How much do you spend on average for video games?

United States
January 16, 2009 10:33am CST
Whether you are a child or an adult, there is virtually a video game for everyone's unique interests. The technology has no doubt amazingly progressed over decades, and whether you prefer classic games or the newest additions, games are widely available to the public of almost any class. Of course, some games are pricier than others, but there are reasonably cheaper games available as well. Personally, when I was in my earlier teens is when I purchased the most video games. I had a psOne and a Gameboy Advance. I would spend on average at least 30 to 50 dollars say every 2 to three months. I would sell my games back when I lost interest, but I know I did not gain back the total amount of money I spent over time. Of recent years, I have not bought many games since I grew distant to game play for awhile except for playing friends game consoles. But, in the past month, I have played games with my boyfriend who I live with. I have bought 7 games which has totaled around 300 dollars. The reason is because one of them is a very rare game which totaled alone 176. The rest were reasonable priced no more than thirty and the cheapest being 5 dollars. I just got some money from school, and had extra. I don't normally buy things for myself entertainment wise so thought it would be nice. Other than these recent purchase I don't plan to spend anymore on games....except for perhaps the new upcoming tomb raider .
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@Troyle (8)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Sadly i use to spend a good 500$ on different games, From buying items online to well buying the games And since i got the ps3 i had to cut back on my game buying for a little while but :D i'm going to spent a lot more money on games so who cares.
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Well, I'm trying not to spend as much as I used to because I have a ton of games lying around just waiting to played. Plus, I've got other things I need to do. I think I've spent around $85 on games/accessories this week alone. I got myself a Wii in September of '07 and since then I've accumulated about 40 Wii games and close to 100 games off of Virtual Console and WiiWare, so that amounts to a bit of money.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I got a gamefly subscription and found out I don't really need it as i'm happy just with certain video games that are top-rated or that i'm just simply happy with. I can stay busy on not that many video games for a while especially with online gaming. On average I could probably spend 200-300 dollars on video games and be happy as some video games just are in a league of their own.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
24 Jan 09
i forgot to add yearly
@exodian1 (75)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I've spent a nice amount of $ on video games. Now though, I barely get any video games due to parents not letting me =(
25 Jan 09
i tend to buy preowned games but always look for the new releases iv spent up to £100 a month on games considering the wages i get thats just too much lol age 17 £326 a month living rent £180 my new years resoulution is cut back :P
@Cannonball (3636)
• France
24 Jan 09
O, From 10 to 50 bucks and I wouldn't mind about it coz I will re-sell most of them online so I can try all of them.
@Osiris13 (17)
• United States
21 Jan 09
$600 for the PS3 at least $600 on games in the past year at least $200 in downloadable content for said games. $100 keyboard, other periferals and of coarse the 36in tv wasn't working out to well for me so $3,400 on a 70 inch hidef tv.