What is a Nintendo 64 worth today

This is how you determine the value of an old Nintendo console

From Laura | August 27, 2020

Do you still have an NES, SNES, or N 64 flying around the house? If so, then you should think about it, your old one Nintendo console to offer for auction. Why? Because it could be worth a small fortune! Some Nintendo products have already changed hands for prices between 100 euros and 10,000 euros. We have theVideo game expertDiana van der Valk asked to tell us a little more about how to determine the value of old game consoles.

Nintendo is a phenomenon in itself. Over a century old and still infinitely popular. The retro consoles in particular were an important part of the entire generation and are among the most sought-after toys in the world. "The classic Nintendo consoles are a very good investment," explains Diana. "Every year it gets harder to find nice, old Nintendo things. Most collectors keep their collectibles tightly locked and wait for their value to rise . But there are also many collectors who are not only interested in the valuable things like packaging or manuals - they just want to play. They don't want to spend any additional money on building their collection ". But let's say they do - what exactly are the things you need to consider to determine the value of an old console?

Status

The most important factor is the condition of the console. Did she survive the many years well? Is everything still working? Or is it damaged because your little brother got angry and threw away the controller because you won again? Or do you really still have a new Nintendo in its original packaging? The better the condition, the more it will be worth.

"When it comes to the value of a console, it's all about the packaging," says Diana. "It determines the price. All NES, SNES and N64 consoles came in a large cardboard box. The condition of the box: determined the value - the better, the higher. And if the console came with special games, this can also increase the value. The SNES with Donkey Kong Country is a good example. Such expenses are currently being traded at up to 500 € ”.


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completeness

Is your Nintendo complete? Are all cables still with you? Do you also have the controller, packaging, accessories and instructions? The closer it is to the original condition, the more valuable the good piece is. Top tip: If you've lost the manual, for example, you could buy a used one as it will add value to the whole set.


Portable consoles are more popular than home consoles

Limited editions

As is the case with most collectibles, it is also here: the rarer, the higher the price. When there are only a few consoles of a certain model in circulation, collectors will be willing to pay a lot for them. Read a little into the subject and find out whether your Nintendo is a limited edition or maybe there are only a few left. If the latter is the case, then a lot of people will be interested!

"For example, there is the Game Boy Pocket Light, which was only sold for a short time in Japan and was the first handheld with a backlight," says Diana. "Or the Gameboy Micro Pokemon, which was only sold in the Pokemon Center in Tokyo. Perhaps the rarest console is the Game Boy Advance in the Zelda Minish Cap set. Built only 300 times in total and never available in stores. It is estimated at around 3,000 euros and is almost a must for Nintendo collectors. but I am one of the lucky owners ".


Look for consoles with special overlay, like the Pikachu N64 mentioned above

For the future, Diana promises that the collectors will be primarily looking for the handhelds. "So far, most of the television consoles have been collected, but that is slowly changing," says Diana. "In recent years, handhelds like the Game Boy have become increasingly popular." For me, however, it will always be about the consoles - it's the nostalgia that comes with it and the toys that remind me of my childhood.

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