A demo copy of NBA 2Ball, a Playstation video game, recently sold for over $700 on eBay. The folks at multiplayergames.com interviewed the winning bidder who had some pretty interesting reasoning behind his seemingly outrageous purchase…
“Now everyone has heard of Babe Ruth, but a Honus Wagner baseball card is many times more valuable than a Babe Ruth card. This is why bad games can and sometimes bring big money. It is not about the game any more than it is about the rarity. People have a tough time comprehending that part of collection. Who would have thought that a two inch piece of cardboard with a picture of a baseball player that no one had ever heard of would bring over a million dollars?”
I think the logic behind the purchase may be sound, but it is purely speculative, so it’s hard for me to swallow spending that kind of money on something that may or may not be a “holy grail” in the future. Maybe there will be Playstation completists in 20 years, but how many can there be? And how many will really want to spend that kind of money to buy a game that wasn’t very good to begin with and doesn’t look good on the shelf? Only time will tell.
Read the full article here: http://www.multiplayergames.com/2010/05/23/interview-nba-2-ball-auction-winner/