GameStop’s retro game prices are blown away by… GameStop

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GAME: Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2004: $16.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $12.99

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GAME: Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2004: $12.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $9.99
NOTE: This is one of the few “cheaper last decade” listings. Unlike the others that I bought within weeks of launch, this one’s depreciated due to a half-dozen remakes and rereleases through the years.

finalfight
GAME: Final Fight (SNES)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2000: $3.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $14.99

icarus
GAME: Kid Icarus (NES)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2004: $14.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $24.99

nflblitz
GAME: NFL Blitz (Nintendo 64)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2004: $2.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $12.99
NOTE: You can’t see the front, but this is actually NFL Blitz: Special Edition since GameStop didn’t have a listing for the Blockbuster-exclusive version. Yeah, be jealous.

residentevil
GAME: Resident Evil (PlayStation)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2004: $6.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $17.99

shenmue
GAME: Shenmue (Dreamcast)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2000: $39.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $29.99
NOTE: This was my first official purchase at Funcoland. I had to buy it after the staff talked so glowingly about it. Thanks Shawn and Baker!

sonicshuffle
GAME: Sonic Shuffle (Dreamcast)
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2003: $12.99
PURCHASE PRICE IN 2015: $19.99

10 thoughts on “GameStop’s retro game prices are blown away by… GameStop

  1. Seing that Resident Evil longbox reminded me of all the playststion games I traded in for next to nothing at my local EB for Soldier of Fortune 2 pc. Just noticed yesterday that my local Walmart is now selling used games. And their prices are very competitive with GameStops, so I am excited to see if they can cause a rift in the used game monopoly. Either way we the consumers win, unless……Walmart goes the way of Blockbuster’s Game Rush; then Gamestop only gets stronger via the Highlander “There can only be one” rule!

  2. shocked at that zombies ate my neighbors price. i remember my grandma (yeah nuts) had that game and me and my cousin tried to play it as like 7-8 year olds. Tough game then.

    Overall, not many of those are super crazy. I mean it’s been like ten years so possibly supply available to sell may have decreased hence a price increase in some titles. I wish somebody would get off their ass and re-release DK64 somewhere whether it is on xbox or wii u.

    Another fun thing to do is go to amazon and do searches for new copies of old games. I can’t remember which one but I saw some that were hundreds of dollars. Nuts.

    1. DK64 is actually on the WiiU Virtual Console as of a few months ago. Price isn’t that great (just like the other virtual console games), but it’s the only place I know where you can play the game that’s not on an actual 64.

  3. I mean the acquisition of these games must have cost something, it’s the difference between retailing and liquidation.

  4. I’m not really into the retro collection scene, but from what little I’ve experienced personally in that horrible, awful “business”, none of these prices seem that bad.

    I’m 100% I’ll go to my grave not understanding why people hate Gamestop (Or EB Games as it is here in Canada) so much. Their prices are completely fine. I have yet to see Amazon sell games over two years old at close to in-store prices, I’ve never once, in the past decade of my regular visits, been propositioned with pre-orders, subscriptions or the like, although that could that could just be down to provincial or national law preventing this. Their satisfaction return system is gracious. they don’t fuck you over nearly as much as any other store and the buildings are always clean. I dare you to find me a better game retailer, and if you do I will eat every hat I own.

  5. Hey Dave the trick to getting rid of the yucky sticker goo, when you try to take the old used sticker off, is a product called “Goo-Gone”. I used it my self when I used to buy lots of used games at Gamestop. If they weren’t that interesting I would take the stickers off and resell them back to Gamestop. Usually if you tried to sell an already used game back to them they would give you less than if you were selling a game that was just from your collection.

  6. The *mic drop* for Zombies Ate My Neighbors was great. I normally save my receipts for most of the 360 & One games.

    My best comparision is for Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Gold Edition. Which includes the DLC characters on disc. Since Marvel pulled the DLC from the marketplace in December 2009, this Gold Edition is the only way to get all achievements. I bought the game for $25 back in 2007, now it sells for $60 on eBay.

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