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I've kept almost all my receipts from all the games and accessories I've bought since around August 2010. I got bored at work and I've been meaning to add them up to see just how much I spend on video games, cause I swear my wife spends more money.
It all added up to... ***, the calculator turned off. It was like 690 something. Is this too much? About right? Or do you think you embarrass your wallet way more than I do?
I think it could be worse. For a while I would only buy P2 games cause I got drunk one night and accidentally gave my P3 to my roommate. But I wouldn't spend more than 25 dollars and I would walk out with 3 or 4 quality games.
The total amount doesn't include the 120 I had to pay to get my P3 back.
EDIT: I was going to post this in the general gaming discussion board but there's a ton of threads posted by like 2 people about live streaming sports or some crap like that. What the hell is going on there?
I buy around 15 or 9 games a year, but now, im gonna save the receipts, lol I save the receipts for useless stuff, like if someday I end up in court I have an allibi lol!
The night before everything ended, I stayed up late.Cross your heart and hope to die.
I'd have to say I'm around the same as you. I wait until the games drop in price though so I can get more bang for my buck.
Unfortunate thing, that spam bots destroying the blogs and forums... Also unfortunate that you're concerned about this x.x Everyone is going to have radically different amounts they spend on their hobbies. If you're making all your monthly expenses, and feel happy about the amount you're putting away for savings - the rest is yours to do with as you please. As for comparing to your wife's spending... you're on your own there.
i spend about probably close to a thousand
That depends, how many great games come out this year?
My expenditure decreased when my first ps3 got yloed. Now I barely buy anything because my second ps3's drive broke and won't detect some titles lol
I average about 500-700 a year
One died in India. Three was tracked down in Brazil. I am the only one left. I am The Second Musketeer
I've spent over $600 this year.
For this year, I must have spent about 630 dollars on game related stuff. That's what you spent.
2011 was worse then others.. Wayyy to many good games.
500-700 unless its a console year then750-1000
as little as possible. last game i bought was shadow tower for psone. dark souls in old school form.
For all my games or just PlayStation? I'll break it down.
PlayStation 3 (including any tax and shipping):
-PlayStation Move Bundle (Sharpshooter, Wand, Navigation, Eye, Resistance 3, another copy of Killzone 3) $120.
- LA Noire $63
- Battefield 3 $63
-Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $63
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Divine Edition $42
-Two Dualshock 3 controllers $57 and $46 for each respectively
-Turtle Beach P11 headsets $65
-Killzone 3 $57
-Saints Row: The Third $60 (I don't have the receipt for this)*
-Tritton AX 720 headset $120*
-The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim $63*
-Homefront $53 (was traded in)
*Items marked with this were not purchased by me
Total for My Stuff: $566
Grand Total: $812 (do note that I share my PlayStation with my brother so I don't feel as bad when I spend this much.
PC Gaming (and related items):
-$60 for MMO subscription
-$40 for gaming mouse
-$25 AC adapter
-$10 for legacy game
-$15 for Minecraft
Grand Total: $150
-$20 for Point Card
-$40 for game
-less $20 for trade-in
Grand Total: $40
Grand Grand Total: $1000
Comments: I have to say, 2011 has been the year I finally started spending on improvements like buying a lot of games and accessories for my PS3. Compared to last year, I bought one controller, 5 games, and traded in 3 of them already. I do have to say, games of 2008, 2009, 2010 seem to have more replay quality than all of 2011 combined in my opinion. More or so because of the sheer amount of games. I would literally have to give up school and game 24/7 just to finish all my games (such as Skyrim).
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Approximately $1725 including tons of games 2 PS3's, 1 3DS and 1 PSP most of this is because I am frequently taking advantage of gamestop's deals and trading in a large amount of games consoles and accessories all at one time and I plan to keep doing this even if i get hate from Trolls.