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Gamecube prices, annoying.....

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:49 pm
by kiniki
Really annoyed at the prices I am finding everywhere for gamecube games.

Whilst Game is only stocking second hand games, the price is very high on all the games thanks to the Wii's backwards compatability.

Really want Paper Mario and Chibi Robo, but the prices on the net and in store are well over the top. I've seen them being sold new at 79 quid!

Really shouldn't be seeing these prices. I'd get them NTSC but even then the prices are really inflated.

Re: Gamecube prices, annoying.....

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:13 pm
by Freshmetal
kiniki wrote:...the price is very high on all the games thanks to the Wii's backwards compatability.
The Wii's BC has nothing to do with it. Gamecube games rarely ever dropped their price even before the Wii was announced. They, and all Nintendo games for that matter, always hold their price even if there's little real reason to. It's annoying though, you got that right.

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:35 pm
by paranoid marvin
SNES Super Star Wars still sells for £14.99 at my local GS

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:02 am
by SexyWayne
I paid £45 for GC twilight princess about 4 months ago, £25 for a second hand copy of ikaruga but i expected to pay pretty high prices for those two games because of the rarity, even tho twilight princess is a fairly recent game try finding a copy on the high street :evil: , most other GC games are normally pretty cheap in game station 3 for £20 etc..

btw, paper mario sells for around £25 second hand in most blockbuster branches

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:04 am
by Wils
paranoid marvin wrote:SNES Super Star Wars still sells for £14.99 at my local GS
In my local GS, they're selling SNES Illusion of Time for nearly 30 quid, although I actually think this has come *down* in price from what is was before.

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:12 am
by paranoid marvin
Wils wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:SNES Super Star Wars still sells for £14.99 at my local GS
In my local GS, they're selling SNES Illusion of Time for nearly 30 quid, although I actually think this has come *down* in price from what is was before.
Mine's had that tatty Super SW box at £14.99 for over 2 years now

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:04 am
by DrBlue
Irritating indeed. Although you can pick up a console itself for next to nowt.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:06 am
by sleeper77
The price of the games depends on the titles & if they are sought after or not. The likes of the Paper Marios & Zeldas will be over the 20 quid mark since they are considered one of the most wanted & best games on the GC. There are other games like Billy Hatchett & the Star Wars series which are lower in price, still good games although not in the same status as the Zeldas or Marios. I was still astonished that second hand copies of Zelda TP for GC are still being sold for £40+, yet newer copies can be bought for less than that.

Re: Gamecube prices, annoying.....

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:51 am
by batman877
kiniki wrote:
I'd get them NTSC but even then the prices are really inflated.
You're just not shopping in the right places.

Try www.videogameplus.ca

You can pick up the likes of Paper Mario 2 on the CUBE for around £14!

:wink:

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:04 am
by GarryG
My local Game station isn't all that bad for GC games. I got both RE-0 and RE-Remake for £20 under their 'two for £20' offer.
RE-4 still seems to go for around £25’ish though. Yet you get get it for the PS2 for les than a £10, in the same shop!

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:14 pm
by Dizzyegg05
I couldnt resist a boxed NES copy of Cobra Triangle for £25! Was an awesome game and created by (then a little known company) called RARE.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:24 am
by devilman
Some of the Cube prices seem to be down more to a lack of supply. Chibi Robo was a very late release so doesn't seem to have been produced in huge quantities.

It's annoying when multi-format titles are far more expensive to buy on the Cube - Beyond Good & Evil for example.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:02 am
by James Bond
Where is the best place to pick up Zelda: Twilight Princess (Gamecube Edition) play.com, Game, Gamestation, Amazon and HMV don't have stock.


Cheapest I've seen it so far is £34 on Ebay.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:19 am
by sleeper77
If you saw it at £34 and are desperate to get the game, buy it. I can't find any lower than £40 on any other place on the net + they are always out of stock. Keep on checking pricetracker.co.uk daily to see if any new stock has arrived.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:33 am
by James Bond
Cheers mate, also noticed that Mario Baseball seems pretty rare as well, tempted to pick up the original Mario Strikers as well, no doubt that maybe a rarity some day.