Selling your old games is a great way of getting enough money to buy brand new ones and other consoles.
With a host of new games around the corner, now is a great time to offload. We offer our tips on how to get the most money from your used games.
- Sell your used games online – get cash for your old titles by checking their value on websites, packaging them up and posting them in.
- Play quickly – once you’ve finished a new game, decide if you’re going to play it anymore. If it’s a single-player game that you won’t touch, sell it on as soon as possible to get the maximum value for it.
- Keep your games in good condition – this is an obvious one, but worth bearing in mind. You’ll get much more for your titles if they are boxed with instructions and in excellent condition. Never leave discs lying around on a desk, it’s worth always putting them back in the original case when not in use.
- Look for deals – some stores will offer special discounts when you trade-in a certain game or two at the same time, for example.
- Auction – some websites let you list your old games in an auction-style sale where other users can bid on them. This is an especially good way of selling rarer used games, but bear in mind the website will usually take a slice of the total sale price.
- Go all out – if you have a ton of used games and can’t be bothered to sell or price them individually, trade them in one go or sell them as a bundle.
Do you have any other tips for selling your used video games? Let us know in the comments section below.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.