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Neo Geo needs to be broken out by sub platform

Anonymous 4 years ago updated by sales 3 years ago 9

On Price Charting, the Neo Geo platform is listed altogether under one heading. However, games were actually offered in three formats - AES (Home Cartridge), MVS (Arcade Cartridge), and CD.


The pricing for a given title varies dramatically across the three formats - Pulstar for example can be roughly $50 on CD, $200 on MVS, and $2000 on AES. Price Charting's Neo Geo section is essentially useless right now because it isn't clear which sub format it's following.

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This is done.  All Neo Geo games are broken out by MVS and AES.

You can see all the AES games here:

https://www.pricecharting.com/search-products?type=videogames&q=neo+geo+aes


We will be adding Neo Geo CD later.

Please do this!!

Agreed, this needs to be corrected.

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stop price charting at all, is not worth it.

Thanks for this feedback. I am definitely not a Neo Geo pro so I appreciate these comments.


Does Amazon or eBay differentiate MVS, AES, and CD in their listings? If so can you paste a link to the different ones?


If they do have different listings for each we can add this pretty easily. If they do not, it would be a bit harder because we would need to use some language processing to determine which is AES and which is MVS based upon the listing data.

eBay has "Neo Geo", "Neo Geo AES", and "Neo Geo CD" categories. No "Neo Geo MVS" category, which is an oversight. I think the "Neo Geo" category just lists everything with that in the name, including posters, figures and whatnot.


eBay is pretty accurate with the listings though when you search specifically for "Neo Geo AES", "Neo Geo MVS", and "Neo Geo CD".


eBay AES Link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=neo+geo+aes&_sac=1

eBay MVS Link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=neo+geo+mvs&_sac=1

eBay CD Link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=neo+geo+cd&_sac=1


Amazon is awful unfortunately. Searching specifically by sub-platform brings random results in from all over the place. There does not seem to be a specific Neo Geo category from what I can tell.


Also FYI there is a recent "Neo Geo X" platform that was released, but that is a modern portable that runs the old Neo Geo games through emulation. Besides the console itself, there are Neo Geo X game collection packs and joysticks deliberately styled after the classic AES console joysticks. Neo Geo X results should either be tracked as a separate platform or discarded all together. It is commonly confused with the classic AES platform.

I looked into this more. Neither eBay or Amazon differentiate games based upon AES or MVS. So differentiating them in our system does not fit into our current model for tracking prices for games.


There might be some options in the future to look at the title for each listing to see if it says AES or MVS and then categorize it from there, but that is a very large change. I do not have an ETA on this unfortunately because it would take so much time to implement.

Planned

We are working to add this.  What should we consider an AES conversion?  Should that be an MVS or we trash that sale and don't track those?

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Fixed

This is done.  All Neo Geo games are broken out by MVS and AES.

You can see all the AES games here:

https://www.pricecharting.com/search-products?type=videogames&q=neo+geo+aes


We will be adding Neo Geo CD later.