Published on March 16th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Video Game Authority Grades Bestselling Games in Recent Auction

Everyone knows that video games are big, big business. But did you know that graded video games are also big business? A large auction of video games just wrapped up at Heritage Auctions, with a sizable portion of them graded by the Video Game Authority (a division of the Collectible Grading Authority). Here’s a look at some of the auction highlights.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS – VGA 100 GEM MT Uncirculated, 2011

It’s not often that you get a grade of 100 on anything, so when you’ve got an uncirculated copy of an iconic game like Legend of Zelda, with an iconic logo and cover, it’s going to go for top dollar. Sold for: $16,800.00

Golden Sun for Game Boy Advance – VGA 95 Mint Sealed, Nintendo 2001

A lesser-known game franchise, this was the first of three Golden Sun installments, only for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. Perfect for proving your gamer cred. Sold for: $5,520.00

Ninja Five-O for Game Boy Advance – VGA 85+ NM+ Sealed, Konami, 2003

Not one that turns up in people’s collections a lot, but how can you pass up a game about a ninja… policeman? Who rescues hostages and defeats bad guys? The name alone sells it. Sold For: $2,400.00

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! for Nintendo Switch – VGA 95+ Mint Sealed [Poké Ball Plus Bundle], 2018

Sure, Pokémon are popular, that’s why this game, with a big picture of Pikachu and a pack-in Poké Ball, went for big bucks. Sold For:  $2,280.00

Resident Evil for GameCube – VGA 90+ NM+/MT Sealed, Capcom, 2002

Even if it’s a later port on a different system, a 20-year-old copy of the original Resident Evil is a treasure worth protecting, and worth owning, even if it costs you a pretty penny. Sold for $2,040.00

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U – VGA 90 NM+/MT Uncirculated [Controller & Adapter Bundle], 2014  

Super Smash Bros. box art is always great, but it’s even better on an oversized box, which is what this game-and-controller bundle comes in. Sold For:  $960.00

Grading with CGA and VGA is easier than ever, with new faster turnaround times and an easy-to-navigate website. Visit to see what your options are and to submit your sealed items today!

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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