How Much Money Does GameStop Pay for Used Video Games?

The amount of money GameStop pays for used video games varies by game; for example, used copies of the games “Mario Kart 8,” “Super Smash Bros” and “Hyrule Warriors” for Wii U have cash values of $35 each as of January 2015, while “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” and “Grand Theft Auto V” games for Xbox One have a cash value of $30 each. Other games may bring even less; “Super Mario 3D World” and “Bayonetta 2” for Wii U have cash values of $27 each, while “Dragon Age Inquisition” for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are valued at just $25.

If gamers trade their games in for other merchandise, the amount given is slightly more and can net an additional $2.50 to $3.50 per game.

All games traded in or sold to GameStop must be in full working condition to receive the maximum full value. Games that are not in good condition may still be sold but may bring less money.

In addition to buying games, GameStop buys game systems, laptops, tablets, smartphones and game accessories, including “Disney Infinity” and “Skylander” figures. GameStop also runs promotions where it gives extra credit for old game systems when customers preorder upcoming game systems in advance.