Why DS Pokemon games are so fucking expensive?

Why DS Pokemon games are so fucking expensive?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because of their extreme quality and sovl

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Out of print + high demand. Pokemon's popularity boom after GO made more people want to go back and buy them I assume.

      Everything the other anons said is true, but there are other factors that caused it to happen now of all times

      The Paul brothers started doing pokemon card unboxings on youtube, and the trend got so big that stores were running out of cards and Target actually stopped selling them because of fights

      COVID-19 caused a huge spike in demand for games in general, particularly cute wholesome ones a la animal crossing to lift spirits

      But the biggest reason is that the zoomers who grew up with these games are graduating college right now and have disposable income to splurge on childhood nostalgia, the same thing happened to gamecube games a few years ago and it'll happen to the wii. Get ready for mario galaxy 2 to shoot up in price

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're good and not in stores anymore

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Out of print + high demand. Pokemon's popularity boom after GO made more people want to go back and buy them I assume.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Out of print + high demand.
      Yeah, this. It is capitalism 101. Supply and demand.
      DS games are no longer being produced and the number of available copies is dwindling fast.
      But the demand for them is still as high as ever. More kids are born every year, and a lot of these new gamers grow up and become interested in collecting retro games. So now you have millennials, zoomers, and the upcoming Gen Alpha all wanting to their hands on the few DS cartridges left in existence.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they haven't been manifactured in 10 years.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >out of print for 10+ years
    >the last great Pokemon games
    >nostalgia for the late 2000's kicking up
    >Gen 4 just had a mediocre remake and people want to play the originals

    All of these are true but you can also pick one.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're all $0 though?????

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This just be a piratechad like any non mentally disabled person.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Piracy is 'too hard' for 99% of people

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How's PS4 emulation doing? Genuine question, last I heard a bunch of teams were getting ready to work to make one now that PS3 is pretty much stable.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they can't issue things like dl woke updates.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he didn't buy himself copies of the DS games when they were on sale everywhere
    >he's now wondering why games sold between 18 and 12 years ago are so expensive for authentic copies today when they stopped making and selling new copies of the games 12 years ago
    Really? You really have no idea why a finite resource is expensive, when demand is so high?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dude just predicted the future lmao

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry for not being poor and needing to hock everything I own to buy vidya each year.
        I got MY copies when they were new and on-sale, so I don't need to bother with gougers like you poorfags.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you pay for games that are no longer in print?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To collect them before they even get more expensive

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gotta pay for eating good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >*eats for free on an emulator*
      nothing personell

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In the future you won't own anything, and you'll be happy!!!!
        You look retarded

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one bought them, that's why

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I did
      Newfags are filthy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks to you we now have global warming. Thanks, jerk!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Good one, zoomszooms epicly owned

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're free.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The DS install base is only second to the PS2 by a small margin. It's essentially the best selling console of all time. The DS Pokemon games sold very poorly on release relative to the install base having some of the lowest install base ratios in the entire series. Since few people bought them on release and there are an infinite number of DS players that missed out on them the price exploded. For reference, Pokemon is in the top 3 best selling games in any portable nintendo platform except for the DS and Switch. Brain Age sold better than Pokemon on the DS.

    TLDR: small ratio of sales to install base

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's weird because I definitely do feel like the average DS player had Pokemon still at the time.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The remakes pending kept the price down, but now that they’re released (and sucked) anyone who wants to play gen IV and doesn’t have enough of a clue to emulate them has no choice.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Complete in box is like $100. How is that expensive? Diamond and Pearl are even significantly less.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thread full of retards justifying pokemon games being universally sold at minimum +50% their original price, regardless of age and condition

    You've been groomed thoroughly. Seek help.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is not unique to pokemon and pokemon is lucky there are a lot copies or it would be way worse.

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