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Bofferbrauer2 said:

SNES only $200 at launch???


Of course, $200 was worth a lot more back then here in the U.S., the equivalent of about $372 today.

Conina said:

SKMBlake said:
500/600$ PS3 and 500$ Xbox One already proved there is a symbolic pricing ceiling.

No, they didn't prove anything for 2020.

The only thing the PS3 proved in 2006/2007 was that the PlayStation brand and exclusives and the PS4 advantages (f.e. Blu-ray drive) were strong enough arguments for many people to justify a 50% higher price tag compared to the (at that point even better performing) Xbox 360.

The only thing the Xbox One proved in 2013/2014 was that the Xbox brand and Kinect 2.0 weren't strong enough arguments for many people to justify a 25% higher price tag compared to the (to this day better performing) PS4 with a lot more exclusives.

That's it.

Movie tickets have more than doubled since 1995. Has the number of sold movie tickets halved since then because "entertainment dollars aren't affected by inflation"? No, they have gone slightly down in the last years, but are still above the 1995 numbers:

Even though there are less and less reasons to go to the cinema with much improved and affordable home cinema/entertainment solutions in the last decade: bigger TV screens, 4K TVs, sound bars, Netflix, 4K streaming, very popular TV shows which are better than most new movies...

@bolded: Y'know, I was actually planning an article about changes in viewing habits at the box office. My preliminary research indicates that the Top 30 films of each year have generated steady ticket sales, with the losses all happening in films below #30. Also, the types of movies people go to see are different in terms of genre. I plan on starting the actual writing later this year.

SKMBlake said:
Oh gosh, stop comparing to other things and show inflation-related charts, that's all you do

At this point, there are only four possibilities:

1) Economics is not your strong suit.
2) There has been no inflation where you live in a long time (unlikely, as, if you are from France as your bio says, the Euro's value has declined due to inflation).
3) You simply haven't been working a job to buy your own stuff for a long enough period of time to notice the effects of inflation (I have been part of the workforce for 21 years now, and I have noticed it).
4) You're deliberately ignoring a basic reality of economics because it disproves your argument.


In accordance to the VGC forum rules, §8.5, I hereby exercise my right to demand to be left alone regarding the subject of the effects of the pandemic on video game sales (i.e., "COVID bump").