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Posted Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:06 PM
Posted Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:39 PM
Edited by Mindfield, Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:40 PM.
Posted Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:19 PM
Damn! I can only make a black line over red. Oh well, close enough:
I just noticed I just got a boxed Squeeze Box with a price tag of $20.02 from Kay-Bee on it. The original price is crossed out with red felt marker and a new price of $7.99 was written in.
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:16 AM
This site is handy for adjusting inflation..
If you bought something for $24.97 in 1980, in 2004 it will be equivalent to $57.23, figuring 2.292 inflation, which is about right..
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:15 AM
Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:56 AM
Most games were around $22-24. Later they were starting to aproach the $29-34 price. The activision games came out all priced at $19. It was one of their selling points.
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I am doing research. I don't remember Activision costing $19 at full retail. Can someone confirm this please?
Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:38 AM
Memory says that's about right. Confirmation would come from receipts or catalogs and flyers.
Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:09 AM
Agreed. That's a pretty glaring error, since Christmas sales are always such a big deal with video games... Pac-Man was NOT part of the mad rush for Christmas toys in 1981 (or EVER, since it had been out for 9 months by Christmas 1982).
But I do think it was a big part of the reason for the disappointing Christmas 82 sales. Pacman the arcade kicked off the early 80s videogame boom. I remember everybody was excited that "Pacman is coming to the Atari!". When it finally came, I'm sure it killed off a lot of the video game hype because the 2600 port did almost nothing right
Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:17 AM
Not only are games today cheaper, adjusted for inflation, but they offer an incredible amount of content compared to what they used to have to squeeze into a 2K or 4K cartridge. I always roll my eyes when I see gamers today complaining about getting ripped off because a game "only" offers 30 or so hours of unique content. As opposed to the 15 minutes of content, 3 lives and you're dead that we used to pay the same price for. lol
Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:51 AM
When video games were new, back then, they costed approximately about $30 before the video game crash of '83. That's not very much compared to the prices of Super Nintendo and Genesis games in the 90's which were like $60 or $70 when they were new. I would say that the cost of new games today are approximately $40-$60.
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