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Sunday – 02/04/2018
Valkyria Revolution: Will it be rare?
Author: Nir Regev Publication Date: 02/04/2018
Valkyria Revolution will likely be a rare video game in the coming years as a niche title in a already relatively niche series. Does that meanValkyria Revolution will soar to astronomical heights in the reseller market? Unlikely, even the most expensive Valkyria Chronicles related item on Ebay at the time of this post is selling for $199.95 + shipping [and that's from the VGA Grading mostly].
Regardless of the lukewarm reviews on Metacritic [55 Critic Score, 6.0 User Score], the title will come to be a rare find in a few years from now. After its initial print run sells out at a reduced cost [$11.60 to its original $29.99], there's unlikely to be a second one arriving. Meaning, Valkyria Revolution will potentially be an obscure video game to locate.
Player Advice: If you're interested in dabbling in the easily accessible gameplay, $11.60 is an excellent price. Can it go lower? Probably not, it may also sell out if you care about new sealed copies. Some players of the game have complained of the spinoff being too different in gameplay than the original and of its many cinematics. However, at the $11-$12 dollar range you're getting a beautifully animated Dynasty Warriors-like SEGA title with RPG elements. Not something to think twice about if you wanna try Valkyria Revolution.
Reseller's Advice: If you're looking to rake in the big bucks from a potentially low risk, high reward item look elsewhere. Valkyria Revolution's lukewarm reviews and word of mouth on forums have considerably lowered its overall resale value. Consider also that have the classic Valkyria Chronicles and its remastered edition do not really fetch absurd figures and you're playing the long game at best.
Collector's Advice: Low print run, niche spinoff, means Valkyria has a limited shelf life both online and in retail when it comes to sealed copy form. If you're a collector looking the time to act is now, particularly if you want the Vanargand Edition from Best Buy. You'd be surprised how quickly readily available price reduced items vanish into the pre-owned only stage, it's already sold out at the moment at GameStop and Target.
Publishers: SEGA / Deep Silver Developer: Media.Vision
Initial Release Date: January 19, 2017
Friday – 01/26/2018
Warriors All-Stars: Will it be rare?
Author: Nir Regev Publication Date: 01/26/2018
Warriors All-Stars will likely be a rare video game in the coming years as a niche title in a already niche genre. Does that mean Warriors All-Stars will soar to astronomical heights in the reseller market? Unlikely, even the most expensive Dynasty Warriors related item on Ebay at the time of this post is selling for around $467 + shipping from Japan.
However, consider that Warriors All-Stars does not just feature characters from the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series. It includes the very popular Kasumi [who also appeared in Warriors Orochi 3] from the Dead or Alive series, William Adams from the recently wildly popular Nioh, Ryu Hayabusa and Ayane from Ninja Gaiden among others.
Crossover titles have natural demand because there's more fans of the characters/intellectual property. Regardless of the lukewarm reviews on Metacritic [70 Critic Score, 7.2 User Score], the title will come to be a rare find in a few years from now. After its initial print run sells out at a reduced cost [$19.99 to its original $39.99], there's unlikely to be a second one arriving. Meaning, Warriors All-Stars will be an obscure video game to locate.
Player Advice: If you're interested in dabbling in the easily accessible gameplay, $19.99 is a very good entry price. Can it go lower? Possibly but it may also sell out if you care about new sealed copies. Not too mention if you just want to play as Kasumi, William, or Ryu in a Dynasty Warriors setting, this is as close to a side-entry franchise as you're going to get.
Reseller's Advice: If you're looking to rake in the big bucks from a potentially low risk, high reward item look elsewhere. Even the older Dynasty Warrior titles don't fetch the type of prices that would make it a worthwhile hold if you're looking to 'short' the tile in the next few 2-3 years. If you're gonna play the long game, sure by all means.
Collector's Advice: Low print run, niche genre, obscure game with crossover characters means Warriors All-Stars will not be around forever in sealed copy form. If you're a collector looking to complete your Dynasty Warriors collection or even Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden collection, don't wait too long. You'd be surprised how quickly readily available price reduced items vanish into the pre-owned only stage. Especially important if you're a sealed game collector. The time is now to buy Warriors All-Stars.
Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Omega Force
Initial Release Date: March 30, 2017
Thursday – 11/23/2017
Wednesday – 04/12/2017
PSN Game Deals are up for the week and feature an Elder Scrolls Sale with Tamriel Unlimited at $12.89 ($9.89 – Plus Members) for the PS4 as its centerpiece.
Here’s the full rundown and links to every item on sale!
The Elder Scrolls Sale Rundown
Note: Offers End on 4/18/17 (Tuesday) at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET.
PlayStation 4 Game Deals:
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – $12.89 ($9.89 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition – $35.99 ($29.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Premium Bundle – $59.99 ($49.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 750 Crowns – $6.79 ($5.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 1500 Crowns – $12.74 ($11.24 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 3000 Crowns – $19.24 ($16.74 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 5500 Crowns – $27.99 ($23.99 – Plus Member)
PSN Game Deal of the Week:
If you’re looking to give The Elder Scrolls Online series a try without a large investment, Tamriel Unlimited at $12.89 ($9.89 for PlayStation Plus Members) is a solid deal. There’s no active subscription required anymore to partake in the game so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs.
PSN Game Deal Weekly Conclusion:
There’s nothing that necessarily jumps out of you in this week’s sale. MMORPG fans that somehow missed out on trying out on the series are best served in this week’s PSN Game Deals, the rest will probably wait it out.
The Gold Edition bundle and especially the Gold Edition Premium bundle are still a bit too pricy, especially for a digital purchase. Though the complete experience bundles are still fairly recent with a release date of September 9, 2016, Tamriel Unlimited was originally released on June 9, 2015.
The titles are going to be a bit dated by now, so this week’s PSN Game Deals are purely for the hardcore MMORPG crowd.
Tamriel Unlimited for the PlayStation 4 averaged a 74 on Metacritic by official critics and a 7.6 user score.
Check out last week’s PSN Grand Theft Auto Sale to get an idea of what weekly game deals you might be missing out on. Sony occasionally holds a flash sale on PSN which you should always keep an eye out for.
Hopefully another flash sale will arrive on PSN this weekend!
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Friday – 04/07/2017
PSN Game Deals are up for the week and feature a Grand Theft Auto Sale with the PS2 Classics, including Vice City as the centerpiece for sale at $9.89 each.
This week’s PSN Grand Theft Auto Sale is a great time to catch up on your PS2 classics on your PlayStation 4! All three GTAs are on sale for $9.89 a piece or $20.89 for the whole trilogy in one convenient bundle. Those looking to dust off their Vitas/PSPs for some GTA action are in luck as well with all three ‘stories’ for sale at $9.99 or $17.49 for a complete bundle of all three. Those doing their gaming on the PS3 who somehow missed GTA IV have a chance to catch up as well with it discounted to $9.99
The rest of the sale sees the last release, GTA V reduced to $29.99/19.99 [PS4/PS3] as well as upfront cash card bundles. GTA V is one of the best games of all time so if you’re looking to replay the title in its remastered form, $29.99 is a solid price. Especially with the added advantage of having the game available at all times on the hard drive. Who wants to get up to switch game discs these days really?
Here’s the full rundown and links to every GTA item on sale!
Grand Theft Auto Sale Rundown
Note: Offers End on 4/11/17 (Tuesday) at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET.
PlayStation 4 Game Deals:
Grand Theft Auto V – $29.99
Cash Card Bundles
PlayStation 3 Game Deals:
Grand Theft Auto IV – $9.99
Grand Theft Auto V – $19.99
Cash Card Bundles
PlayStation Vita and PSP Deals:
This week’s PSN GTA Sale is packed with Instabuys of truly great classics. GTA has never failed to live up to its name, the quality of these title is top tier with literally endless replay value. There’s not enough time in a day, month or even a year to fully explore every nook and cranny of GTA V. If you’re new to the series and looking to discover its past, Vice City is an excellent place to start. One of the true legendary classics of gaming history.
The Cash Card bundles are only worth it if you’re purchasing GTA V for the first time and believe you’ll be spending a good portion of your gaming sessions playing online. If you’re only thinking about logging on once or twice you’d be better off getting the GTA V and San Andreas bundle for single player action. It’s all about how you feel about GTA Online, and multiplayer action in general in your GTA experience.
PSN Deal of the Week:
The Deal of the Week is GTA’s Trilogy with all three PS2 titles in one bundle for essentially $21 dollars. You’re likely gonna buy all of them at one time or another, why not just get the bundle and save a few bucks? Runner-up is the Vita GTA Stories bundle with chapters many have never encountered before. It’s a perfect time to break out the Vita or PSP to play GTA on the go and in general to experience a completely different side of GTA.
Deal Research Based on the Past:
Check out March’s PSN Batman Sale to get an idea of what weekly game deals you might be missing out on. Sony occasionally holds a flash sale on PSN which you should always keep an eye out for.
Though it seems the days of a $1 dollar per game style flash sale are over, there’s always a couple of gems discounted just enough to be must buys.
Rockstar games see sales on the PlayStation Network about semi-regularly, so if you can’t spare the cash right now… There will likely be another chance. Their lineup is not quite as regularly discounted as Ubisoft or Activision’s however, so there could be a month or even three month lull before the next Rockstar sale. If you truly want these digital titles on the HD in the present, make the purchases.
Some might want to get nostalgic with the classic PS2 titles and even explore how GTA games have changed and evolved with each iteration. Others might want to rediscover the modern masterpiece that was GTA V and its rich locales, fully remastered. Then there are gamers who want to simply dive into some online action once in a while who as mentioned before would be served by the cash card bundles ahead of time. A GTA experience is always personal.
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