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I'm a little curious to know how much my fellow VGChartianz spend on gaming. Some of these questions might be too personal, so answer only if you're comfortable please.

1. How much do you typically spend on gaming each year. Recent big gaming purchases?

2. How do you fund your gaming habits (i.e., what do you do for a living), and if you're comfortable answering, how much do you make?

I don't make many topics, so I wasn't sure if this was Gaming Discussion or Off Topic.

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For me, I probably spend maybe $200 per month on games, but that can fluctuate depending on game releases. So on a yearly basis, using 2018 as an estimate, my guess is $3,500 ~ $4,000. I bought a new graphics card, PSVR, PS4 Pro, several new controllers for various systems, and NES/SNES minis (just off the top of my head).

As for my profession, I am a web application developer. I was just shy of six figures on my tax return.



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I looked what i have spent on gaming since January 1st and it is getting close to $900. A lot of that has gone to Limited Run where one order alone is at $180. I know that many people might look at that think that is way to much money to spend on games the first three months of the year, but i don't drink alcohol, do any of the nicotine-crap or do any drugs so i save a lot of money saved just there.

Since so many others have listed their purchases i think i should too
Limited Run Megapack $176,96
Iconoclasts Limited Run $49.99
Another World Limited Run $44.99
ToeJam and Earl Limited Run $49.99
The Escapists Limited Run $44.99
Hollow Knight Fangamer $39.57
New Super Mario Bros U $47
Tales of Vesperia $36
The Raven Remastered $32
Yesterday Origins $21
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 $35
Resident Evil 2 $46
Call of Cthulhu $30
Abzu $8
Far Cry New Dawn $52
Metro Exodus $46
Devil May Cry 5 $46
Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 $35
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 $24
Kingdom Hearts 3 $58
Drowning Well, actually free with gold coins

And coming in the next few week
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $69
Yoshi's Woolly World $69

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Recently I've spent very little (ie. nothing at all). I haven't for awhile actually, last purchase was Spyro re-ignited and before that FIFA 19. Those are the only 2 brand new games I bought last year and I think I only bought 5 games total in 2018 too. No hardware purchases recently either, although I do intend to buy a new PC soon.

As for income, there'll be seven figures on my tax return



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Around 250-3000€ a year. I mostly just buy games during sales, except some Nintendo titles and of course Crowdfunding.



Ka-pi96 said:
Recently I've spent very little (ie. nothing at all). I haven't for awhile actually, last purchase was Spyro re-ignited and before that FIFA 19. Those are the only 2 brand new games I bought last year and I think I only bought 5 games total in 2018 too. No hardware purchases recently either, although I do intend to buy a new PC soon.

As for income, there'll be seven figures on my tax return

You make millions but you don't buy many games? What do you do for a living if you don't mind me asking?

Edit: Oh, geez.

1 million yen is 9000 USD

I get it now. Very funny.



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Probably 2000 plus a year, 80% on Sony and probably 20% on Nintendo.



RaptorChrist said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Recently I've spent very little (ie. nothing at all). I haven't for awhile actually, last purchase was Spyro re-ignited and before that FIFA 19. Those are the only 2 brand new games I bought last year and I think I only bought 5 games total in 2018 too. No hardware purchases recently either, although I do intend to buy a new PC soon.

As for income, there'll be seven figures on my tax return

You make millions but you don't buy many games? What do you do for a living if you don't mind me asking?

Edit: Oh, geez.

1 million yen is 9000 USD

I get it now. Very funny.

heh, currency differences

And I'm a teacher.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

As much as necessary. The only thing I'm currently holding back for is a 2500€ monitor and a 1300€ GPU.



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Too much. Between Nov 2017 and present. €1,860 euro on hardware including a TV, Psbr and a pro and the same on software and PS+ Subscription, a little over €2,000 actually. So about 12-15k in the last decade including hardware, software and all else and probably 20-25k since 2006 when I started buying hardware, comupting tech and games myself. Ouch. It hurts thinking about it. Good thing is, I've recouped a good chunk and used it to transistion to new hardware so that is why I have such a wide scale, so the lower estimates are probably the most accurate estimates.



 

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Not much these days. School and girlfriend come first, I guess (she also spends on me, so it's ok). Last game I purchased was Octopath Traveler, but I remember that I spent A LOT in Switch's first year, probably more than 1.5K, which is a lot considering that I only win 65 dollars a week, even less back then.