ARS Technica site journalists draw an interesting schedule that allows you to compare the starting prices of various gaming consoles – from the ancient Atari 2600 to the modern Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Green marked the original cost of the system at the time of its exit, and red – with recalculation for today’s days, taking into account inflation.
As you can see, the first consoles (Atari 2600, Intellvision, Atari 5200) were luxury items, but the most expensive in the history of Neo Geo and 3Do became the stories, published in 1991 and 1993. respectively. The cost of the latter at that time was $ 700, which when recalculating modern money is $ 1,127! If you think about it, the prices for Xbox One ($ 500) and PlayStation 4 ($ 400) seem quite democratic.