Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Video Game Value UPC Scanner

We've added a UPC Scanner to PriceCharting using your mobile phone camera.

You can scan any UPC barcode for a video game and quickly find the value.

Here's how it works:

Click UPC Button Near Search Box



Scan a Barcode

You may be asked to grant permissions for PriceCharting to use your camera. Choose 'yes'. This is required so we can see what game you are scanning with your phone.




See Game Value




The tool is only available on mobile devices because they have built in cameras. The tool is still in testing phase, so please give us your feedback. How accurate is it for you? How quick is it? Etc.



Some Tips for Using UPC Scanner

  • Works best with good lighting.
  • You get best results with a high quality camera that takes good close up shots.

14 comments :

Unknown said...

Is this only Apple? I don't see the app in Google.

Xenosns said...

Works on Android through the browser just fine on my galaxy s9, used it just few days ago.

JJ said...

@anonymous - We do not have an app. This feature is on our website for all users to use on any mobile device.

You will need to visit PriceCharting.com to use it (not available on this blog).

You can read how to make our website behave like an app on your phone though.
https://www.pricecharting.com/faq#mobile-app

TohkaYatogami69 said...

Too bad my camera is ded...

JJ said...

@TohkaYatogami69 - Sounds like a good excuse to get a new phone ;)

Unknown said...

@jj GOt it, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome update you guys <3

Unknown said...

This is a great feature JJ. It really helps on saving time on typing everything into the search box ! 👌🏻👏🏻

vekst said...

Cool feature. Worked well for 90% of the games I tried, but it doesn't seem to pick up random obscure games (such as Boogie for the PS2) and also couldn't get it working for the Google Chrome iPhone app (but I assume its something in my settings). Overall I can't wait to see this improved and used!

JJ said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Glad you like the feature and it works well overall.

@vekst - Some of the more obscure UPC codes might not be in our system. We add new UPC codes every week for the most commonly searched UPCs that we don't have plus new releases. Hopefully this feature will help us find more of those missing ones too.

What happens when you try to use it on the iphone Chrome app? Could you send me a screenshot so I can look into it?

vekst said...

@JJ https://i.imgur.com/U6II6Mr.png

JJ said...

@vekst - Thank you. I'll look into that. I'm guessing the app doesn't have some permission that is needed.

vekst said...

@JJ Yeah, seems like. Normally something would pop up asking if Chrome could use the camera but doesn't happen here. In the meantime though I'll use Safari if I need to scan something. Thanks for looking into it!

Unknown said...

i don't have the button near search box for scan :(

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