Now that Sony and Microsoft have revealed the prices of their respective next-gen consoles, we’ve updated the chart below to reflect how PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consider to earlier console launches when adjusted for inflation. (The figures have been determined using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ inflation calculator.)Click on on by the gallery below for the whole file of adjusted console launch prices from the earlier 5 a few years, or scroll all the way in which all the way down to the chart for a full overview.

Console Launch Prices With Inflation

Change: The Nintendo Change’s launch worth and date have been formally unveiled, and the chart below has been updated to reflect that.

After the announcement of Switch’s launch price, present Nintendo numbers to note are the worth of the Wii U, which launched at $299 and $349 worth elements, which could run about $313.66 and $366.11 as we converse, whereas the Wii launched in 2006 at $249.99 and would now worth about $297.48.

With that in ideas, attempt IGN’s check out the historic file of console prices on the 12 months of their launch and what that will equate to at a 2016 worth stage attributable to inflation.

Be taught on for a wider check out console prices all via the last few a few years and maintain tuned to IGN for further on the Change.

Distinctive story follows:

IGN took a check out over 30 consoles, their launch years, prices, and what their current day worth might be, adjusted for inflation. Try the desk below which compares console prices starting with the 1972 launch of the Magnavox Odyssey by the launch of the PlayStation 5.

Console 12 months Distinctive Price 2020 Price
Magnavox Odyssey 1972 $99 $611.21
Atari 2600 1977 $199 $842.41
Intellivision 1980 $299 $916.46
ColecoVision 1982 $175 $465.56
Atari 5200 1982 $269 $713.45
NES 1985 $199 $478.92
Sega Grasp System 1986 $199 $469.36
TurboGrafx-16 1989 $199 $415.12
Sega Genesis 1989 $189 $394.26
Neo-Geo 1991 $649 $1,238.52
SNES 1991 $199 $376.99
3DO 1993 $699 $1,246.96
Atari Jaguar 1993 $249 $443.89
PlayStation 1995 $299 $507.28
Sega Saturn 1995 $399 $681.39
Nintendo 64 1996 $199 $327.78
Dreamcast 1999 $199 $308.06
PlayStation 2 2000 $299 $446.64
GameCube 2001 $199 $291.57
Xbox 2001 $299 $438.08
Xbox 360 2005 $299/$399 $393.30/$524.83
Wii 2006 $249 $321.19
PlayStation 3 2006 $499/$599 $643.67/$772.66
Wii U 2012 $299/$349 $337.57/$394.02
PlayStation 4 2013 $399 $444.96
Xbox One 2013 $499 $556.48
PlayStation Four Skilled 2016 $399 $429.69
Nintendo Change 2017 $299 $318.77
Xbox One X 2017 $499 $525.80
Nintendo Change Lite 2019 $199 $201.45
Xbox Sequence S/X 2020 $299/$499 $299/$499
PlayStation 5 Digital/Disc 2020 $399/$499 $399/$499

The commonest launch worth stage among the many many strategies included inside the above graph is $199, with 9 consoles having debuted at that amount. (Eight consoles launched at $299). Adjusted for inflation, however, most of those strategies, along with the NES, Sega Grasp System, and Nintendo 64, would nearly all retail as we converse for between $300 and $500. (A notable exception is the Atari 2600 — launched inside the 70’s, the console would now command spherical a $840 worth stage when adjusted for inflation.)These numbers line up largely all through the worth differ of the last few strategies which have been launched — the PlayStation Four and Xbox One’s distinctive worth elements would come to spherical $450 and $550, respectively, as we converse, whereas the Change would now worth over $300 when adjusted for inflation.

Noting groups of consoles launched roughly inside two to three years of each other, the worth variations infrequently have totally different open air of $100 to $200. (Notable exceptions embrace strategies similar to the 3DO and Neo-Geo, which, adjusted for inflation, would worth properly over $1,000.)

For further on the upcoming objects of {{hardware}}, attempt IGN’s PS5 and Xbox Series X comparison chart.

Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior Info Editor, host of Podcast Previous!, and PlayStation lead. Focus on to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.

Jordan Sirani is a contract creator for IGN.


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