Sometimes questions come up about how much prices have increased on Delphi and RAD Studio over the years. Here are the core US dollar prices for Delphi and Delphi Studio/Borland Developer Studio/RAD Studio since Delphi 1.0.
We've generally tried to keep price increases to a minimum and prices have gone down for some products. The most notable increase was the increase in price of RAD Studio when we added Delphi Prism for .NET and added most of the functionality of ER/Studio (a $5,000 product) to RAD Studio Architect edition.
After we set the US dollar prices, there are other factors that affect the end pricing worldwide including fluctuations in exchange rates and how prices are set between dollars, Euros and other currencies.