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    Today I noticed that my two boxed copies of the Japanese Pocket Monsters Blue are different.

    You may know that one of them was originally sold as mail-order, and only in 1999 was it released in stores. One of the games has the code DMG-APEJ-JPN on the box and the other one has DMG-APEJ-JPN-1 on the box (when you open it, on the inside).

    Does anyone have some more information about which game is rarer? Because I was thinking I should sell one of them.

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    The -1 just denotes that it's a revision cart. There could be bug fixes/updates etc on that cart. I don't think, due to the sheer popularity of the game and the massive numbers produced that one is noticably rarer than the other.
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    I'm not even sure there's much demand for one version over the other unless there are difference to box/art or the game itself. If you do want to sell one tho Amazon is your best bet, as the markup is a good four times anywhere else. (Yeah, you can sell these for around $40 CIB or more. Midori - Green goes for even more.)
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    Well, there is a difference on the box. The back bottom half with the warning and information messages is different.

    I know that they will probably sell for about the same. The thing is, I would like to sell the most common one and keep the rarer one for myself...

    Thanks for the tip of green, I increased the opening bid for it on my auction.
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    Eh? Auction as in Ebay? No, the price is only high on Amazon. I buy these on Ebay all the time and resell them on Amazon for triple or quadruple what I spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredJ View Post
    Well, there is a difference on the box. The back bottom half with the warning and information messages is different.
    really only if the artwork is different than it would be more desirable. I doubt anybody cares about what the warning label reads.

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    My boxed Pocket Monsters Blue lacks a barcode on the box (both my Red and Green have barcodes)

    and the game itself is labelled DMG=APEJ-JPN G748783.

    hm, I guess I own the mail order version then?
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