People dumping their Genesis collections and prices coming down? Good, more games for me!
Ive got 340 genesis games, and MOST of the r6 and greater games. Everything is very cheap. I dont think it will go up in the future...the genesis IS old enough right now
I suspect that the kids who's first console was an N64 will collect for it in 10 or 15 years when they're older with a disposable income and looking to relive a little bit of their youth.
A lot of people are collecting Genesis for nostelgia who aren't going to stay in it. That's also why NES prices are steadily dropping, because people are starting to collect it to relieve childhood memories, but they're not going to stay with it, nor are they going to spread to other consoles. The Genesis is expected to shoot up in value in the matter of a few years, as it steadily becomes rarer.
The thing about the Genesis is that even though it was a very popular machine, it just doesn't seem to have the prestige that is associated with the NES and SNES for some reason. That's fine with me, as I enjoy getting good games cheap.
As for the N64, there are some carts that will likely increase in value over the next few years (particularly imports, I think), but overall most of the actual good games are very common. Sealed copies of the most beloved N64 titles might fetch a fair price in the future, though.
Why? I don't see this happening at all. The genny is as old as the snes (actually 2 years older). If it hasn't caught on by now, it's not going to. Also, it was the first non-kiddie/cool system, which makes a difference, I think. As for the n64, it will pick up a little bit in 5 to 10 years and probably be a little more popular than the Saturn just because of the "Nintendo factor".Originally Posted by XxMe2NiKxX
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The "Nintendo factor" spans all the Ninty consoles and I guess you could even say there's a "Sega factor" for Sega consoles too but the Genesis doesn't seem to have the same "Sega factor" as the Saturn or the DC and Saturn is popular mainly because of the imports than for it's "Sega factor."Originally Posted by Dr. Morbis
Does that even make sense?
For me there's just something special about both of those companies and their contributions to 2d and 3d gaming and video gaming in general.
the genesis was the first "casual" console. it's still more associated with madden, NHL, and sonic than gunstar heroes.
also, as much as i hate to say it, going back on a lot of sega's titles that were developed strictly to counter nintendo, nintendo's titles hold up better. while sonic was "revolutionary" in it's day, after the passage of time, it's nintendo contemporaries (super mario world) AND predecessors still hold up better.
N64 stuff IS going up in value - i had no trouble unloading anything with "mario" in the title for less than $30 (complete, non PC labeled titles) when i sold my 64.
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Have you ever made a post that ISN'T retarded?Originally Posted by Ernster
"I dont think it will go up in the future...the genesis IS old enough right now"
That's exactly what I was thinking. I really doubt that the Sega Genesis will ever become collectable like the NES or SNES is right now. I don't really care though, because once I get the majority of the NES games (650-700), I am going to start to collect for the Genesis.
See, I would also argue that the N64 did lack a wide variety of games. It had poor mainstream sports games, it lacked the Mature titles that draw people to a system, and it did indeed lack RPGS. Also, I'll agree that the Jaguar controller was worse, as was the 5200 controller. But the N64 controller definately ranks up there.Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
Finally, I do believe that the value of N64 carts will go up briefly, die down for 5 or so years, then go up again as the N64 kiddies will develop disposable income. The Genesis however will pretty much stay where it is. Durable cases and a stronger intrest in the SNES will keep the Genny pretty much where it is unless an act of god destroys all the worlds Super Nintendos.
I don't see much value in n64 games at all, and don't find them fun to collect IMHO. As for genesis, it's one of the systems I'm trying to complete and it was one I had when I was younger so I enjoy it VERY much. I have nearly 300 complete games for the system and let me tell you some of the games I would recommend keeping an eye out for that you will probably have trouble with:
PIRATE'S GOLD - This one ALWAYS goes REDICULOUSLY high, even loose it hits around 35 dollars. Luckily I found mine complete for 10 at a now closed game store =\.
Phantasy Star IV
Shining Force I & II
Splatterhouse 2 & 3
General Chaos (Goes a tad bit high, but shouldn't be too hard really)
King's Bounty (not too difficult either, but defenitely get it if you see it complete)
Crusader Of Centy
Rastan Saga II
Streets Of Rage 3
Toejam & Earl
Zero: Kamikaze Squirrel
Keep an eye out for those for sure, they're pretty rare and most fetch a pretty high sum. Only thing I hate about genesis right now is I have a fair majority of the games and every game shop near me, I pretty much have everything they have that's complete or boxed, and on ebay most genesis lots are very junky and filled with sports games.
Most people that have posted in this thread have only just started collecting for the Genesis and N64, I've noticed. Most of you have finished collecting for the SNES/NES or Saturn, which are the pricey consoles, right?
Did any of you stop to think that maybe the reason that games are becoming so expensive is BECAUSE people hoard them to sell them later or just keep them to look at? Think about it. You buy 5 copies of, for example, Harvest Moon for N64 (I'm assuming this is rare because it never saw an Australian release) and keep them hidden in storage. No one is playing them. You're denying 5 people a chance of playing the game, and therefore those 5 people will have a bidding war over the one copy that is on eBay. So more people see that as an opportunity to make money, hoard more copies, the same thing happens. It's SO unfair on the people that actually want to PLAY the games.
Decent Gamecube games are impossible to find in stores for this reason in Australia. I know people that go out on launch day and buy 10 copies of say, Ikaruga or Phantasy Star Online: Episodes 1 & 2 so they can keep them stored for a couple of years and then sell them on eBay when they become rare. Same reason that Radiant Silvergun is so expensive. I know of someone that has THREE copies of it and he refuses to put them up on eBay until they go for at least $100 more than they're going for now. The sad part? It'll happen and that will just encourage him to do it more.
... I'll stop ranting now
My next rant will probably come along when someone talks about how they found some really great games cheap in a thrift store and are going to sell them on eBay. I HATE people that do that. :P
Yes many times believe it or not. Too bad I cant make a post that's more retarted than yours.Originally Posted by TheRedEye
My 2 cents :
If you are going to collect video games, collect the rarest games for each system NOW.
The rare games R7-R10 have steadily been increasing in price for the last 3 years. But the price for common games continue to drop. And the trend is going to continue as long as Ebay stays so popuar.
So collect for every system you can , but only collect the rare ones now. And then in a year or two start grabbing the commons which you'll be able to get for less than $1 each.