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#1 GotBored

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:34

36 Years of Game Console prices + adjusted prices for inflation.

 

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Source: http://www.kotaku.co...-for-inflation/

 

Top 6 Most expensive original costs.

 

1. 3DO (1993) - $700

2. NeoGeo (1990) - $650

3. Xbox One (2013) - $500 (tie with #4)

4. PlayStation 3 (2006) - $500

5. Sega Saturn (1995) - $400 (tie with #6)

6. PlayStation 4 (2013) - $400

 

Top 6 Most sold consoles. (Global Sales)

 

1. PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157.68 mill ($300)
2. PlayStation (PS) -104.25 mill ($300)
3. Wii (Wii) - 100.79 mill ($250)
4. PlayStation 3 (PS3) - 81.30 mill ($500)
5. Xbox 360 (X360) - 79.98 mill ($300)
6. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - 61.91 mill ($200)
 
note: I did not include portable devices such as PSP, DS, etc in rankings.
 
Apart from the PS3 which broke the norm in regards to original console price in relation to consoles sold, price has been a very big factor in which console succeeds sales wise.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:05

Brings back memories...
 
I thought the rate of inflation through the 70s and 80s was kind of interesting too :)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:25

 

Apart from the PS3 which broke the norm in regards to original console price in relation to consoles sold, price has been a very big factor in which console succeeds sales wise.

 

 

Corellation =/= Causation.

 

It's not price.  The top six consoles there are all consoles put out by the big 3, the ones that games are made for and apart from the NES, they're all from much more recent times, when gaming has exploded.  There are a great deal of reasons as to why those six are at the top and price isn't one of them, at least not in a big way as you would have people think.

 

Interesting pic though.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:49

Ah, the 3DO...

 

It would be nice to see the price of M2 as well if it had made it into production.Probably it would be higher than the 3DO.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:02

The original master system and NES really set the scene I think for gaming

 

I personally believe the era around the SNES and Megadrive (Genesis) to be epic.  Loved those gaming years!



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:07

Neo Geo was the best.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:22

PS3 launch price was a joke. I bought my first unit second hand for £330. Over £400 for a console on its own? :/

I bought my PS4 for £429, but that was with two controllers, Killzone and the camera. Care not for the camera but it was the only bundle with two controllers. Prices for controllers have always been a joke also, £40-50 for one!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:24

The 3DO price was so insane, I don't know what they were thinking.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:32

Great picture! It brought back a lot of great memories. I wish I still had some of my older systems. I'd love to get that feeling back. Gaming was so much purer and more fun back then.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:50

Corellation =/= Causation.

 

It's not price.  The top six consoles there are all consoles put out by the big 3, the ones that games are made for and apart from the NES, they're all from much more recent times, when gaming has exploded.  There are a great deal of reasons as to why those six are at the top and price isn't one of them, at least not in a big way as you would have people think.

 

Interesting pic though.

Was gonna say the exact same thing. If you're gonna adjust prices for inflation you should also adjust the number of gamers by such :D I think the NES (and the Game Boy which isn't here) have incredible sales numbers for their time.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:55

The gaming graphics of the 3do were ahead of its  time and were comparable to ps1 games



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:56

I've owned 11 of those. Luckily, friends had most of the ones I missed out on.



#13 xendrome

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:57

Aww no love for the addons like 32x or Sega CD for the Genesis.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 14:50

let's be honest, who the #### bought the $500 20GB version of the PS3?



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 14:55

Watch this, its pretty impressive for 1994




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