Crappy Demo No One Wanted Sells For $710

It didn't come close to breaking records set recently by other rare titles, but NBA 2-Ball, a freebie PSOne disc given out at the 1998 NBA All-Star game, probably set a mark for demos.

The item sold last night with a winning bid of $US710, better than double the opening bid of $US300, which some were sceptical this thing would even rate. Unlike other games with a more limited distribution, many NBA 2-Ball discs were handed out at Madison Square Garden 12 years ago. But the game was useless to anyone without a PlayStation, and those with the console found the game lacking ... at best.

A New Jersey man is the seller; he says he bought it off a friend whose dad won it in a fan dunk competition at the All-Star game. Only two other copies were known to survive, although after we published our first post on the find, we got tips from others saying they were in possession of just such a disc.

NBA 2-Ball - PlayStation - Rare Game [eBay]


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    Talk about finding gold, I found an old copy of this game

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wily_Tower

    in my shed, apparently it’s pretty rare and goes for about $200 online. Score

      Nice find Andrew

      ...i wonder how much my Shaq Fu is worth? LOL

      It amazes me that a mere demo could be worth so much money... maybe i shoudld start hunting crappy demos down :P

        I've got Shaq Fu on SNES as well, if it was valued based on its enjoyment factor then i doubt it would be worth a dime.

        The only reason it got so much money is because it's so rare (apparently only 2 in existence and one of the discs is snapped so it's unplayable)

        I personally find it amazing that people will pay so much money for a piece of crap, just because it's rare.

        It's true what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure.

    probably bought it cause its a legit nba product lol

    Probably rates a tad higher on the value-o-meter because of the official NBA holographic and the poor quality of content and the place it was handed out raise the rarity.

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