List looks at 30 rare, pricey GameCube games

Want a new copy of NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for GameCube?

I’ll cut you a deal. How’s $300?

Video Game Price Charts compiled a list yesterday of the 30 rarest and most expensive GameCube games.

According to the list, new copies of NCAA 2K3 are selling for $400.

SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online Plus, an enhanced rerelease of Phantasy Star Online, is also at the top of the list, selling for $200 new and $58 used. New copies of Beyond Good and Evil are also near the $200 plateau, selling for $198.

The list considered the highest sales price of GameCube games over the last three months. Not all the games are rare, defined as hard to find with small quantities available. But relative to demand, each of the 30 games is in very short supply, according to the article.

Check out the article for all 30 flabbergastingly expensive games.

10 Responses to List looks at 30 rare, pricey GameCube games

  1. Kale says:

    They’re still not as expensive as Radiant Silvergun (spiritual predecessor of Ikaruga) or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the Sega Saturn. I am surprised to see Resident Evil 2 and 3 missing from the list (no love for P.No. 03 either?), but I am thoroughly pleased to see quite a few games in my personal collection on the list. I still feel bad for never having grabbed Cubivore when I had the chance. I tend to have a thing for niche and obscure titles.

  2. Protector one says:

    Haha, BG&E for 200 bucks is insane. I bought it 3 years ago for 20 euro.

  3. ejamer says:

    Although prices for some GameCube games have dropped over time, many of the best third-party titles have kept value nicely because they received small print runs and aren’t easy to find any longer.

    Much like the PS2 library, there are still tons of great older titles worth playing if you missed them the first time around!

  4. Gunder says:

    I’ve got MGS:Twin Snakes, Pikmin 2 and, I think, Skies of Arcadia – all used, though. Really, I buy games to play them – not for the resale value five years down the line!

    What’ve you guys got?

  5. RoyalRook says:

    The prices are all wrong, the expert hit the hyperinflation button with this article. Assume this expert is not a football expert.

  6. RoyalRook says:

    Why do I have to read this kind of article? The editor needs to filter this kind of stuff out.

  7. InvisibleMan says:

    Well, I got Pikmin, Pikmin 2, and Ikaruga… Damn! I should have bought Beyond Good & Evil for the GameCube instead of the Xbox!

  8. Joshdad says:

    I will verify that Pikmin 2 is around the 40 dollar price range. My son really wanted this game, but there was no way I was going to spend that much money on a used game. Eventually he was able to talk my brother (his uncle) into getting it for him.
    The other game I have on this list is Tom and Jerry. I think I paid about 2.50 for it a couple of yeas ago on E-bay.
    Some of these games I’ve been trying to get for years (at a good price – as in under 5 or 6 bucks), but could never find them at that price. Now I know why.

  9. Rob says:

    Problem is, trying to sell them for the worth price. All about finding the ones who want to pay that price.

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