Xbox One and PlayStation 4 vs. Older Consoles in 2013 Dollars

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Buying a new video game console can set you back a pretty penny — just look at Sony‘s PlayStation 4, which goes to market on Friday for $ 399, and Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is being released late the following week for $ 499.

But these two late 2013 releases aren’t particularly expensive when you look at the prices of major consoles in 2013 dollars. For instance, 2006’s PlayStation 3 went, which originally went on sale for $ 499, would today retail for $ 579.

Statista‘s chart compares the prices of 11 major video game consoles, released over the last two decades, showing their market prices when launched and their 2013 dollar equivalent Read more…

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