Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Superhero Atari 2600 Game That's Actually Extremely Rare

Video games from generations past have become valuable, timeless relics. The video game industry has boomed since the original inception of Pong on November 29, 1972. It is no wonder that games from 50 years ago can be so priceless — they are a part of gaming history.


Some of these vintage video games are worth a small fortune. In 1977, Atari produced and released their first video game console — the Atari 2600, originally known as the Video Computer System. The console was incredibly successful, and millions of units were sold over the next several years, alongside major titles such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong. These titles helped propel the Atari 2600 to instant success.

Many old, secondhand Atari game cartridges sell for very little money, but some (if you're willing to sell them) are worth a decent amount of money. Atari 2600's Superman is one such game.

How much is it worth?

According to RetroGaming with Racketboy, Atari's Superman can be worth anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. Don't run out the door just yet. There are multiple variants of this particular game cartridge, and only one fetches the big money. If you have access to the standard cartridge with the red lettering, then chances are that your copy is only worth a couple of hundred dollars at most. The rarest variant of Superman is the Sears Telegames cartridge with yellow lettering and a picture of Superman. Very few of these copies were released on the market — making them incredibly rare. If you come across one or have one in pristine condition, then you could be looking at a small fortune.


A copy of this version of Superman with the original packaging can sell for well over $10,000. In 2012, an almost perfect copy sold on eBay for $30,000. If you have a perfect copy of Superman in the box, with the yellow lettering, and with the image of Superman on the cartridge, then you're in luck!