Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters is already $400 after sale

The long-awaited Pixel Remasters Final Fantasy I during VI It finally arrived on Switch and PlayStation 4 on April 19th. Unfortunately, the physical versions of the set sold out instantly on Square Enix’s website and showed no signs of being back in stock. Speculators are now trying to flip them for hundreds on eBay.

the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters came to Steam a couple of years ago, but the console ports do include some New features and improvements Like a new font it’s not perfect but it’s still a marked improvement over the modern look of in-game text on PC. Most importantly for collectors, there are physical copies this time around. The standard $75 version only has the games—Final Fantasy IAnd secondlyAnd the third , FourthlyAnd FifthAnd VI– and the Anniversary Edition includes soundtrack vinyl, art books, figures, and more for $250.

While pre-orders were available starting last December, the release date for the PS4 and Switch versions wasn’t revealed until earlier this month. By launch day, Square Enix’s website, one of the only places to order physical copies, of the Standard Edition was already sold out. Anniversary Editions are currently on hold, meaning new orders will only become available if existing orders are cancelled.

Anyone who’s late to the party and still wants the latest version of some of the all-time classics is now at the mercy of the distributors. user tuhbreezy696 wrote in a post on a subreddit game collection Along with a screenshot of obscene eBay listings of remasters for up to $400.

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A screenshot shows copies of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster on eBay.

screenshot: Ebay / Kotaku

Dealers turning to an e-commerce platform with ridiculous menus has become commonplace, but a quick search turns up dozens and dozens of PS4 and Switch copies of the game all at double the sticker price or more. The lowest price at the time of writing is $175 with 17 people watching.

The nostalgia pull is strong, especially for a beloved franchise whose stories and art helped define generations of the NES and SNES console for millions of gamers. Physical copies can still be ordered via Asian retailers like Play Asia, though the price is still around $100 with shipping. The earliest delivery some fans are reporting for these copies is June, and that appears to be dependent on additional shipments from Square Enix.

There is little consolation for a long time Final Fantasy Fans: Pixel Remasters Not really final versions. There are arguable advantages to previous ports on the PSP and Game Boy Advance, and players can of course access the new releases digitally. Still, as we’ve seen from Metroid Prime The remastered physical copies sold, with box and cartridge included, goes a long way to bringing to life what I felt particularly like about these games in the first place.

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