Retro Console Hardware Price Guide

Prices Updated in November 2023

In our retro game collecting guides, we often focus primarily on the games themselves, but I wanted to monitor 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 hardware restoration.
  • 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 range should include almost 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 their retail packaging or used. Since this is less common, we simply give a single price range estimate, but there are still some variances 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 means 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.

Below are two charts that show the highest movers over the last three years (in this case, comparing 2020 to 2023 values). Even though there have been some additional value increases over the last few years, there has also been quite a bit of cooling off from the 2020/2021 peak.
(For reference, you can also see this chart of the fastest 3-year growers comparing early 2018 to late 2020.)

The Console Price Guide

 

Console Name Loose
Low$
Loose
High$
CIB
Low$
CIB
High$
New$ Shop
Fairchild Channel F 265 350 320 585 1050 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 50 150 230 780 1000 eBay
Magnavox Odyssey 2 40 100 65 300 900 eBay
Atari Super Pong 45 80 60 150 eBay
Atari Pong C-100 70 80 90 315 eBay
Sears Tele-Games Pong 45 130 130 300 eBay
Nintendo Pong Block 70 90 140 215 eBay
Atari 2600 Woodgrain/Heavy Sixer 45 200 200 500 3000 eBay
Atari 2600 Woodgrain Mod w/
RCA
120 250 eBay
Atari 2600 Light Sixer 45 105 130 360 1520 eBay
Atari 2600 Light Sixer Mod w/
RCA
90 150 eBay
Atari 2600 4-Switch Woodgrain 50 130 130 900 eBay
Atari 2600 4-Switch Woodgrain Mod w/
RCA
90 130 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader 60 120 145 800 1530 eBay
Atari 2600 Vader Modded w/
RCA
100 140 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Long Rainbow 40 80 75 200 510 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Short Rainbow 40 100 110 270 600 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Black/Irish 60 80 100 300 500 eBay
Atari 2600 Jr Modded w/ RCA 100 200 eBay
Entex Adventurevision 1500 2400 5000 5400 eBay
Mattel Intellivision 70 175 130 610 680 eBay
ColecoVision 110 200 220 800 eBay
Atari 5200 85 155 175 600 850 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ RCA 190 225 eBay
Atari 5200 Modded w/ S-Video 200 275 eBay
Vectrex 240 750 650 1200 eBay
Casio PV-1000 350 450 650 700 eBay
Nintendo NES Control Deck 50 160 170 1000 2400 eBay
Nintendo NES Modded w/ RGB 340 500 eBay
Nintendo NES Mod w/ Kevtris HDMI 500 775 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 (Top-Loader) 85 210 320 920 1200 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 Modded w/ RGB 370 450 eBay
Nintendo NES 2 Mod w/ Kevtris HDMI 400 500 eBay
Analogue Nt (original) 475 1000 770 1200 eBay
Analogue Nt mini (including Noir) 425 570 575 850 950 eBay
Nintendo Famicom 38 80 55 300 360 eBay
Nintendo Famicom AV 75 130 140 250 325 eBay
Nintendo Famicom Twin 90 200 170 280 950 eBay
Nintendo Famicom Disk System 70 200 170 280 950 eBay
Sega Master System Model 1 68 330 140 780 850 eBay
Sega Master System Model 2 65 140 110 270 800 eBay
Atari 7800 55 170 80 270 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ RCA 180 300 eBay
Atari 7800 Modded w/ S-Vid 220 365 eBay
Sharp X68000 750 2200 eBay
TurboGrafx-16 120 260 275 930 eBay
PC Engine 78 165 150 250 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx 76 175 165 230 550 eBay
PC Engine Core Grafx II 102 150 165 230 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Console 180 240 260 350 eBay
PC Engine CD-ROM 2 Add-On 130 180 240 300 eBay
PC Engine Super CD-ROM 225 310 400 700 eBay
PC Engine LT 1300 1800 3500 4000 eBay
PC Engine Shuttle 150 320 350 450 eBay
PC Engine SuperGrafx 300 550 450 820 1000 eBay
TurboGrafx-CD 260 300 1500 2000 2500 eBay
Turbo Duo NTSC 310 1000 930 2500 5000 eBay
Turbo Duo JP 150 300 300 350 eBay
Turbo Duo-R 220 290 300 470 eBay
Turbo Duo-RX 230 370 325 1000 1500 eBay
Nintendo Virtual Boy 180 400 325 1200 1500 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 1 40 160 110 620 1500 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 1 Triple Bypass 135 185 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 2 130 125 73 200 600 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 2 Triple Bypass 23 90 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 3 35 65 65 160 300 eBay
Sega Genesis Model 3 Triple Bypass 123 130 eBay
Sega CDX 375 600 950 2850 3000 eBay
Analogue Mega Sg 200 210 300 370 450 eBay
Sega Power Base Converter 60 130 160 290 300 eBay
Sega 32X 115 200 140 400 500 eBay
Sega CD Model 1 225 650 400 900 1100 eBay
Sega CD Model 2 170 420 180 680 700 eBay
Pioneer LaserActive 900 1600 1150 1700 5550 eBay
JVC Wondermega 500 830 1000 1650 eBay
JCV X’eye 350 740 900 1360 eBay
Neo-Geo AES 380 1000 750 3000 5000 eBay
Neo-Geo AES Modded HDMI 1130 1400 eBay
Nes-Geo Consolized MVS 300 800 eBay
Super Nintendo (SNES) 50 225 145 1200 1500 eBay
SNES 2 (SNES-101 / SNES Jr.) 58 200 120 500 850 eBay
SNES 2 (SNES-101 / SNES Jr.) Modded 160 320 eBay
Analogue Super Nt 180 190 200 430 450 eBay
Super Game Boy 22 40 63 120 eBay
Super Game Boy 2 40 78 85 175 eBay
FM Towns Marty 380 840 700 1200 eBay
Phillps CD-i (avg of all
models)
150 600 250 900 eBay
Atari Jaguar 250 420 400 630 900 eBay
Atari Jaguar CD 360 800 1000 1300 eBay
Neo Geo CD 170 450 350 670 1350 eBay
Neo Geo CD Modded 490 650 eBay
Neo Geo CDZ 230 525 585 800 1500 eBay
Sony Playstation (PS1) 23 147 65 650 1800 eBay
Sony Playstation (PS1) Modded 175 1100 eBay
Sony Playstation DTL-H3001
(Black)
650 950 1050 1200 1300 eBay
Sony PSOne 40 120 130 350 600 eBay
Sega Saturn (US/PAL) 56 150 140 450 1020 eBay
Sega Saturn Modded w/ Chip 290 435 eBay
Sega Saturn Modded w/ ODE 275 575 eBay
Sega Saturn (Japan) 41 140 100 650 750 eBay
Sega Saturn Hi-Saturn 220 390 660 840 eBay
Sega Saturn Skeleton 235 375 380 500 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-1 130 465 230 685 eBay
3DO Panasonic FZ-10 130 280 210 400 eBay
3DO Goldstar 3DO Interactive 110 200 260 600 eBay
Amiga CD32 370 640 620 920 1250 eBay
Nintendo 64 50 270 150 800 1500 eBay
Nintendo 64 Pikachu 50 270 150 800 1500 eBay
Nintendo 64 w/ Video Mod 150 1000 eBay
Nintendo 64DD 1200 1430 1550 2250 3400 eBay
Sega Dreamcast 65 180 115 560 750 eBay
Sega Dreamcast Mod w/ HDMI & GDEMu 250 1200 eBay
Sega Dreamcast Divers 2000 CX-1 4000 6000 10000 26000 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) 53 190 90 580 1000 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 Refurb Custom w/ HDD 150 290 eBay
Sony Playstation 2 Slim 43 200 88 450 600 eBay
Sony PSX (PS2-Based DVR) 150 400 400 1200 eBay
Playstation 3 PS2-Backwards Comp 140 300 300 450 850 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube 45 180 80 700 1000 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube HDMI/Loader Mod 255 460 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Panasonic Q 410 900 910 1850 4200 eBay
Nintendo Gamecube Gameboy Player 45 380 380 390 400 eBay
Microsoft Xbox 50 150 95 870 1500 eBay
Microsoft Xbox – Refurb+Upgrade 88 600 eBay
Nintendo Wii 28 135 46 350 430 eBay
Nintendo Wii Mini 38 85 100 170 330 eBay
Xbox 360 [Pro/Premium] 35 155 68 210 250 eBay
Xbox 360 [Arcade / Core] 35 150 42 285 300 eBay
Xbox 360 Elite 35 180 60 250 400 eBay
Xbox 360 S / Slim 35 190 80 400 450 eBay
Xbox 360 E 35 250 85 290 420 eBay
Playstation 3 PS2-BC 20GB CECHB01 80 450 250 700 eBay
Playstation 3 PS2-BC 60GB CECHA01 180 600 340 1000 2500 eBay
Playstation 3 Soft PS2-BC 80GB CECHE01 130 350 230 700 eBay
Playstation 3 2nd Gen 90 200 200 500 eBay
Playstation 3 Slim 80 250 100 300 480 eBay
Playstation 3 Super Slim 65 250 130 450 850 eBay

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22 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.

racketboy says:

I really do think the Nintendo name does go a long way. The PS1 also has all the backwards compatibility, so I think that factors in a lot too.

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 🙂

VexRgyne says:

how much would a sega master system ii in original fitted carry case with controller and all wires be worth?

Nicolas Couture says:

Bonjours , je voulais vous dire félicitation pour votre site qui est très instructif. J’aurais qu’une simple petite question et qui consiste à savoir les indications des prix inscrits en $ est considérés en US ou en CAD ? Car le hyperlien pour eBay est celui du côté américain ?
Merci.

Cuthbert says:

Buy a dictionary. You use “Retro” wrong on every single part of this site.

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