Is Disgaea: Hour of Darkness really as rare as Amazon and Gamestop seem to be showing? It's going for around $40 everywhere I look (except eBay)...is there some vital used-game emporium that I've missed where I might get a copy for cheaper? Or am I really going to have to pay $40 for it?
Post by vysethebold on Jan 10, 2008 15:51:03 GMT -5
Sorry dude, the price of the first Disgaea hasn't wavered since it first came out even with reprintings. Just bite the bullet and buy it for $40. It's worth it and the game will hold its value over time so you may be able to resell it for the same price you bought it if that's what you want to do.
Well see, I was actually planning on buying the PSP remake, but my brother wants to play the game as well and doesn't own a PSP...so I figured I'd buy him the PS2 version so he could play it, and keep the PSP version for Etna Mode.
But yeah, I remember finding it totally randomly at a local game shop a few years back at Christmastime and asked gramma to get it for me, I'll act surprised later, etc. She did. It was $40 but I figured since it was new that was a general basic price. I had no idea about NIS games at that point in my life and how rare they can get. It was a very lucky find.
And even though I plan on getting the PSP version, I can't part with my PS2 copy. Too many memories.
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I was going to pick up the PSP version..but I bought Dead Head Fred (more on that later in a dedicated post). Though I just couldn't bring myself to buy another Disegea game when I own both the PS2 ones and barely play them. Though that's still a highly reccomended to buy at least one of them.
Also yeah..they're not that rare they're just in demand.
I hate how gamestop decides what games are "rare." They have Resident Evil 2 and 3 for Gamecube for like $30-40. There are like 3 copies of each game at most gamestops I go to. I even heard that a company re-released those games so they wouldn't be rare. I guess gamestop still feels they should charge a hefty price for them but its their loss because nobody is paying that price for it.
Post by Discoalucard on Jan 14, 2008 13:02:46 GMT -5
You're right, but Gamersquestdirect (the reprinter) probably charged them a hefty sum for Gamestop to buy. If Gamersquest sold the copies to Gamestop for $20, then Gamestop sells them for $30 in order to make a profit. I've heard that Gamersquest has to buy the company for the right the print copies, then pay for the actual disc and packaging production, and then they need some money for them to profit too. So that's why RE2/3, Gotcha Force and a handful of others are still that pricey - given the price and the fact that they're so common makes me think they overestimated demand for it. Of course, this should mean that the price should eventually go down if they want to sell, but it would probably mean a loss for Gamestop that they don't want to incur.
The other more expensive games like Disgaea (which did receive several reprintings by Atlus themselves), SMT Nocturne and others are legitimately scarce, or at least in heavy demand.