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Rare Video Game Values - How Much is My Vintage Video Game Worth?

How to Value Rare and Collectible Video Games in 3 Easy Steps

Find the value of collectible video game consoles and games in three steps: First, review the list of what's valuable below. These are the most valuable and collectible video games and consoles. Second, research the value of similar games or consoles sold in our auction archives. Third, request a free auction appraisal when you're ready to sell.

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What Vintage Video Games are Worth Money?

Sticker sealed video games and rare gaming consoles are now collectibles. In April 2021, a factory sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. with a WATA grade of 9.6 A+ released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System broke the record for the most expensive video game ever sold at public auction.

Is your old video game or console worth money? Many rare, vintage games and consoles fetch tens or hundreds of thousands at auction, but others are common and are worth only a few dollars. Read more

Retro video games and rare gaming consoles are now collectibles. In April 2021, a factory sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. with a WATA grade of 9.6 A+ released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System broke the record for the most expensive video game ever sold at public auction.

Is your old video game or console worth money? Many rare, vintage games and consoles fetch tens or hundreds of thousands at auction, but others are common and are worth only a few dollars.

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  • Vintage, factory sealed video games
  • Vintage video games with the cartridge, box, and manual in exceptional condition
  • Unopened Atari, Nintendo, Sega, PlayStation, and Xbox titles
  • Prototypes
NO
  • Most recent game titles
  • Incomplete games or consoles
  • Loose cartridges, consoles, and/or game discs

How Much Are My Vintage Video Games Worth?

Regardless of whether it's for a Nintendo, Atari, PlayStation, Sega, or Xbox console, games could be valuable depending on the rarity, condition, and the package variant of a particular video game.

Vintage Nintendo Games Worth Money

Nintendo has been producing video games for almost 40 years, and vintage Nintendo games that have never been opened are among some of the most valuable video games whether they're for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, or even the GameCube and Wii! From Super Mario Bros. to the Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, titles from the most culturally relevant series are in the highest demand among collectors. Examples of rare and valuable Nintendo games sold at auction:

How Much are Vintage Atari Games Worth?

From Mario Bros. to Pac-Man, Space Invaders to Frogger, these old Atari games sold for thousands at auction:

Vintage PlayStation Game Values - How Much are Rare PS1 and PS2 Games Worth?

Sealed PS1, PS2, and other PlayStation games can be worth thousands of dollars. From Tomb Raider to Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, check your collection for sealed PlayStation games worth money like these:

Are Vintage Sega Games Worth Money?

Vintage Sega video games like John Madden football, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spider-Man can fetch small fortunes at auction depending on the grade. Here's a list of WATA-certified Sega game auction prices:

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Best Way to Find the Value of Vintage Video Games

The price difference between a vintage video game still in factory shrink wrap vs. a well-played game is thousands of dollars. While a cartridge on its own may sell for $5, the same sealed title might be worth $10,000.  The best way to value vintage video games is to research actual auction prices of titles with similar grades. Read more

The price difference between a vintage video game still in factory shrink wrap vs. a well-played game is thousands of dollars. While a cartridge on its own may sell for $5, the same sealed title might be worth $10,000.  The best way to value vintage video games is to research actual auction prices of titles with similar grades.

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Free Auction Appraisal for Video Games

Ready to sell your rare, vintage video game or console? Request a free auction evaluation. Our experts will tell you the estimated value when sold at auction. Cash advances may be available when you consign for auction, and Heritage Auctions also buys items outright. Read more

Ready to sell your rare, vintage video game or console? Request a free auction evaluation. Our experts will tell you the estimated value when sold at auction. Cash advances may be available when you consign for auction, and Heritage Auctions also buys items outright.

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