Retro Console Hardware Price Guide

Prices Updated in November 2020

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 are in this separate Handheld/Portable Price Guide

Biggest Recent Changes

I couldn’t help but be curious which console saw the largest value appreciation since my last guide revision in January 2018.  I compared the average pricing between the different quality levels (loose and complete-in-box — excluding “New/Unopened”)  in the table below. If you’d like to see a full comparative breakdown, a full Excel Spreadsheet and PDF of the data is shared with my Patreon members.  Being a Patreon subscriber of at least $1 will get you access to this and other future exclusives and it helps keep this website running.

The Console Price Guide

Console Name Loose
Low$
Loose
High$
CIB
Low$
CIB
High$
New$ Shop
Fairchild Channel F 200 500 500 910 1050 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 75 100 250 1000 2000 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 2 40 100 65 300 1600 eBay
Atari Super Pong 30 100 100 300 eBay
Atari Pong C-100 50 115 100 300 eBay
Sears Tele-Games Pong 25 70 75 170 eBay
Nintendo Pong Block 80 100 100 155 eBay
Atari 2600 Woodgrain/Heavy Sixer 45 200 115 400 2000 eBay
Atari 2600 Woodgrain Mod w/
RCA
150 250 eBay
Atari 2600 Light Sixer 45 140 100 200 1520 eBay
Atari 2600 Light Sixer Mod w/
RCA
120 150 eBay
Atari 2600 4-Switch Woodgrain 40 130 130 230 eBay
Atari 2600 4-Switch Woodgrain Mod w/
RCA
125 155 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader 32 150 105 210 800 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader Modded w/
RCA
50 125 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Long Rainbow 28 80 69 200 210 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Short Rainbow 35 75 85 270 400 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Black/Irish 60 80 100 300 500 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Modded w/ RCA 110 115 eBay
Entex Adventurevision 975 1600 eBay
Mattel Intellivision 70 200 80 250 eBay
ColecoVision 160 200 200 500 740 eBay
Atari 5200 125 180 150 300 670 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ RCA 185 200 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ S-Video 175 265 eBay
Vectrex 250 750 450 1100 eBay
Casio PV-1000 400 500 600 700 eBay
Nintendo NES Control Deck 55 140 150 1200 2000 eBay
Nintendo NES Modded w/ RGB 290 380 eBay
Nintendo NES Mod w/ Kevtris HDMI 389 550 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 (Top-Loader) 100 200 270 800 1000 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 Modded w/ RGB 370 450 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 Mod w/ Kevtris HDMI 400 500 eBay
Analogue Nt (original) 800 2000 1100 2100 eBay
Analogue Nt mini (including Noir) 500 1300 550 1400 1450 eBay
Nintendo Famicom 45 150 130 550 eBay
Nintendo Famicom Twin 110 250 165 600 eBay
Nintendo Famicom Disk System 65 100 100 300 630 eBay
Sega Master System Model 1 50 150 190 580 730 eBay
Sega Master System Model 2 95 200 160 250 1000 eBay
Atari 7800 56 160 130 300 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ RCA 200 225 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ S-Vid 200 250 eBay
Sharp X68000 1600 2200 eBay
TurboGrafx-16 80 250 265 520 eBay
PC Engine 80 240 300 400 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx 80 195 175 600 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx II 80 170 175 275 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Console 200 300 500 600 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Add-On 60 160 240 300 eBay
PC Engine Super CD-ROM 140 190 260 370 eBay
PC Engine LT 825 1000 1500 1600 eBay
PC Engine SuperGrafx 380 500 620 660 eBay
TurboGrafx-CD 400 630 2000 2300 eBay
Turbo Duo NTSC 350 480 800 1660 1900 eBay
Turbo Duo JP 170 300 400 800 eBay
Turbo Duo-R 220 330 340 535 eBay
Turbo Duo-RX 200 300 300 450 eBay
Nintendo Virtual Boy 200 375 350 950 2200 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 1 40 145 110 450 2000 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 2 23 90 55 250 600 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 3 25 65 105 125 230 eBay
Sega CDX 250 500 630 910 1500 eBay
Sega Power Base Convertor 60 90 95 195 220 eBay
Sega 32X 75 182 135 360 385 eBay
Sega CD Model 1 250 325 320 450 600 eBay
Sega CD Model 2 90 220 235 425 470 eBay
Pioneer LaserActive 425 1120 680 1200 eBay
JVC Wondermega 400 700 800 1000 eBay
JCV X’eye 260 445 590 710 eBay
Neo-Geo AES 340 750 1300 3000 5000 eBay
Neo-Geo AES Modded HDMI 880 1150 eBay
Nes-Geo Consolized MVS 395 975 eBay
Super Nintendo (SNES) 80 200 180 1000 1500 eBay
SNES 2 (SNES-101 / SNES Jr.) 75 150 150 800 1000 eBay
SNES 2 (SNES-101 / SNES Jr.) Modded 110 225 eBay
Super Game Boy 13 48 55 250 eBay
Super Game Boy 2 50 92 68 210 eBay
FM Towns Marty 375 500 640 1200 eBay
Phillps CD-i (avg of all
models)
200 475 250 800 eBay
Atari Jaguar 250 350 280 700 1300 eBay
Atari Jaguar CD 600 700 750 1200 eBay
Neo Geo CD 110 230 250 280 500 eBay
Neo Geo CDZ 340 450 460 650 750 eBay
Sony Playstation (PS1) 30 150 55 200 600 eBay
Sony Playstation DTL-H3001
(Black)
400 500 800 900 1000 eBay
Sony PSOne 35 110 90 250 400 eBay
Sega Saturn (US/PAL) 100 220 120 525 1300 eBay
Sega Saturn Modded w/ Chip 200 250 eBay
Sega Saturn Modded w/ ODE 315 1000 eBay
Sega Saturn (Japan) 65 195 98 300 400 eBay
Sega Saturn Hi-Saturn 180 200 240 350 eBay
Sega Saturn Skeleton 420 485 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-1 110 340 325 1400 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-10 90 220 240 500 eBay
3DO Goldstar 3DO Interactive 140 180 250 500 eBay
Amiga CD32 450 550 650 800 1200 eBay
Nintendo 64 52 270 120 750 1000 eBay
Nintendo 64DD 800 1250 1300 2000 eBay
Sega Dreamcast 60 125 100 300 700 eBay
Sega Dreamcast Mod w/ HDMI & GDEMu 250 1200 eBay
Sega Dreamcast Divers 2000 CX-1 3400 3900 4000 5000 5150 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) 45 135 100 450 500 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 Refurb Custom w/ HDD 160 450 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 Slim 50 175 100 200 580 eBay
Sony PSX (PS2-Based DVR) 300 350 400 450 500 eBay
Playstation 3 PS2-Backwards Comp 140 300 300 450 850 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube 50 250 90 850 2000 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Panasonic Q 460 650 650 1025 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Gameboy Player 40 180 200 220 500 eBay
Microsoft Xbox 40 100 100 500 700 eBay
Microsoft Xbox – Refurb+Upgrade 100 750 eBay

 

 


18 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 🙂

racketboy says:

Yeah, I was a little surprised about the SNES 2/SNES-101 was well. But I think it’s primarily because it doesn’t have the nostalgia appeal. I’m not sure if that pricing difference will stay consistent forever though…

And I’ll keep those classic suggestions in mind for future revisions — 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.

Mike says:

What would you price a sharp game tv at in pretty decent condition

Mitchell says:

Hey know this post is older but how about atari 800 with the 410 tape recorder?

racketboy says:

I didn’t want to get a lot into personal computer models, but from what I can tell, the systems run in the $80 to $350 range depending on condition (with shipping included). There was a “Complete” version that sold for $400.

The tape drive usually has about a $40 value.

Mitch says:

I have a question that I cant find anyplace on the internet. I own a Black Game Boy Pocket Boise Cascade/Anderson Consulting/People Soft special edition promo system. From my understanding they only made 50 of these, and 4 are known at this time. What is this console worth? Great condition, and works just fine.

racketboy says:

Interesting — do you have a picture to share? I’m curious if there’s anything that makes these different from a stock one other than a printed logo. Did it have any special outer packaging?

Moe says:

Hi racketboy,

How much do you think a Super Nintendo score master controller is worth?

AngrySquirrel34 says:

Thanks for the update, always interesting to check in here. 6th gen is creeping up there for all three (four?) consoles, the bargain window for those seems to have closed (at least for hardware). 5th gen-wise, can’t believe the N64 is now costing as much as the Saturn, wow.

racketboy says:

The N64 is making a solid nostalgia run for a generation of gamers that didn’t really collect retro before. It is to many what the NES/SNES was for us that are older….

The Saturn is still growing quite a bit! It didn’t quite make that chart graphic, but it’s not far below that top 10.

AngrySquirrel34 says:

Still, there have to be at least 10 working n64s to 1 Saturn out there in the wild (except maybe in Japan). A testament to the Nintendo name perhaps?

Why would the n64 benefit from nostalgia to such a greater degree than the original Playstation? I can think of a few reasons (more ppl played the former as kids, the library aged significantly better, less access to the library, the multi-player popularity), but for demand to be 2x higher (or more) is still surprising.

Gus Avila says:

According to this I’m rich and I didn’t know it
I have most of these full with boxes and manuals and in pristine conditions

racketboy says:

Very cool! Cardboard is quickly becoming the currency of the retro world 🙂

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