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MikeRox said:
baloofarsan said:

Don't forget tax etc.

Although I get paid £9.26 or so an hour in the UK. I only see about £5.00 of that as the rest goes in Tax and National Insurance. So while a £40 game (inc VAT) would be about 4 hours work before tax, it'd actually be more like 8 hours work after deductions.

You've also got the factor of, people will often buy more games for a single system, than save that money towards a much more expensive additional system, or spend that money on other things (night's out, DVD/Blu-rays, music or whatever).

It was a VERY ROUGH estimation for a "worst case" scenario: ALL consoles, ALL games (one/month). Still it is within reach for almost everyone with a full time work in the USA and most parts of Europe, especially if you consider yourself a video game hobbyist.



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I don't really care. I mean, if they wait and only get the basic versions, they could now get a Wii for $99, could've got an XBOX 360 for $99 last Christmas, and a PS3 for like $199, and these are all new. And all three of them now combined are cheaper than the PS3 at launch, so really it doesn't matter.



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baloofarsan said:

It was a VERY ROUGH estimation for a "worst case" scenario: ALL consoles, ALL games (one/month). Still it is within reach for almost everyone with a full time work in the USA and most parts of Europe, especially if you consider yourself a video game hobbyist.


Oh I agree, I think it's when kids are involved that it becomes  alot more difficult as you really have to prioritise spending, but for the most part, there's no reason cutting back on something for a few months in most households wouldn't allow you to buy a different system to the one you currently own.

It's more a matter of priorities and really how much you want something, non of the consoles are particularly prohibitive in pricing. But then I paid out a bit extra for a Panasonic Viera plasma when they were still making the really goods ones and most people thought I was barmy to pay so much for a TV when I could have paid a few hundred quid less and got a crappy LCD which would have been "exactly the same".



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MikeRox said:
baloofarsan said:

Oh I agree, I think it's when kids are involved that it becomes  alot more difficult as you really have to prioritise spending, but for the most part, there's no reason cutting back on something for a few months in most households wouldn't allow you to buy a different system to the one you currently own.

It's more a matter of priorities and really how much you want something, non of the consoles are particularly prohibitive in pricing. But then I paid out a bit extra for a Panasonic Viera plasma when they were still making the really goods ones and most people thought I was barmy to pay so much for a TV when I could have paid a few hundred quid less and got a crappy LCD which would have been "exactly the same".

When you are dealing with children there are more than money that decides what you buy - educating them about the value of money, building up their expectations for X-mas and birthdays, makeing them do homework instead of games etc. However it seems that the average gamer is 37 years old (PC & console). Their parenting duties can restrict their consummer choices by the same factors as mentioned above, but money should really not be a problem for most 37year olds that want to have gaming as a hobby.
http://kotaku.com/5931077/the-average-age-of-a-gamer-just-dropped-by-seven-years-um-what   http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/29/gaming-advocacy-group-the-average-gamer-is-31-and-most-play-on-a-console/



I have more than enough money to buy all consoles, I just don't see any reason to buy them all, I'll always have plenty of games to play on my system of choice, and I don't have too much time to spend on gaming anyway. Frankly, time is the constraint, not money.



I say good for them, I could if I wanted to but I choose not to. I usually buy 1-2 consoles ever gen and 1 handheld



Predictions: PS4: 110m, XB1: 65m, Wii U: 15m, 3DS: 70m, PSV: 15m

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I could buy consoles, sure. I had a Wii U, and had considered the PS4 and Xbox One. I sold the Wii U though, and focused on my PC. It's not necessarily about the money, it's about having time.