With many sports competitions recently like the Euros, Copa America, Wimbledon and NBA finals it has got me thinking about sports video games. Most licensed sports games are considered absolutely worthless, but I have done a bit of hunting to see if this is right. I have found a few games that are actually worth buying when you see them cheap. The good thing about sports games is that they are normally really cheap, so if you do find one of these hidden gems you should be able to sell from on for a cool profit.
Since the first Fifa football game in 1993, the whole franchise has built and built every year up to the point when the next game Fifa 17 is one of the most looked forward to games this year. Most of the Fifa games are worthless a few years after they come out. Here are a few worth buying if you see them.
Fifa 12 (PS2) £3 – £15
Fifa 13 (PS2) £5 – £20
Fifa 14 (PS2) £10 – £30
Fifa 15 (Wii) £5 – £25 New
Fifa 98 Road to the World Cup (Megadrive) £4 – £15
EA first stared creating game based on golf in 1990 based on the PGA. In 1997 it became the Tiger Woods PGA Golf Tour, and in 2015 it moved over to Rory McIllroy.
PGA European Golf Tour (Nintendo 64) £10 – £30 Boxed
PGA European Golf Tour (Nintendo SNES) £3 – £20 Boxed
Masters 14 Historic Edition (Xbox 360 and PS3) £20 – £60 Sealed
Being from the UK NBA doesn’t really interest me. But obviously in the USA it is a massive deal. Like the other games on this list, the majority are worthless.
NBA Pro 98 (Nintendo 64) £3 – £50 (Boxed AUS version)
NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Megadrive 32X) £30 – £80 Sealed
NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Nintendo SNES) £5 – £50 Boxed
NBA Jam (Sega CD) £6 – £30
NBA Live 95 (SNES) £8 – £28
NBA 2K12 (PS2) £10 – £30
UFC Undisputed 3 (Xbox 360 and PS3) £5 – £30 Sealed
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (PS2) £5 – £15
NHL 2K11 Wii £5 – £17
All these prices come from the UK ebay site. In the USA you will find these go for more or less. Obviously the top end of these prices are selaed copies. But some are worth buying unsealed too. Check eBay sold prices before buying anything you are not sure about. This is just a guide, and should not be taken as fact; prices fluctuate. So before you pass up that shelf of old sports games, check out to see if any of them are valuable sports video games.