I just spent $500 on a game.

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Yes game, not console.

Managed to find someone who has a copy of NBA Elite 11 which was cancelled. It is regarded as the rarest of all PS3 games, and i am hoping it is an astute investment.

If not i just paid a shit load of money for a poor game lolz

UPDATE 28/4/11

Ok guys the game arrived today at my wife's work.

When i get home tonight i will post pics of the disc and the game on my tv.

Following this i am going to write a review of the game for MMGN - how is that for a scoop - to be the only website with a review of the game. Actually, am i breaking any laws by writing a review of a game that was never released?

If admin could advise that would be great.

UPDATE 23 May 2011!

Having received my sealed copy i have now posted my unsealed copy for auction on ebay. Anyone interested can take a look at:

cgi.ebay.com.au/...

UPDATE 11/11/11

Got my sealed copy back from VGA today. Graded and sealed here she is:

Ok, I have no words in my vocabulary to describe how ridiculous that is. [Facepalm]
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Its actually not a bad price.

Well worth the investment based on a few of the past sales. The jump in value since last November has been remarkable.

@Mitchel it is called collecting. Rarity + Demand = Higher value. With over 60 million people on the planet owning a PS3 there is a HUGE market for some items of this gen of consoles to be valuable in the future.

Mitchel said: Ok, I have no words in my vocabulary to describe how ridiculous that is.


I know right, Fair enough its rare but its only a sports game.
Absoloutley hate sports games, so goddamn boring -_-

W84NO1 said:
www.ebay.com.au/...



There has been 13 offers. [WTF]

How do people get their hands on it in the first place?

winga26 said:

W84NO1 said:
www.ebay.com.au/...


There has been 13 offers.
How do people get their hands on it in the first place?


it's not what you know, its who you know [Shifty]
For $500 thats a pretty good price for a rare game like this.

Mitchel said: Ok, I have no words in my vocabulary to describe how ridiculous that is.



Sorry for the bump but this just came up in my head after talking about NBA 2K.

Does the OP still have this?
I'm sure if Prime tried playn Online and SONY noticed that they wouldnt be to happy.. [Shifty]
But on the other hand the SONY probaly dont care as the PSN aint as strict a sh*tbox Live :P
Prime's badass. I bet he's been playing online with Sony devs :P
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GangStarr said: Prime's badass. I bet he's been playing online with Sony devs



with people who own the only 8 released.... sounds like fun.
Hell yea it does. I'd love to be one of 8 people in the world to own a copy. I'd track down the other 7 just to play online.

FOD said:

GangStarr said: Prime's badass. I bet he's been playing online with Sony devs


with people who own the only 8 released.... sounds like fun.


Actually... Thr was more than just 8 made/released a whole line was made and shipped out to stores but then the company deside to cancell the game and demanded that all copies be sent make to them to be destroyed and obviously a nice handfull of people would of kept a copy for themselves :P

Beta said:

Mitchel said: Ok, I have no words in my vocabulary to describe how ridiculous that is.


Sorry for the bump but this just came up in my head after talking about NBA 2K.
Does the OP still have this?



I sold the loose copy after purchasing a sealed copy from the US.

It is now sitting in my collectibles cabinet and soon to be sent to the VGA (Video Gaming Authority www.vggrader.com/... for grading and sealed encasement.

FOD said:

GangStarr said: Prime's badass. I bet he's been playing online with Sony devs


with people who own the only 8 released.... sounds like fun.



This purchase was never about playing the game. It was about collecting.

A sealed copy sold on ebay not long ago for over 2k. These copies are increasing in value at an amazing rate.
That price is amazing. I was saying before in another article, imagine how much a sealed copy would cost in 5-10 years!?!

GangStarr said: That price is amazing. I was saying before in another article, imagine how much a sealed copy would cost in 5-10 years!?!



I did play the game when i had the loose copy but not much. It was not as bad as many people said.

But it was also nowhere near as good as 2K11.

One of the big reviewers did release a review before the cancellation and it got 3 out of 5 stars. Not a complete abortion by any means.
Yea sounds as though they could've kept it out and still made some alright money from it. I mean it was a flop next to 2k11, but 2 basketball games are better than one right?

GangStarr said: Yea sounds as though they could've kept it out and still made some alright money from it. I mean it was a flop next to 2k11, but 2 basketball games are better than one right?



For selfish reasons i am praying EA never releases it years down the track. Or floods the market with copies for $10.

I hope they burned them all!
Haha of course you do! You just want to be the only person in the world with one :P
Nah there are about 10 that are known of. I think its about 10-20 in the hands of individuals.

The rest are with EA.
Well if I ever find a copy, you and me will have a massive games night!!
I would of atleast got the Platnium for it before incasing it, As you will be one of afew that have earned it ;)
Its a sealed copy so no way (i sold the loose one and bought a sealed).

Also, i dont have platinum for ANY games lol....let alone this one. Definitely not a trophy hunter.
Also i am surpised i have not heard anyone discuss the VGA on here before.
 
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