The Price of Best Selling PlayStation 1 Games Today
PlayStation 1 is a legend. It was the first video game console that reached 100 million units sold. There are so many quality PlayStation 1 games with a lot of their fans.
These PlayStation 1 games may have not heard again because it was replaced by new quality games from the latest generation of consoles.
However, there are people who still have those PlayStation 1 games either for personal collection or resale.
Below will be described how the price offered for ten best-selling PlayStation 1 games today.
1. Gran Turismo
Current Price : $42.91 up to $87.10
One of the PlayStation 1 games that took 5 years to develop and spawned over 10 spin-offs and sequels. It’s a racing simulator developed by Polyphony Digital, shipping a total of 10.85 million copies worldwide and scoring 95% in average.
2. Final Fantasy VII
Current Price : $189.89 up to $1,400
I guess this was the first PlayStation 1 games that shocked other countries outside Japan in positive way of course. It’s the first Final Fantasy series that used fully 3D modeled characters against prerendered backgrounds that shipping a total of 9.8 million copies worldwide. The story was great, the characters were awesome, the graphics were fantastic, and the music was fabulous. The secret “treasures” in this game were abundance. Who could forget Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith, or Sephiroth ?
So, it’s no surprise if this game is very expensive today. The black label is extremely rare and costs you $1,400 to get it.
3. Gran Turismo 2
Current Price : $33.10 up to $49.99
The best realistic driving game simulator at that time. This sequel had more cars ( around 650) than any similar PlayStation 1 games back then. Scoring an average of 93%, shipping a total of 9.37 millions unit worldwide, and the first PlayStation 1 game to be emulated via Bleemcast on Dreamcast.
4. Final Fantasy VIII
Current Price : $11.50 up to $399.95
This game had earned more than US$50 million in thirteen weeks after its release, making it the fastest selling Final Fantasy title of all time until a multi platform one release, which is Final Fantasy XIII. As of March 31, 2003, this game has sold 8.15 million copies worldwide and placed 4th position in best-selling PlayStation 1 games.
5. Tomb Raider II
Current Price : $49.99 up to $57.73
Another popular and quality game among PlayStation 1 games available. Tomb Raider II thus far has sold at least 8 million copies worldwide. This game is the sequel to Tomb Raider. In 2009 this game became available on the PlayStation Network.
6. Metal Gear Solid
Current Price : $69.95 up to $209.95
Metal Gear Solid was developed by Konami in 1998. The game has sold at least7 million copies worldwide, scoring an average of 94, and considered as the game that made stealth genre so popular. It used voice acting in numerous codec sequences and cinematic cutscenes rendered with in-game graphics and engine. The game was so popular that it had numerous spin-offs, prequels, and sequels. One of the best-selling PlayStation 1 games ever made.
7. Tomb Raider
Current Price : $49.93 up to $99.95
It’s an action adventure game released in 1996 that has sold at least 7 million copies worldwide. Starred by Lara Croft who later crowned by The Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Human Videogame Heroine in 2006. Placed 7th in best-selling PlayStation 1 games.
8. Crash Bandicoot
Current Price : $84.95 s.d. $107.95
The game has sold more than 6.8 million copies worldwide. Although the game’s lack of innovation as a platform game but still get positive reviews from critics who praised the its controls, visual style, and graphics. Later on the game become one of best selling PlayStation video games of all time.
9. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Current Price : $75.99 s.d. $79.99
This game was released in 1998 and had sales of 5.7 million copies worldwide as of July 9, 2002. Just like the original, this game received positive reviews from major critics for high quality in several categories, including gameplay, audio, and graphics.
10. Final Fantasy IX
Current Price : $11.50 s.d. $225
The game brought new features to the series, such as Mognet, a revamped skill system and equipment, and the Active Time Event. It was released in 2000 and received universally positive reviews, scoring 93%, and as of March 31, 2003, had sold successfully over 5.3 million copies worldwide, and placed 10th in best-selling PlayStation 1 games.
That is an overview of the current price of the top ten best-selling PlayStation 1 games (at the time of writing is made). Some games have really fantastic price because its rarity and quality. They become masterpiece now.