Rare title years from now?

#1 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -

I love Yakuza but I think I'm buying this mainly because I feel it's going to be too rare to afford in a year from now. I can't imagine this selling "millions" like most publishers want. Anyone else thinking the same thing?

#2 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4980 posts) -

There are a ton of other video games that would fall under your category definition of "rare".

#3 Posted by MB (12915 posts) -

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

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#4 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

I could see it being a limited run but honestly not sure if the demand will be that high in the future but hey you never know.

#5 Posted by DukesT3 (1941 posts) -

@MB said:

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

None that I can think of. The last game I had that was considered "rare" was the SMT Nocturne for the ps2 but I think the value of that game dropped from when I bought it like in 04 or something.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (15097 posts) -

Many NIS games have limited print runs. I wouldn't worry about this though.

#7 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4735 posts) -

@LooseChange said:

@MB said:

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

None that I can think of. The last game I had that was considered "rare" was the SMT Nocturne for the ps2 but I think the value of that game dropped from when I bought it like in 04 or something.

I think that Ar Tonelico Qoga game may still be worth a pretty penny. And I know Hyperdimension Neptunia was hard to come by for a while, but prices on that seem to have come back down to earth. There;s 1 or 2 other obscure jrpgs that I think are also worth some money too, but yeah, nothing I would consider truly rare. At least not 'rare' like some games were in the PS2 era.

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#8 Posted by Blannir (250 posts) -

None of the Yakuza games are rare so why would this one be any different?

#9 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

I doubt it. It'll sell just as well as 3 and 4, if not more, due to zombie mass appeal.

#10 Posted by Petiew (1354 posts) -

1-4 can all be found really cheap online, I doubt this one will be any different.

#11 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

WE ALL NEED TO BUY IT NOW BEFORE ITS GONE FOR FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

#12 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5854 posts) -

I doubt it. With the exception of Yakuza 2 I've managed to find all the games in the series for under $20. 

#13 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

@MB said:

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

Enchanted Arms? Deadly Premonition (JP version)?

#14 Posted by biospank (660 posts) -
@LooseChange said:

@MB said:

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

None that I can think of. The last game I had that was considered "rare" was the SMT Nocturne for the ps2 but I think the value of that game dropped from when I bought it like in 04 or something.

any NIS game could be considered rare or demon's souls deluxe edition from atlus, Ni No Kuni with the book is considered rare but that is the japanese version of the game.
#15 Posted by mosespippy (4370 posts) -

@MB said:

I've never even considered it...are there any PS3 games that have ever been released in the US that are considered "rare" now?

I had anticipated Valkyria Chronicles would be after it only sold 40k in it's first month and word of mouth started pushing up demand but then they did a second run with the manufacturer so it's not as difficult to get now as it was when I got my copies. Maybe it'll become rare again some day.

#16 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Many NIS games have limited print runs. I wouldn't worry about this though.

That's what I was thinking. A lot of NIS games I've wanted are now around $10 more than the original pricing. I picked up Natsume's Rune Factory on PS3, beat it, and refuse to sell it due to it 'possibly' being worth something 10 or 20 years down the road. I also got the Disgaea 4 collector's thingy for the same reason.

As my wife says, "Not that you'll sell it..." because I won't. But I do like knowing some of my older games I currently have are treasures to most.

#17 Posted by Demoskinos (15097 posts) -

@DryvBy: Yep, Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 just came out and for a brief moment I had the urge to find the first. The premium edition that comes in the over sized box is listed at 142$ on Amazon.com now. Ar Tonelico Qoga which I bought just this summer is going for $89. So yeah, I usually buy NIS games on principle simply because of limited print runs.

#18 Posted by the_r0n1n_named_47 (158 posts) -

@Blannir said:

None of the Yakuza games are rare so why would this one be any different?

actually i have had trouble finding a decent copy of yakuza 2 since my copy shit the bucket (a faulty ps2 scratched a ring around the disc) at least for a decent price ($40 is as high as i go with certain games)

#19 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

I have unopened copies of Tomba! and Tomba! 2.

That's rare.

I can't see a Yakuza game ever being rare but maybe.

#20 Posted by Killroycantkill (1421 posts) -

I think the "rare" games ideal is over because people look at histroy and when they see that Mega Man 3 and up for the NES go for like 80, 90 bucks they keep all their games hoping one day they'll make it big on Ebay or something. For me collecting is not something I hope I can sell in the future but more like a time bank to see where games have gone since days of yore and to look upon the improvments they have made over the years. More like a museum that you're able to play with the collection. Though if you're still looking for those "rare" titles I would recommend just picking up every Atlas and NIS game that comes out because those runs are so limited that if you don't buy them week 1 I would see you having trouble finding them months down the line.

#21 Posted by Blannir (250 posts) -

@the_r0n1n_named_47 said:

@Blannir said:

None of the Yakuza games are rare so why would this one be any different?

actually i have had trouble finding a decent copy of yakuza 2 since my copy shit the bucket (a faulty ps2 scratched a ring around the disc) at least for a decent price ($40 is as high as i go with certain games)

Gamestop has it for $17 and it's available online if no stores near you have it.

http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/yakuza-2/71094

#22 Posted by Aureoloss (60 posts) -

I had one hell of a time finding a copy of Valkyria Chronicles for PS3. I'd imagine it would become one of those more expensive titles for nostalgia collectors 15 years from now.

#23 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1732 posts) -
@Aureoloss said:

I had one hell of a time finding a copy of Valkyria Chronicles for PS3. I'd imagine it would become one of those more expensive titles for nostalgia collectors 15 years from now.

Amazon, my friend.  
23 new from £11.00
#24 Posted by the_r0n1n_named_47 (158 posts) -

@Blannir said:

@the_r0n1n_named_47 said:

@Blannir said:

None of the Yakuza games are rare so why would this one be any different?

actually i have had trouble finding a decent copy of yakuza 2 since my copy shit the bucket (a faulty ps2 scratched a ring around the disc) at least for a decent price ($40 is as high as i go with certain games)

Gamestop has it for $17 and it's available online if no stores near you have it.

http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/yakuza-2/71094

thanks that helped ALOT now i got all but dead souls and the import ones. anywho... how long has it been available online? not to long ago it wasn't other wise i would have replaced it already :P. again thanks

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