Picker’s Shortcuts: XBOX Video Games
90% of the games you find while picking are going to be sports games. Most of these are utterly worthless, to the point where I decided not to even bother looking anymore. I figured that I must be leaving money on the table, but just didn’t have the patience to look up every damn game in a box of dozens. Instead, I’ve gone through the data and here’s what you need to know.
First, make sure you mind your costs. If you’re paying more than a dollar or two for older games, you’re probably paying too much. With that in mind, I’m also assuming your time is worth something, and you’re not picking and flipping to make a buck or two.
The list is broken into a few sections for easy memory. Traditional sports are Baseball Basketball Football Hockey & Soccer (although sometimes the database groups things like “fishing” into this group).
XBOX (Original) Traditional Sports Games
|Top Angler Real Bass Fishing||$20.40|
|MLB SlugFest Loaded||$17.87|
|Red Card Soccer 2003||$11.59|
|NHL Hitz 2003||$11.50|
These are the top 5, after which there’s a sharp drop-off. Madden 09 seems to be the newest Madden game for the original XBOX, which explains why it’s worth a non-zero amount.
|NFL Street 2||$7.05|
|Pro Fishing Challenge||$6.99|
|NHL Hitz Pro||$6.99|
|ESPN Winter Sports 2002||$6.99|
|FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany||$6.47|
These are the rest of the games above $6. I generally don’t want to bother selling anything for less than this, as after fees and time to list / ship / pack, it’s not worth it. Honestly, my threshold is generally $10, but if you see a stack of sports games you’ll want to know that these are also worth snagging.
XBOX (Original) Other Sports Games
|Digimon Rumble Arena 2||$37.00|
|OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast||$30.00|
|Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee||$28.39|
|Test Drive Eve of Destruction||$26.99|
|Marvel vs Capcom 2||$22.50|
|IHRA Drag Racing Sportsman Edition||$22.00|
|Mortal Kombat Deception Premium Pack||$19.99|
|JSRF Jet Set Radio Future||$17.10|
|Def Jam Fight for New York||$15.99|
|Spikeout Battle Street||$15.95|
|Bloody Roar Extreme||$15.00|
|King of Fighters 2002/2003||$14.02|
XBOX (Original) Non-Sports Games
|Metal Wolf Chaos [Japan]||$137.16|
|Jurassic Park Operation Genesis||$103.50|
|Rent A Hero No 1||$70.13|
These are the true home runs. You’ll want to commit these four to memory ASAP.
|Halo Triple Pack||$42.99|
|Godzilla Save the Earth||$40.74|
|The Guy Game||$31.53|
|Grand Theft Auto Trilogy||$30.00|
There are many, many games between 10 and 30 dollars, far too many to list. These are the only ones above 30.