The gaming consoles of previous eras rarely lose their value, and with inflation and retro nostalgia, the price tag often increases.
And if this trend continues, research reveals the newest releases of consoles including PlayStation and Xbox could be costing gamers up to $740 USD in 2050!
New research looks at popular games consoles from the last 50 years to see whether games consoles and video games are getting cheaper or more expensive over time – as well as how much consoles could cost in the next thirty years.
You can view the research here: https://www.onlinecasinos.co.uk/future-of-gaming.htm
The Top 10 Consoles With The Biggest Price Increase:
🕹 The Intellivision, released by Mattel Electronics in 1980, takes the top spot. The video game console was introduced with a $300 price tag. In today’s money, the console would cost nearly $1,000 to purchase.
👾 The Atari 2600, released in 1977 and sold for $200, follows in second with a present day price tag of $882.
🎮 The PlayStation 3 ranks third, costing $500 dollars back when the console was released. Today, accounting for inflation, the console would cost gamers approximately $780.
The Top 5 Console Video Games With The Biggest Price Increase:
Over the years video games have, on average, been around the same price at launch from $30-$40 per game.
Interestingly, the price of video games for consoles, on average and accounting for inflation, seemed to level out between 2005-2015 which consistently saw AAA titles priced at $50-$60 but with the new generation of consoles, that average price is rising to over $70 for AAA titles.
The Top 5 Best Selling Video Game Consoles:
PlayStation 2 is the console with the most global sales to date, with approximately 155 million units sold since launching in 2000. The Nintendo DS is the portable game console with the most global sales with 154 million global sales.
You can view the findings, including the full lists, here.
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