Possibly the most expensive SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis game to ever exist (eBay auction ongoing)

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    What makes the game below so rare and wanted by European (maybe American/Canadian as well) game collectors is that it's said only 12 copies exist and so, the prices, especially of this one are going absurdly high.

    I can see why collectors want this game but for £8,300.00? Yikes.
     
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  2. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    Has the game been dumped/ripped?
     
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    Never knew a sports game to be that pricey.
    Then again, collectors will pay everything to have it.
     
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    Yes it has been dumped and is still available in the usual places since it is not a Ninty rom.
     
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    There's apparently 192 copies in existence but only 12 are known in total. So weird that this is worth so much.
     
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    Especially seeing it's a sports game...
     
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    You can spend a few weeks (or longer if you spend wisely) anywhere in the world for that money. Only a fucking rich collector would be able to afford that. I'd rather take a holiday than buy that.
     
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    9 out of 10 of the people going for this want to sell it for more at a later time.
    thats what videogame collecting has come to.
     
  9. SkittleDash

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    It's £9,300 now. Meh, not the most expensive game I've seen on there.
     
  10. ov3rkill

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    in a cardboard box
    How bad/good was that game at that time?
     
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    It was supposed to be one of the best basketball games for megadrive at the time iirc, can't remember if it was better or worse the other game(s)? in the series but I remember the games for sure and remember thinking it looked good for the time. Bulls v Lakers was the sequel I think.
     
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    £9,300.00/$12,252.75. Gotta love how it gained an extra $2,952.75 when getting converted to the american dollar.
     
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    That sounds more or less correct based on the current exchange rate... (midmarket rate from XE.com is 1.30271 USD to the pound, making a dollar value of 12,115.16, then obviously PayPal are gonna take their cut on top of that)
     
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  14. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Not the most expensive game in history but probably the most expensive SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis game in history. I've never seen any other SEGA MD/G go for this much.
     
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    The buyer will be waiting a while given that eBay takes a giant 10% of the sale price as seller fees + PayPal takes a bit more on top of that.
     
  16. Saiyan Lusitano
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    The seller could at least avoid the Paypal fee but £9k in cash? Just not too often.
     
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    I miss the old videogames....
     
  18. TheStoneBanana

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    The final bid ended up being £3,380, when unsurprisingly, many of the insanely high bids were retracted.

    Hopefully the game gets a good home!
     
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    Still pretty crazy.
     
  20. duffmmann

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    Genre doesn't matter, a rare game is a rare game. So many of these collectors don't even play the game when they get it, its often just about rounding out the collection and getting every game that was ever officially released for the system.
     
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