Friday, July 12, 2013

The thousand dollar consoles you forgot

Here's a great chart to compare the cost of video game consoles at launch over time:

 The source is here.

The Neo Geo and 3D0 are barely remembered today. Interestingly enough, they are more expensive then the upcoming generation in nominal figures as well as inflation-adjusted figures.

As I said last time, console games have gotten cheaper, and the world is filled with even cheaper substitute goods like smartphone and tablet games. Some of those $1 console-free games are future classics. We even have a developing trend of a console game being ported to the touchscreen devices people already own.

From the consumer perspective, this is the golden age of video games.


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