View Full Version : Why is it so expensive?

06-25-2010, 06:33 AM
I don't like buying used games so I've been trying to find this new or as close to new as possible, and it's just outrageously expensive. I know the game is fairly old, but $60 to over $100 is not something I would've guessed when I went on my search for this. I never finished it on the Xbox because the manual controls were awful.

08-29-2010, 04:16 AM
I've seen it for $29.99 at gamestops but it's only $19.99 on xbox live game marketplace games on demand. 6.6 GBs.

08-30-2010, 12:57 PM
Its a easy game thats why

Walls Of Jericho
08-30-2010, 12:58 PM
It's about 10 now, Game shops know us Achievement Hunters buy this crappy games so they raise the price.

10-18-2010, 01:05 PM
Easy and probs cos easy achievements I guess :p

10-29-2010, 04:25 PM
i managed to rent it through extravision but it after 2 weeks i still havn't completed it. i was hoping for a slightly less frustrating 1000gs...and my rental fees got to 15e...could prob have bouight it for less

10-30-2010, 08:54 AM
whats with all this pessimism its expensive beacuase its a great game.

but i do agree, even though this game was released during the time of gamecube and gba, the cheapest i could find it earlier this year when i bought it was $25. i got mirrors edge for $20

11-03-2010, 05:27 AM
I ended up getting it for $17 used, still one of the very few racing games that I enjoy. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was on my radar until I downloaded the demo, do not like the feel.

11-08-2010, 01:46 AM
From what I've seen, the xbox360 version is most expensive. I think maybe because it is more rare than for the other systems. I managed to pick it up for $20CAD USED at Best Buy. (Platinum Hits Edition).
Other places it can go up to $35-$40, and on eBay, if it is in an auction it will be bid on like crazy.

But it is a great game (one of my favorite games), and that also adds to the value. Good games tend to keep their value...

12-02-2010, 04:08 PM
I've just bought mine, Wal-Marts here in Canada sell it for 18.93 NEW. :)

Xtrem3 Poptarts
01-04-2011, 08:41 PM
This is a great game don't get me wrong, but it is 6 years old and still sells for $35 at eb games, which is a total ripoff. This is my favorite racing game but that is a ridiculous price, Fallout 3 new is only $20.

Rotterdams Finest
01-08-2011, 05:09 AM
i just bought it again (i had played it before on the ps2) for 10 dollars

01-14-2011, 02:21 AM
It's on demand for $25'ish.

Klint Beastw00d
01-24-2011, 02:58 AM
It was 30 dollars at my gamestop. This game is close to being six years old and it was used. That's outrageous.

01-24-2011, 03:09 AM
I would say its becuase its probably the last good NFS until now that is

02-10-2011, 03:28 AM
Well from what i know prices over in the uk go by supply and demend especially the preowned section. Best example is well known games especiall wii mario games ... there still expensive even after the amount of years they been out and they still sell. But NFS Most Wanted is pretty rare in the stores. I've only seen it one in Game shop, and i looked online, plus 5 Games and 4 Gamestations, most annoyin is i brought it for 30 new off ebay ... when i did find it which was today it was 20 :(

It sells on ebay for 20 to 30

02-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Well i bought mine for 20 in game today :D
okay...so it was expensive...but its my favorite need for speed ever...so many memories from the days of the ps2 :)

02-13-2011, 05:56 PM
It was 30 dollars at my gamestop. This game is close to being six years old and it was used. That's outrageous.

i bought mine for 30 also.
i figured since it was completely offline and its basic story. no glitches no problems.

02-20-2011, 05:23 AM
I picked it up at a yard sale for 5 bucks. No complaints from me. Great game for 5 bucks

03-13-2011, 01:22 PM
I managed to pick it up for 12 in the 2 for 20 section at my local game shop, guess i got quite lucky.

04-08-2011, 01:44 PM
I picked it up at a yard sale for 5 bucks. No complaints from me. Great game for 5 bucks
A very good buy.

07-29-2011, 09:29 PM
I just bought mine on EbAy a week ago for $13 and its an original copy. Should be able to sell it when im done with it and make a couple bucks. WOOT

08-02-2011, 01:14 AM
I was thinking the same thing the other day when they wanted 35 dollars at gamestop. Instead I went to Amazon, and picked it up for 12 with free prime shipping. Can't beat that.

a loz3r
09-30-2011, 04:48 PM
not only is this game $35 its availability on gamefly it has been on very low availability for ever

Ninja Eagle
10-30-2012, 09:24 AM
It is probably still a little expensive because it is a good game!

Spanish Assault
11-27-2012, 07:43 PM
Best Buy has it for $17.99 but no guarantee that it comes with original case and manual.

I bought an excellent conditon one from Glyde for $16.

The reason its so expensive is cause the game is rare.

04-13-2014, 06:09 PM
anyone know any cheap places to buy this i saw it today for 18 but don't wanna pay that much for it :(

04-16-2014, 08:21 PM
Yeah I Know Right The Prices On Some Games Always Like To Stay And Never Drop.It Popular And A Childhood Memory To Me. A Lot Of Money For A Childhood Back I Guess To Relive Games From Long Ago.

04-16-2014, 08:41 PM
I have 2 copies of this. I should really think about selling one of them...