Suddenly, as of yesterday, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne was made available in the Playstation Network. This has become headline news on more sites than just this one.
Why is this so significant? Because not only is Tron Bonne a great game, it is THE most sought-after Playstation One game in all of eBay, and it has been that way for several years. Loose opened copies of it often sell for $200, and it still tops the list of most expensive collectible PS1 games you can search for. PSN is selling it for $6.
The sudden affordability of the game is unlikely to affect its physical market value, if EarthBound is any indication. But it’s been a great month for cherished and rare PS1 games — last December Suikoden II (which is right below Tron Bonne on the most valued list) finally went up, and early this month it was on sale for $4.99.
The game is now downloadable for PS3, PSP and PS Vita, but not PS4 because for some reason no PS1 game is there (probably has something to do with that streaming service they’re setting up). Tron Bonne is a spinoff of Mega Man Legends, which received two games on the PS1, neither of which have ever been sold on the Playstation Network. But they are a bit more affordable on eBay.