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
Titanfall 2’s Standard and Deluxe editions (PS4/Xbox One) are both on sale for $24.99 (GCU: $19.99) as Best Buy’s Deal of the Day.
Titanfall 2 was only released on October 28th, 2016, quite recent. It continues the trend of last Holiday season’s game dropping in price rapidly. Titanfall 2’s Deluxe Edition originally retailed for $79.99, so it’s an immense drop. It’s unclear why both the standard and deluxe editions are on sale for the same price and one (standard edition) isn’t lower than the other. Best Buy might be trying to clear stock.
While Titanfall 2 didn’t set the world on fire or create hype the way the first one was suppose to turn the genre upside down, it was a well reviewed game. It averaged 89%/87% (PS4/Xbox One) on Metacritic. User reviews on the site were pretty similar averaging an 8.4/8.1 (PS4/Xbox One). Meaning there wasn’t too much mainstream review inflation, it stayed consistent.
Titanfall 2 Resale Value: Sticker Price
It’s a domestic born US made game by a relatively new studio published by EA. It’s unlikely to hold resale value past the original sticker price, though the Deluxe Edition may go up in coming years. Titanfall 2 likely had a large print run as most games from EA do, EA games typically are heavily printed and discounted. Though a bit less than say a Ubisoft game. This is not a game deal made for hoarding with future ambitions. This is a game deal for gamers looking to try out the new Titanfall or get into the series for the first time.
Titanfall 2 Rarity: Common
It’s not going to be too rare of a game. You don’t have to keep it sealed (unless you want to), chances are it will be available for years to come, no resellers needed. It’s unlikely you’ll have to scour eBay to find someone selling a new copy of Titanfall 2.
Difference between Titanfall 2 – Standard and Deluxe Editions:
The difference between the two versions of Titanfall 2 appear mostly superficial. Skins for the Titans themselves. Here is the official description:
“Deluxe Edition Content
Stand out on the battlefield with Prime upgrades for Ion & Scorch, available this December. Beyond skin colors, these modifications upgrade the physical look of your Titan, change the sound effects and even offer up devastating new executions. On day one, customize every Titan with instant access to exclusive Excalibur Chrome Warpaints and Thunderbird Nose Arts. The Splinter Ocean and Quantum Ocean Camos are also included and are ready to be applied to every Titan, Pilot, and weapon in the game. Get all this content when you purchase the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition.
Prime Titan customization for Scorch
Prime Titan customization for Ion
Thunderbird Nose Arts for each Titan
Excalibur Chrome Warpaints for each Titan
Splinter Ocean Camo applicable to every Titan, Pilot and Weapon
Quantum Ocean Camo applicable to every Titan, Pilot and Weapon
Gold Caliburn Callsign”
Final Game Deal Review: Buy if you’re a fps fan, not for collection or resale purposes.
Saturday – 01/07/2017
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