UK Xbox gamers spend £64 a month

On average UK Xbox 360 gamers splurge £64 a month on their hobby, reports MCV.

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Raven_Nomad2847d ago (Edited 2847d ago )

Not sure what that translates to in American money, but as an avid XBox 360 user I spend an average of $150 a month on games and things for my 360.

I look at it like a hobby, so I don't mind spending some cash on something I love so much.

The Meerkat2847d ago

It translates into 21 pints of Beer.

So its cheaper than being an alcoholic.

Although you could be both I suppose.

Raven_Nomad2847d ago

Nah, I don't really drink. Maybe at weddings a bit. I don't waste money on bads habits, you have nothing to show for them at the end of the day, where as if you spend money on games or gaming, you always get something in return.

Yi-Long2847d ago

... I kinda keep my 'entertainment' budget at around 100 euro a month. Occasionally I spend a bit more, and often I spend less.

'Entertainment' in my case means DVD/BR, comics/manga, and games.

r1sh122847d ago (Edited 2847d ago )

Yea I think many people are the same.
IT is a past time hobby, although I do agree that a sample of 250 is a little small.
This year is going to be the most expensive for gamers on either console, and for the few gamers like me who have both consoles its gonna be seriously hard to buy all those games.All im doing is buying some games later than the release date so I actually have time to finish all the other games I buy and possibly have a chance of buying some of the games I miss pre owned.

Corrwin2847d ago

"The findings were part of a survey of 251 UK Xbox 360 gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old"

Lol, yup - that's a completely fair representation of all Xbox Gamers.

crzyjackbauer2847d ago

Except for the 100,000 little 12 year old kids playing Black ops

The-Tentacle2847d ago (Edited 2847d ago )

does that include replacement xboxs? proprietary HDDs? Controller battery packs? xbox live? Kinect?

How do the people that only spend £64 afford new games?

silvacrest2847d ago

maybe they dont buy new games? the used game market is huge you know

and theres always piracy

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