"I have spent over $8200 on video games in the past three years. What do you spend on video games? How much you are willing to spend this holiday season?" - Redhead Reviews
... I buy a lot of games, but I rarely buy them full-price. I just wait till they drop to around 20 euro or something before I buy them. And I pretty much never buy DLC, or games that have DLC (unless there's a complete edition being released). I never buy 2nd hand though. Always new but from the bargain-bins...
*Starts to add them up on calculator* *stops* Maybe that's not the best idea...
My costs on games have dropped dratically, i dont buy most games at launch anymore. I personally buy most games on Steam or D2D discounts. Hence my cycle of buying games is 3-4 months late. However i tend to get at a priceof 10-15usd, which can be a lot of saving over the course of the year imo. Only games that i bought this year at full price were witcher 2, shogun 2 and portal 2. Everything else is purchased when they are on discount.
No more than $200 a year for me.
I try not to spand too much, I barely ever buy games on day 1, I tend to wait for the price to go down and then buy them from UK online retailers, I like how price can go down there after just a few weeks. Also I have a few gaming friends so I lend/borrow games a lot.
I spent $4,000 on Xbox 360, $7,600 on PS3 alone I don't even want to think about how much I spent on PSP, PS2, PS1, NES, SNES, PC, etc.
i spent less this generation, because of my interest in the games out on the market
when i was younger, I bought games all the time. snes, genesis, turbografx....neo geo (damn those things were $$$$$$$). You get older and you realize that what you paid doesnt equate to what you are paying now. At least in the sense that they are not worth much. A 60 snes game vs a 60 ps3/360 game...yeah you get more for your $$ now but it is still $60. I do admit there are games i will specifically buy new but for the most part...used is my way of life. Used game stores were little holes in the wall type of places. First one I can recall was called (appropriately enough) video game swappers in sacramanto CA. They arent around anymore as is the case with most of the indie shops. Dimple is a good place to go if you dont like the "corporate" version of gamestop these days. I dont know what it is these days. I bought 5 games last month and have not played a single one. Maybe I am a hoarder of video games (my wife would say YES) but I consider myself a "collector".
1-3 ps3 games a month often discounted but new. 1-2 steam games tends to be sale stuff but sometimes not. and prob a psn title too for me.
Too much. These past few years, i've bought (approx) 2 Xbox 360's I didnt buy my PS3, but still. 40 New games 70 pre-owned games Around 30-40 steam games. I have sold my Wii and Wii Games. Not much ive bought but thats something.
i brought my ps3 brand new and got an xbox 360 also i own a couple of games for the 360 and nearly 140 ps3 games already
not much! I have bought up to 5 good games on steam for about $40.. Out of the 35 games I have I would say I spend maybe $250.. Plus more and more new AAA games seem to be going back to the $50 standard(Like Ubisoft games)via digital store..
Oh wow. That's it? My list probably hugely eclipses that. Not to mention the hardware for gaming, or the Playstation 3DTV and Headset I'll be buying in September for my PS3. I'll probably actually look this up one day, but I know in the past few months I've probably spent well over $400-$500 on video games (DLC/PSN/Retail). If it wasn't for my girlfriend, I probably would have spent much, much more.
8200$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think over 1000$ in past 4 years BTW my PC does not count..
anyone who buys a lot of games would be better on the PC cost wise. gaming becomes cheaper on a pc since new games are releaed at a lower price. Not to mention steam deals...
He forgot to add his Live subscription costs, that's another 120 to 190 after tax....plus he forgot taxes in general.
My Steam account is worth $3300 going by http://www.steamcalculator.... But I do go for the deals and usually buy them for future use. I also use D2D, Impulse and Orgins. However I also spend extra because of son and wife (mostly son).
thanks for the link (don't think it works right tho) http://www.steamcalculator.... omg XD ok, this is really wrong. i don't think it does it right 5 342,9 Euros = 7 683,0902 U.S. dollars that is atleast what google say
I have finally found someone who spent more on games than me. Thanks!
i spent over 2,500 on gaming.
I'm pretty frugal when It comes to buying games. The only games I buy brand new for full retail are the games that I've been waiting for and are reaqlly looking forward to. Having said that, that means that this fall, between October and December I know I'm gonna be spending at least $180 on my "must have on day 1" games like Uncharted 3, Forza 3, and Battlefield 3.. Generally though, I'm not a collector or keeper of most games. I have a collection of about 9-10 games that I'll never trade in because I always come back to them, but I usually buy games, play em, and trade em in at Gamestop for trade in credit. IMO that's the best deal for a console gamer. If you always buy used, and you always have trade in fodder, you won't spend too much on gaming. I remember a stretch of several months where I'd visit Gamestop about twice a month and spend maybe $10 per visit and walk out with 2-3 new (pre-owned) titles to check out.. In that span of time I probably spent the full retail price of a brand new game, but I had experienced probably 9-10 games for that price..
If you are buying a lot of games in the coming months, check out the Best Buy deal. Pre-order and buy 5 games, get $100 gift card. So I bought Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Rage, Batman AK, and Battlefield 3 = $300... You then get $100 gift card and all the bonus points for the reward zone/gamer zone which will equal another $20. $180 for 5 games = $36 for each new release! Not too bad.
[checking my steam history] [starting to type in on the calculator] [thinking whats wrong with me] [converting to USD to viewing purposes] [final outcome: 7 683,0902 U.S. dollars] [thinking this is only my steam account] hate to think of the cost of my Gaming PC with its I7 and 2 580s, not even to think of my 3D monitor and PS3, 3DS, 360 Slim X/
Actual games... The only games i bought at full price this year was L.A. Noire Infamous 2 Killzone 3 <----- I regret buying this for full price Most of my games come at a discounted price on Amazon... Lots O great deals on there..
I haven't bought any games at full price this year. I've only bought 3 so far this year and they are as follows: Portal 2 for $37 and Mortal Kombat and L.A. Noire in a 2 games for $50 deal at Best Buy.
Pretty good deals.. Especially that Portal 2 deal. But see there are some other games I bought NEW.. But not 60 bucks. I reccomend Amazon if you have a debit/credit card.. Does Mortal Kombat still lag? I'm not sure about that
Yea as soon as I get my card I'm probably going to start using Amazon. Only game I'm paying full price for this year is Battlefield 3. Already pre-ordered. ;) And yes Mortal Kombat still lags but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. It's much more stable now. But man is that game FUN! I find it really entertaining and a little addictive.
i have spent $630 over the past 2 years and have 46 games for ps3
500-750 a year on games. I don't count when i buy a console/handheld in that.
I Only Buy Games That Are A Must For Me So This Holiday Season Im Buying Forza 4 LCE And Saints Row 3
$785.65 since i got my ps3 4+ years ago, yes im that anal i keep a running total. I have had gamefly for over a year, that $700+ have played 91 games now & just got another one sent to me today. The $785.65 does not include buying my ps3, xbox360, or my big screen (mostly for gamming) if you take those into account to then the grand total is over $2000.00 which is pretty depressing if you think about it.
Quite a bit... and I think the "problem" is getting worse, lol. I still trying to gather some last gen games, for my older consoles!
This year people will be saying..."Too much". I don't understand why most of the major titles decided to come out simaltaneously at the end of the year. Sure the holidays are a major shopping period of the year but with all the competition coming out I don't see how game sales won't affect other game sales.
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