Guess the cheapest game console ever

When we try to justify the price we pay for a game console, we rarely think back past the last generation. At just $400, the PlayStation 4 is a steal compared to its $600 predecessor, yet Microsoft has received plenty of flak for launching the Xbox One at $500. What’s interesting is that when we step back just a few generations further, prices suddenly plummet to $300 or less.

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uth11915d ago

The article doesn't mention that these are inflation-adjusted (and that can be open to interpretation exactly how much to adjust). They are also prices at launch

Death915d ago

They used the less expensive PS3 and 360 SKU's also.

MeliMel915d ago

Did we read same article? The list and article mention that price are inflation adjusted.

Im just feeling old. Ive owned 21 of the consoles on the list.

facelike914d ago

Wow, 21. I've only owned 10 of them but if I include my friend's houses who I've spend lots of time at, my list still only gets to 15. It will be 16 when I get a current gen system.

Bathyj915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

Without looking, inflation adjusted, I'm thinking WiiU followed by Ps4.

Well I wasn't even close. Didn't think the GameCube was that cheap. This chart is weird, many consoles don't seem to have gone up all that much. Plus I'm remembering Australian prices which were over double these.

gigoran915d ago

Yeah, thank nintendo and their price fixing in Australia and Europe for our extremely high prices.

voodoochild346915d ago

That's not what he said at all...

UltraNova915d ago

I dont know what you guys talk about but I payed the equivalent of $575 for my PS4 (425 euro)...

uth11914d ago

The chart is inflation adjusted and US dollars. Those aren't the prices you would have paid then, it's the equivalent of what you'd pay today

WheatBread915d ago

The Dreamcast and Gamecube kicked ass

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