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« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2006, 12:16:26 PM »

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Upwards of $1000 with $100 games? And then put inflation into the equation? Thats a day I don't want to see.


If you take into account inflation right now, you'll find that you are probably paying similar or maybe even less money now for a PS3 or Xbox360 than the original NES or SNES when they first launched since what I understand they both launched around $200-300 at the time.
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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2006, 05:36:49 PM »

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If you take into account inflation right now, you'll find that you are probably paying similar or maybe even less money now for a PS3 or Xbox360 than the original NES or SNES when they first launched since what I understand they both launched around $200-300 at the time.

XBox 360? Perhaps. PS3? I don't think so; as I seem to recall they have yet to get past the 300-ish mark in inflation. :P
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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2006, 07:04:53 PM »

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If you take into account inflation right now, you'll find that you are probably paying similar or maybe even less money now for a PS3 or Xbox360 than the original NES or SNES when they first launched since what I understand they both launched around $200-300 at the time.

That's what I thought, but then I went back and did the math:


|System|-----------|Debut|------|Debut Price|-----|2005 Price|
|NES|---------------|1985|-------|$100|-------------|$177.47|
|NES Action Set|--|1985|-------|$199|-------------|$353.16|
|SNES|-------------|1991|-------|$199|-------------|$280.85|
|N64|---------------|1996|-------|$199|-------------|$241.55|
|GameCube|-------|2001|-------|$199|-------------|$215.82|

Only the SNES and NES action package come close to any of today's consoles. However, the NES action package came with 2 controllers, a light gun, Super Mario Bros, and Duck Hunt, while the SNES came with 2 controllers and Super Mario World.

I used the Inflation Calculator.

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« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2006, 07:29:22 PM »

I thought it was 300+ for the NES Action pack - actually kinda surprised it falls right in between 300-400. So the X360 is the closest to matching up to the inflation, heh. :P
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