The PS2 remains the best-selling console of all time, so there’s no wonder you’re sat there asking yourself how much is a PS2 worth!
With over 159-million units sold and 1.5-billion game sales under its belt, the PS2 certainly changed gaming, and indeed the way we game forever.
We’ve spent hours playing some of the best PS2 games ever made and hoarding rare PS2 games like Gollum in our gaming caves. And now, it’s time to see how much the main machine itself is worth in today’s market!
We’ve listed the various variants of this console below, as well as the price that you might expect to pay for a PS2 or the amount of money you’d expect to get if selling one.
So, just how much is a PS2 worth in 2020?
You’re about to find out!
(Please note: All of our market research and data is taken from eBay, as this is the most common way to sell a PS2 console. Information is accurate as of November 2020, and we will update this article on a monthly basis to keep you updated and to reflect on the fluctuation of prices. All prices are based in USD.)
How Much Is A PS2 Worth?
The PS2 as of today sells for $35 – $120 depending on the condition of the console itself and if you have all of the accessories, including the original box, cables and controllers.
Like every collectable everywhere, the price of a PS2 will vary depending on what condition it is in, and if it comes with the original box, game bundles, controllers, etc. Condition is a huge factor too, and you’ll expect to spend/earn more if a machine is looked after
The PS2 first arrived back in 2000, making it 20 years old! Some of these used consoles can be bought for $35 without a box and sometimes just for the console itself. $55-75 will get you a memory card and game, and if you’re willing to spend a little more, then $115 should get you two controllers and a bundle of games.
Refurbished consoles do cost more, but you also get the peace of mind that your device has been looked over by a professional.
Amazingly, sealed PS2 consoles can go for over $1,119! I guess you pay more to get a sealed slice of history!
How Much Is a PS2 Slim Worth?
The PS2 Slim as of today sells for $20 – $130 depending on the condition of the console itself and if you have all of the accessories, including the original box, cables and controllers.
The PS2 Slim was the second offering in the PS2 range. It was slimmer (obviously) and easier to store in TV cabinets or on shelves.
The PS2 Slim was produced in huge numbers, so they tend to be a bit cheaper to buy than the original version.
You can pick up a used copy for anything around the $20 mark with all of the necessary cables and a controller. If you’re looking to get a console with a box or one that has a games bundle with it, then you can expect to pay anything up to $130.
Sealed copies can cost anything from $449, with costs rising if they come as part of a games bundle!
Refurbished: $65 – $130
What Is The Difference Between A PS2 And A PS2 Slim?
The differences are few, but collectors and nostalgic gamers will no doubt want to know what they are.
The original PS2 console came with a front-loading disc tray and had HDD support, making games such as Final Fantasy XI look even more stunning. The original design was the first generation, and collectors always love the first evolution of a product.
There are more PS2 slim consoles out there in the world, so they tend to cost a little less than sealed copies of the original design. The PS2 Slim doesn’t have HDD support, but it does have a flip-up disc tray.
All in all, the PS2 slim had fewer problems and worked a heck of a lot better. But that HDD support will leave Sony super-fans drooling.
How Much Is A White PS2 Worth?
The White PS2 as of today sells for $45 – $260 depending on the condition of the console itself and if you have all of the accessories, including the original box, cables and controllers.
The PS2 Ceramic White Slim Console tends to sell for a pretty penny these days (or should that be a delightful dollar?).
This limited edition version of the PS2 Slim can sell for anything up to $260 used if it comes with a box or a bundle of games.
Sealed versions have sold at $799 and above. The price tends to go up further if the console is part of a bundle.
How Much Is A Limited Edition PS2 Slim Worth?
The limited edition PS2 as of today sells for $40 – $375 depending on the condition of the console itself, what edition it is and if you have all of the accessories, including the original box, cables and controllers.
This is a bit of a cheeky section as the white console is also a limited edition console, but it’s more often referred to as a ‘White PS2’ than anything else.
Other limited edition console colours that can be picked up are red, pink, blue, and silver.
In terms of price, you can expect to pay a similar amount to the white console above. Some colours do cost more than others, however.
Pink consoles can go for anywhere around the $200 – 375 mark if they have a box with them!
How much is a PS2 controller worth?
Now that online gaming has taken over couch co-op, all of your friends may well be virtual ones.
Don’t worry; you can still sell your old controllers and make a bit of cash on them to spend with your digital pals!
The classic black controller can go for anything between $12 – $29 depending on condition and if it still has a box, and the limited edition controllers tend to bring in a little bit more besides.
We mustn’t forget the legendary guitar hero controller either, one of the best PS2 accessories of all time! The original Gibson SG controller has a second-hand resale value of around $15, whereas custom axes such as the BC Rich Warbeast controller will set you back $147!
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.