The Xbox One is currently the most expensive gaming console on the market and people like to think back to how cheap it used to be to game. However take a look at the price of those older consoles once inflation is added to the price.
id just go to play n trade and buy them around $40,$50,$60 bucks. i wouldnt pay that much unless it was untouched factory sealed in the box.
I'd say if they were sealed in factory boxes they'd be worth a ton more
dreamcast: cheapest at $409.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... nintendo entertainment system : cheapest at $699.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... playstation: cheapest at $350.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... Sega Master System: cheapest at $699.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... sega genesis: cheapest at $299.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... i can go on all factory sealed. i wouldnt say a ton more. only idiots on ebay make you pay a ridiculous amount of what your thinking.
I'm more interested in what they'd cost to make today. Even in a factory sealed box, paying $500 for something I could assemble using old calculator parts and a trip to Radio Shack doesn't make much sense. (Yeah, I know, I'm being a little over-dramatic.)
go in any THRIFT store pick em up cheap 10-15.00 Sega master system,Sega genesis, Dreamcast,Ps2,Gamecube,Ps1,Sat urn,3DO for 30.00 bought SNES 10.00 found Contra III alien war 5.00
I have the donkey kong 64 green nintendo 64 in ment condition with the ram pack. Wonder if that will be worth something one day. However inflation is crazy and to think how much money wr spent back in the day for videogame consoles as it relates to job wages and the value of the dollar against products. I bought almost every game.system.since the nes and looking back makes me think. Wow lol
I sure wish I had never sold my rare TurboGrafx Duo console. They sell all the time for $1,000 on Ebay if they have the box and everything in good condition. Here's a Turbografx Duo for $4500 on Amazon that's "brand new in box". Unfortunately there were so few CD-Rom games for TurboGrafx-CD and Duo that were localized (around 90) that it just killed the console. Japan had 4x as many games and the console was the best available at the time.
I think he meant a ton more than the prices you listed, not the prices listed in the article.
the prices i listed in my original post are used console prices at a place i go to even at that i dont know why he would think its a ton more for used consoles. actually im seeing online used consoles at like 14 to 20 bucks cheaper than what i bought them at the store. i mean he cant be serious if he thought i was saying factory sealed at 40 or 50 bucks lol.
I remember the ps3 being $800 when it first came out.
You're mis-understanding the article. It's not about how much those systems are worth now. It's about how much these consoles would cost back in the day if we adjusted for inflation...i.e., if 1986 dollars were the equivalent of 2013 dollars, the NES would have cost $412. Or, in other words, when people complain about the cost of these new consoles at $400 and $500, they are somewhat full of it, because $400-$500 today is the rough equivalent of $200-$300 back then. Of course, the problem is that income for over 99% of the population has not kept up with inflation over this period, but that's another discussion.
Correct. The problem with these kinds of comparisons is that they only factor inflation without any other variables. With the stronger economy both global and in the U.S. back then those prices were not too farfetched. At least some of them werent. You sir, are getting an intelligence bubble.
The article is talking about how much they cost when they launched but added in inflation is it's at today's prices. Not how much they are selling for now.
This is historical prices adjusted to inflation not what its worth today due to its antiquity.
I would love to have the space to have a huge collection of every console every made .
I tried to trade in a Nintendo Virtual Boy once, but all I got was a voucher for a slap in the face from BT Games.
i wonder how that has adjusted with inflation
Okay. That was good.
A kick in the gonads?
i had an atari, NES, SNES, Playstation and PS2 at launch - wow my parents were awesome... and rich, apparently!
Who knew? I had dozens and dozens of Atari games. My parents must have been coke dealers.
I seem to recall buying a PS2 for more than $395 when it was first released. Ah, Australia, your console prices are so ridiculous.
lol if we took Australian prices into consideration this list would be entirely different
Don't quote me on this but when I got my N64 ( in Australia) it was $399, double that of the $200 US price, ergo just under $600 by today! I can't remember but the PS 1,2 & 3 were all around the $700 mark at launch, granted the Aus $ was only .50c US. But even now we've caught up why the HELL do we still have to pay up to $119 for a game!
I wouldn't worry too much though.. the PlayStation 4 in South Africa is currently $599 and we don't even have the Xbox One yet
The ps4 is 499?
PS3 original price was $600, not $500. I'd pay a decent amount for PS1 and PS2 because those are my 2 favorite systems
Incorrect the 20gb was $500 and the 60gb was $600. The article in correct but does omit the other model.
Oner is correct. The PS3 launched with two models: the 20GB for $499 and the 60GB for $599. The Xbox 360 also launched with two models: $299 for the Core model and $399 for the Pro model. They only include the cheaper version of each console on this chart.
I actually wasn't even going to reply to the disagrees as it's completely pointless tbh. But decided to reply to you for the additional support of facts so Thank You very much Yoda. Hell, I should have posted my actual receipt from 2007 to completely prove it was $500 just to make them look even more idiotic for disagreeing with absolute & undeniable facts.
It's funny this article was brought up, I was actually planning on renting a PS2 just to play some old time classics.
I have all those consoles aside from the insanely expensive NEoGeo, the 3DO, the Jaguar, and the Xbox 1. Wonder how much the Virtual Boy costs because I own that too.
-looks at the Neo Geo with eyes watering- My childhood......
Just real quick to make sure everyone understands. These are the prices of the consoles "when released" and adjusted for inflation. Not necessarily what they are worth right now. Basically its like when your grandparent tells you he could buy a bottle of milk for 10 cent when he was a child. Milk didn't become more expensive make, Its just been following inflation. The adjustment for inflation is how much you would pay for those consoles today by matching the dollar worth
Yeah, I don't think a lot of people read. That title is definitely a cause for confusion.
I think it's more that many people don't fully understand the concept of inflation.
LOL...the 3DO. God that thing was "The Homer" of consoles. http://onscreencars.com/wp-...
I was in the military at the time. My roommate would play some lizard game on his 3DO (Gex?) and I'd play "Riiiiidge Raaaacer" on my Playstation. I remember the high costs of consoles at the time, and my roommate (not savy with money) thought it would be a great idea to go halves on the 3DO with someone. They'd "share" the console. That didn't end well lol.
My parents usually got new consoles for me about two years after they where released that includes "in order" Nes, Snes, Sega Genesis, N64, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, I't s a little hard to remember back then but I think the most expensive system for me including games was the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 being that I couldn't afford most games like Metal Gear or Final Fantasy 7/8/9 and had to barrow or rent them to beat them. The system I had the most games for was Nes and Snes but by means they where not cheap! Some N64 games where very expensive for me like Zelda Majora's Mask ($70) and I couldn't afford them. Now that I think about it Dreamcast was expensive too....
3DO was great but bloody expensive to be a hit
Consoles that I have owned over time include: Sega Master System 2, Super Nintendo, Playstation, Nintendo 64, XBox, XBox 360 and PS3. Consoles and games keep on getting better and better over time.
F it! I had a Jaguar. But i think my parents got it for 125$ at the mall. 150$ tops, they were cheap ass hell. Should of gotten the PS1 or SNES. I remember playing Doom and Zool and my Jag. Doom used to get me scared, i was probably 11 or 12 at the time.
I remember walking through sears with my parents (maybe it was circuit city) and laughing at a playable 3DO and it's $700 price tag. It's still funny.
I got the master system, nes, megadrive , snes , sega Saturn , ps1 ,n64, dreamcast, ps2 , xbox, and gamecube ps3, xbox 360 , now ps4
damn, now i know im old coz i have fond memories of playing astromash on an intellivision.
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