Snake Eater 3D sees higher physical resale prices:

Nintendo’s announcement regarding the closure of the 3DS and Wii U eShop had far-reaching consequences. Gamers rushed to buy titles before they disappeared from digital stores. Most, if not all of these titles have corresponding physical copies. And these editions are experiencing rapid price increases. One of these titles is that of Hideo Kojima Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.

If there will always be a lot to say about Kojima’s series3D snake eater set a new standard in portable gaming. It included an auto-stereoscopic 3D viewing capability, increasing game detail beyond even the PS2 version. Acclaimed by critics and gamers, 3D snake eater was considered a success. Until November 2021, it was still available for purchase on the EU eShop.

The reason for removing Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, according to Konami, is a problem with “historical stock footage”. This means that there is licensed content that has an expiration date, and like most copyright disputes, Konami will either have to negotiate renewals or replace the images. To this day, it is still not on sale.

Prices are soaring

So with the digital copy for the 3DS MIA and soon to be phased out completely, physical copies are a rare commodity. And their prices reflect that. Pricecharting.com tracks the ups and downs of several markets and noted that since February, prices for physical copies have at least doubled. The cartridge alone only sold for around $30 in January, to over US$80 by the end of February. Last week’s latest price check showed the games still cost around $99.

In other words, if you want one, you’ll have to pay or wait.

East Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is it worth it in your opinion? How much would you pay to own a copy?

Going through, nintendolife.com.

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