$179 really isn't that much for a handheld, is it?

#11Lord_Frood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2011 2:02:31 PM
ian2093 posted...
I don't think we got stiffed with the DS. I mean one could maaaaaybe make an argument for it but that was one of the biggest jumps in technology the video game franchise has seen, I would compare it to SNES -> N64. Plus it sold insanely well, so it would hard to show how it didn't warrant its price tag at the time.

True that. It's my most played system by far and I have every Nintendo system since SNES/GBC days.
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#12scotpelkPosted 10/3/2011 2:02:37 PM
BigReed posted...
You also have to take into account the inflation.

But even though I bought a 3ds at launch and was happy with it, I personally thought it was priced too high from a marketing standpoint.


THIS. http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

I can't do it right now, but if someone puts in the prices with the appropriate years you could have yourself slightly more comparable numbers.
#13Lord_Frood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2011 2:04:30 PM
scotpelk posted...

THIS. http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

I can't do it right now, but if someone puts in the prices with the appropriate years you could have yourself slightly more comparable numbers.


GBC would be $130 by today's standards apparently.
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#14netman70Posted 10/3/2011 2:34:31 PM
scotpelk posted...

THIS. http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/




This thing just entertained me way to much...
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#15scotpelkPosted 10/3/2011 3:00:54 PM
netman70 posted...
scotpelk posted...

THIS. http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/




This thing just entertained me way to much...


Makes you wanna travel back in time with a fat wad, huh? Haha. I've used it to watch my salary technically decrease >_<