at this, though, it is giving me a headache but I'm excited to see another unreleased game come out of the woodwork. I love these types of things and I wonder if it will have any effect on the price of Jim Power: Lost in Nausea. Feel free to pick up a copy if you have $5 and don't get seasick.

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Top 4 Most AMERICAN Video Games

Ah, the smell of barbecue, the indistinct noise of children playing, and all the sights of what makes AMERICA the greatest nation on earth. I love the 4th of July. I love what it means. For me, the 4th of July means AMERICA, and I love AMERICA. So today, to celebrate our beautiful, God-graced nation, I have complied a short list of the Top 4 Most AMERICAN games ever. If you want to love our country, then I suggest you go out and buy these games... and hug a veteran. My list starts with the top of the top, I am of course referring to...


1. TOP GUN for the Nintendo NES

Jets. AMERICA. Machismo. AMERICA. Death of a friend. AMERICA. Guilt. AMERICA. Homoerotic undertones. AMERICA. Well, those things were more in the movie but at least the game had jets. In TOP GUN, you control an F-14 Tomcat flying around and shooting stuff to death. The game is notorious for its confusing controls and lack of forgiveness when it came to landing and refueling, but was nonetheless ground-breaking for its time. Current prices are hovering around $3.50 and I have to say, it is completely worth $3.50. I don't even own an NES and I have a copy.

2. Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror for the PS2

Following the tragedy of 9/11, developer Black Ops Entertainment decided to cash in on America's hatred for all things terror. They ended up making one of the most rushed and terrible games ever. Released as Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror in the US, it went by America's 10 Most Wanted everywhere else in the world. You play as Jake Seaver, a counter-terrorism agent with a God-given talent for punching terrorists. Across the games' 10 levels you, raid various locations in first-person shooter mode, then engage in a fighting minigame where you must punch a terrorist into an arrest. Nothing is more AMERICA than that. Of course, most soulless and AMERICA-hating game reviewers complained about the games poor graphics, story, mechanics, sound, and general lack of good gameplay but they missed the point. You get to punch terrorists. 
[AMERICA INTENSIFIES]
The final boss battle is you punching Osama bin Laden until he is arrested, because here in a AMERICA, we don't kill terrorists, we put 'em to trial [IRONY]. This game is worth every penny of the dollar that an average copy sells for.

3. M.A.C.S. for the Nintendo SNES

One of the rarest SNES games ever produced, M.A.C.S. was a shooting-simulator for the SNES and could only be played with an M16.
Well an M16 clone, the Jäger AP 74
M.A.C.S., or the Multi-purpose Arcade Combat Simulator, was your standard lightgun shooter and was developed as a cheap way for the U.S. Army to practice shooting without having to waste money on expensive things like bullets or real guns. There are three known versions of the software, and each version is basically an entirely new game.

There's reported to be fewer than 600 copies of each of the three versions made, making them INCREDIBLY RARE. They fetch around $800 as a complete set, but it is hard to get the rifle, since the U.S.Army doesn't like it when you remove guns from army bases and try to sell them on eBay.


so... epic...

4. Liberty or Death for the SNES and Genesis

The first time I saw this game, I freaked out. I had never seen something so perfect in all of my days as a U.S. Citizen. This game is the most AMERICAN of all time and it is actually a really GREAT turn-based RPG. You can either play as George Washington (greatest human of democracy) controlling the American Continental Army or Thomas Gage (scummiest scumbag of the monarchy) controlling the British Army, during the American Revolutionary War. The objective of the game is to wipe out the enemy army from the colonies but to do so you must strategically move your troops around the map while also taking into effect various Loyalist and Rebel militias, Hessian mercenaries, and the various socioeconomic dynamics of the war. The game is lauded for its complex strategy depth and its historical accuracy. It is also incredibly long, you can play for hundreds of hours and still not reach a decisive end [COMMENTARY ON TODAY'S MILITARY]. In my opinion, it is also incredibly undervalued, the Genesis version sells for $12 and the SNES version is worth $22. If you are into war simulators and you haven't played this game, you aren't AMERICAN.







Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monster Party Prototype Released!

Remember when we announced that a rare Monster Party Famicom prototype was up for sale on eBay? Well it ended up selling for £2,050.00 (or $3516.18), well outside of the price range of most collectors, but lo and behold! Now you can have it free! Mark Nolan, one of the two Super Nolan Bros., released the ROM earlier today. He is well known for his larger-than-life presence in the collecting community, breaking into the spotlight with the auction of his $55,000 Zelda Prototype. As an early 4th of July present to us all, he's released the Monster Party prototype rom for download! This prototype is notable for the many differences the early version had compared to the final commercially released product. Bosses were different, there was blood, even the title screen was different. Now you can enjoy the whole thing yourself. I wonder if this will have any effect on price of the regular Monster Party?

Earthbound Prices Revisited One Year After eShop Release

Almost one year ago, Earthbound was released for Wii U eShop. When it came out, we predicted Earthbound cartridge prices would decrease but not as significantly as other titles in similar circumstances.

How did we do? Spot on.

From the date of our prediction, the loose price decreased from $179 to $137 (-20%).

Some gamer's decided to buy the eShop version instead of the cartridge. So demand decreased a bit. There are lots of collectors out there who are willing to pay a premium for the original, which explains why prices didn't collapse.

This 20% decrease compares to a 40% decrease for Marvel vs Capcom 2 a year after its virtual release.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Two Wario Game Boys Surface

I must apologize but I'm on a Game Boy kick and nothing can stop me. Recently I received an email from a reader who saw my article on 7 Rare Game Boys. Apparently she's had two of those black Wario Game Boys in her attic for the past 20 years!

Satin curtains?
Turns out her two children won the Game Boys from a contest in The Sun, one of the UK's biggest tabloid magazines. The two Game Boys are pretty heavily-used and you can see the original paint under the black which leads me to believe that all these limited edition Game Boys were just painted over normal Game Boys. After talking to her for a while, she wishes to remain anonymous, she stated that she is going to hold on to them for a while before she decides to sell them. Sorry collectors, but we are all gonna have to miss out on this one.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Look at the Limited Edition Kirby Game Boy

A few months ago, I wrote about 7 super rare Game Boys even I didn't know about. Recently an auction went up on eBay then was quickly deleted for the rare Kirby Game Boy. I managed to snag the photos though, so I thought I would share them and talk a little about the item.


RUN KIRBY, RUN.
Oh wow, you gotta love that hot pink paint job and rapidly-moving Kirby. Look at the speed lines on that baby. Also note that there is no "NINTENDO GAME BOY" painted on the body. I assume this console just had the case painted over and then painted on with a Kirby stencil.
Notice the sticker.
The auction even came with the box. Notice the Limited Edition sticker slapped on. That sticker is the same one on the Wario Game Boys.

The fine print says I won a lifetime of pain. :(
Now we are getting to the interesting stuff. The auction even included the paperwork! These little pieces of minutia are often missing and are hard to hold on to. They always increase the value of the item and are important for proving that the item in question is not a fake. Turns out that these Kirby Game Boys were a part of Prince Giant Mallows promotion sponsored by Jacob's Bakery, a British company.
More paperwork...
He even included the winning certificate! I love these little things. I think it is great that he kept everything. Sadly the auction went down very quickly and I'm not sure what happened to the Game Boy. If I had to put a price on it, including all the paperwork and the box, I think such a rare item would fetch for over $300.





Thursday, June 26, 2014

Geoffrey N64 Controller: Rare, Collectible, Evil Twin

Is that a giraffe?
As a follow-up to the Hello Mac N64 controller article, may I introduce to you the Geoffrey N64 controller. This is another Japanese-exclusive controller that was sold in very limited quantities only at Toys'R'Us stores late in the N64's lifespan. This controller is in fact identical to the Hello Mac controller in every way except for the sticker, sort of like some kind of evil giraffe twin.
Yeah, that's a giraffe.
What I find really interesting is that hardcore N64 collectors were completely taken by surprise when this controller started showing up in auctions towards the beginning of 2011. No one had ever heard of them before. Current count puts the total known number of these controllers at less than 20, making it just a little bit more rare than the Hello Mac controller.They do show up on eBay often, selling for around $300-$800 depending on condition and if they include the box. So if you want to own this rare controller, better start saving your Geoffrey dollars!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: To those of you that didn't have a childhood, Geoffrey dollars were gift card forerunners given out by the various 'R'Us stores. I would be lying if I said I didn't snort an entire pixie stick for five Geoffrey Dollars. Elementary school was tough, man.]





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Unreleased Mario Game for N64DD Surfaces; Collectors Panic, Die

[NEED TO KNOW MORE INTENSIFIES]
This is a copy of Super Mario 64 Disk Edition for the Nintendo 64DD, the ill-fated disk drive for the N64. This is important because this game is the game collecting equivalent of an albino unicorn. This is something that isn't supposed to exist. Super Mario 64 was never commercially released in this form. It was never announced, hinted at, teased, or anything. Now not only are there photos of this discovery, but there's even gameplay footage. Here, watch this and try not to question your beliefs.


WHAT!? UNRELEASED FIRST PARTY MARIO GAMES SURFACING FOR MY FAILED NINTENDO EXPERIMENT?! It's more likely than you think. So far the gameplay seems very similar, if not identical, to the normal cartridge version, but who knows what surprises might lurk in the code. Sadly, the exact story of how this abomination/holy grail came into this collector's hands is a mystery, and it's being kept a mystery by the cart's owner, Jimmy130. The origin may have something to do with this photo that surfaced in late 2013.
what filter should i use i want to look tan
OR WE CAN GO DEEPER. All the way back to Nintendo's Space World 1996, where this game was actually being shown played. I had no idea this was a thing, and it seems to have been developed as just a tech demo for showing off what the N64DD was capable of.


I would put money on this copy of the game originating from that expo, but I have no idea where it has been for the last eight years. Currently, Jimmy is doing his best to document the game and its interesting features here, on his blog.

Collectors are obviously freaking out. I wouldn't put a price on piece so unique, but I would love to see it put out on an open auction, just to see how many thousands of dollars it would sell for. The emergence of this game has elicited many cries of fake and fraud; even I am unconvinced that this is 100% the real deal. I would very much like to hear the whole story before I give in to the hype. This discovery should also give some other fandoms hope that maybe there are some other unreleased N64DD games out there waiting to be uncovered.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello Mac One of the Rarest and Most Collectible N64 Controllers

The world's most expensive sticker.
Hello! What exactly am I looking at? Why it is the Hello Mac N64 controller, of course! Ok, now what is it? A special, two-toned (black in front, grey in back) N64 controller with a little lion mascot sticker in the center. Below the lion is 'Hello Mac' in Japanese. Alright then, what makes it so special? Uhm, hype and rarity?
N64 controller design was... "innovative".
So the Hello Mac controller first came into the game collecting limelight when one of them popped up on eBay around the end of 2011 being sold by Jack "luick555". During this time, Jack was traveling between Japan and Malaysia and needed to finance his trip so he was started listing huge amounts of crazy rare items that he had picked up over the years. One of them just so happened to be the Hello Mac controller. The auction was pretty innocuous to start with but then community started realizing just what this was and it ended up selling for $739.51.
I don't know what I'm looking at, a temple? Oh no wait, it's a Hello Mac store.
This controller is so rare that less than 40 have ever been found in the hands of collectors. It was sold exclusively in Hello Mac stores, a Japanese toy/computer superstore very similar to Toy'R'Us. Hello Mac was a chain owned by the Chiyoda corporation that first opened its doors in 1985 but went under during the Great Recession of 2009 (which hit worldwide FYI). They were then turned into shoe stores (because shoes are recession-proof). Hello Mac is fondly remembered as interesting chain known for having a lot of charm and character. It was well-loved by its customers, even inspiring an entire fan album dedicated to it.

It was also was heavily featured in the Japanese anime, Idol Tenshi Yōkoso Yōko, a series about a young girl and her pet flying squirrel going to Tokyo in hopes of becoming an idol singer who meets another girl who wants to become an actress, and together they work to achieve their dreams. 

Hello Mac made 21 cameo appearances throughout the 43-episode series.
Enough of the minutia, the controller is VERY, VERY rare and was sold only at the tail end of the N64's lifetime. It was an exclusive and it sold poorly. What really boosts the value of the controller is the box. Only around three boxes have ever been located.

Hundreds of dollars of cardboard.
This rare piece of gaming and Japanese history sells for around $150-300 dollars now after the initial hype of the luick555 auction but the price with the box is easily double, if not triple that, at $600-800. This is a rare piece but the only thing that makes it any different from any other N64 controllers is the little sticker and the two-tone color scheme (which it shares with Japanese Mario Kart 64 controller). In my opinion, it just ain't worth it. Cool history, though!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

World's Largest Game Collection Bid Up to $750,000

worlds largest game collection
Panoramic View of Collection


The Guinness Book of World Records "largest video game collection" is up for sale on GameGavel.

Bidding is up to $750,000 for the roughly 11,000 games - $68 per game.

The collection is missing some of the most expensive titles like Nintendo World Championships, Stadium Events, Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter Edition, and NBA Elite 11.

The price and lack of really rare games makes me think one of two things is happening.
1. The max bid is fake. That price is much too high for an average without rare games included.
2. Someone is willing to pay a very high price so they can claim to be in Guiness Book of World Records.

Hopefully the seller will let everyone know the final outcome so we know.



You can see a list of all the games with tons of photos, but they have complete collections for many consoles.

See some of the photos of the collection below but definitely checkout the panoramic shots. They give a great view of the entire collection.
Panorama 1
Panorama 2

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