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How Much Is A PS2 Worth In 2023?

Whether you find an old PlayStation 2 (PS2) in your garage that you want to sell, or you are looking to purchase a used model online, it’s important to know how much a PS2 actually goes for.

So, how much is a PS2 worth today?  According to months of eBay sales data, PlayStation 2 (PS2) consoles sell for $80 on average without their original packaging (also referred to as “loose”), but used complete-in-box systems sell for $162. The redesigned, slimmer PS2 Slim console sells for $90 on average with complete-in-box units going for $107.

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Because new, in-the-box PS2s are so rare, there really isn’t a “going rate” for sealed consoles. That being said, you can safely expect to find a brand new Slimline PS2 or a brand new original PS2 going for hundreds of dollars, at least – and that’s assuming you can still find one.

(Please note: Prices and information below are accurate as of May 18, 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 an original (fat) PS2 worth?

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Pricing Overview:

  • Console Only: $68-$130
  • Complete-In-Box: $120-$175
  • Refurbished: $192
  • New: ~$500+

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 18, 2023).

What is a PS2 Slim worth?

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Pricing Overview:

  • Console Only: $49-$130
  • Complete-In-Box: $107
  • Refurbished: $190
  • New: ~$450+

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 18, 2023).

What is the difference between the original (fat) PS2 and the PS2 Slim?

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In addition to being, well, slimmer, the redesigned Slimline PlayStation 2 (commonly referred to as the “PS2 Slim”) is generally more sought after by gamers because of its sleeker design and its improved reliability.

The disc drive on the original PS2 is notorious for malfunctioning, and “Disc Read” errors are also quite common with the older model.

With fewer moving parts on the Slim – thanks to the top-loading disc tray – these units generally have far fewer issues. Additionally, the PS2 Slim is also much quieter than the original while booting up and reading discs, and it tends to overheat less.

Some gamers have a nostalgic soft spot for the original PlayStation 2 (often referred to as the “PS2 fat”). The original unit also has HDD support, which enhances dozens of titles and is even required to play Final Fantasy XI.

Other than that, however, the two consoles are very similar, which is reflected in their pricing.

(To see a full breakdown of all the differences between the two models, please refer to our complete guide: PS2 Vs PS2 Slim: What Are The Differences?)

What about color variants and special editions?

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The prices listed above assume you have (or are looking for) a standard matte black console. However, Sony released the PS2 Slim (and the original PS2 in more limited quantities in the United States) in a few different colors – matte black, ceramic white, and silver, most notably.

Some special editions – such as the rare Astral Blue and Sakura Purple PS2s – can go for hundreds of dollars depending on their condition.

The Slim’s silver color variant is slightly rarer than the standard matte black PS2, but they’re not too hard to track down at retailers like eBay or Amazon and generally sell for roughly the same prices as their matte black counterpart.

The ceramic white unit is a bit harder to come by, however, so you can expect to see it sell for a little more than the standard units.

Related Questions

Does GameStop buy PS2 consoles?

No, according to GameStop’s website, the retailer isn’t currently offering store credit or cash for a PS2 console.

Does GameStop carry PS2 consoles in-store?

No, unfortunately, GameStop no longer carries PS2 consoles in-store.

Where else can I buy and sell PS2 consoles and games?

Mom-and-pop used game stores are harder to come by than major retailers like GameStop, but they are usually a great place to purchase and sell retro consoles and games. Local flea markets and pawnshops can also be great resources. Additionally, garage sales can be a good spot to score a deal if you are looking to buy.

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  1. Buy a PS2, install FreeMcboot on a memory card.

    1. Ted Blair says:

      And how would you install anything on a memory card, since the PS2’s don’t work online anymore?

  2. Hi I’m here to sell both of my play stations 2 one of them is slim & the other one is gray i only used both of the play stations like 2 times then stop playing them because i had to work & they still work & turn on everything works on both of them ?


        I have an ps2 slim matte black work great no damage

  3. Ted Blair says:

    And how would you install anything on a memory card, since the PS2’s don’t work online anymore?

  4. Oluwaseun Stephen says:

    Hello……good morning everyone,I need someone to tell to the current price of ps2…..I wanna buy it.

    1. i can give you mine for 1000 rands

    2. Sherwin C Supnet says:

      Yes i have a PS2 slim for 120.00

  5. Hi my name is Linda, I’m looking for a new PS2 or a PS2 used one or two times. Mine was stolen, my games weren’t taken . My Xbox one was stolen but I got it back. Please help me get a PS2

    1. i have a silver PS2 Slim. Barley used with a few games and two controllers. Amongst the games are Jax 3, American Idol (with 2 Mics) and a demo cd with a few games

    2. Rene Hernandez says:

      I have a PS2 Slim, 64GB memory card and 2 wired controllers. No games. Just upgraded to a PS3. BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE so I can play my PS2 games. Console is in good shape and works great. I’ll sell it for $50. You pay shipping.

    3. Sherwin C Supnet says:

      I have one for 140.00 PS2 slim

    4. Allen D Aliff says:

      I have a play station 2 slim silver I have about20 games and 2 controllers 1 is wireless.

    5. I’ve got 3 ps2 slims if your interested

  6. I’m selling a ps2 for $900…for information please call me 8322845173..I wanna sell it by tomorrow morning

  7. Allen D Aliff says:

    I have a play station 2 slim silver I have about20 games and 2 controllers 1 is wireless.

    1. Allen D Aliff says:

      I would like at least 100 bucks it’s slim and silver with memory card and 2 controllers.1 wireless.And I have 4 madden games and 5 combat games also Air strike games and 3 I have 3 grand theft auto.

  8. I have 3 ps2 slims 2 black and ones silver 2 controllers black CD case full of games two memory cards let me know if your interested

    1. Hello, in the Bay area selling my ps2 slim silver as a bundle.

      •ps2 slim silver (good condition, light scratches)
      •ps2 slim stand
      •8 mb original memory card
      •original power cord + original av cables
      •3 madcatz controllers (2blue +1 orange)
      •ps2 multitap
      •15+ games

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  9. You seem to have an in site on the ps2 market. I am trying to get an working ps2 for less than an hundred. Contact

  10. John Wannamaker says:

    Hi. Looking to sell my kids PS2 slim in excellent working condition. Have three working controllers and all sorts of attachments and splitters. Have about 30-40 PS2 and PS1 games to go with it. If you’re interested Email me at: Thanks

  11. Cesar macapinlac says:

    I have an PS2 consoles i need money if you want u contact me in my email

  12. Yash Kumar says:

    Hi, I have an original (fat) PS2. For some reason, I got it unlocked, so technically it plays both NTSC and PAL versions of the game, but since I’m shifting this is going out for sale. It was sold with an extra Intec controller, remote control and memory expansion pack, along with an Intec silver suitcase. I have around 10-15 game discs as well, so do ping me if you would be interested at

  13. Hi I have a PS2 fat I found it in my garage it’s in great condition but it did not come in the Box anyone looking to buy it please contact me.

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