Back in the late 1980’s, the video games market had a rebirth, thanks mostly to Nintendo and their Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1991, Nintendo introduced their new system, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, with better graphics, more computing power, and better games. But it came with the steep 1991 price of $200. That’s around $331.46 today.
The nightly news gave a ridiculous report on people who were “Ninten-pendent”, and were upset about the high price of the new system. The classic video clip is featured on Guyism.