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ColecoVision Vs. Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Or Sony PlayStation 3

Coleco launched its ColecoVision gaming console in August of 1982, which offered near arcade-quality graphics and game quality. The system was priced at $175 (now $395 because it is a vintage system). An equivalently high-quality gaming system with HD graphics is Microsoft's Xbox 360, which is priced at an average cost of $250. A Sony PlayStation 3 is approximately $250 to $340, depending on whether or not the system includes the Move Bundle. The price of the Xbox, which now comes with Kinect, and the PlayStation 3, is a steal compared to the price of ColecoVision if you consider the quality of the hardware.