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Rare Retro Consoles & Games

The Most Valuable and Rare Retro Consoles & Games

The video games and consoles revolution started in the 1980s when the games were simple but fun. But then, with time, the consoles advanced with more sophisticated games with open worlds where you can do anything. But still playing those retro games on their machines is a very enjoyable and nostalgic experience, and the most shocking fact is those rare old consoles, and games have become so valuable nowadays that game lovers are buying those consoles for very big prices; there are even auctions held for those consoles online!

Many enthusiasts are buying those old machines to create a collection of them. The demand for them is increasing every day. And some want to play those nostalgic games on their original machines. If you have one of those consoles you bought in the 1990s gathering dust in your storeroom, they may be worth a thousand dollars! Let’s discuss those rare consoles and 1990s games that are the rarest and most demanded today.

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The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES):

The hero of the video game industry, this console was released in the 1980s with a large game collection of more than 700 games. It was first released in Japan, then in North America, Europe and Australia. It had the most famous and legendary retro games, the childhood memories of many classic game lovers.

  •  Legend of Zelda
  •  Super Mario Bro
  • Mega Man

Also, it supported many accessories, making the classic gaming experience more fun. Nintendo Entertainment System is the most famous console today and is the nostalgic memory of many gamers. Depending on the condition and edition, the price of NES is up to 200 dollars.

But the rarest games of Nintendo are worth even more than 10000 dollars; this includes the games played in Nintendo’s World Championship Gold and other popular games that are very rare in availability with high prices.

The Nintendo Game Boy:

If you were born in the 1990s, you must’ve played a Nintendo Gameboy; it was released in 1989 and had many popular games. But today, its games are sold for steep prices and unavailable easily.

It was a portable console with many nostalgic games. The console was discontinued in 2003.

  • Shantae
  • Spuds Adventure
  • Amazing Tater

Those famous Nintendo Game Boy games, with each game worth more than 200 dollars. Some editions of the Nintendo Gameboy console are the most demanded and worth even 1000 dollars. But the price of those consoles is based on their condition and demand.

Atari 2600 Console:

The console with a one-handle joystick with the support of paddles, a keyboard and more accessories by Atari was released in 1977. It was the first console with games on ROM cartridges. Some of the best games for Atari 2600 are:

  • Pitfall
  • Asteroids
  • Atlantis
  •  Pac-Man

The Atari 2600 was a successful console sold worldwide with various games. If you have an Atari 2600 console in good condition, it could be sold for over 400 dollars. It depends on the current demand, but the Atari 2600 is a rare console; who knows? You could even get a deal of 800 dollars or above!

The Sega Genesis console:

Sega Genesis is another famous video game console released in the 1980s and 1990s. With a collection of 900 games, including many popular games such as:

  • Streets of Rage
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Sunset Riders

This console was the competitor of the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the 16-bit video game console by Sega and was sold in many countries by different distributors. It had the same ROM Cartridges of games. Many games of Sega Genesis are available on eBay for up to 8, and the console is available for up to $120.

The PlayStation 1:

Everybody knows about the popular PlayStation 1 by Sony, released in the 1990s. It was the modern console of the 1990s and is still available easily in many video game stores.

PlayStation 1 has a collection of more than 2,000

games, and most of the games are played today by gamers. Of course, the fun of playing those classic nostalgic childhood games is amazing. The popular Retro games on PlayStation 1 are:

  • Resident Evil 2
  • Tekken 3
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Street Fighter
  • Alpha 3

Playstation 1 is easily available for up to 90, and the games are available from 3 to 5 dollars.


We explored some of the popular consoles and their games of the past, and classic gamers love many other consoles and games! Plus, if you have any rare consoles, you can sell them and buy other Retro consoles and games you like.

Chris Smith
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