These Nintendo games will go up in value – do you have these Wii U and 3DS titles? | Games | Entertainment
Nintendo just announced some major news that could dramatically increase the value of some old games you may own. Mario House revealed today that starting March next year, players will no longer be able to purchase titles from the Wii U Digital Marketplace and 3DS eShop. This is of critical importance to collectors of retro games as it means that physical copies of the games, after the March 2023 deadline, will be the only way for people who have not yet digitally downloaded these titles to player.
And that could lead to an increase in the price value of physical Wii U and 3DS games next year.
Announcing the news in a blog post, Nintendo said: “From the end of March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos. Also, closer to that date, related services will stop working.
“As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. However, it will still be possible to redeem voucher codes. download until the end of March 2023.”
While physical Wii U and 3DS games could increase across the board, the magnitude of these prices will vary from title to title.
The rarer a game is and the more in demand it is, the more valuable it could become in the future.
It’s hard to predict which games might see their value increase the most in the future.
But one resource retro game collectors can turn to is Price chart. This website is an invaluable resource for retro gaming enthusiasts, showing price changes for games across a wide range of platforms.
This can help if you’re planning to sell games or consoles to make sure you get a good price, or if you’re planning to buy a retro game and don’t want to be overcharged.
If you’re wondering which Wii U and 3DS games are the most valuable right now, here’s a list of the most expensive items for both Nintendo consoles.
This information comes from the PriceCharting website and covers PAL (or European) regions. This is crucial because in-game values can change significantly depending on the region a title was released in.
Prices below are for complete boxed sets. If you have one of these loose or brand new sealed the price will be different…
Nintendo Wii U – Most Valuable PAL Games (price listed for complete in box)
Pokemon Rumble U – £273.35
Project Zero: Maiden Of Black Water [Limited Edition] – £145.90
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff – £142.17
Zelda Windwaker HD [Limited Edition] – £127.50
Shmup Collection – £118
Project Zero: The Dark Water Maiden – £112.99
Finding Teddy II – €93.29
Super Smash Bros. [Limited Edition] – £89.88
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE [Fortissimo Edition] – £87.98
Hunter’s Trophy 2: Europe [Ball-Trap] – £87.69
Nintendo 3DS – Most Valuable PAL Games (price listed for complete in box)
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – €190.36
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth [Premium Edition] – £168.84
Fire Emblem Fates [Limited Edition] – £151.70
Return of Metroid Samus [Legacy Edition] – £143.21
A brave omission [Collector’s Edition] – £124.38
Pokemon alpha sapphire [Limited Edition] – £108.57
Radiant Historia Perfect Timeline – €117.12
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – €116.47
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – €116.20
Zelda A Link Between Worlds [Collector’s Edition] – £99.24