Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Console inflation

I made a diagram that shows how much consoles actually costed; all prices are adjusted for retail inflation. Maybe I'm just weird, but I think it's actually pretty interesting. You can see how Nintendo just keeps dropping in price; according to my calculations, consoles will be free by 2012. Until then, a special deal: Trade in your old Atari 2600 for 3 Wiis!

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Edit: It turns out that the graph I based my adjusted version on already has a sister graph showing the exact same data I calculated. D'oh.

1 comment:

DragonL said...

A sister graph eh? Just goes to show you're not weird. Or does it?

Maybe I'd rather trade in my Wii for an Atari 1040ST. With STOS in the original box.