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View Poll Results: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?
More than $600.
2
11.11%
$600.
3
16.67%
$500.
5
27.78%
$400.
3
16.67%
$300.
4
22.22%
$250.
0
0%
$200.
0
0%
$150.
0
0%
$120.
0
0%
$100.
0
0%
Less than $100.
1
5.56%
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What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

Old 03-31-17, 02:40 PM
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What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

What is the most amount of money that you actually paid for a new video game console?
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

$499 for the Xbox One at launch. (Did I pay that for the PS3 too? I bought it after the price drop on/around August 2007.)
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

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$499 for the Xbox One at launch.
This. Hard to believe it was the same price in Canada, too. The exchange rate has since destroyed any hope that Canadians will pay on-par for Scorpio later this year.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

What console cost $600 or more than $600?
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

Wasn't the PS3 $600 at launch?
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

$500 for an Xbox One at launch.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

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What console cost $600 or more than $600?
The original launch 60 GB PlayStation 3 was $600, and the original 3DO was listed at $699.99 at its launch in late 1993.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

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Wasn't the PS3 $600 at launch?
Yep, launch 60GB PS3 was $599.99. I was dumb enough to buy one of those

At least it's still hooked up and working though, so I guess it wasn't a complete waste.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I think $400. I didn't buy a PS3 or an Xbox one at launch.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I got the fat boy 40gb PS3 launch for $599.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

Probably $300 for the Nintendo Switch. Prior to that most of the consoles I ended up with were birthday or christmas gifts from my wife (360, Xbox One, PS4) and the PS2 and PS3 I bought later in their life spans when they were about $200 or so.
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3do. $700.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I think I paid $500 for the 80 GB MGS4 PS3. It was the last backward compatible model made, and I ran out and grabbed it after that was made known and before they all disappeared from retail. It died an ignoble death via YLOD in in 2012.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

Neo Geo was always expensive in those early-mid 90's days.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I got my launch PS3 for less than retail on Christmas Eve off eBay when some lady (stupidly) listed a self-made bundle with the auction ending hours before Christmas. Still paid 500-something for a 60GB system with extra controller and CoD3, but the realization it wouldn't arrive in time for the holiday kept bidders away.

She shipped it without the game, and tried to get me to just accept it because she was losing money. I threatened to report her, so she quickly shipped the game separately, lol!
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I bought a launch 60GB fat PS3, but had a friend waaaaay more interested in it so I sold it to him before even opening it.

After that would be PS4 ($400) and 360/WiiU ($300).
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I found my invoice for my Xbox 360 bundle from Amazon (and sold by Toys R Us)

Xbox 360 Pro Gamer's Bundle - Mature
Items: $999.95
Shipping & Handling: $4.49
Total Before Tax: $1,004.44
Estimated Tax Collected: $76.50
Order Total $1,080.94

That bundle included a bulk of the launch games and was the only way I was able to find the system at the time. I was able to return or exchange some of the games though, so that helped.
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

I bought a launch PS3 60gb model, but I think I used a Target 10% off coupon to save $60. Considering the launch Samsung bluray player was more expensive at the time, the PS3 was well worth the price. I also had picked up a 3DO back in 1994 after its first price drop to $500.
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Old 04-01-17, 01:59 PM
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

A Colecovision for $200 in 1982 dollars.

(Dunno how much $200 in 1982 dollars would be in today's inflation adjusted dollars).
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

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(Dunno how much $200 in 1982 dollars would be in today's inflation adjusted dollars).
A hair over $500!
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Old 04-01-17, 04:09 PM
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Re: What is the most amount of money that you paid for a new video game console?

We usually wait till the price drops so I'm not sure but I know we got the N64 the first Christmas it was out so that's likely it.

Or the WiiU that we bought new, but in that case I sold a SegaCD game that covered the cost and then some.
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