The original PlayStation system was one of the best selling consoles of all time but there are many games for the system that are hard to find. Some of these PS1 games are extremely rare and expensive. Below is a list of the rarest and most expensive PlayStation 1 games and why they are so expensive.
1. Suikoden II – $250
Critically acclaimed and rated one of the best RPG’s on the system. Suikoden 2 sold poorly when initially released though so there are not many copies available relative to the demand. The high demand and low supply make this the most expensive game on the PS1.
2. Tactics Ogre – $150
Originally released in Japan on the Super Famicom, Tactics Ogre is considered a “masterpiece” according to RPGamer. The publisher Atlus never printed many copies and the few that were made are now in high demand.
3. Valkyrie Profile – $130
An action RPG, Valkyrie Profile is a hard to find on the PlayStation 1. It has been rereleased on the PSP which helped spark interest in the original game and increase the resale prices.
4. Revelations Persona – $90
Persona has a cult like following in the RPG world. It does not have a huge fan base, but those fans are diehards and pay top dollar for original copies. The game has since been reprinted by Atlus which has lowered the resale prices recently but it is still one of the most expensive games for the PS1.
5. Final Fantasy VII – $80
The best selling and most popular game on the Playstation, Final Fantasy VII is not rare at all but very expensive still. The game sold 9.8 million copies but due to overwhelming demand the game still sells for around $80. The black label version sells for even more.
6. Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix – $80
Konami and Disney teamed up to release a DDR game featuring Disney characters and songs. Disney collectible fans and Dance Dance Revolution fanatics both help boost the price for this game.
7. Lunar Silver Star Story – $65
The game is seen as a transition point for the RPG genre. It featured video cutscenes, voice acting when these were both rare in video games. The game was not produced in large quantities but RPG fans love this game because it is fun and historic.
8. Intelligent Qube – $60
IQ is a puzzle game and is very rare. It is one of the harder to find PS1 games but not as popular as some of the titles appearing earlier in this list which are easier to find. The puzzles in the game are addicting so many owners of the game won’t sell it.
9. Team Buddies – $60
The hardest title to find on this list, Team Buddies is a mix of RPG, shooter, and party game all wrapped into one. The game can be found online but is near impossible to spot in the wild.
10. Ogre Battle Limited Edition $55
A rerelease of the Super Nintendo Ogre Battle game. The PS1 game originally came with a memory card and map so copies with both these items sell for a premium. The game was only produced in limited quantities and Atlus never did a second printing.
Check your closets and game collections to see if you have any of these PlayStation 1 rarities. You might be holding a game in your collection as you read this.