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It doesn't make sense at all. Pokemon always gets a decent amount of units shipped(Nintendo doesn't want someone to get left out). So I'm not sure why trade in value is so high. It's not like Tetris DS or marvel vs Capcom 2 (ps2 version before digital release).
Kitt Thrust posted... From: ethsfan | #004 still it's last gen. Nintendo games in general always hold a strong trade value, it doesn't mater what gen. GBA games were trading for higher than several DS games at one point too.
Also checking the CAG trade value list Pokemon Black/White trade for $17.. Ocarina of Time 3DS trades for $19. The majority of 3DS games trade for $12-$17.
From: ethsfan | #008 that's lame >.> why do they hold a stronger TIV?
because it's Nintendo. Nintendo rarely drop prices on their games at retail so the trade value stays high ( particularly Mario and Pokemon titles ).
There was a point where Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green were trading for $23 during the DS's lifetime and they were selling used for $39.99. Leaf Green and Fire Red still sell for $29.99 pre-owned at Gamestop nearly 7 years later.
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