Thursday, 19 December 2013

The True Cost of Gaming: Adjusting for Inflation

I was inspired by this image:
by Auir2blaze

If I was American, I would just blank out some of the numbers and call it an activity. Being from the UK, I had to do a bit of leg-work:
There are plenty of intriguing questions here, such as:
  • Which Xbox was cheapest?
  • Which is the most expensive console ever?
  • Are consoles cheaper to buy in the US or the UK? (using the original image as a reference and a conversion rate taken from the internet)
  • How can we have percentages that are more than 100%?
  • What did SEGA do wrong? How did it lose the console war? (Speculation)

Answers:

Link to table on a google doc