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Old 03-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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The evolution of video game pricing

My friend Dave told me to make this thread becuase he thought it was interesting. I agree with Dave. He know a lot.

Dave also says that the "today" prices are adjusted for inflation.

Atari 2600
$199 in 1977
$717 today

Intellivision
$299 in 1980
$843 today

Nintendo Entertainment System
$199 in 1985
$392 today

Atari 7800
$140 in 1986
$266 today

Nintendo Game Boy
$90 in 1989
$155 today

Sega Genesis
$190 in 1989
$329 today

Sega Game Gear
$150 in 1991
$219 today

Super Nintendo
$199 in 1991
$297 today

Sega CD
$299 in 1992
$449 today

Panasonic 3DO
$699 in 1993
$1021 today

Atari Jaguar
$250 in 1993
$365 today

Sega 32x
$159 in 1994
$225 today

Sony PlayStation
$299 in 1995
$413 today

Sega Saturn
$399 in 1995
$551 today

Nintendo Virtual Boy
$180 in 1995
$248 today

Sega Nomad
$180 in 1995
$248 today

Nintendo 64
$199 in 1996
$268 today

Tiger game.com
$70 in 1997
$91 today

Game Boy Color
$80 in 1998
$102 today

Sega Dreamcast
$199 in 1999
$252 today

Sony PlayStation 2
$299 in 2000
$368 today

Nintendo GameCube
$199 in 2001
$237 today

Nintendo Game Boy Advance
$90 in 2001
$107 today

Microsoft Xbox
$299 in 2001
$356 today




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Old 03-31-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Wait...is that adjusting the price for inflation...?

If so that just goes to show the sorry shape the economy is in today.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Yep...I failed to mention that...those "today" prices are adjusted for inflation.
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that kinda cool to see.
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the even more interesting thought is if you go for the price of software

I remember some games mainly the Genesis games being close 100 bucks. and super nintendo games averaed 55-60 dollars. I know I paid 75 bucks for Secret of Mana when it came out.
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Im guessing that would be the price you would pay if it was new bought today?? not what its worth.. lol you should have another thread of what they actually sell for today as opposed to their original price! that would be interesting..
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Some of the "collector" titles for SNES I've seen sell for around $35. A few like Earthbound are even higher than that.
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the even more interesting thought is if you go for the price of software

I remember some games mainly the Genesis games being close 100 bucks. and super nintendo games averaed 55-60 dollars. I know I paid 75 bucks for Secret of Mana when it came out.
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Ugh. my head hurts thinking about prices back then on games.
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That's crazy how inflation can add up in the long run.
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Is someone trying to justify the $600 price tag for a PS3?
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