How Much Is A GameCube Worth In 2023?


Whether you are trying to list your retro consoles online to make some money, or if you are trying to get into the GameCube‘s fantastic library of games years later, you'll need to know what a GameCube is selling for.

How much is a GameCube worth? Without its original packaging, a used “loose” GameCube, on average, sells for $99 on eBay based on several months of sales data. Complete-in-box units, however, sell for $249 on average. Used units are currently starting at $122 from third-party sellers on Amazon.

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Used GameCube Price Chart

As you can see, used prices for the GameCube vary rather significantly depending on the condition of the console and whether or not the system comes in its original packaging. Also, used console prices can vary quite drastically from retailer to retailer, too.

Despite being a relatively younger retro console than say the Super Nintendo or the Sega Genesis, new GameCube systems are still pretty rare and, as a result, don't really adhere to a “going rate.” Sellers are currently asking hundreds and even thousands of dollars on eBay for sealed GameCube consoles.

(Please note: Prices and information below are accurate as of May 23, 2023. This article has been and will continue to be updated to reflect current rates, but prices can fluctuate. Additionally, the information provided is based on the models released in the United States. Models released in other regions may differ from the prices shown below.)

What is a GameCube worth?

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Pricing Overview:

  • Console Only: $50-$114
  • Complete-In-Box: $120-$395
  • Refurbished: $199
  • New: ~$600+

The eBay prices above are calculated using the retailer’s data of units sold within three months previous to when this article was last updated (May 23, 2023).

What about limited editions and color variants?

GameCube Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness Limited Edition console
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When it comes to color, there doesn't seem to be much of a discrepancy in price between the different GameCube systems. The indigo, platinum, and jet black GameCube consoles all sell for roughly the same amount (on average) on eBay.

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As far as limited edition hardware is concerned, the GameCube doesn't have a lot to offer. While the console regularly came bundled with a game, the consoles themselves were usually the standard indigo, jet black, or platinum colors (at least in the United States).

One exception, however, is the Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Limited Edition GameCube. That being said, expect the limited edition unit to sell for about the same as a standard GameCube system.

Related Questions

Does GameStop buy GameCube consoles?

No, according to GameStop's website, the retailer isn't currently offering store credit or cash for a GameCube console.

Does GameStop carry GameCube consoles and games in-store?

No, unfortunately, GameStop no longer carries GameCube consoles in-store.

Where else can I buy and sell GameCube games and consoles?

Local used game stores are typically great places to buy and sell used games, consoles, and accessories. That being said, they can be hard to come by – especially in rural areas. Flea markets and pawnshops are also good resources for buying and selling, while Goodwill stores and garage sales can be especially underrated when it comes to finding great deals.

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