What To Do With Old Gaming Consoles

If you’re like many gamers, getting rid of an old console doesn’t come easy. It might hold cherished memories, but they can also hold potential value. Perhaps you’ve just upgraded and want to make some money from your old gen console or you’re selling your Nintendo 64 that’s been in the loft since 2005. Whether it’s decluttering or upgrading, here are the best tips for making the most out of your gaming console collection.


Selling Retro Consoles

Retro Consoles’ covers a vast collection of consoles from Nintendo Game Boy to the SEGA Master System. Retro might not be the word you want associated with the consoles we all grew up with, but technology is advancing rapidly. If you haven’t played with your old consoles in a while, and they aren’t bringing any joy to you anymore, consider selling them to make some money for your new gaming adventures. There’s a whole host of retro gamesto make money on as well, especially if they’re just gathering dust in a box. The classics never truly go out of style, and there’s a dedicated community of gamers always on the lookout for a piece of gaming history.


When selling your old consoles, you want to make sure they’re fully functional and include all parts and original system software. Caring for your gaming collection is super easy and can make you more money back in the long run. The best thing you can do before selling your console is to boot it up at home to make sure it is in good working order. You might also want to reset it to factory settings before sending it off. When sending your things off, check out our packaging guidelines to make sure your items arrive in the condition you sent them.

Unique Items

If you have a unique item that isn’t currently listed in the WeBuyGames Catalogue, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can email us and we’ll get back to you with a personalised offer. If you’re looking to buy a second-hand console, you can check out our guide. Help us to save electronics from ending up on landfill by recycling responsibly.