"Atari to Nintendo: Home Electronic Games (1975-1986)"
I just can't wrap my head around how much these things cost when they were new. I totally understand my parents' reluctance to get me anything, especially with how prices dropped and everything was made obsolete so quickly.
That $99 Odyssey game from 1975 would be like $440 today, ditto the Atari Pong unit.
Two years later, Channel F would be almost $600 today (and that's after the $20 -- which is like $80 today -- discount)
1980's Intellivision launch at $270 would be over $770 today, ouch!!
The most painful of all, the Atari 800 home computer from 1982, with BASIC cartridge, self-teaching guide, reference manual, and 48K RAM ... $739 in 1982, which is like $1870 today!
Ow ow ow ow ow!