Can You Pawn or Sell a Playstation 4 Pro at a Pawn Shop?

A lot of pawn shop take in video game systems, and the Playstation 4 Pro is no exception.


Most pawn shops love to see this system come through their doors and as long as you bring everything you need to, they will most likely be able to help you get a loan for your system.

How 'Pawnable' Is This Item

What Value Does This Item Have

In terms of pawnability the Playstation 4 Pro ranks an “Excellent” rating nationally. Most major pawn shops take in video game systems, and the PRO version of the PS4 is absolutely no exception.

In terms of value, the system comes in with a “Good” rating. The platform is aging at this point, so you won’t get as much for it as you would have when it was new, but you will still get a very good value for the system overall.


What To Bring With You:

There are some thing that you  should be sure to bring with you when you take your PS4 Pro to a pawn shop.

  • Make sure you bring the original power cord. These look similar to a regular computer power supply cord, but are a little different and an eagle eyed pawnbroker will be able to tell the difference.
  • Be sure that you bring an original Sony controller with you. While an aftermarket controller can work in a pinch, the original Sony controller in good condition will bring the most money.
  • Make sure that you bring a HDMI cable with you. Remember, the pawnbroker is going to look at this system as if they have to resell it and this cable came with your system originally. If you forget to bring it, that means they have to replace to in order to resell it, adding to their cost and reducing your offer.
  • Make sure that you  bring at least one game with you so that they can test the system and be sure that it works. Purchased and installed games don’t count here. It has to be a game on a physical disk that the system reads so that the pawn shop knows there isn’t a problem with the system. Ideally, you’ll want to bring all of your games for the largest possible offer.

Statistics:

Percentage Of Pawn Shops That Accept This Item 80%
Percentage Of Pawn Shops That Consider This Item Desirable 80%
Average Redemption Rate For This Type Of Item 70%
Percentage of Households That Have This Type Of Item 30%
Percentage Of Times This Type Of Item Is Pawned vs Being Sold 70%

These ratings really shouldn’t comes as a surprise to many. Roughly 80% of pawn shops accept the Playstation 4 Pro. That number rises to around 99% if the pawn shop takes other video game systems as well. Of those pawn shops, 80% consider it to be highly desirable.

The average redemption ratio for this system sits at a slightly lower than average 70%. Most people that pawn this system do come back for it later.

A little less than 30% of households have a Playstation 4 Pro. When a PS4 Pro is taken into a pawn shop, it is used to make a loan on versus being sold outright most of the time, sitting at 70%.


What Are Some Advantages To Pawning This Type Of Item

  • You should have absolutely no trouble finding a pawn shop that will take your Playstation 4 Pro in.
  • You should be able to get a good amount of money for your Playstation 4 Pro at most pawn shops still, although this will go down as time goes on.

Pawning or Selling Your Playstation 4 Pro At A Pawn Shop

These are one of those items that pawn shops will still be able to take in for some time. It’s a hugely popular system and will remain so for a number of years to come. That having been said, nothing stays this popular forever.

As the Playstation 5 comes out, the demand for this system will be greatly reduced. This means that the prices that pawn shops offer you for this system will also fall as people will want to put more of their money towards the new system versus the aging PS4 platform.

The one thing you can do to help your odds in getting the most amount of money possible is to be sure that you bring all of the games and accessories you have for the system with you the first time.

By offering the system as a larger package deal, you increase the value of what you are bring to the pawn shop and they should be able to pay you more for it in the end.

I would make sure that the controllers are charged before you go as most pawn shops won’t want to wait for a controller to charge to test the system and if you forget the USB cable to do that, you may be in a trouble.