Last Updated on October 8, 2023
Is your old game console worth any money? It’s a question that comes up often, especially with people who aren’t really into retro gaming but also don’t like throwing things out.
To learn more about this, Top10Casinos.com collated a list of the most popular games consoles from the classic era which should prove ideal to anyone selling old video game consoles.
In doing so, they revealed the most valuable console.
|Pokemon Limited Edition Game Boy Color Nintendo VGA 90||1996||90||Console||6,000|
|The Original Sony Play Station 1||1995||90||Console||5,000|
|Nintendo Entertainment System||1985||80||Console||4,572|
|Nintendo 64 - Original||1996||90||Console||3,600|
|Pikachu Nintendo 64 Set N64||1996||90||Console||2,970|
|Sega Genesis - Original||1989||80||Console||2,391|
|Vintage 1985 Nintendo NES Deluxe ROB robot||1985||80||Console||2,171|
|Sega Dreamcast Code Veronica Biohazard||2000||2000||Console||1,523|
|Sega Dreamcast Godzilla Vmu SEGA||1998||90||Console||1,523|
|NINTENDO GAME & WATCH EGG EG-26 ORIGINAL||1981||80||Console||936|
|The Atari Cosmos||1978||70||Console||388|
|Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP NES Edition||2003||2000||Console||381|
|Nintendo Gameboy Classic||1988||80||Console||379|
|Pokémon/Pikachu Gameboy Micro Limited Edition||2005||2000||Console||350|
|Sega Saturn This is Cool Skeleton Console||1994||90||Console||259|
|Game Boy w/ Tetris 1989||1989||80||Console||208|
|Nintendo Family Computer Disc System||1985||80||Console||159|
|The Magnavox Odyssey 2||1972||70||Console||109|
At number one in the list is the Pokemon Limited Edition Game Boy Color Nintendo VGA 90, worth an insane £6,000! That particular GBC model was released in 1996, and is worth 60 times more than the original price.
The second most valuable old game console is the Original Sony Playstation 1, from 1995. A first run Playstation complete in its box can sell for around £5,000.
Third place is the 8-bit classic, the Nintendo Entertainment System. It had an RRP of £300 on its 1985 release, but complete original systems sell for up to £4,572.
The Nintendo domination of the top five continues with the Nintendo 64. An original console with an original box and all in good condition can sell for £3,674, considerably more that the original sale price in 1996.
Finally in fifith place is the yellow-and-blue Pikachu Nintendo 64 , a limited edition system with a raised-relief Pikachu character. This collection sells for £3,600.
With data collated over the past 90 days and accurate as of April 6th, 2022, the most popular consoles from the 1970s through to the 2000s were researched, with articles sourced from major online outlets, and sale figures sourced.
All in all, there are no real surprises in here, although The Magnavox Odyssey 2 selling for just £109 seems somewhat wrong in the grand scheme of retro gaming.
Considering selling an old video game console? This list should help you determine a realistic asking price.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.