Gaming does indeed have a reputation for being an expensive hobby, but it is actually one of the more budget-friendly forms of media.
You can even make a living playing games today. but it can also be ridiculously expensive haha
" You can even make a living playing games today." True in a way...since it applies to less than 1% of players out there... It can be an expensive pass time if you go over board with high end hardware on launch day and/or buy all games at full price. A seasoned gamer will wait when he/she has too for the right time to buy, minimizing cost at all times. Obvious exceptions to the rules are day 1 games like GoW ;-)
"Obvious exceptions to the rules are day 1 games like GoW" Damn right!
Makes you wonder why Microsoft and Nintendo still have yet to adopt monthly digital flash sales
Xbox has weekly sales and additional special sales at least once a month. There's generally higher discounts as well.
Both services have weekly digital discounts, but neither still have no flash sales
What's so good about it if they don't have as good of savings?
There’s been many a time when I purchase a game just because it’s cheap at the time
Between the Wii U eshop and the Switch eshop I've bought probably about 4 dozen games that were 50% or more off during a sale.
Not if you are father/mother of children that have Switch/3ds or you are a Nintendo player. Everything relate to Nintendo is dam expensive actually with couple acc. and couple of game with switch price you can really build a really strong PC.
IKR Nintendo capitalize and makes tons of money out of their fan base's blind loyalty.
It can be budget friendly if you don't blow your mony on dlc and micro-transactions. Not to mention that there are so many games that come out every year, that you really need to pick and choose carefully where to spend your money.
A game's long-term value, replayability and long-term support are also crucial. Take a game like Battlefront 2: loot boxes trying to scam you, a bare-bones campaign and multiplayer designed to reward monetary investment add up to a disaster in terms of value. Compare that to a game like Monster Hunter World, which has a huge amount of content straight from the box, cooperative and fun multiplayer and constant free content updates, and you have a game that's almost a bargain at twice the price. Gaming has a lot going for it in terms of budget friendliness. The bigger games can be enjoyed for literally hundreds of hours, much more time than a movie and for a proportionately cheaper price. A $60 game that has, say, 120 hours worth of gameplay measures up to about $.50 per hour of entertsinment. Compare that to a movie ticket, which can cost $10+ for about an hour-and-a-half's worth of entertainment, and gaming just overwhelmingly wins.
Loads of value out there if you mind playing older consoles and games. I recently bought a PS3 slim and 10 games for £90. A couple of hundred hours of entertainment for 90 quid is good value.
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