Once a game system is surpassed by its successor, software companies generally do not make new games for the old system, as is the case with the PS2. The PS2 was succeeded by the PS3 and gamers are left with ageing games to play on the old console. You can get some of the money you originally paid for the PS2 back by selling the console in a variety of ways.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Sell your PS2 online. The easiest way to reach a large group of people is by using the Internet, so you'll most likely find several interested buyers for your PS2 if the price is right. Use auction sites or send your PS2 to a console recycling company. You'll have to do the bulk of the work if you sell the PS2 on an auction site, such as researching used PS2 prices, filling in a description, posting pictures, selecting a shipping method and waiting for a buyer to purchase the console. Alternatively, you can send the PS2 system to a console recycling company that will give you money in exchange for the system so it can be recycled.
Visit a local video game store. Most video game stores will take your PS2 as a trade-in and give you either cash or store credit. Some stores, such as small independent ones, may not accept older consoles as trade-ins, but the larger stores generally will. You'll get more cash or credit if you have all of the accessories that originally came with the PS2, such as an AC power cord, component video cable and the PS2 controller.
Call a local newspaper and request to post an ad in the classifieds section pertaining to your used PS2. List your price, included accessories, system model and whether the condition of the system is good, fair or poor.
Tips and warnings
- The amount of money you will receive from a console recycling company depends on the PS2 model and the number of original accessories you have.