So how did one afford games for this thing?

#1 Posted by Deathawk (344 posts) -

One thing that always interested me about the Neo-Geo were it's insane game prices. So I'm kind of curious as to what frequency owners of the system actually bought carts? Was it like a regular thing one or twice a year? Did you feel cheated when the CD games  came out at a cheaper price point?

#2 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

I'm curious what kind of people bought them as well.  I imagine some teenage kid living in his parents 50 room mansion in California with a Neo Geo hooked up to a rear projection CRT in the early 90's.

#3 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

I never owned a Neo Geo and I didn't have any friends that did either.

#4 Posted by AFreak (31 posts) -

They got a second job.

#5 Posted by TechHits (1483 posts) -

they didn't, and that's why you don't see to many kicking around.

#6 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

For me It depended on how much my fledgling business, "Advance Consoles", was making. On average I'd say about two per year back then.

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