I Spent $5705 On Video Games This Year

How much did you spend on video games this year?

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PRHB HYBRiiD2382d ago

about $300 ... next year im waiting on mass effect 3 hitman hopefully gta5 and borderlands 2 so i think 300 each year is enough for me once i have the platinum i sell them or change them for another game to my friends ...$5,705 sounds crazy

gamingdroid2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

I'm thinking less than $300 myself this year as well. The least I have spent in a long time because of other financial obligations I acquired this year.

I used to keep a spreadsheet for this generation, and it was around $4000 total back then, and I'm probably closer to $5000 now. That's lifetime this generation.

That's a lot of dough.... let alone for one year. Even more crazy is 1200 hours playing games and that is only one platform. That's on average 3+ hours a day.

Washington-Capitals2382d ago

As someone who isnt fortunate enough to spend couple hundred dollars a year on video games, i have to sell/trade games to get new ones. With this recent online pass crap, its becoming harder for me to get new games.

Hand it to sony and EA for starting this online pass crap and hurting the lower budget gamers.

darthv722381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

then again it can be done on a budget. Among the bills and expenses for the family and home I still muster up some spare change to get a game here and there.

I have to say though, I have taken advantage of the used market more so this gen than the last or any prior (buy 2 get 1 free). Maybe thats because there has been such emphasis on the used market where as before it was a little hole in the wall place that traded games.

Now its a way of life for some.

If I had to try and tabulate my overall expense into goes back to the days of the 2600 (which I still have) and progressed from there.

I cant think of all that $$$$ that could have been spent elsewhere but if I had to do it over again I would probably leave out the jaguar and 3do systems. I will venture a guess and say its somewhere in the double digits maybe tipping the triple mark.

I must admit though, i have a star wars collection that is just as expensive. Some call it a waste i call it an investment.

AngryTypingGuy2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

I usually don't spend too much since I get most games used or from friends unless they have the name "Halo" "Gears of War" or "Elder Scrolls" in the title, in which case I get them brand spanking new. I did buy myself a PS3 this year though so that brought my average up significantly.

darthv722381d ago

an easy $1000 give or take.

morganfell2381d ago

Counting a few pieces of hardware, such as the new PS3 Wireless headset, new 42in 3D plasma for a monitor, and the Gears 360 I hit just over $5200 total.

Darrius Cole2381d ago

This year I've only spent about $275.

Killzone 3
Infamous 2
Uncharted 3
Elder Scrolls 5
Star Wars Force Unleashed II (used)

Next year will be much, Much, MUCH worse. Of the top of my head.

Final Fantasy 13-2
Soul Calibur 5
Dead or Alive 5
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Ninja Gaiden 3
Metal Gear Solid..err...Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

All these are guaranteed purchases for me.

Then there are the other games that I have been anticipating with less concrete but still possible due dates.

The Last Guardian
The Last of Us

And I'm sure there are a lot of other games that I can't recall right now.

Megaman_nerd2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

what the hell?! The guy bought more than 300 games in just one year?! 0-O

teething2381d ago

I just spent about 750$ on a Fanatec racing wheel, stand, shifter, and pedal set with clutch.

Money well spent.

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Dee_912382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

games alone ?
Prob around $400 - $500
I bought a wheel and a xbox and kinect so in all about 900.
Without gamefly and .coughcoughcoughpiratingcoughc oughthesimsexpansionpackscough c oughandother pc gamescoughcoughcough. I would be over the 1k mark

I wonder how much i spent on clothes and shoes this year .. dear god.

Christopher2382d ago

I'm trying to figure out how you spend that much money on video games. I buy a ton of games and I still spent less than $2k this year. That's with the KZ3, Infamous 2, and U3 CEs as well as more than a few limited editions. That also includes my PSN purchases (though, they were mostly 20-70% off).

John Kratos2382d ago

This. I buy a lot of games, collectors editions and etc. I've probably spent in the 2200 range, and that pretty much picking up every major release on every platform.

The guy in the article is defiantly doing something wrong.

kneon2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

"The guy in the article is defiantly doing something wrong. "

Yes he certainly is. He bought 148 PC games this year and played for 52 hours, just over 21 minutes per game.

He spent over $15/hour for PC gaming. On the PS3 he's at $6.35/hour, Xbox $3.38/hour and $0.61/hour on mobile. He seems to be buying for the sake of buying, not to actually play.

MariaHelFutura2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )


I think who ever wrote that is lying. You would basically have to buy a new game every 3-4 days. If your counting TVs and Stereo systems sure, way.

Trenta272381d ago

I do buy a new game every few days. I hate buying used games, especially if they are from Gamestop for I like to support the developers for the work they have done. All the games I do buy I play. I don't have many expenses throughout the year so I can afford to put money into gaming.

My wife doesn't like it, though...

Pekka2381d ago

It wouldn't be so difficult, you could buy game every day and still wouldn't be able to buy nearly every game. And most games can be played through within 4-5 hours, shortest games in less than 2 hours (especially if count DLC but even some full games are so short) if you are good gamer. So you can even play through all those games if you only have time (and money). You only need relatively good income to use that much money. A lot of people with mediocre (or even low) income use more on cars every year while there are rich people who don't even have a car.

Remember, thousands of games are released every year even if you only count full-priced games. So even $5705 will only get you very small portion of the games.

ReservoirDog3162381d ago

I personally spent probably in the ballpark of.......$600 on games. Would've been far* less if I'd have figured out that I could get 3 months of Gamefly for about $18. Did that twice so first half of the year was $560 and second half was about $40. And I played more games the second half than I did the first half.

If anyone cares to know how to get it for $18 (it's a legit trick you gotta do), pm me. I'd be glad to help out.

morkendo2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

I've spent 64.48 cent on ONE!! game this year,
other bills more important.


Infernostew2381d ago

You may have 1 bubble but at least you have your priorities straight. Cheers to that.

StraightPath2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

i spent a fraction of that..or people or saying I rented everything...only purchased Skyrim this whole year..LoveFilm is awesome.

SnotyTheRocket2381d ago

I only game on my PS3 (<---- Sony fanboy) and I spent like 250 this year, LBP2, Uncharted, BF3, next year will be crazy, The Last Of Us, StarHawk and others, LONG LIVE TEH GAMINGZORZ

DA_SHREDDER2381d ago

Rule #1 Don't buy games day one, prices drop mere months after a release.

Rule #2 Enjoy the games that you already have, or if you're a ps3 gamer like me, there are alot of free options. (If you have problems doing said rules, then there is more likely a bigger problem at hand. You probably need therapy, and need to find another hobby.)

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jacksonmichael2382d ago

Wow... I'm still below 2000. Would have been lower, but... ya know... eBay...

fantasygamer2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

I've spent about 400 I got LBP2(Special with the plush :P), Portal 2, Tekken 6, Sims 3 collection (Steam bundle deal), Uncharted 3 and Skyrim I think thats it..

EcoSos32382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

I spent about 4000 with all the pre-order for next year included the psvita with games is like 600, and thats what i can remember it maybe more than 5000 but whatever.

Titanz2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

It has nothing to do with, "T&A,Gore, or cursing" (those games are just mature themed titles).