Tuesday, May 12, 2020

We've Added PC / DOS Games

We've added the most popular and most valuable PC/DOS games to PriceCharting.

You can add these to your collection and find the value for them too.

Unlike other consoles, we will not aim for a complete game list with PC games. There are too many junk/shovelware/worthless games to keep track of. If you see a popular or valuable game missing please add those, but don't add "Shovelware 100 in 1 Game Compilation" discs. If the game was available at Office Depot on the impulse rack by candy bars, it probably isn't worth adding :)

Also, we are only tracking games, not all Windows software so you won't see prices for Office 2009 or Lotus Notes.

Please give us any feedback on the list and anything else about PC game collecting you want to talk about.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Video Game Lot Automater Launched

PriceCharting has a new tool on the site, we're calling Lot Value Automater. Automater will automatically value a list of video games for you.

How it works:

  1. Choose the console for the games
  2. Type or paste a list of video games from Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, emails, etc)
  3. Submit.
  4. See the value of all the games listed and a list of games found

After our bots find the games, we highlight what we added so you can manually add any missing games.

You can share the result page with anyone else so they can see how the value was calculated. See the lot I valued.

Lot Automater compliments the Lot Value Calculator, which has you manually enter the games included. Lot Value Calculator works great for customers bringing games into your store or valuing games based on a photo. Lot Automater is fastest if you already have a list of the games.

The Lot Automater is free for all users with a ten item limit. Users who have PriceCharting Pro have unlimited access to the tool.

During the April 2020, all users with an account have PriceCharting Pro. So you can test the tool out with no limits for the entire month.

Please try it out and give us your feedback.

Friday, March 27, 2020

PEGI and EAN Support Added for PAL Games

We've added support on our site for PEGI ratings on all European (PAL) video games.

Users can add the PEGI rating (3, 7, 12, 16, or 18) to any game on the site. We will be gradually adding some PEGI data to the lists too.

At the same time we've added support for European UPC codes, referred to as EAN.

Users can add EAN numbers to any PAL product on the site. Once we have more EAN data, this will allow PAL users to search by EAN and quickly find games and use the built-in UPC scanner too.

See an example of the data on Fallout 4 PS4 page.

Lastly, we added support for Japanese CERO game ratings as well and Japanese UPC codes too.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Website Partial Outage: February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 9:30pm EST: The site is back up. Some pages will be slower until a final fix is in place. We are looking into the root cause and ways to prevent it in the future.

February 28, 2020 5:00pm EST: We are aware of a website outage impacting game detail pages and some other pages on the website. We are working to find the cause and a solution.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

PriceCharting Mobile App

Did you know that PriceCharting has a mobile app? It can't be found in app stores, but it can be added to your phone home page and allows for fast, efficient price checking.

All the same features on the website are available on the app. Whenever the site is updated the app is updated instantly too.

Read more app details and how to install the app

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Website Outage: January 29th 2020

January 30th 6:10 AM - The site is back to full functionality again. We are doing a postmortem to resolve the root causes of this issue to prevent it from happening again in the future. Thank you for your patience, sorry for any inconvenience.

January 29th 10:00 PM - The site is working for most requests for now. 99% of user requests will work just fine but requests might be slightly slower. Some database intensive features may not work (price guide downloads, collection importing, etc). We are still working on a more permanent fix and hope to have it up on the site soon.

January 29th 5:00 PM - We are aware of the website outage and we are looking into a fix now. Hopefully the site will be back up shortly. It appears there was a database and memory crash that caused these problems.

Friday, January 17, 2020

PriceCharting API Mashup with Discord

A user recently recently created their own PriceCharting/Discord API mashup.

While users are on the Gameboy Discord they can ask the bot for a video game's price and get a response right in the channel.

For example, you're talking with a fellow collector about a trade for Pokemon Yellow. You type:

@DMG price pokemon yellow

The bot replies with the current value and a link to see more info. Both members now know the value and can continue with their trade with a bit more info.

If you have any cool PriceCharting API mashups, please let me know.

PriceCharting is Staying Open

PriceCharting is open for business and will be staying open. There has been some confusion lately so I wanted to make this clear.

I own JJGames.com and PriceCharting.com. They are two different businesses and JJGames is a customer of PriceCharting (like lots of other game stores). I recently announced I was closing JJGames because it wasn't doing very well financially and I wanted to focus on PriceCharting.

PriceCharting is NOT impacted by this. PriceCharting will remain open and I will now have MORE time to devote to it. I'll continue adding features to it and will continue providing price data for everyone.

Thank you for using PriceCharting. Sorry for any confusion.



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