You won’t make millions doing this but you can still get a bit of money from selling your console on places like eBay, Gumtree and Facebook market place. You can even take them into some gaming and electronic stores to sell straight away.
Do you have a friend or family member that could benefit from having it? Why not pass it onto them.
You could also donate it to charity or to your local charity shop.
Get Well Gamers UK is a charity that takes donated video games and consoles and passes them onto hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings to provide entertainment for young people during long stays.
Non-working consoles can be recycled at House Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) with other electronics.
Before you have a clear out of old games and give them away, sell them or donate them to charity check out if they are compatible with your new console. With backwards compatibility at a high you may find that the games you love play just fine on your new console even if, on some, you have to start from the beginning again.
When buying new games for your consoles, try and buy the digital copies instead of the physical ones. This is an easy way of reducing waste while saving you space and sometimes can save you money.
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