Most expensive console of all time?

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#1 Posted by Kidavenger (4202 posts) -

I always considered the Neo Geo to be the most expensive home gaming system with an original MSRP of $700 but now I find this Pioneer LaserActive which was apparently $970 when it came out. Even more interesting; the wiki states that it was only the second most expensive console of all time; so now I'm left wondering: What was the most expensive game console of all time?

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#2 Posted by Gaff (2633 posts) -

It's in that very same wiki article? The RDI Halcyon is the most expensive console. Ever.

Apparently.

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#3 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5732 posts) -

We have it easy now, holy shit.

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#4 Posted by Genkkaku (761 posts) -

That's similar if not cheaper than the PS3 launch price in Australia

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#5 Posted by Kidavenger (4202 posts) -

@Gaff: Mystery solved!

Seems like that Halcyon shouldn't count, as they made so few of them, and it's skirting the "is it a console or a computer" line pretty hard.

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#6 Posted by viking_funeral (2646 posts) -
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It's adjusted for inflation, but yeah, we do have it pretty good now. Though the SNES/Genesis weren't that expensive comparatively buying the individual games was much more costly.

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#7 Posted by plaintomato (616 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

That's similar if not cheaper than the PS3 launch price in Australia

Adjust for inflation and...damn, the Neo Geo was over a grand in today's USA Pesos.

See? Aussie's had it easy at PS3 launch.

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