A game collector on Reddit finds a brand new factory-sealed copy of a remastered collection of Final Fantasy PlayStation 3 at a garage sale.
Garage sales can sometimes be great places to find unexpected game treasures, as one Reddit user who discovered a well-preserved copy of a highly collectable entry in the Final fantasy series. The entry in itself is a remastered collection containing much more than the remastered games themselves.
the Final fantasy The series is a well-known franchise spanning multiple genres, including several classic JRPGs, and the series’ games and merchandise are highly sought after by collectors. The entry found at the garage sale is not only a limited edition, it is also factory sealed, making it a particularly special find.
The game in question is the Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Collector’s Edition, which is a somewhat self-explanatory limited edition collection of Final Fantasy X from 2001 and Final Fantasy X-2 as of 2003. The games were originally released on PS2 and have since been re-released on PS4 as well. The Collector’s Edition of the physical version of the PS3, however, includes several items in addition to the game, including an artbook, a Blu-Ray CD “visual soundtrack” with iconic scenes and music from the series up to present, and five lithographs of works of art. It makes sense for collectors to get hold of most things Final Fantasy 10– related to luck, as the entry enjoys an active fan base to this day.
The user, who goes by the name _CosmicTraveler_, indicated in responses that he did not intend to open it, but rather show it in a storefront. The game costs less than $ 20 on eBay on average when opened, but a sealed copy hovers more around $ 50 and up. Final Fantasy 10 was a critically acclaimed entry as Final Fantasy 10-2 is on the lower end of critical reception, but a sealed item is a great find for any collector as most copies of games sold end up being opened by the general target market.
Sealed games have a high price disparity in the collector market versus open games, but collector editions will be at least slightly more common sealed as they cater to collectors. The game collector market has exploded recently, with even relatively mainstream games like Super Mario 64 sell at absurd prices at auction. Of course, more factors affect the value of a collectible game, but the surge in interest from collectors leads to higher prices across the board.
With the likelihood that the prices of collectible games will increase further, finds like the Final Fantasy 10 | 10-2 HD Remaster Collector’s Edition will only become rarer and more expensive. Interest in Final Fantasy 10 the sub-series could particularly increase, given that we are talking about a hypothetical Final Fantasy 10-3 accelerate again.
Final Fantasy 10 | 10-2 HD Remaster is available now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
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