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Did you know that the original Atari 2600 system retailed for $199, but that's around $766 if you factor in inflation? Or that the original Gameboy has sold over 119 million units? Or that Sega's Gamegear wasn't worth the money that people paid for it? Learn a bunch of interesting facts in this retro infographic.
Portable Universe commissioned the NeoMam Infographic Agency to create this infographic, which its calling The Money Behind Retro Tech. Check out the lengthy, but interesting, visual below.
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Well, this doesn't surprise me. Technology never seems to age well unless it's rare.
See? Nintendo is inherently superior because they have an entertaining history of obscure and off-the-wall toys, company ventures, and er... love hotels...
Oh god please tell me that's an NES-001!
Interesting article...thanks for sharing.
Heh...the Apple-1 Computer release price.
THIS PANCAKE IS EATING MY HAND
Interesting. Nice read.
That's very interesting.
I see a trend with the prices. It all comes down to Rarity and Historical place in our Tech History. While the NES and Gameboy as I'll state off the bat. They have a place that saved the Console Market and also started a Portable Gaming Revolution. Yet price wise. They are worthless. The amount you paid back in the 1980s-1990s will not make it regardless. Just too many were sold.
While Air Raid Video Game sold for like 10 bucks. It price inflated so much and people will to pay even more is that it is SUPER Rare. Plus has a bit of historical place as well on top of it. Just like the first Apple Computer. And such.
Just because it is old. Does not mean it is worth a lot of money. That is a lesson to learn all.