We know, it's painful thinking about trading 250 of your hard-earned bucks away to Uncle Reggie to get three-dimensional gaming on the go. But it could be worse! Just to prove our point, we've collected some of the major portable releases, adjusted their prices for inflation and listed them after the break.

As you'll see, while the 3DS is on the high side of Nintendo portables with its $250 asking price, it's not outlandish when compared with the Atari Lynx, N-Gage or NEC's TurboExpress.

... Okay, so maybe it's not the greatest company to be in.

YEAR SYSTEM NAME
PRICE *ADJ. PRICE
(1989) Game Boy (Nintendo) $90 $153
(1989) Atari Lynx $190 $324
(1990) TurboExpress (NEC) $250 $405
(1991) Game Gear (Sega) $150 $233
(1995) Virtual Boy (Nintendo) $180 $250
(1998) Game Boy Color $80 $105
(2001) Game Boy Advance $100 $121
(2003) N-Gage (Nokia) $300 $350
(2004) Nintendo DS $130 $146
(2005) PSP (Sony) $250 $272
(2009) Nintendo DSi $170 N/A
(2009) PSP Go $250 N/A
(2011) Nintendo 3DS $250 N/A

*Price adjusted for inflation (in 2009); via Westegg

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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