Why Is Silent Hill 3 Cost This Much

#1 Edited by bizsumpark182 (412 posts) -

So, I was browsing through my wishlist of games on Amazon and when I came across Silent Hill 3 I had to do a double take. Look at the price! Does anyone know of a reason why it would be selling for this much?

#2 Posted by AgentJ (8994 posts) -

Its because its rare. Most rare games get marked up. Until the XBLA release, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 was a solid 80 bucks

#3 Posted by bizsumpark182 (412 posts) -

P.S. My English is FANTASTIC on the title...

#4 Posted by regularassmilk (1683 posts) -
@bizsumpark182 said:
" P.S. My English is FANTASTIC on the title... "
Yeah, haha, I read the title and was like "Ohh Fuck, not another Nazi" and then was totally dumbfounded by how clean and punctuated the post was.
#5 Posted by Eirikr (1083 posts) -

It doesn't go for that much on eBay -- a solid 15-20 bucks. That price is just another crazy Amazon merchant, or has a sealed copy.

#6 Edited by Hamst3r (4909 posts) -

I payed $45 for it in 2008*. I hate spending that much on games, which is why I love when Steam and Gog get the oldies I want. I hope Grim Fandango appears on one of those services soon for $10 or $15.
*I only buy new and sealed games.
#7 Posted by Fezz (453 posts) -

Is this new or used? 

#8 Posted by Derios (435 posts) -

hahahaahaha fantastic topic title.

#9 Posted by CL60 (17120 posts) -

I was worried you were that king_martin guy for a second.

#10 Posted by Bigandtasty (3140 posts) -

that's million bucks

#11 Posted by Cerza (1678 posts) -
@Fezz said:
" Is this new or used?  "
That would be the new price. If you look closely you'll see they have 28 used starting at $19.52. 
The only people that would pay that much for a new copy are collectors who will never play it. Honestly, it's stupid to pay that much for an old game if you just want to play it. You're better off hitting up Ebay or finding a used copy that works for cheap.
#12 Posted by whooping_crane (14 posts) -

When I saw the title I just had to click it. Then I saw that the post was perfectly normal and I was dissappointed.

#13 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

Holy Shit it's that much I should sell my copy.

#14 Posted by Bucketdeth (8235 posts) -

It's getting harder to find, meaning the price will increase with time.

#15 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

Ebay might be a better spot, but then again, if it really is rare, maybe not.

#16 Posted by bizsumpark182 (412 posts) -

I just personally don't see the game being that rare. And I'm sorry to disappoint everyone with my decent writing skills.

#17 Posted by Verdugo (2094 posts) -

I knew I should've bought that game 2 years ago when it was nearly half that price. Same goes for Super Mario RPG which is in the same boat, except I've seen prices for the latter that reach into the hundreds.
#18 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Well, at least you got the post itself right lol. ;)
I have a bunch of rare games that I have sold that got me a good amount of money, almost at or more than the price I bought it at. If you have any old Gamecube Mario Party games lying around, you can get upwards of $25 for each one today, even at Gamestop. This game is another example, albeit a bit more.

#19 Posted by torus (1106 posts) -


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