The Most Valuable Video Games in My Collection: PlayStation Edition

This series of posts is where I look into my video game collection of about 1,000 games to find which ones are worth the most on each platform I collect for. I will only list games that are worth $40 or more on the secondary market.

This time the platform on hand is the Sony PlayStation. All of the games in this list are complete in box.

Arc the Lad Collection
This elaborate collection of all four Arc the Lad games for PlayStation was released in 2002 in the U.S. by Working Designs because Sony was apparently against the idea of their own RPG series being brought over as they came out in Japan over the years of the PSone’s life. I expected it to be worth more in complete condition considering all the extras that could be easily lost.

Castlevania: Chronicles
A port of the Castlevania game for the Sharp X68000 computer to PlayStation that also includes a remake of the game as well. As old-school Castlevania goes, this is a pretty good game, but not particularly great. This can be had on PSN for PS3 and PSP for only $6.

Elemental Gearbolt
An interesting light gun game with RPG elements that was released in the U.S. by Working Designs.

Guilty Gear
The original game in the Guilty Gear series started as a PSone exclusive that didn’t even have any kind of arcade release. It can be had on PSN as long as you aren’t in North America.

Mega Man Legends & Mega Man Legends 2
$40 & $90 respectively
The 3D polygonal Mega Man spin-off series that has been appreciated much more after their time and almost got a third game on 3DS until it was cancelled. Both games are on PSN for $10 each.

Panzer Bandit
I’ve talked about this game pretty glowingly in the recent past. It’s a really great Guardian Heroes inspired beat-’em-up! Get it on PSN via your Japanese account.

Thunder Force V: Perfect System
This is my favorite of the classic Thunder Force series of shmups. The U.S. PSone version is now reaching Japanese Saturn version values while those Saturn versions are even higher.