Here’s How Much Your Vintage Nintendo Console Could Be Worth
Video games have evolved a lot since they first debuted in the 1970s. Original games like Atari and Pong are simple when you compare them to the high tech graphics and complex plots involved in today’s hottest games. However, if you stored away vintage Nintendo video game consoles, you could be making bank in no time.
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Technology may have left them far behind, but there are avid fans and collectors who are happy to pay top dollar for rare and well-preserved Nintendo consoles. In fact, the rarest gaming systems often bring in bids of $2,000 and up on eBay—and we’ve got the past purchases to prove it.
Nintendo GameCube Zelda Collectors Bundle
When the Nintendo GameCube first debuted in 2001, it was the hot toy for the holiday season. This particular console, still new in the box, drew almost as much attention almost 20 years later. It’s a rare special edition, so the $2,000+ price actually isn’t all that crazy.
Buy: Nintendo GameCube Zelda Collectors Bundle, $2,500
Pokemon Gameboy Advance SP KYOGRE BLUE Nintendo Handheld Console
Still in its original factory-sealed packaging, this Game Boy was especially hard to find. The Pokemon Kyogre Limited Edition debuted in 2003, and this product had only a few dents and imperfections on the box. But the Game Boy itself was in perfect condition and was a “display piece” in the seller’s personal collection.
Buy: Pokemon Gameboy Advance SP KYOGRE BLUE Nintendo Handheld Console, $2,150
Nintendo GameBoy Original Gray
This rare factory cellophane sealed Game Boy was complete with Nintendo printed tear-a-way, which is a find for collectors. The seller wrote “Opportunities like this don’t come around often,” and one lucky new owner paid more than $2,000 to ensure it didn’t pass them by. The box was in mint condition.
Buy: Nintendo GameBoy Original Gray, $2,044.05
Nintendo GameCube Console Indigo
When the Nintendo GameCube first debuted in 2001, it was the hot toy for the holiday season. This particular console, still new in the box, drew almost as much attention. After a 57-bid bidding war, it sold for nearly $2,000.
Buy: Nintendo GameCube Console Indigo, $1,830
Nintendo 64 N64 Gold Console Toys r Us Exclusive
This classic N64 was as good as gold and no worse for wear. It was used previously, but the gold Nintendo 64 and matching gold controller have enough nostalgia to bump up the price. It included the Expansion Pak that originally came with it, too.
Buy: Nintendo 64 N64 Gold Console Toys r Us Exclusive, $995
Nintendo NES Sports Set System Console, $779.99
It may have been released in 1985 as a redesign of the original Famicon, but this vintage console was brand new and still in the box. It was fully functional and has the old-school color palette of 48 colors and six grays. The display resolution was a distinctive 256 x 240 pixels. The seller also suggested the Nintendo console can be used as a vintage display item.
Buy: Nintendo NES Sports Set System Console, $779.99
Super Nintendo SNES, $729.99
It was super in 1990 when it first launched, and it’s still super today. This new game console that’s still in the box sold for over $700. It included all parts and had never been used.
Buy: Super Nintendo SNES, $729.99