Twilight Princess - why so expensive?

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Nov 17, 2008
  1. gcunit
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    Why has TP not dropped further in price - it's still £30 in the UK, and yet the game is 2 years old and even older on the gamecube?

    Is it just out of spite cos it get's used for the exploit? I wanna pick up a cheap copy on ebay but it still goes for £20.
     


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    Just rent it or borrow it [​IMG]
     
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    zelda that's why.....never lose value
     
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    It's because people keep buying them for making homebrew work.
     
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    and that aswell, its a game every asshole should have lol [​IMG]
     
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    I don't have it, I borrowed it from a friend [​IMG]
     
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    Yeh, well I don't know anyone who's got it, and there's no shops in my town that do rental, which means I've got to sign up to some punk-ass rental website and traverse the minefield that is their terms and conditions, then wait who knows how long for them to mail it to me - it ticks me off something chronic.

    I need HBC!
     
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    A town with no rentals? I mean. no blockbuster video or anything?
     
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    Im an asshole [​IMG]
     
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    Nintendo just doesn't like to lower prices. They don't have platinum or value series.
     
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    How about you get a modchip for your wii and download it instead? I used a downloaded Twilight Princess to hack my D2CKey chipped Wii. Best $100 I ever spent (for chip + install).
     
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    What are you talking about.. Nintendo began that with the "Greatest Hits" series.
     
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    Yeah I dunno what your talking about, Ive got the CycloDS Value series. Its a steal!
     
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    Well then I've never seen them here. All games are still full price. Some game stores decide to lower prices themselves, but this is never because of Nintendo itself.
     
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    We got a Blockbuster, but they only rent movies. They sell games, but don't rent.

    I'm not one for modchips. Basically, I hold out of each gen of a console until a softmod comes out. Once the softmod is up I have to do it as cheap as possible. Just the tight-ass way I roll. But Twilight Princess is just so hard to come by - I only need it for five minutes - why pay £20 for five minutes? I gotta get it cheap then sell it back on ebay, try and score a profit.
     
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    I got Zelda TP as part of a 2 for £30 deal in Comet UK

    Couldn't believe my luck. Now I can play backups lol

    Lovely!
     
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    surely you can get Zelda second hand on ebay or from gamestation or CEX for pennys then sell it again once you have run the hack? lol

    Edit// My bad, it would seem the ability to softmod has increased the value of second hand Zelda:TP dramatically LoL.
     
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    how much money you going to be saving by using HBC! Just buy the damn thing!
     
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    Yeah seriously, I spent £80(including shipping) to get my Wii chipped and even though I hardley use it , it was still well worth it. You will make back 100% almost or if your lucky more when you sell it, the second hand ones still go for over £20 on ebay it seems.
     
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    Because people still buy it. Plain and easy. Supply and demand.

    Smash Bros. Melee is still $35 at most Gamestops.
     

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