Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

by Sarah Lee

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CertifiedLink’s huge graded video game auction has closed, along with Heritage’s weekly offering. Check out the results, along with a peek into what’s coming up next week. Settle in for our Video Game Auctions roundup!

Current Video Game Auctions

Heritage’s October 29 – 31 Video Games Signature Auction #7263

Heritage’s Video Game Signature auction is currently accepting online bids. Offering hundreds of WATA graded games, there are plenty of lots to look through. Here are just a couple that we’re watching. lf-83-e1634917125579-194x300 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

WATA 9.6 A+ Resident Evil, released for PS1 by Capcom in 1996, USA. This is a Sealed, First Production edition in a Ridged Longbox and is Pedigreed in The Dreamer Collection. According to Heritage,  “At the time of writing, there are fewer than ten known copies purported to exist in sealed condition for this variant.”

The Resident Evil marketing team gave the world the term “survival horror” as a style of video game, effectively changing the world of video gaming. That, combined with an advanced graphics style and engaging story, has turned this game into a must-have for many collectors.

Resident Evil has a current high bid of $85,000. 

lf-84-e1634917777739-214x300 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at HeritageA sealed Wata 9.8 A++Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project(Mark Freedman File Copy) produced for NES by Konami in 1992 USA, has a current high bid of $28,000.

The game is based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series; it was the last installment in the series released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Take a look at all the entries in this auction HERE. 

Session 1: Lots 28001-28118: 11:00 AM CT, Friday, October 29
Session 2: Lots 28119-28250: 2:00 PM CT, Friday, October 29
Session 3: Lots 29001-29385: 1:00 PM CT, Sunday, October 31

Video Game Auction Results

CertifiedLink’s Video Game & Console Auction Closes

ComicLink’s Fall auction, featuring graded video games and consoles, closed on Oct 19th and 20th. This auction offered games graded by both VGA and WATA, though the overwhelming majority were graded by VGA. Here are your top three highest sales, followed by the three games with the highest number of bids. RADEFB122021915_104032-2-300x246 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

The highest earner was a Majesco Re-Issued Mega Man X, – SNES, graded VGA 90+. In the mid-to-late 90s, Majesco Sales, Inc acquired rights from Nintendo and Sega to rerelease certain 3rd party games for the SNES.

They sold these at retail for $20, WAY cheaper than original prices, though they cut corners on physical quality. While cheaply-made, it is a lower production run and more unique entry for fans.

This game brought in $10,500 after 15 bids.

A VGA 90 Sonic & Knuckles for Sega Genesis sold for $9,650 after 38 bids, scoring second place in this lineup. Sonic & Knuckles sold at least 1.24 million copies in the United States after its release in 1994. It was initially developed to be part of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, though the two were later separated.  RADC14B42021915_9537-300x253 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

The third-highest money bringer was  VGA 80+ Banjo-Kazooie for Nintendo 64. Originally planned as an adventure game named Dream for SNES, Banjo-Kazooie was designed to appeal to players young and old.

The game sold nearly two million copies in the United States and was dubbed a “critical and commercial success”.  Often compared to Super Mario 64, it was praised for its detailed graphics, dynamic soundtrack, and intricate level design. In 1999, the game received two awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences: Console Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Art/Graphics.

This game sold for $8,988 after 25 bids.

As far as bid count goes, some games drew plenty of interest and PLENTY of interested bidders. RAD5BD072021915_10512-300x244 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

A VGA 85+ Collector’s Edition Donkey Kong 64 was the most bid-on item at auction, attracting 80 bids and ending up in a sale of $6,600. 

It’s easy to see why people would be so interested in owning this game, given its legendary status among video game legacy combined with the gold-level grade bestowed upon it by VGA. It was Nintendo 64’s top seller during the 1999 holiday season despite being declared by some reviewers not to have lived up to its full potential.

With 74 bids, a VGA 85+ Pokemon Silver Version made for Gameboy Color sold for $3,450.  An identically graded copy sold for $3,666.66 through eBay earlier this month. RAD11E5E2021913_1691-266x300 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at Heritage

The third-highest bid on item was a Metroid Fusion for Game Boy Advance graded VGA 90, which sold for $2,455.

Metroid Fusion has sold over 1.6 million units worldwide, despite some criticism about the length of the actual gameplay. The graphics, however, have received critical and commercial acclaim.

Metroid Fusion has a large fan following and regularly sells for $1000+. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on if you see it pop up at auction in the future.

Take a look at ALL the results from this auction HERE.

Heritage’s October 19 Video Games & Trading Card #312142

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The latest weekly video game auction at Heritage has closed. Here are the top three highest earners.

Super Mario Bros. – Wata 9.0 B Sealed [Oval SOQ TM, Later Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA. This black box launch title and first video game in the iconic Super Mario Bros. series needs no explanation as to why it would top the auction takings.

Mario’s debut sold for $20,400, far less than the $33,877 and $49,999 sales we saw through eBay last month. Is the game sliding down in value, or did someone get really lucky?

lf-86-e1634924747895-212x300 Video Game Auctions 10/22: Results from CertifiedLink and a Look at HeritageZelda games are another frequent lander on our top sellers lists, and this auction was no exception.

Second and third places both went to the brand, with an early production Zelda II: The Adventure of Link graded WATA 9.4 A+  selling for $14,400 and a WATA 6.0 A The Legend of Zelda with water damage on the box landing at $12,000.

See all the results from this auction HERE.

That’s a wrap on this week’s video game auctions! Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!

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