How Much Is A Wii Worth In 2021? – Retro Game Buyer
The Wii is one of the best-selling consoles of all time, but how much is the Nintendo console worth now? Whether you are looking to buy or sell, it is important to know what a Nintendo Wii is selling for.
How much is a Wii worth today? The original Wii (the backward compatible RVL-001 model) sells for $89 on average, based on recently sold eBay listings. The non-backward compatible model (RVL-101) sells for $82. Both consoles range in price anywhere from $40 to $100 or more depending on the condition the model is in. Additionally, the redesigned Wii Mini goes for $64 on average and similarly ranges in price from $30 to upwards of $100 or more.ModeleBay (average sold price)Amazon (lowest price)GameStop (used price)Wii (backward compatible RVL-001 model)$89$81$90 (currently unavailable online)Wii (RVL-101 model)$82$100$80 (currently unavailable online)Wii Mini$64$125$90 (currently unavailable online)
As you can see, used Wii prices can vary quite drastically largely depending on the condition of the console, whether or not the system comes with its original packaging, the retailer the unit is listed on, and whether or not the model is backward compatible or not. (In order to spot the differences between the two models, make sure to check out our article: Nintendo Wii RVL-001 vs RVL-101: What Are The Differences?)
The Wii is newer than a lot of “retro” consoles, but it is still uncommon to come across a new, never-been-opened system. Expect brand new, sealed Wii consoles to go for $250 or more on eBay, and expect Wii Mini systems to go for $200 or more.
(Please note: Prices and information below are accurate as of January 20, 2021. 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 Nintendo Wii worth?
Pricing Overview:Used: $41-$200Refurbished: $90-$175New: ~$250+
Pricing At Popular Retailers:
The eBay pricings above are calculated using the retailer’s data of units sold within two months previous to when this article was last updated (January 20, 2021).
What is a Wii Mini worth?
Pricing Overview:Used: $33-$119Refurbished: $90-$220New: ~$200
Pricing At Popular Retailers:
The eBay prices above are calculated using the retailer’s data of units sold within two months previous to when this article was last updated (January 20, 2021).
What is the difference between the Wii and the Wii Mini?
Aside from being smaller, there are actually a handful of significant differences between the Wii and the Wii mini that might not be obvious at first glance.
WiiThe original Wii modelCame in several color variations: white, black, blue, and redCan stand vertically or on its sideFront-loading disc drive
Wii MiniThe smaller, redesigned Wii consoleCame in a sleek red & black color scheme with bright red Wii Remote Plus and nunchuck (also came bundled with Mario Kart Wii)Removed online functionalityRemoved ability to connect to HDMI portsRemoved ability to display HD videoTop-loading disc drive
Back when the Wii Mini came out, it was a cheaper alternative to the original Wii, and that may have made it an enticing product despite its comparative lack of functionality. Today, they roughly sell for the same price, so there really isn’t a compelling reason to purchase the mini outside of pure collecting purposes.
What about limited editions and color variants?
The color of a Wii console can actually have a significant impact price. For example, the Nintendo Wii Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Limited Edition console sells for $77 on average. And, on average, the Limited Edition Blue Wii sells $69 on eBay.
That being said, the different color variants actually sell for the same price at GameStop. The only deciding factor between the prices for GameStop is whether or not the console comes with the Wii Remote Plus or the standard Wii Remote.
Regardless of the retailer, however, it appears as though there is very little (if any) difference between the pricing of the black and white Wii consoles.
Related QuestionsDoes GameStop buy Wii consoles and games?
Yes. GameStop buys both Wii and Wii Mini consoles as well as games. However, the retailer offers next to nothing for both retro consoles.Does GameStop carry Wii consoles in-store?
Yes. GameStop is moving to increase its retro game offerings, but this is still an expanding effort and currently only in limited locations.Where else can I buy and sell Wii consoles and games?
Used game stores, flea markets, and pawnshops are all great places to buy and sell used games, consoles, and accessories. If you are strictly looking to buy, however, Goodwill stores and garage sales can be great places to find some great deals on occasion.