Video Game Collecting Jargon For Beginners

Shovelware: Typically a game rushed through development with many flaws in the end.  Most of the time these games are unplayable and just end up sitting on a shelf.

Shmup or STG:  Shoot Em’ Up: A subgenre of the shooter, where typically a spaceship or airplane faces wave after wave of enemies.

Complete: All the original contents are included.

Incomplete:  Missing some of the original contents.

CIB / NIB:  Means Complete in Box and New in Box.

FMV (Fair Market Value):  This is the average selling price by third party sellers on eBay and other selling platforms.

CE (Collector’s Edition):  Pretty self explanatory, these are limited editions with special

Y-Yolds: A type of factory seal that are folded like the shape of the letter Y.

LRG: Limited Run Games

SLG: Strictly Limited Games

SRG: Special Reserve Games

Limited Run Stickers and Postcards:  These were giving away as a bonus with each game up to Deemo for the Vita.  The Bunker was the last postcard for the PS4 and Broken Age was the last sticker.

Limited Run Trading Cards:  These replaced the stickers and postcards.  The common trading cards are silver and the rare trading cards are gold. The first LRG trading card was for Furi.

AAA: A high budget game and typically a mainstream game with a ton of popularity.

ARPG: Action Role Playing Game

JRPG: Japanese RolePLaying Game

DMR:  Digital Rights Management

Publisher:  The company that finances, distributes and markets the game like Limited Run.

Developer:  The company that makes the game.

 

 

Top 10 Most Expensive Limited Run Games On The PlayStation Vita

This is a list of the top 10 most expensive Limited Run Games on the PlayStation Vita.  This list does not include Collector’s Editions, Kickstarter variants or soundtrack bundles.  Values change often, so if you see something that needs to be updated let us know.  As a disclaimer, these values were determined by calculating an average sold price on eBay.  Today’s date is February 12th, 2018.

Breach & Clear: $177

Oddworld New N’ Tasty: $135

Saturday Morning RPG: $75

Oceanhorn: $69

Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath: $60, Variant: $66

Mecho Tales Developer Edition: $63

Soldner X2: Final Prototype: $59

Xeodrifter: $58

Futuridium: $47

Dragon Fantasy: $45

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