How Much Is A Sega Dreamcast Worth In 2023?

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It doesn't matter if you come across a Sega Dreamcast you would like to sell, or if you want to revisit the console's fantastic library of games – either way, you will need to know what a Sega Dreamcast is going for today.

How much is a Sega Dreamcast worth? Based on months of eBay sales data, Sega Dreamcast consoles sell for $125 on average without their original packaging (also referred to as “loose”), but used complete-in-box systems sell for $271 on average. The black limited edition Sega Sports Dreamcast sells for $150 on average with complete-in-box units going for $250 on average.

Model Loose
(average price sold)
(average price sold)
(starting price)
Sega Dreamcast (white)
Sega Dreamcast white transparent background
$125 $271 $138+
Limited Edition Sega Sports Dreamcast (black)
Sega Dreamcast black transparent background
$150 $250 $190+
Used Sega Dreamcast Price Chart

As you can see, used prices for the Dreamcast can vary rather significantly depending on the condition of the console and whether or not the system comes in its original packaging. But used consoles prices can also differ somewhat drastically from retailer to retailer. Also, it appears as though the color of the console has an effect on the price.

As with most retro consoles, there isn't a typical “going rate” for new, complete-in-box systems due to rarity. That being said, fully expect to see brand-new Dreamcast consoles sell for hundreds of dollars. In fact, some eBay sellers' asking prices are in the thousands depending on the model and bundle.

(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 Sega Dreamcast worth?

Sega Dreamcast white console
Image Credit: Sega & Wealth of Geeks.

NOTE: For the Sega Dreamcast pricing can differ fairly significantly depending on color. Dreamcast consoles were widely released in the United States in two colors, black and white. For that reason, the prices below are broken down for the Dreamcast based on color.

Pricing Overview:

  • Console Only: $119-$132
  • Complete-In-Box: $203-$400
  • Refurbished: $191
  • New: ~$700+

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 is a black limited edition Sega Sports Dreamcast worth?

Sega Dreamcast black console
Image Credit: Sega & Wealth of Geeks.

Pricing Overview:

  • Console Only: $90-$200
  • Complete-In-Box: $250
  • Refurbished: N/A
  • New: ~$2,000+

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 other limited editions and other color variants?

Sega Dreamcast family of consoles
Image Credit: Sega & Wealth of Geeks.

As beloved as a console as the Sega Dreamcast is today, it was discontinued worldwide after only being on the market for less than three years. In large part thanks to its limited run, there was never a ton of limited edition consoles or color variants (especially in the United States).

The only widely released alternative to the stock white unit (again, in the United States) is the limited edition black Sega Sports model, which is detailed just above. Other than that, limited edition consoles and color variants were limited to Japan and the UK.

If you are looking to import, however, limited edition consoles were released for franchises like Resident Evil and Hello Kitty – and there was even an extremely limited 10th-anniversary Sonic The Hedgehog model.

Related Questions

Does GameStop buy Dreamcast consoles and games?

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

Does GameStop carry Dreamcast consoles and games in-store?

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

Where else can I buy and sell Sega Dreamcast consoles and games?

Mom-and-pop used game stores are great places to buy and sell used games, accessories, and consoles. However, there isn’t an overabundance of them, especially in rural areas. Flea markets and pawnshops are also good options for buying and selling Dreamcast games, systems, and accessories. Goodwill stores can also be great resources for finding deals.

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