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Welcome to Price Trends

Overall for 2023, the average pinball game has decreased by 2.2%  driven by modern LCD era machines (2019-2023) that were down 7%

After two years of double digit pinflation, in 2023 used game prices took a step back. In addition to the price decrease in LCD games, modern DMD games (1999-2015) also took a hit, down 5%.s, 


This section will provide pinball machine  price trends from 2018 to 2023 by "Game Era".  We have created 6 generations of pinballs based on major developments or advancements in technology that significantly changed the industry. 

The 6 eras are: 

  • Electromechanical (pre 1977)

  • Early Solid State  (1977-1985)

  • Alphanumeric Displays (1986-1991)

  • Golden Age DMD (1992-1998)

  • Stern DMD (1999-2015)

  • LCD (2016-2023)

The tables provides the year the sale was made, the average price of that era game, the Year over Year (YOY) dollar change, the percentage change versus previous year, and the number of sales the data is based on.  

Each year has been corrected for the year over year changes in pinball machine mix. Data weighting was used to ensure accurate year over year comparisons.

Remember, these are average sold prices regardless of condition. Detail information for each sale can be found by individual pinball machine title on our Price Guide page.

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