Are Consoles Really Getting More Expensive? Then Vs Now

Hello gamers!

In a world these days full of RAMs, GIGs and High Definition dodaas, we often find ourselves looking at some of the very latest technology and thinking….wow it’s amazing but also sooo expensive! This got us thinking, were consoles always so much? How would the prices back in the 70s, 80s & 90s compare to what we’re paying now?

Well! To find out just that, we thought we would put together a little comparison, translating the classic price tags into modern day values so we can see just how much we were (okay okay…our parents) were pay for some of our all-time favourite consoles. Take a look…

1977 Atari 2600

£169 (bundled with Combat) = £890.83 now

1986 NES

£207 = £514.21 now

1989 Genesis£105 = £221.36 now

1990 Neo-Geo
£400 = £770.12 now

1993 3DO

£460 = £793.73

1995 Playstation (PS1)

£299 = £487 now

1996 Nintendo 64 (N64)

£249.97 = £397.43 now

2000 Playstation 2 (PS2)

£299 = £426.55 now

2001 Xbox

£299.99 = £420.41 now

2006 Playstation 3 (PS3)

£425 = £521 now

2006 Wii
£179 = £217 now

2013 Playstation 4 (PS4)
£349

2013 Xbox One
£429

So there you have it folks! Despite the ever rising numbers in the gaming world, it seems that they’re not getting more expensive, in fact they might be getting cheaper all things considered! Yep you heard it 🙂

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