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Welcome to Price Trends

1st Quarter 2024 - Pinflation Flat

LCD Pinballs Down 11%

The price "de-flation" we all saw in 2023 is continuing into 2024. For all machine eras combined, inflation is at 0% in the first quarter of 2024. However, 2016-2023 machines are down significantly, -11%,  following last year's 7% drop.


Figures are based on 351 sales catalogued so far in 2024.

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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