How expensive are vintage game consoles in today’s money?


by Joe Curtis| 17 February 2014

You might be surprised how much your favourite old console would cost if on sale today.

Playstation One

PlayStation 1

The classic console full of classic games, the PSX was released way, way back in 1995 (a whopping 18 years ago) for $300.

That doesn't sound too bad, but it's actually $460 (£275) in today's money. Still, that's a fair sight cheaper than the PS4 - released to great fanfare for £349 in the UK, and $399 across the pond.



Atari 2600

Atari 2600

Released in 1977, this game console was an instant classic, selling at $199. Nowadays that's a hefty $768 (£460). But the public thought it was worth it, playing classics like Pac-Man, Combat and Asteroids.

SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

The 1990 SNES was a legendary console, selling 49.1 million units over the course of its production lifetime. Titles include Super Mario Kart, Final Fantasy II and III, Mortal Kombat II and Harvest Moon, so it's no surprise people snapped up the 16-bit console for its then-price of $210 - $376 today (£225).

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