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May 31Liked by Stephen Totilo

Adjusting that $731 backwards for inflation by seven years (absolute guess, I haven’t worked out what the actual equivalent timescale would be) comes out at $570, so pretty equivalent to PS4 really:

https://www.calculator.net/inflation-calculator.html?cstartingamount1=731&cinmonth1=4&cinyear1=2024&coutmonth1=4&coutyear1=2017&calctype=1&x=Calculate#uscpi

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Good point, though the change in the mix of spelling shown in the chart is telling in and of itself. A greater share of money spent on services and DLC than on games, per player. Definitely suggests changes in patterns of player spending.

Of course, the cost of Sony's services and the cost of many premium games, has also gone up since the last gen.

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May 31Liked by Stephen Totilo

Ah, just read the small print and it’s comparing 2023 to 2016, so $576, even closer:

https://www.calculator.net/inflation-calculator.html?cstartingamount1=731&cinmonth1=4&cinyear1=2023&coutmonth1=4&coutyear1=2016&calctype=1&x=Calculate#uscpi

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May 30Liked by Stephen Totilo

I really regret buying my PS5... Infinite Wealth is a lot of fun, but everything else I’ve tried has been extremely underwhelming or better on my Switch. The price on PS Plus is insane now.

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May 31Liked by Stephen Totilo

Maybe it's just because I've been in the PS family for several years now, but I don't regret mine in the least. What kind of games do you play and what kind of gamer are you?

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Thought for a hot minute Astro Bot was revealing PS5 Pro -- rising from the sand in the demo.

Fascinating there are 50 million PS4 players. Perhaps 2030 for PS6 ...

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I thought that about the desert PS5, too! But people online have assured me it's just a PS5 without side plates. I've never taken them off my system and didn't realize!

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