Retro Console Hardware Price Guide

In our retro game collecting guides, we often focus primarily on the games themselves, but I wanted to start monitoring the values of common variations of console hardware as well.

My goal with this price guide is to give everyone an easily-accessible price listing of mainstream retro consoles so that it is easy to survey the console landscape, see what you might expect to pay for hardware you have been considering or see what you might be able to get for a console you’re looking to offload.

Featured photo courtesy of @chrsmccllm on Instagram 

The price guide is broken down into three major condition groupings:

  • Loose: console hardware only with no packaging. The lower price range may only include the console itself and minimal accessories like a power adapter. Even at the low price, the machine should be in working condition. Units that are for “parts only” should be valued lower. The high range of loose consoles should include a controller or two, power and video cables and be in excellent cosmetic condition. For some older consoles, this higher price range may even include some restoration of the hardware.
  • Complete in Box (CIB): This is for a console in good working order that also comes with its original packaging. The lower price range may have a few items missing from the original shipment (like manuals or inner packaging) and/or the cardboard box may be in rougher shape (older boxes typically show a lot of wear). The higher price ranger should include most every item that came in the original retail box and should be in excellent cosmetic condition.
  • New (Unopened): This grouping is for units that have never been opened from its retail packaging or used. Since this is less common, we simply give a single price range estimate, but there are still some variance in the value due to the condition of the packaging and such.

I have included some interesting or rare console variants in this price guide, but it is not meant to be exhaustive at this point. I also included some consoles with aftermarket video mods, but again, this is by no mean exhaustive. I may eventually add more unit variations to the guide over time as I also update values.  If you feel I have made some glaring omissions, please let me know in the comments section below, but I cannot add every recommendation immediately.

In case you didn’t notice, I left off handheld units from this guide. Those will be in a separate guide later on 😉

 

Console Name Loose
Low$
Loose
High$
CIB
Low$
CIB
High$
New$ Shop
Atari 2600 Woodgrain/Heavy Sixer 32 80 130 200 300 eBay
Atari 2600 Woodgrain Mod w/
RCA
51 159 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader 45 75 90 120 250 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader Modded w/
RCA
75 129 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr 28 60 100 150 285 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Modded w/ RCA 65 70 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 75 90 250 800 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 2 40 40 50 110 eBay
ColecoVision 60 100 120 740 740 eBay
Atari 5200 60 100 120 130 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ RCA 220 220 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ S-Video 230 260 eBay
Vectrex 150 350 600 800 eBay
Nintendo NES Control Deck 45 95 105 650 eBay
Nintendo NES Modded w/ RGB 225 310 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 (Top-Loader) 65 170 170 800 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 Modded w/ RGB 250 350 eBay
Analogue Nt (original) 500 550 579 670 eBay
Analogue Nt mini 400 400 415 440 449 eBay
Nintendo Famicom 40 43 65 330 450 eBay
Nintendo Famicom Disk System 40 75 100 220 eBay
Sega Master System Model 1 50 150 130 200 eBay
Sega Master System Model 2 50 70 77 90 1050 eBay
Atari 7800 40 75 130 175 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ RCA 85 170 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ S-Vid 240 265 eBay
TurboGrafx-16 85 180 170 270 eBay
PC Engine 50 145 230 320 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx 50 130 130 230 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx II 57 165 120 640 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Console 150 270 340 420 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Add-On 60 160 262 310 eBay
PC Engine Super CD-ROM 140 270 300 420 eBay
PC Engine LT 950 1000 1500 1600 eBay
PC Engine SuperGrafx 200 390 370 430 eBay
TurboGrafx-CD 190 220 300 600 eBay
Turbo Duo NTSC 260 570 1000 1130 1900 eBay
Turbo Duo JP 110 230 240 600 eBay
Nintendo Virtual Boy 100 200 200 500 550 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 1 24 50 100 160 1700 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 2 18 35 60 150 300 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 3 25 40 58 105 eBay
Sega CDX 200 340 450 650 700 eBay
Sega Power Base Convertor 50 85 85 125 175 eBay
Sega 32X 60 95 95 180 250 eBay
Sega CD Model 1 110 260 275 340 550 eBay
Sega CD Model 2 60 130 150 223 460 eBay
Pioneer LaserActive 300 560 700 800 eBay
JVC Wondermega 350 600 700 800 eBay
JCV X’eye 190 270 400 500 eBay
Neo-Geo AES 320 350 380 650 eBay
Nes-Geo Consolized MVS 160 600 eBay
Super Nintendo (SNES) 50 200 200 700 800 eBay
SNES 2 (SNES-101 / SNES Jr.) 40 100 150 570 700 eBay
Super Game Boy 8 30 100 120 175 eBay
Phillps CD-i (avg of all
models)
100 300 260 500 eBay
Atari Jaguar 160 230 300 450 515 eBay
Atari Jaguar CD 300 400 400 640 650 eBay
Neo Geo CD 120 215 185 300 500 eBay
Neo Geo CDZ 400 450 400 500 700 eBay
Sony Playstation (PS1) 12 25 50 130 290 eBay
Sony Playstation DTL-H3001
(Black)
450 700 800 1000 1100 eBay
Sony PSOne 20 60 100 270 300 eBay
Sega Saturn 55 100 120 200 450 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-1 115 200 130 375 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-10 140 210 210 260 eBay
3DO Goldstar 3DO Interactive 90 150 150 200 eBay
Amiga CD32 200 350 280 525 eBay
Nintendo 64 45 75 80 250 490 eBay
Nintendo 64DD 370 620 700 800 1600 eBay
Sega Dreamcast 35 70 80 225 350 eBay
Sega Dreamcast Divers 2000 CX-1 3400 3900 4000 4500 5150 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) 35 65 60 200 450 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 Slim 35 50 50 180 250 eBay
Sony PSX 225 250 325 400 500 eBay
Playstation 3 PS2-Backwards Comp 138 160 160 250 1000 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube 45 60 60 200 400 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Panasonic Q 275 450 475 600 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Gameboy Player 25 70 110 110 120 eBay
Microsoft Xbox 40 50 450 600 650 eBay

 

 


5 Comments

AngrySquirrel34 says:

This is a great guide, thanks Racket. Nice to see the sixth-gen consoles are still very reasonably-priced. Non-playstation 5th-gen consoles are higher than I expected, particularly the N64.

racketboy says:

Yeah, it seems that the N64 is kicking into gear as the new trending nostalgia system. I heard some retro shops in particular had a hard time keeping them in stock for the holiday season.

And yeah, 6th Gen is in the sweet spot of value — backwards compatibility on newer systems helps as well.

FFTW says:

Nice Guide! please add the prices for the following console variations though:
-Atari 2600 Light Sixer
-Atari 2600 4 switch model
-Atari 2600 Jr Long rainbow model and short rainbow model separately
-Atari 5200 4 controllers model and 2 controllers model separately
-Fair Child Channel F
-Pong Consoles
-7th gen consoles

also,is the SNES 2 seriously less expensive than the SNES?! i find that to be pretty surprising as it is much rarer than the original model,and it is more expensive on other lists too :/

thanks 🙂

Gary Rozik says:

Hey buddy what do u think a brand new Goldstar 3do is worth

racketboy says:

If it’s brand new, never used in the box, you’re probably looking at a $450 price range, but I haven’t seen a confirmed sale yet.

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