Do you have an old Super Nintendo or GameCube lying around the house? Perhaps you even have a vintage Atari hidden somewhere in the storage room! You might have heard about people trying to find out how much their old video game console is worth. Do you know that old games have been known to sell for thousands over dollars in the market? If you used to play with vintage video game consoles and games, this article is for you! At Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, we can appraise your old video game consoles and videos, and provide you with a value for every item in your vintage video game collection.
What are Appraisal Services for Vintage Video Game Consoles and Games?
At Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, we can tell you how much your video game console or game is worth. Unless you have an extremely rare game console with several over-enthusiastic bidders, chances are, your retro video game console might not be worth more than a few hundred dollars at best. However, certain special editions and rare consoles can be worth thousands of dollars.
Even though you probably won’t be able to sell your video game console for thousands of dollars, instead of letting them collect dust in your storage closet, you should send them in to be appraised. The valuation of your video game collection can be affected by its current state, its color, or any additional features such as the condition of controllers.
Popular Types of Vintage Video Game Consoles and Games
A console game is a video game that comes with controllable images and sounds. These images and sounds are generated by a console and displayed on an AV system like a TV. Also, some games, known as handheld game consoles, come with parts like the controller, speakers, console, and display all incorporated in one self-contained body. This type of game consoles are usually jam-packed with all sorts of games ranging from adventure to action, and many more.
Some of the most popular creators of retro gaming consoles include Sony, Nintendo, Sega, and Atari. Some of the most popular games include The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tetris, and more.
Appraisal Process for Vintage Video Game Consoles and Games
At Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, video game consoles and games appraisal involves grading. The process of having a professional appraiser look at your game and give it a grade is called video game grading. After the grading, a number from the grading scale will be tagged to your game item. The higher the number given, the better the grade, and correspondingly, the higher the value of your item. Your best bet for receiving a top grade value is to submit a new game in its pristine box.
Raw games, or just the cartridges, can be submitted for grading too. However, their value does not usually come close to the value of boxed or new games. For example, it makes sense to bring a raw game for appraisal only if it is rare. This is because it can be difficult to find a new game. After a grade is assigned, the game is then placed in a graded case. The grade and any other important information is normally printed on top of the case.
Why Choose Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors to Appraise Your Vintage Video Game Consoles and Games?
Our professional vintage video game consoles and games appraisers at Wm. Roland Appraisers & Real Estate Advisors have the most experience and knowledge in the market to appraise your vintage video game collection. We have a good reputation and we consistently provide the best monetary solution for our clients. You can place your trust in us for giving you the most fair and accurate appraisal. If you have any questions about appraising your vintage video game consoles and games, feel free to contact us today.