Video Game Prices In The 90s
One of my favorite pass times as a video game collector is looking up video game prices in the 90s (and also the 80s!). You’d be surprised what you can find.
Video Game Prices Over Time
Regardless of the decade the best tool I found to do research is the Google Newspaper search. You’ll end up with poorly scanned papers with a variety of ads from popular department stores and specialty stores as well like Kay-Bee and Toys R Us.
This ad for Sears in particular was found simply by searching Super Nintendo. If you click the photo you can see the full size ad.
Video Game Prices Adjusted For Inflation
We sometimes complain about the prices for video games today, but when you look at the prices here they are not far off. Many new games today costs $59.99, but this ad is from 1992 meaning back then the games cost more money then they did today!