Selling Game Accounts for Cash
Games are fun and exciting the moment you start playing them, but few games can hold your attention for years or even months. While some players will let their game accounts go dormant, others sell game accounts for cash.
There is even a market for account selling, but you need to know which games are worth the time investment when selling an account.
The Demand Is There
Not every account is worth the same price when selling. You’ll find that some accounts demand far more money than others. Why? The time spent on the account has a major impact on the cost of selling the account.
Hardcore players that have completed high-end achievements in game, obtained the best items and ultimately have an advantage over other players can sell their accounts for a lot of money.
There are a plethora of different game accounts that you’ll be able to sell to make money, too. You can sell MMORPG accounts (usually this is against the developer’s TOS), console accounts and even mobile accounts for some of the most popular games.
You can even flip game accounts for extra income.
Many people will choose a game they know they can power-level through, and then sell accounts. A great example of this is World of Warcraft. An account that has the latest raid gear or the best PVP gear, titles and achievements can sell for nearly $1,000. If an account is merely a fresh level 100 in all greens, the price will be very low.
It’s important to pick and choose the game accounts you would like to sell.
PC Games Account
There are numerous games accounts that can be sold. These are different than your normal MMORPG account because they can include several games. The following are the most popular:
A Steam account, for example, can have hundreds of games attached to it that you can sell as a bundle. These accounts have an immense value attached determined by the game values in your account.
Some users have 100s of games in their account, which can fetch several thousands of dollars.
When you look at an account, such as Battle.net, you would be purchasing an entire account and everything that comes with it. Battle.net accounts can include Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Starcraft and other games. The value attached would be determined by the value of each account, plus the value paid for each game and respective expansion.
Again, a new battle.net account isn’t worth much, but if you have rare Hearthstone cards or a high-level WoW account with the best-in-slot gear, you can sell an account for a lot of money.
It’s often very hard to flip entire accounts, but if you have an old account that you no longer want to use, it’s definitely worth selling.
Console accounts are great to sell, especially if you’ve moved away from console games. There are two big game accounts you can sell at the moment:
- Xbox Live accounts
- PlayStation Network
Why would anyone want to buy these accounts? Mostly for the games that already reside on the account. PSN, for example, allows you to purchase games and download them right to your console.
These games all have a value and will be part of your account sale.
There are also achievements and badges associated with accounts that will be transferred when sold. Since there are many games that might be included in the sale and potential game time with Xbox Live, these accounts can be sold for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
Mobile game accounts are major sellers. These accounts are often pay-to-win, or they require a lot of time to build up for new players. When the social aspect of a game kicks in, it will allow players to feel like they’re in direct competition with their peers.
This means that accounts that are more powerful or have an advantage over the competition are very valuable. A few mobile accounts that sell for a lot include:
- Dragon Blaze
- Summoners War
- Clash of Clans
- Game of War
Clash of Clans and Game of War are two games where accounts sell for a lot of money. Many Clash of Clan accounts sell for $300 – $400 and more depending on the power of the account. If you can create a high level account naturally without spending real money along the way, you can make a hefty profit with mobile games.
Game of War is a game that also has accounts that sell for a lot of money. Every account has its own power level, which is what really makes an account valuable. If you have an account with a billion or more power, you can sell it for thousands, depending on the power.
These are game accounts that are often abandoned by players that you can sell.
With mobile games, you need to make sure that you make your investment back. Spending a lot of money to be able to create a high level account will cut into your profit margins.
MMORPG Game Accounts
The last account type we’re going to discuss is MMORPG accounts. These are your Guild War 2, Final Fantasy, Aion, SWTOR, World of Warcraft and virtually any other MMORPG accounts. The game’s popularity has a lot to do with the demand of these accounts.
World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy accounts that are topped with the best gear can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The hardest part of these sales is that your real name is often associated with the account, so transfer can be difficult. Using game cards is a great way to negate this problem as it allows you to create and pay for several accounts without it being tied to your personal name.
There are numerous MMORPG accounts that can be sold, and you can level them fairly quick if you want to make some nice side money.
So, what game accounts do you plan on selling?
f you’re not sure what accounts will demand the highest price, take a look at our game accounts listing to see the current going rates.
See also: Power Leveling Game Accounts