In my previous post I wrote about my recent purchase of a PS2 and the backlog of excellent titles that I picked up for it. This weekend I spied a rare copy of Yakuza 2 on a store shelf of a nearby game store. As I have heard a lot of positive comments about the quality of this game, that and it being a spiritual successor of sorts to the Shenmue franchise (a personal favourite of mine), I decided to pick it up and add it to my PS2 collection of games.
Or did I? The one thing about picking up a rare or hard to find game is that they often have the ability to pull in some nice coin, especially when they remain factory sealed. I had a quick look on eBay and noticed that 'Buy it Now's for Yakuza 2 could fetch double the price that I paid for it. So with the pile of games I still have to play, would I miss this game? I could turn around and buy possibly another great game with the proceeds from that sale. It makes one think.
At the end of the day I more enjoy owning and playing the rare game rather than profiting from a quick sale (plus I am eBay lazy). If anyone out there as played the game I would love to hear about it. While I likely won't play it anytime soon, I think it would be one of those 'rainy day need a fresh game' games. I am interested to see how the Japanese mafia lives.