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03 May 2006
Quiz Answers: Videogame prices from 1997
Answers to the quiz from earlier.

In July 1997, EB Games was selling:
- Sega Saturn for $200
- Nintendo 64 for $150
- Sony PlayStation for $150

Prices of N64 games:
$80 for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
$70 for Pilot Wings 64
$60 for Super Mario 64

Note: In this catalog, there were no Nintendo 64 games under $60. I think I recall it being big news when you could finally buy brand new $50 and (gasp!) $45 games later on.

Prices of PlayStation games:
$60 for Dynasty Warriors
$55 for Codename: Tenka (like anyone remembers this one)
$50 for Tomb Raider
$45 for Twisted Metal 2
$30 for The Incredible Hulk (a real stinker, as I recall)

Prices for Sega Saturn games:
$60 for Hexen (terrible port)
$55 for Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (DVD of this is probably $5 now)
$50 for Doom
$45 for Tetris Plus
$40 for Command & Conquer

There you go.


--Matt Matthews at 14:20
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Homework for Matt: So how many games do you have to buy now to amortize away the inflated cost of today's consoles? How does that compare to actual attach rates?


By Blogger Michael, at 03 May, 2006 14:31  

Hey, I just picked up Codename: Tenka for a buck at a Goodwill the other day. Haven't played it yet though, and you're right that I'd never heard of it before.

By Anonymous Damian, at 04 May, 2006 09:23  

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