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(Some Guy)   Remember when the NES was first released and you could get the console, two controllers, a light gun, and the Super Mario Bros./ Duck Hunt Game Pak all for around $150? Well guess what you can get for $150 today   (mynintendonews.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Super Mario Bros., Mario, Super Mario Bros, themed G-SHOCK watch, action game, cultural icons, retro-themed Super Mario watch, maker Casio  
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1787 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 26 Nov 2022 at 7:20 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 1:54:19 AM  
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2022-11-26 1:57:13 AM  
Is this satire?
 
2022-11-26 2:04:04 AM  
That's what an older model Apple watch cost me.
 
2022-11-26 2:50:56 AM  
I don't remember any Nintendo Entertainment System starting at $150.
 
2022-11-26 3:33:47 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't remember any Nintendo Entertainment System starting at $150.


I think they were about $200 the year I got one. I can't be sure, though.
 
2022-11-26 3:36:36 AM  
...

Yeah we sent enough UPC codes as a kid and they'd send us a Mario watch which HAD A GAME IN IT
 
2022-11-26 6:34:34 AM  
or like $550, adjusted for inflation.
 
2022-11-26 7:27:43 AM  
Steak and oral sex?
 
2022-11-26 8:25:42 AM  
about 50 gals of gas?
2 new video games?
6 pizzas?
about 50 handies from subby's mom?
 
2022-11-26 8:47:00 AM  
In 1986, you could also pay $150 to be ripped off by Casio.
 
2022-11-26 8:51:21 AM  
I had the set with the NES, the blaster, and the power pad.  The power pad still works fine.
 
2022-11-26 8:53:44 AM  
I'm pretty sure it was $149.99 for the NES, controller orange light gun, power pad and the cartridge with SMB, Duck Hunt and Track and Field in the late 80's.
 
2022-11-26 9:17:12 AM  
If the price of the watch were $35, I'd probably buy it. That's the top of my range.
If the watch had more functionality, I'd consider paying more.
 
2022-11-26 9:17:25 AM  
But it can run Doom?

Seriously though this looks like a $29 watch
 
2022-11-26 9:18:58 AM  
I googled it. Subby ain't lying. The "Action set" NES was $149.99 in 1988, or about $500 today.

That $150 watch today is the equivalent of $60 back in the NES era.
 
2022-11-26 9:19:11 AM  
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You can listen to your boombox while you play.
 
2022-11-26 9:21:53 AM  
Wow, that's a special kind of ugly. I've noticed that the very worst trends of the late 80's has been replicated. Terrible neon colors and peg leg (skinny) jeans. What's next? Jorts? Meh.
 
2022-11-26 9:22:25 AM  
It doesn't even play Mario?
 
2022-11-26 9:27:08 AM  

king of vegas: If the price of the watch were $35, I'd probably buy it. That's the top of my range.
If the watch had more functionality, I'd consider paying more.


Seriously? If I saw that watch laying on the ground I wouldn't bother bending over to pick it up.
 
2022-11-26 9:32:41 AM  
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Cool Ranch Doritos debuted in 1986.
 
2022-11-26 9:55:07 AM  

jonas opines: It doesn't even play Mario?


That's what I assumed, it actually played the game.

For $150 it better have a James Bond laser.
 
2022-11-26 12:07:35 PM  
Who is this for?  No, seriously.  Say someone gave me one of these watches, with the condition that I'd have to gift it to someone. I can think of literally nobody in my life, even in my extended circles, who would appreciate it for what it is.  I sure as hell wouldn't want it.  I can't think of a reason for its existence beyond being another thing for collectors to buy and sell to each other.
 
2022-11-26 12:19:31 PM  
TFA:"The retro-themed Super Mario watch will cost $150 and is limited to one per-customer, which is handy as the scalpers will have difficulty getting hold of them and reselling"

hilarious.
 
2022-11-26 12:32:05 PM  
I'd choose my existing Casio over that every day of the week

Though I do like that simple range of Gshock

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2022-11-26 12:32:07 PM  

elvisaintdead: about 50 handies from subby's mom?


...in a row?

Friction burns are no joke.
 
2022-11-26 12:33:13 PM  
I love old school Casio watches and have two: the classic A158WA-1 and it's sister the F91W-1. They are solid digital watches. They keep excellent time, can take a beating, are water resistant, and they're cheap (I believe I got mine a few years ago for $20 a piece.)

They have some nostalgic value, but they are not collector's items and definitely not worth $150. Also, it looks like the band on the Nintendo watch is similar to the band on the F91W1-1, in which case, it will break after a year of use.

It's cute but not $150 cute.
 
2022-11-26 12:36:13 PM  

Gubbo: I'd choose my existing Casio over that every day of the week

Though I do like that simple range of Gshock

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You have a sexy forearm.
 
2022-11-26 12:45:02 PM  
For about $60 I can get a raspberry pi or similar, plus a USB controller, and a memory stick that holds every NES and SNES cartridge ever made on a fraction of the storage. I can also run a graphical OS on it, play more modern games and videos at 4k (as opposed to 360p). If I want to splurge a little, I could get wireless controller.

Yup, sure is incredible living in the future unless you go out of your way to look for stupid comparisons about historical technology.

I'm guessing this article writer is like 17?
 
2022-11-26 12:49:15 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't remember any Nintendo Entertainment System starting at $150.


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According to the Wikipedia page, the retail price on it's North American release was $179.99.
 
2022-11-26 1:12:30 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't remember any Nintendo Entertainment System starting at $150.


CSB: Christmas 1985 or 1986 I remember rationalizing $150 with my dad that if he gave me $10 per A on my report card, the NES would almost pay for itself! He wasn't convinced but he got me back by buying the unit with me, and since I knew what the present was he didn't bother to wrap it. That box sat in his closet for about 2 months and I would go and stare at it until I worked up enough nerve to work at the tape so I could smell the unit and read the manual. I don't recall if I ever hooked it up before Christmas.

But one of my friends did! He would hook the entire system up and rewrap it before his parents came home from work. It was whatever Christmas the first Zelda game came out, might have been the same Christmas. Anyway, he got into a dungeon and didn't notice or hear his dad arrive home. He panics as he hears the door slam and frantically rip the game out, put it back into box, but he didn't fix the tape back right. He runs out to family room and tries to distract his parents and place the game back under the tree. He spazzed out so much, they knew something was up and checked the game. The jig was up, but he was a habitual liar and INSISTED he didn't play the game. "Then why is the game hot?", I remember him telling me they asked. He refused to admit it and said he was running away because no one ever believes him.

So, he runs outside in his PJs, socks and a t-shirt during December in Chicago, trudges through 3 feet of snow, gets halfway down the block before he realizes he left his shoes at home, his feet were cold, his arms were cold, and he looks back towards his house and sees his dad standing in the doorway, holding a belt I'm his hand.

Lol he slowly walked back home to get to get his butt whooped. Later, as a teenager no longer subject to being whooped, he would destroy all of his father's belts.
 
2022-11-26 1:13:19 PM  
I think I will stick with my Ranma 1/2 wrist watches instead.
 
2022-11-26 1:20:35 PM  
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2022-11-26 1:33:31 PM  
Jeez you can get a decent Casio keyboard for less than that...

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CTS200WE--casio-casiotone-ct-s200-white
 
2022-11-26 1:36:04 PM  
"Limit One Per Customer."

... once you've gone above zero, you've lost.

/the game
 
2022-11-26 2:12:58 PM  

isamudyson: I think I will stick with my Ranma 1/2 wrist watches instead.


How would 1/2 a wrist watch secure to your wrist?
 
2022-11-26 2:14:27 PM  
R.O.B. deserves a third game.
 
2022-11-26 2:19:10 PM  

Mindlock: R.O.B. deserves a third game.


I had R.O.B. but never had Stack Up.  Gyromite was a much easier game to play with a human than R.O.B.
 
2022-11-26 2:31:02 PM  

Summoner101: isamudyson: I think I will stick with my Ranma 1/2 wrist watches instead.

How would 1/2 a wrist watch secure to your wrist?


That's why I have two of them.
 
2022-11-26 2:48:00 PM  
This looks like the kind of watch you might get in a cereal box.
 
2022-11-26 2:51:00 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't remember any Nintendo Entertainment System starting at $150.


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2022-11-26 2:57:53 PM  

puffy999: ...

Yeah we sent enough UPC codes as a kid and they'd send us a Mario watch which HAD A GAME IN IT


I still have said watch in perfect working order. I collect gaming stuff, especially vintage. That being said, the watch from this article is useless. I could put a red guard and a mario face of my choosing on my apple watch and it would look much better than that.
 
2022-11-26 3:28:19 PM  

king of vegas: Gubbo: I'd choose my existing Casio over that every day of the week

Though I do like that simple range of Gshock

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You have a sexy forearm.


If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that
 
2022-11-26 3:29:43 PM  

Chuck87: Mindlock: R.O.B. deserves a third game.

I had R.O.B. but never had Stack Up.  Gyromite was a much easier game to play with a human than R.O.B.


I was hoping someone would mention R.O.B.

A friend had one but after using him a few times, I think my friend shut him off and never used him again.
 
2022-11-26 4:21:34 PM  
Hard pass.
 
2022-11-26 5:34:58 PM  

king of vegas: If the price of the watch were $35, I'd probably buy it. That's the top of my range.
If the watch had more functionality, I'd consider paying more.


It has more functionality than a Rolex.
 
2022-11-26 5:37:04 PM  
Inflation, how does it work?

/In 1986, you would pay $500 for a 19" CRT. That is $1,359 in 2022 dollars. In comparison, you can buy an 80 inch LED TV for that today.

Also, a $10 raspberry pi has far more powerful hardware specs in pretty much every single respect than what a Nintendo NES had.
 
2022-11-26 6:03:33 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: king of vegas: If the price of the watch were $35, I'd probably buy it. That's the top of my range.
If the watch had more functionality, I'd consider paying more.

It has more functionality than a Rolex.


Will it get me laid, like a Rolex will?
 
2022-11-26 6:34:54 PM  
As people have said, that's 400-some dollars in today's money, which can get you one of these:


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2022-11-26 6:45:15 PM  
I have no idea what an nes cost back in the day but my brother and I screamed bloody murder until dad went out and got one. He didn't even smack us around after because we finally shut the fark up so he could sleep. Ah, the 80s...
 
2022-11-26 6:46:32 PM  

king of vegas: Ketchuponsteak: king of vegas: If the price of the watch were $35, I'd probably buy it. That's the top of my range.
If the watch had more functionality, I'd consider paying more.

It has more functionality than a Rolex.

Will it get me laid, like a Rolex will?


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Probably more than a Rolex. Mario has an insane libido.
 
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