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Thinking of selling some of my Wii U games...

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Just need some quick advice... With the amount of games coming out, and with an immense backlog as it is, I've decided to sell some of my more collectable Wii U games as they are fetching a high pr… Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
Just need some quick advice...

With the amount of games coming out, and with an immense backlog as it is, I've decided to sell some of my more collectable Wii U games as they are fetching a high price. Problem is that I'm not sure as to whether I should sell them now, or wait on them to appreciate even more in price.

Most of the games are still sealed and I don't see myself playing them. Ever.
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What games are they
#2
Error440
What games are they
FIFA 13
Game and Wario
Hyrule Warriors
Snoopys Grand Adventure
Need for Speed: MW
Mario Tennis
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Those are the ones I am definitely thinking about getting rid of. I have about 8 more that aren't fetching prices that I am comfortable with at the moment.
4 Likes #3
None of them fetch a particularly high price and probably never will
#4
Error440
None of them fetch a particularly high price and probably never will
Thanks... I (probably) see no reason to keep them then.

Just thinking that I am now beginning to gut my collection. Took a bit of effort to build it as well. But lack of space/time/money, together with so many new games worthy of attention, means that something has to go...
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If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.

TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)

Edited By: Orekul on Feb 12, 2017 11:58
#6
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)
I think the fact that the Wii U sold so poorly as a whole will mean that its games will steadily rise up in value. I have taken your suggestion on board, closed my listings, and will re-evaluate the situation if/when finances and space is dire.

As an indication: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is sealed and is already fetching £45 on Amazon.
#7
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)

FIFA 13 will never be worth anything.

Game and Wario may possibly be worth something

Hyrule Warriors thats a odd one to judge its a poor game and not part of the core series so could be rarer in ten years however its already got a 3DS version too and i believe a lot were sold so it's never gonna be up there with the Zelda on the CDi was it? Something like that.

Snoopys Grand Adventure meh

Need for Speed: MW meh

Mario Tennis hard to tell, its a poor entry in the series.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate not a particularly popular title outside of Japan and meant to be online so will be worth less once half the reason for the game has been shutdown.

The main thing is Nintendo now has a habit of re releasing on other things, like xenoblade on new 3DS
#8
prankster101
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)
I think the fact that the Wii U sold so poorly as a whole will mean that its games will steadily rise up in value. I have taken your suggestion on board, closed my listings, and will re-evaluate the situation if/when finances and space is dire.

As an indication: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is sealed and is already fetching £45 on Amazon.

Its fetching £15 from what i can see on the buy it nows, just because its listed as £45 doesn't mean its going to sell you'd have to watch a few for a couple of days to see if anyone bids it for that
#9
Error440
prankster101
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)
I think the fact that the Wii U sold so poorly as a whole will mean that its games will steadily rise up in value. I have taken your suggestion on board, closed my listings, and will re-evaluate the situation if/when finances and space is dire.
As an indication: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is sealed and is already fetching £45 on Amazon.
Its fetching £15 from what i can see on the buy it nows, just because its listed as £45 doesn't mean its going to sell you'd have to watch a few for a couple of days to see if anyone bids it for that
Mine's a sealed copy. Those are going for around £40-45.
#10
prankster101
Error440
prankster101
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)
I think the fact that the Wii U sold so poorly as a whole will mean that its games will steadily rise up in value. I have taken your suggestion on board, closed my listings, and will re-evaluate the situation if/when finances and space is dire.
As an indication: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is sealed and is already fetching £45 on Amazon.
Its fetching £15 from what i can see on the buy it nows, just because its listed as £45 doesn't mean its going to sell you'd have to watch a few for a couple of days to see if anyone bids it for that
Mine's a sealed copy. Those are going for around £40-45.

I see sealed ones for £27 going but i dont see any bidders on the 40+ ones
#11
straybezza1
And Mario tennis?

£5 sainsburys.

Fifa was £2.99 @ argos recently.
#12
What are the 8 out of interest?

I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.

I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).

I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.

Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.

Edited By: Error440 on Feb 12, 2017 12:41
1 Like #13
About tree fiddy
1 Like #14
Error440
What are the 8 out of interest?

I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.

I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).

I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.

Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.


Watchdogs
Cod: Gosts
Legend of Kay
Devils Third
Scribblenaughts
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (with Amiibo box set)
Darksiders 2 (unsealed)
CoD: Black Ops 2 (unsealed)

Edited By: prankster101 on Feb 12, 2017 13:05: AC:AF
2 Likes #15
prankster101
Error440
What are the 8 out of interest?
I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.
I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).
I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.
Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.
Watchdogs
Cod: Gosts
Legend of Kay
Devils Third
Scribblenaughts
Darksiders 2 (unsealed)
CoD: Black Ops 2 (unsealed)
Wow, you bought some of the crappiest games available on the Wii U in the hope that they somehow magically transform into collectors items? oO
#16
bernardsfingers
prankster101
Error440
What are the 8 out of interest?
I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.
I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).
I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.
Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.
Watchdogs
Cod: Gosts
Legend of Kay
Devils Third
Scribblenaughts
Darksiders 2 (unsealed)
CoD: Black Ops 2 (unsealed)
Wow, you bought some of the crappiest games available on the Wii U in the hope that they somehow magically transform into collectors items? oO


Nah... I just wanted a Wii U collection. And now I don't.
1 Like #17
If you look to the past and valuable games, it's not about how good the game is. The older greats can all be picked up for a small amount of money as there are millions of them out there. It's the poor games that dissapeared without a trace. Nintendo has a lot of nostalgia with people, I'm not saying any of these games will rise to the heavens however what i am saying is that the wii u has a good chance of becoming valuable in the future.
It has a lot of the things collectors in the future will look for, low sales, the last disc based system (I can see this as the last system we will be able to collect games for, as digital are only technically rentals), nintendo are a well loved company and are going downhill. This could be the last chance for nintendo first party collectors.

Edited By: Orekul on Feb 12, 2017 13:48
#18
prankster101
bernardsfingers
prankster101
Error440
What are the 8 out of interest?
I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.
I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).
I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.
Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.
Watchdogs
Cod: Gosts
Legend of Kay
Devils Third
Scribblenaughts
Darksiders 2 (unsealed)
CoD: Black Ops 2 (unsealed)
Wow, you bought some of the crappiest games available on the Wii U in the hope that they somehow magically transform into collectors items? oO
Nah... I just wanted a Wii U collection. And now I don't.
Fair enough, I've got many of the same games myself. I assume you're keeping back the games which are actually worth playing? Or is this your entire Wii U collection?

Edited By: bernardsfingers on Feb 12, 2017 13:55
#19
Wasn't Need for Speed quite hard to get? I'm sure it's print run was quite limited
1 Like #20
I sold my sealed copy of NFS: MW on eBay and got £70 for it.
#21
bernardsfingers
prankster101
bernardsfingers
prankster101
Error440
What are the 8 out of interest?
I have no intention of selling any i love the wiiu its up there with the dreamcast and GameCube in terms of greatness.
I got captain toad, smash bros, mk8, lego city, Yoshi's woolly world, splatoon, xenoblade x, tokyo mirage, zombiu, bayonetta 1 and 2, pokken (sealed), wind waker (sealed), wonderful 101 (sealed), rodea SE (sealed), Starfox with guards thing (sealed) Twilight Princess (sealed).
I don't intend to keep any of them sealed i just haven't got round to em.
Forgot to say i expect Tokyo mirage to be worth the most along with rodea and xenoblade x unless they port that.
Watchdogs
Cod: Gosts
Legend of Kay
Devils Third
Scribblenaughts
Darksiders 2 (unsealed)
CoD: Black Ops 2 (unsealed)
Wow, you bought some of the crappiest games available on the Wii U in the hope that they somehow magically transform into collectors items? oO
Nah... I just wanted a Wii U collection. And now I don't.
Fair enough, I've got many of the same games myself. I assume you're keeping back the games which are actually worth playing? Or is this your entire Wii U collection?


I've got about 20 games that I'll be keeping.
#22
prankster101
Error440
prankster101
Orekul
If you are not short of money or space, I would keep them. In about ten years they will hit rock bottom price wise and then go up in value. As it will probably be nintendo's last disc based system they may have some value to collectors in the future, as all future products will be digital. There is no sure fire way to say which games will rise in value and which not (although I think it is safe to say fifa will not), there is very little info as to what print runs games had and how many they sold. It is usually the games that sold poorly or had low runs that in time rise the most, I am sure if you ask nes collectors they will tell you some of the more obscure titles that now have considerable value. Don't plan your pension on it however, unless you are very serious about collecting loads.
TLDR Put them in the loft and wait for the inevitable price rise in the future (do you remember when games came on discs dad)
I think the fact that the Wii U sold so poorly as a whole will mean that its games will steadily rise up in value. I have taken your suggestion on board, closed my listings, and will re-evaluate the situation if/when finances and space is dire.
As an indication: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is sealed and is already fetching £45 on Amazon.
Its fetching £15 from what i can see on the buy it nows, just because its listed as £45 doesn't mean its going to sell you'd have to watch a few for a couple of days to see if anyone bids it for that
Mine's a sealed copy. Those are going for around £40-45.

Loads of new and sealed ones gone for around £25. Just check sold listings. Couple of idiots paid £40+ but there's always one (or a couple in this case).
#23
Thanks for the advice. I've relented and have put the more valuable games up for sale. I'll keep the 8 for a rainy day.
1 Like #24
Orekul
If you look to the past and valuable games, it's not about how good the game is. The older greats can all be picked up for a small amount of money as there are millions of them out there. It's the poor games that dissapeared without a trace. Nintendo has a lot of nostalgia with people, I'm not saying any of these games will rise to the heavens however what i am saying is that the wii u has a good chance of becoming valuable in the future.
It has a lot of the things collectors in the future will look for, low sales, the last disc based system (I can see this as the last system we will be able to collect games for, as digital are only technically rentals), nintendo are a well loved company and are going downhill. This could be the last chance for nintendo first party collectors.

I wouldn't say it was poor games its more ones sold in small numbers and that can happen for a number of reasons, atlus titles are a prime example, often made in small numbers but great and a niche market, i certainly dont think Nintendo are going anywhere they still rule the handheld market, and I don't think they will abandon it they will use things like fire emblem heroes to get into the phone market and still make proper games on their own format.
#25
In 15-20 years we'll probably find out Snoopy's Grand Adventure is rare and collectable ;)

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