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The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are not cheap consoles, but compared to the history of video game console prices, the two are both priced reasonably.
Ars Technica has put together an easy to read chart looking at console prices through the decades in order to create an understandable comparison to next-generation hardware. Consoles like the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis are priced about the same as Microsoft and Sony's new consoles when you consider the worth of the dollar back in the late eighties/early nineties. Considering inflation, the two consoles cost about $342 and $357 respectively.
You can also see the breakdown of console price drops through the decades and how everything stands up against one another. Ars Technica has a full rundown of interesting statistics and graphs.
[Source: Ars Technica]
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I bought my kids both. I honestly don't remember the Saturn Bundle being that much at Toy's R Us when I bought it for them that Christmas. I can't imagine that I would have paid that. Yet, it is still sitting in my Store room gathering dust. Weird.
Well...I guess this is good news..?
but they arent adjusted for bad economy
If that were the only thing keeping me from wanting an XBone, then I would be happy about this article--still am, of course, but I could be happier. Circumstances suck...
Interesting way to look at it. Bottom line is how good the games turn out to be on either.
I love these kinds of things. In other news, it's sad to see how worthless our money is becoming.
whoppie do more money for people who dont need it
Some of us were already aware that both consoles are reasonably priced, but it's good of you to give everyone else a heads-up.
Lol I love seeing this information. I always had to explain that people shouldn't be surprised about the launch price of the Xbone
That doesn't make anyone feel better when salaries don't account for inflation.