Heritage Offers Rare Japanese Video Games Graded by CGC Video Games

The CGC-certified games in the sale include two sealed Japanese favorites: Breath of Fire and Final Fantasy VI for the Super Famicom.

Two Japanese rarities, including a first edition copy of Breath of Fire certified by CGC Video Games™, are currently being offered in an ongoing Heritage Auctions sale. Bidding is already underway for Heritage’s Japanese Video Games Showcase Auction, which is set to end on June 13, 2024.

Breath of Fire was first released in Japan in April 1993, nearly 16 months before North America. For this reason, this unopened, non-sealed Breath of Fire for the Nintendo Super Famicom (1993) graded CGC 9.8 (lot 80039) can be considered a first edition copy of the classic RPG. Like The Legend of Zelda, Breath of Fire played a crucial role in pioneering role-playing games on Nintendo platforms and bringing the genre to the west. Breath of Fire was one of the first RPGs to implement a day/night cycle and multi-party systems with rotating characters, expanding the world of RPG games as players knew it back in the early 1990s.

Also featured in the sale is this unopened, non-sealed Final Fantasy VI for the Nintendo Super Famicom (1994) graded CGC 9.8 (lot 80044). Often considered one of the best entries in the Final Fantasy franchise, Final Fantasy VI was the first game in the series to not be directed by series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. In North America, Final Fantasy VI was re-numbered to Final Fantasy III due to some entries in the series being Japanese exclusives at the time.

Other CGC-certified video games and related collectibles in the auction include:

  • a sealed Japanese Silent Hill for the Sony PlayStation (1999) graded CGC 9.6 A+ (lot 80142)
  • a sealed Japanese SoulCalibur for the Sega Dreamcast (1999) graded CGC 9.8 A++ (lot 80121)
  • a Japanese Super Mario Bros. cartridge for the FamicomBox (1986) graded CGC 8.5 (lot 80026)
  • an unopened Japanese Street Fighter II Turbo for the Nintendo Super Famicom (1993) graded CGC 9.8 (lot 80059)
  • an unopened Japanese Final Fight Guy for the Nintendo Super Famicom (1992) graded CGC 9.6 (lot 80046)