Pricefall: Finding Deals for Soul Sacrifice, Mario & Luigi, and More

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

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Pricefall

With E3 just around the corner, the focus is now on new and full-price games, which means there are less sales going on right now compared to our last edition of Pricefall. Fear not, however, because we have gone to great lengths to find you the best prices for niche games, good games, and all other games. After the sales, we took the liberty of price tracking games from various series that received announcements and news in the past week: Tales of Symphonia, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Eternal Darkness. Your body is ready for E3, but your wallet may need some more help, and that’s what we’re here for.

Active Sales

Soul Sacrifice
$29.99 USD – 25% off at Amazon
Average used price: $31.00 USD

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
$33.99 USD – $6 off the pre-order at Newegg with promo code EMCXRVM222 Expired

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
$29.96 USD – 25% off at Amazon
Average used price: $29.94 USD

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
$29.96-$39.99 USD – pre-ordering at Amazon comes with a token for early access to the game and in-game content (PC, PS3)

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND Limited Edition
$12.98 USD – 68% off at Amazon (PS3)
Includes the game, a 40-page art book, soundtrack CD, and 2012 calendar
Average used price: $20.49$33.29 USD (PS3, Xbox 360)

Okamiden
$19.90 USD – $15 off at Play-Asia
Average used price: $21.49 USD

Radiant Historia
$29.90 USD – $15 off at Play-Asia
Expired
Average used price: $28.00 USD

Kirby’s Epic Yarn
$9.59 USD – discounted price at Walmart.com
Average used price: $9.39 USD

PaRappa The Rapper
$3.99 USD – 87% off at Amazon (PSP)
Average used price: $3.58 USD

Metroid: Other M
$4.99 USD – online only price at GameStop
Average used price: $6.02 USD

Sonic Generations
$16.21-$16.49 USD – 67% off at Amazon (Ps3, Xbox 360)
The Xbox 360 version is also $14.96 at Walmart.com.
Average used price: $13.49$14.07 USD (Xbox 360, PS3)

Sonic Colors
$14.96 USD – discounted price at Walmart.com (Wii, DS)
Average used price: $9.00$9.91 USD (DS, Wii)

Adventures with Activision
Classic Activision games are 50% off at GOG.com. Games include the Zork and King’s Quest series. There are 32 games in total, all DRM-free, so check it out to see if there are any games you’d like to revisit.
Expired

The Elder Scrolls IV: Obivion Game of the Year Edition
$6.79 USD – 66% off on Steam (PC) – Today Only
Expired
Average used price: $9.00 USD

Sid Meier’s Civilization V
$14.96 USD – 50% off at Amazon (PC Download) Expired
Average used price: $13.50 USD

DmC Devil May Cry
$29.99 USD – 40% off on Steam (PC) Expired
Average used price: $21.17$28.83 USD (Xbox 360, PS3)

Alan Wake Franchise
$4.00 USD – 90% off on Steam (PC) Expired
Includes Alan Wake Collector’s Edition and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. They are both on sale individually as well.

GameFly Summer PC Sale
We may be waiting another month for the Steam summer sale, but while you wait you can check out what GameFly has to offer as they give new discounts each day this week.

There were several sales for 3DS games on Amazon from the last edition of Pricefall that are still alive and well at 25% off or more.

This week’s Humble Bundle sale include games from Telltale Games. Most of the games, including Back to the Future: The Game and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, are pay what you want, and if you pay more than the average (currently $4.30 USD) then you get The Walking Dead with all 5 episodes.

Free on PlayStation Plus

Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extended
The Cave
Closure
Gravity Rush
Knytt Underground
Malicious
SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
Vanquish

Reported Earlier

Nintendo Download: May 30th (North America)
Sega Games and More on Massive Sale via Amazon
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Is Free For PlayStation Plus Members
Dragon’s Crown Voice Pack DLC Free For the First Month
Tales of Xillia ‘Limited Edition’ Avaliable For Pre-Order
First Best of PlayStation Network Collection Out This Summer
Tearaway Gameplay Details, Release Date, and Pre-Order Bonuses

Price Tracking

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

We here are at oprainfall are very enthusiastic about Eternal Darkness, and more than excited about the potential for a spiritual successor. This GameCube exclusive, though successful in many ways, was never quite the blockbuster compared to other Nintendo-published games. Many of you may be wondering what the fuss is about. The most simple explanation is: it’s a very good game. You can find out for yourself with a smart buy on the grey market. However, because it received such critical praise with a relatively low volume of availability, average prices are slightly higher than many other GameCube games. If you’re patient, you can get it for very cheap.

Eternal Darkness - Pricecharting.com

Eternal Darkness used prices – Pricecharting.com

Lowest recent completed listing on eBay: $1.25 USD

Tales of Symphonia

So the tenth anniversary of the hit GameCube RPG classic is coming soon and you decided you have to play this again. Sure, you could always go for the recently announced HD remaster, but what about the original? Since early 2011, Tales of Symphonia has actually been rising in price from about $20 to near $40 for a used copy. It’s a sign that the game has aged well, and buyers value their copies of the game.

Tales of Symphonia - Pricecharting.com

Tales of Symphonia used prices – Pricecharting.com

Lowest recent completed listing on eBay: $15.00 USD

Sonic the Hedgehog (US Sega Master System)

The chart shows a steady straight line because there’s only one real sale of this very rare game that we actually know about. Back on December 10, 2011, this game sold for a whopping $981.33. Let’s see Earthbound try to top that (it definitely has). Sonic the Hedgehog was popular, yes, but what makes this Master System version special is the circumstances behind its release in the U.S. The U.S. version of the game is practically identical to the European version, where the Master System was much more popular, except for a UPC sticker that was placed on the back so that it could be sold in U.S. stores. Sega literally just imported the European versions, placed the sticker, and U.S. localization was done. This creates a problem on the grey market, however, because it’s incredibly difficult to prove the game is authentic when the only difference between the two versions is a sticker. The only listing on eBay is a copy that claims the sticker was removed, going for $149.93 USD. That alone, however, makes the copy indistinguishable from this one going for $15.40 AU. This is one of those games where your best bet is to hope you can strike gold at garage sales.

Sonic the Hedgehog - Pricecharting.com

Sonic the Hedgehog (US Master System) – Pricecharting.com

Lowest recent completed listing on eBay: $981.33 USD

Last but not least, if you’re participating in the Cloudburst Game Club here on oprainfall, check back with our first edition of Pricefall back in April for price tracking Chrono Trigger and playing it the way it was meant to be played.

Find sales we didn’t? Take advantage of the ones we listed? Is your wallet ready now for E3? Let us know in the comments.

SOURCES
PriceCharting.com
Cheap Ass Gamer
GamerDeals
Steam
Amazon.com
eBay.com
GameStop

About Raymond Dwyer

Former Contributor--Raymond is an architect in Chicago who has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. For all that the city offers, he mostly prefers sitting down to a good game when he can spare the time. Buildings look better rendered than they do in real life anyway.




  • fruitspunch_samurai

    Thank you

  • Nathan Wallace

    tales of symphonia only 20 for a used copy?
    Where do these people live? lol Here in rural canada they seem to be closer to the 100 mark.