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Rrolack Jan 18, 2016

Looking at the available YJA sales history, this album has recently sold 4 times (all with obi), with the cheapest sale being 90,000 yen.  One of these sales was a complete copy, with registration card and stickers, for 233,000 yen:

http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u93098863


These prices seem very high, even as compared to other high-value soundtracks, including DKC 1 and 3.  Why is that the case?  I know "supply and demand": is the supply for this album unusually low, or the demand unusually high, relative to other albums?

XISMZERO Jan 18, 2016

This one and anything for that matter with Donkey Kong Country attributed to it has always been very rare and valued for collector's. Lowest I've ever seen that one offered was probably around $200. There's something mystifying about the nosebleed priced collector's value of Nintendo soundtracks -- especially those on NTT Publishing's label. Yoshi's Island and of course Mario RPG are most notably blisteringly high priced.

Shame is the Japan version/Super DK2 OSV is still missing that Mine Theme just like the US version!

Ashley Winchester Jan 19, 2016

I'm not saying this has anything to do with it... but DKC2 is my personal favorite of the three and I can't help but think a lot of other people may see it as the peak of the series both gameplay and music wise, hence the extra attention and moola...?

Not saying my personal preference makes for a sound theory but it's a possibility.

Also, DKC3 is probably driven down by the fact it's relatively easy to obtain one of the other, less expensive renditions of the soundtrack. The US version is fine for me (I don't miss Cascade Capers honestly.)

Kirin Lemon Jan 23, 2016

Jesus!  So, uh... anybody want to buy my complete, mint copy of this for the bargain price of $1,500?

Ashley Winchester Jan 24, 2016

Kirin Lemon wrote:

Jesus!  So, uh... anybody want to buy my complete, mint copy of this for the bargain price of $1,500?

Dude, I love the hell out of "Fear Factory" but that's too rich for my blood.

Jodo Kast Jan 24, 2016

The data crunching has been completed and the results have shown that every major lottery winner since 2005 has played Donkey Kong Country 2. This information has secretly been shared with all the owners of the Japanese version of the soundtrack.

Zorbfish Jan 24, 2016

Clearly demand for that registration card and NT information paper caused it to skyrocket.

Rrolack Jan 24, 2016

Zorbfish wrote:

Clearly demand for that registration card and NT information paper caused it to skyrocket.

To be honest, I'm almost surprised that counterfeit registration cards, obis, etc. aren't a problem, given what these pieces of paper are worth.

avatar! Sep 18, 2016 (edited Sep 18, 2016)

Rrolack wrote:

Another complete DKC2 sold today for 151,000 yen (link below).  The registration card and flyer aren't pictured, but the description says they're included.

http://ord.yahoo.co.jp/o/auction/_ylt=A … b225012528

That actually seems like a "deal," seeing as copes with no extras are regularly fetching 2/3rds of that amount.

$1500 for a soundtrack yikes
dang, must be nice to have that kind of disposable income!

Now, Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo's best known characters, and DKC is a very well known series. So it's not out of the realm of possibilities that Nintendo may one day reissue a complete collection of DKC1,2,3 soundtracks. In which case, I'm sure those that have spent a fortune on these soundtracks will probably not be happy. Then again, if you're spending $1500 on a soundtrack you really shouldn't have much to worry about money-wise.

Rrolack Sep 18, 2016

avatar! wrote:

Now, Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo's best known characters, and DKC is a very well known series. So it's not out of the realm of possibilities that Nintendo may one day reissue a complete collection of DKC1,2,3 soundtracks. In which case, I'm sure those that have spent a fortune on these soundtracks will probably not be happy.

I wonder if they'd need permission from Rare (now owned by Microsoft) to reprint these.  I've seen that  mentioned as a reason why Super Mario RPG (developed by Square) will never be reprinted - though I don't actually know the legal intricacies myself.

In any case, if they did reprint, hopefully Mining Melancholy would make it on this time.  If it didn't, I would both laugh and cry a little.

Kirin Lemon Sep 21, 2016

Rrolack wrote:

In any case, if they did reprint, hopefully Mining Melancholy would make it on this time.  If it didn't, I would both laugh and cry a little.

The absence of that track is the whole reason I purchased the Japanese version in the first place.  ... And then I found out the Japanese one didn't have it, either.  But hey, now I own an obscenely expensive soundtrack, I guess.

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