In 1977 an Atari 2600 cost $200. Adjusted for inflation that’s $589–more than enough to buy an Xbox 360, Wii, and some accessories for both. Check out this infographic for comparisons between computers, cellphones, and more.
Over all the comparisons are novel, but we have to log a minor complaint about the Televisions Sets section. While its obvious they’re trying to show how much more you get for your money these days, it seems like would have been a better comparison to either show how much a 19″ color HDTV costs now or to show how much TV you could get for the adjusted-for-inflation $1,650 price tag. That said, it’s a fascinating look at the falling price of consumer goods.
[via Daily Infographic]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/24/12