How Much Is Your Old Game Console Worth?

Last Updated on January 10, 2024

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, 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.

Game console values

GameYear CreatedDecadeCategoryValue
Pokemon Limited Edition Game Boy Color Nintendo VGA 90199690Console6,000
The Original Sony Play Station 1199590Console5,000
Nintendo Entertainment System198580Console4,572
Nintendo 64 – Original199690Console3,600
Pikachu Nintendo 64 Set N64199690Console2,970
Nintendo 64DD199990Console2,811
Sega Genesis – Original198980Console2,391
Vintage 1985 Nintendo NES Deluxe ROB robot198580Console2,171
Sega Dreamcast Code Veronica Biohazard20002000Console1,523
Sega Dreamcast Godzilla Vmu SEGA199890Console1,523
The Atari Cosmos197870Console388
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP NES Edition20032000Console381
Nintendo Gameboy Classic198880Console379
Pokémon/Pikachu Gameboy Micro Limited Edition20052000Console350
Sega Saturn This is Cool Skeleton Console199490Console259
Game Boy w/ Tetris 1989198980Console208
Nintendo Family Computer Disc System198580Console159
The Magnavox Odyssey 2197270Console109

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.

Classic game console sale data

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. 

How much was a Nintendo 64 worth in 2022?

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 work out your game console’s value and determine a realistic asking price.

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Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine,, and other publications.

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