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How Much Does a Sega Genesis Cost?

 
low costUsed Sega Genesis Console: $20-$80average costNew Sega Genesis Console: $40-$60 with 80 Classic Games
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The Sega Genesis was originally released in the United States in 1989 and competed against the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Sega ceased production of the console entirely in 2002, but it continues to be popular among hipsters as retro gaming consoles see a resurgence in popularity, Sonic the Hedgehog was born on the Sega Genesis and, as one of the most popular franchises, it still continues today on other game consoles.

Typical costs:

  • Sega Genesis consoles are available used through online auctions sites, retro gaming stores and shops that sell used games, such as GameStop[1] . Sega Genesis game consoles generally sell for $20-$80, depending on condition and accessories bundled with the console. Consoles on the more-expensive end of the spectrum generally include games and additional accessories, while the less-expensive consoles typically include only the console itself.
  • Sega Genesis consoles sole through online auction sites typically cost $20-$50, but often are sold with an "as is" caveat. Some models also note that they have not been tested for functionality. The prices vary depending on which games and accessories are bundled with the console.
  • Sega Genesis consoles sold through retro gaming stores tend to be slightly more expensive, but the models often come with a limited-time guarantee of up to 120 days. For example, JJGames.com[2] sells Genesis consoles for $36-$40. DKOldies.com[3] sells the consoles for $40-$70, depending on what is bundled with the device.
  • A Sega Genesis game console is still available through some retailers and comes with 80 pre-installed classic games. The new Sega Genesis Classic Game Console generally sells for $40-$60 at locations such as Walmart, where it retails for $50.
What should be included:
  • Sega Genesis consoles were originally sold with the console, a power cord, a TV-hookup cord, one or more game controllers, and one or more games. Used consoles generally come with the power and TV-hookup cords, but other accessories and games vary.
Additional costs:
  • Games for Sega Genesis consoles are typically priced under $15, even for the most popular titles. For example, Sonic the Hedgehog games cost about $2-$10; Mortal Combat games cost about $8-$12; and sports games cost about $2-$5.
  • Accessories for Sega Genesis typically cost less than $10. For example, replacement power cords and TV-hookup cords cost $6-$8. Game controllers generally cost $5-$8, depending on the quality.
Discounts:
  • Retro gaming outlets such as DK Oldies[4] sells new Genesis-compatible game systems such as Hyperkin's[5] Retron 3 systems, which is also compatible with Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. The Genesis-compatible systems work with any original Sega Genesis game but are made from new components. They look and function similarly to the original console, and occasionally are packaged with an assortment of games[6] , depending on the retailer.
  • Used game stores such as GameStop allow customers to trade in unwanted games for store credit on future purchases or cash. Typically, the store credit choice nets a higher return on trade-ins.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.gamestop.com/
  2.  www.jjgames.com/product/5456
  3.  www.dkoldies.com/Genesis-Systems-s/88.htm
  4.  www.dkoldies.com/Genesis-Systems-s/88.htm
  5.  hyperkin.com/retro-gaming/nintendo-nes-game-console.html/
  6.  www.dkoldies.com/New-NES-Systems-s/323.htm
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