How much classic consoles would cost in today's dollarsBy Russ Boswell 26 comments
Remember back when game consoles started at a $200 price point? Unless you were born prior to 1995 you probably don't, but there was a time when $200 would grant you access to the most popular of Nintendo's consoles. In the modern age we aren't so lucky, and you'll have to drop at least $400 if you want to get your hands on the latest creation from Sony. But we can't exactly blame developers for this hike in price, a lot of it has to do with inflation. Thanks to a nifty Infographic, created by Reddit-user Auir2blaze, we are getting a glimpse at just how bad modern price fluctuations would have affected retro consoles, had they released today.
Maybe we can blame developers a little bit. After all, Nintendo managed to keep their price points relatively low, just look at the Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Wii. The Sega Dreamcast is also a clear winner here, and a highly under-rated system in my opinion. What is perhaps most shocking are the prices for the original in-home consoles (Atari 2600, Intellivision) as well as the NeoGeo and the 3DO. When you sit back and look at some of these consoles, Nintendo excluded, I guess Sony and Microsoft aren't that far off the mark with their newest systems.