Rare and expensive Xbox games revealed
If you’ve been an Xbox fan ever since Microsoft first entered the console arena back in 2001 you’ll want to double check if you’ve amassed some rare and valuable retro games in your collection. Research from retro gaming website PriceCharting has revealed the rare and valuable original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games that sell for the most amount of money on the collector’s market. A number of Xbox games released in the UK are now worth hundreds of pounds – while one Xbox 360 game that was released in the US is now worth over £6,000.
In terms of the original Xbox, the two most valuable games released in the UK are racer Room Zoom and Xiaolin Showdown.
A brand new copy of Room Zoom fetches over £600 while Xiaolin Showdown has been known to sell for in excess of £920.
Other rare and valuable Xbox games include OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast and Capcom’s cult classic mech game Steel Battalion, which was sold with a huge controller that looks like it’s been taken straight from inside a mech bundled in.
Speaking about why Steel Battalion is so desired in a blog post, PriceCharting previously said: “Steel Battalion is a Mech game that was sold with a large specialty controller. The controller tried to replicate being inside a Mech and had nearly 40 buttons. Because the controller was so large the game retailed for $200 and only limited quantities were produced. The initial production was close to 2,000 units but the game was re-released, adding a few more copies to the market.”
In terms of Xbox 360 releases, for the UK market the most valuable games are Halo 3 (Legendary Edition) and Fallout New Vegas (Collector’s Edition) – with new versions of these worth £265 and £191 respectively.
However, if you like to import games you may have one game lying around which is worth big bucks.
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That title is the US version of Dead Space (Ultra Limited Edition) for the Xbox 360.
A complete in box version of this is worth over £5,900 – while a new version is worth over £6,000.
Speaking about why this edition is so valuable, PriceCharting in a previous blog post said: “When the original Dead Space launched is 2008, EA made 1,000 Ultra Limited Edition copies they sold for $149 each. This special edition includes the game itself, special packaging, “Downfall” animated DVD, lithograph, artbook, graphic novel, and Ishimura patch.
“The price is much higher than other limited editions because EA made such a small quantity and has never re-printed them.”
In terms of the Xbox One, the most valuable games released in the UK are the collector’s editions of Titanfall 2, Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077.
You can find more details on the most valuable Xbox games below.
And if you’re new to retro gaming there’s a few important things to point out before we go through the prices.
An extremely rare version of Dead Space released in the UK is worth over £6,000
The main thing to bear in mind if you’re just getting into retro game collecting is prices vary on a number of factors – namely the region a game is released in, the version of said game (if it was released on multiple formats) as well as if the game is loose, complete in box (CIB – which it means it comes with a box, disc or cart and manual if one is available as well as inserts) or brand new.
Prices listed below are for Xbox games released in the UK PAL region. If you’re based outside of the UK, the value for these games will vary depending on if you have a copy released for America or Japan.
MOST VALUABLE XBOX PAL GAMES
Room Zoom – Loose price £201.17, complete in box (CIB) price £273.33, new price £655.88
Xiaolin Showdown – Loose price £198.00, CIB price £386.31, new price £926.81
Frankie Dettori Racing – Loose price £99.13, CIB price £105.77, new price £203.21
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast – Loose price £80.41, CIB price £82.75, new price £221.81
Steel Battalion – Loose price £69.59, CIB price £97.79, new price £374.79
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – Loose price £69.56, CIB price £93.52, new price £143.50
Steel Battalion is a rare cult classic for the original Xbox console
MOST VALUABLE XBOX 360 PAL GAMES
Halo 3 [Legendary Edition] – Loose price £161.92, complete in box price (CIB) £211.22, new price £265.74
Fallout: New Vegas [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £96.83, CIB price £122.52, new price £191.41
My Horse & Me 2 – Loose price £60.79, CIB price £67.24, new price £91.21
Spiderman: Web of Shadows – Loose price £50.21, CIB price £66.23, new price £119.39
BioShock [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £47.13, CIB price£52.68, new price £60.87
Grand Theft Auto IV [Special Edition] – Loose price £44.59, CIB price £88.49, new price £177.02
A collector’s edition of Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 can fetch a decent price
MOST VALUABLE XBOX ONE PAL GAMES
Titanfall 2 [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £167.05, complete in box (CIB) price £181.34, new price £235.72
Doom Eternal [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £157.50, CIB price £192.11, new price £220.51
Cyberpunk 2077 [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £153.83, CIB price £176.90, new price £213.90
Guitar Hero Live [Supreme Party Edition] – Loose price £99.18, CIB price £116.13, new price £171.72
Mortal Kombat X [Kollector’s Edition] – Loose price £97.30, CIB price £104.96, new price £136.23
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 [Collector’s Edition] – Loose price £81.72, CIB price £101.24, new price £104.95
Published at Tue, 15 Mar 2022 07:01:00 +0000