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.
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?
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.