thats not comparable, there are way cheaper cars nowdays than there where then that are superior to the cars of then. while the controllers of nowdays are little superior, their price has also increased with no cheaper alternative for this generation. faulty comparison fallacy.
Controllers 25 some years ago didn't have analog joysticks, pressure sensitive buttons, reliable wireless capabilities, touch pads, motion control, force feedback, and audio streaming capabilities.
If you want to compare it from 10 years ago, cars back then weren't a whole lot less advanced than cars today.