“I think it’s safe to say that this game is the most difficult and expensive game software ever sold in Japan.
This is Fujita-san, a video game comedian with more than 30,000 video games in his possession.
Even Mr. Fujita, who collects all kinds of game software, has never owned a fantastic game until now.
It is the video game version of the popular anime “Chibi Maruko-chan”.
The other day, Mr. Fujita got his wish and bought a copy of “Chibi Maruko-chan” at a second-hand store. The price was actually 1.5 million yen.
“The price was 1.5 million yen, the most expensive software I’ve ever bought, of course. Of course, it was the most expensive software I’ve ever bought, and I was very worried because it was enough to buy a car. The package is a little tanned, so that’s why the price is this high, but if it were completely clean, the price would be higher than this.
In fact, the ones in good condition are selling for more than 2 million yen, and the ones without the outer box are selling for about 1 million, and they are said to be sold out as soon as they hit the market.
The official name of this game, which was released in 1996 for the Neo Geo home video game console, is “Chibi Maruko-chan: Maruko Deluxe Quiz. In this game, you take on the role of a character from the movie and answer various quiz questions. The characters are voiced by the same voice actors as in the anime version.
Why is such a gorgeous “Chibi Maruko-chan” sold at such a high price?
“I think it’s because it’s a Neo Geo game. The Neo Geo had a software capacity of about 100 megabytes, which was 50 times larger than the 2 megabytes of NES software. That’s why the price of the console was 58,000 yen and the software was 30,000 yen each. (The NES was 14,800 yen and the software was about 5,000 yen). No matter how popular “Chibimaruko-chan” was among children, I think 30,000 yen was too expensive in the 1990s.
The “Chibi Maruko-chan” anime started in 1990, so the game was at the height of its popularity when it was released. Even so, it must have been hard for fans to resist a quiz game that cost 30,000 yen. The amount in circulation was overwhelmingly small.
Another reason why the price has risen to 1.5 million yen is the recent retro game boom.
This year, the overseas version of “Super Mario 64” fetched 172 million yen at auction. This year, the overseas version of “Super Mario 64” fetched 172 million yen at auction, and the Game Boy version of “Pokemon,” which used to sell for 100 yen not long ago, is now selling for more than 1,000 yen. The nostalgic appeal of retro games has made them popular in this day and age. In addition, retro games themselves have come to be treated as antiques. They have become a target for investment,” says a game industry insider.
In fact, when you try to play the game, you will suddenly find this quiz on …….
What is the name of the company Chiharu works for in the drama “Hitori ni sekinai de”? ＞ The name of the company Chiharu works for in the drama “Hitori ni shite no de”?
What is the name of the company Chiharu works for in the drama “Hitori ni Shite Nai”?
The whole story of “Chibi Maruko-chan” is now available on the youtube program “Fujita’s GAMEDIVER”!