As prices change on game consoles past 36 years




As prices change on game consoles past 36 years

Game portal made some calculations and published some very interesting statistics that demonstrate the evolution of the price of game consoles, from 1977 to the present day. Importantly, journalists counted original tags with inflation over the years.

If you think that $ 500 for Xbox One – this is pure robbery, I advise you to remember in 1993, when on the shelves appeared console Neo-Geo SNK company with a price tag of $ 650 (today it would be 1125 dollars). Neo-Geo, along with Panasonic 3DO (700 dollars then and now 1095), became the most expensive consoles of all time, and totally failed in the market thanks to its price.

Prices for game consoles

But as history shows, even if you set the price at its lowest point, it does not always lead to success. In 2001, began selling console Nintendo Game Cube. Its price tag favorably with competitors in the face of the first Xbox and Playstation 2. Nevertheless console could not compete with them and sold around the world in the amount of 21 million copies. Sony, meanwhile, despite the higher price, setting a record market with 155 million sold consoles PS2.

Hard to imagine that in the distant 1986 in our beloved country Dendy (original – NES or Nintendo Entertainment System) cost as much as 412 dollars. Now Chinese clones of this once great consoles sold in any stall for 500-600 rubles.

The rest of the console, presented with the list, though not as interesting, but still very revealing, as an example of the evolution of prices of gaming consoles in the last 36 years. Let’s recall how it was. Which of your game consoles remember you more than others? Do you remember how and when purchased it? Tell us in the comments.
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