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Author Topic: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles  (Read 1400 times)

Offline Paul2

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Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« on: July 28, 2014, 01:21:50 AM »
i found this thread from a vgchartz forums and i thought it was interesting.  Here is the link, http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=187509.

and here are some nice ads from 1996 toys r us.







PSOne price in 1996: $199.99
1996's PSOne price today after inflation: $293.28

Twisted Metal 2's price in 1996: $47.99
Twisted Metal 2's price today after inflation: $70.38

Average PS4/WiiU/Xbox One game price today: $59.99
Average game price today would have been this much in 1996: $40.91

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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 01:26:43 AM »
darn it.  maybe the size of the thread border should be 1024 x 768 instead of 800 x 600.  i think its in 800 x 600, not sure though.  if its in 1024 x 768, we won't have to scroll left or right to see the pictures.  maybe scroll a little, but not by much.

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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 12:59:54 PM »
when i first posted this newspaper ads pic, i was surprised that snes cost $130.  That time i didn't thought much about it.  Then just a few days ago, i thought about it.  Just now i look at my history post and remember to question it.  If it had come out for about 5 years already.  shouldn't it cost less than that?  Like $100 or maybe $80  or so?

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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 01:44:42 PM »
Damn the US version of the SNES was ugly!  :confused:

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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 03:25:39 PM »
i thought it look nice to me, very nice.  imo.

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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 12:25:56 AM »
i NEVER knew the uk had a different looking snes. looks boring to me  :fu:
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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 03:41:37 AM »
Anyone care to post a picture because I'm too lazy to type it into Google?
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Re: Cost of 1996 versus today's games and consoles
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 06:51:17 AM »


There.  so that is what the European or PAL SNES look like.

 

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