I didn’t play everything this year, I didn’t play every game of every genre on every platform. I don’t even play PC games. I know I missed out on some of the highest praised games of the year. But out of the games that I did play, I had some favorite ones and found some memorable ones. Some of the games might be leftovers from 2015 that I didn’t play until 2016. Hell, I even included some retro games in My Favorites of 2016.
This is what I played, and this is what I enjoyed. But to get a feel for my taste in gaming, I thought you might be interested in seeing what it is that I liked. If you enjoy or have interest in the same kind of games, then you might want to keep checking back here on thegamerpad.com or on my twitch channel (twitch.tv/thegamerpad) because I might be covering the exact kind of games that you want to see covered.
Now that the Wii U is wrapping up, I thought it would be a good time to go back and look at what are the rare, or hard to find games and how much they were selling for on eBay. These prices are based on what the games have sold for, and not necessarily what people are asking. There are always sellers who ask ridiculously high prices on rare or limited items, it’s not necessarily how much it’s actually worth (unless it’s the only one online). Rarity is mainly based on the ability to get a new/sealed copy and their value. All used games are priced on being complete with good/great condition case, manual and disc. This is entirely based on North American releases. If I missed anything or you have any additions, please contact me.
Release Date & MSRP: September 26th, 2014 – $69.99
Why Is It Hard to Find? Its only North American release was exclusive to the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The game is the same as the standard version but it does include a cool scarf
Is It Holding Value? Yes and it will probably remain high. The Japanese Collector’s edition has even more items and can be purchased cheaper. Fan-made scarfs can also be found online, but it is still holding its value strong
Release Date & MSRP: May 29th, 2014 – $69.99
Why Is It Hard to Find? Its only North American release was exclusive to the Nintendo World Store in New York City. This makes this item very limited and rare, all for the blue shell and packaging included
Is It Holding Value? Very much so, and most likely will only go up. There was a similar collector’s edition released overseas that was more widely available, but this still is highly sought after.
Release Date & MSRP: November 24th, 2014 – $99.99
Why Is It Hard to Find? They only made enough of these to fulfill pre-orders, and maybe a handful of extras. It sold out quickly online and was never brought back as a bundle. The controller and adapter were sold separately but were hard to find for months.
Is It Holding Value? It has remained at the $150 – $200 price range since release. The controller and adapter are available separately, so the value really is just the packaging in a bundle.
Release Date & MSRP: September 20th, 2014 – $69.99
Why Is It Hard to Find? This was a limited Collector’s Edition released exclusively at GameStop. The game is the same as the regular edition but the packaging and inclusion of a Ganondorf figure are different.
Is It Holding Value? It shot up to $150 right after selling out at release and has held that value since. The new price for first print Wind Waker HD with a gold cover has gone up slightly.