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GameStop’s corporate office has confirmed yesterday’s news that all US locations will stop accepting any PlayStation 2-related trade-ins. GameStop’s statement reads: “We can confirm that as of June 1st we will no longer be accepting the PS2 console or its related product for trades.
PS3 “Buy” Prices (What you can expect to pay as of 05/19/2021)
|GameStop||Decluttr Current Price @ Decluttr|
|PS3 80 GB||$100||–|
|PS3 160 GB||$100||–|
|PS3 Slim 120 GB||$110||–|
|PS3 Slim 160 GB||$110||$185|
Amazon accepts PS2 trade-ins, and we’re talking everything from systems to games to accessories. The site offers free shipping, then applies credit received from your trade-ins toward future store purchases.
Unlikely. PlayStation 2 was the best most selling console of all time. They aren’t rare at all. Unless you own some sort of limited edition, or there are some quirks in certain batches that collectors look out for, a PlayStation 2 is not likely to be considered for it’s investment potential.
The PS2 console is getting expensive too, but console prices rise much more slowly than rare games. Because so many units were produced, PS2 console prices are likely to plateau soon, if they haven’t already. So That slow-rise will likely speed up as time goes by and working PS2 systems become rarer.
One of the more popular consoles from the line was the PS2, which carried not only awesome mainstream titles like God of War II but also some pretty amazing rare gems. Hardcore collectors may want to get their hands on these titles, but they will cost a pretty penny.
One example is 2005’s Haunting Ground. However, because of lower than expected sales, there are not many copies of Haunting Ground floating around. That means prices for the game have surged on eBay. One factory sealed copy of the game sold for $260 back in August.
One word of caution: An unused PS2 is worthless until you sell it. If you continue to buy video games while their prices are high, the money you lose (via depreciation) will eat away any value your PS2 gains over time.
No matter which game manufacturer we are talking about they have to pay for the machines to produce the games, the employees that work there, the buildings, and much more. Of course those things all cost money so the cost of producing the discs, cases, artwork, etc. all make the end cost of the games higher.
Gran Turismo Saga, also Crash 3 and Ridge Racer type 4 looks really good. Medal of Honor was really good for the console, the closest thing to Goldeneye on PS1, but in terms of graphics Quake 2 is one of the most impressive games of the console. Vagrant Story was a fully 3d game, probably the best looking RPG for PS1.
|Top: The original model with the DualShock controller (1994) Bottom: The smaller, redesigned PS One (2000)|
|Introductory price||¥39,800, US$299, £299, F1,490, DM599|
|Discontinued||WW: 23 March 2006|
|Units sold||102.49 million|
If you’re asking if the games library is worth the purchase, though, yes. Yes definitely. If you want to save some money, try looking into emulation on PC or phones (although I personally think PC is better). If you want that more authentic gaming experience and have the money for it, than I think you should buy a PS1.
The PlayStation Classic is a dedicated video game console by Sony Interactive Entertainment that emulates games originally released on its 1994 PlayStation console. It was announced in September 2018 at the Tokyo Game Show, and released on December 3, 2018, the 24th anniversary of the release of the original.