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PwerlvlAmy said:

Far too much, from end of December to currently this year alone(by End March) I've bought

Resident Evil 2 Collectors Edition - $235
Kingdom Hearts 3 -$46
Tales Of Vesperia Switch - $52
Devil May Cry 5 - $51
One Piece(coming friday) - $51
Sekiro(next week) -$104
Yoshi(end of month) - $26
Nathan Drake Collection - $17
Re-bought Uncharted 4 - $17
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - $8
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collectors(best buy sale) - $50
God Of War collectors edition(best buy sale) - $51
Jump Force Collecotrs Edition - $200

The Forest - $20

Earth Defense Force 4.1 - $20


So total of December-March: $948

 

With my April buys(not including figures im buying,strictly games),  my total is already going to be up to $1,300 range for the year, ill prob end up with like 2-3k spent this year,if i just include games only and this depends on what other collectors editions I want gets announced like Pokemon, DOOM, or whatever else

Hot damn, so you're pretty big on Collector's Editions then. I can't think of the last time I bought a major CE for a game. Sometimes I'll want a strategy guide or a nice map to go along with it, but I'm usually not interested in the figurines, t-shirts, etcetera. 

So for me, I think the "most expensive" game I'll be getting will be Pokemon Sword & Shield, as I'll likely be buying a second Switch and both versions of the game, as well as the strategy guide. That way I can play with my wife and daughter.

Side note: Do you have a YouTube channel, or have you been in other peoples' videos? For some reason I feel as though I've heard your name mentioned in a MetalJesusRocks video or one of the people he collabs with, if you even know who I'm talking about.



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Up until six years ago, which is when I sold off the bulk of my total collection, I would typically set aside anywhere between $80-120 a paycheck to put towards my collection. During the Christmas overtime season, I would up it to $150-180, and that was usually when I would usually splurge on the rare games.

Now? Eh, maybe about $60 or so a month, and it's usually towards digital titles, or games that I want that have lowered in price. I'm limited by the confines of an apartment now, so having a game room is impractical. That is one thing about digital gaming that I do appreciate: it allows me to still fill that void.



Madword said:
BasilZero said:

 

derail?

I've pretty much answered the OP in detail lol.

 

Also post could have been longer to be honest - its a incredibly short post compared to what it could have been.

I think a generalised short list of cost per year would have been more helpful... no offence no one cares the names of the games in a big list... means nothing.

I though it was interesting. Most meaningful post so far. 



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Not very much, maybe between $150-$200. I hardly have the time to play videogames (work, MBA, gym. social life, etc.), so my gaming spending has been greatly reduced. By the time I buy the games I want to play, they are either very cheap or were available for free on PS Plus at some point.



BasilZero said:

I am not gonna indulge on how much my income is (but I do work in the IT industry) but I can tell you I barely use any money I get from my actual job on buying games. 

95% of the money I use for buying games come from gift cards I get from work (PSN, Steam wallet, Amazon, etc) and money I get from sponsors.

 

Anyways, I started counting how much I've been spending since 2017.

----------------------

2017 (363 games/content) - $781.89


2018 (646 games/content) - 
$1839.75

What I have spent in 2019 so far....

GRAND TOTAL: $236.19

I wish I could be more organized with my money. You budget yourself really well by the looks of it. What's your secret?

I make good money but due to my spending habits not much of it gets put away. I also have a very expensive cost of living what with medical bills and children, and I live in an area that is fairly expensive (my 2 bedroom apartment costs more than $1450 per month, if I recall). Next month I'll be making my final payment towards my daughter's pre school, which has costed us $400 per month for the last two years. After that she'll be going to public school, which is so cheap it's not even funny. Freeing up $400 each month is going to be so freaking nice.



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I do not want to think about it...



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RaptorChrist said:

I wish I could be more organized with my money. You budget yourself really well by the looks of it. What's your secret?

I make good money but due to my spending habits not much of it gets put away. I also have a very expensive cost of living what with medical bills and children, and I live in an area that is fairly expensive (my 2 bedroom apartment costs more than $1450 per month, if I recall). Next month I'll be making my final payment towards my daughter's pre school, which has costed us $400 per month for the last two years. After that she'll be going to public school, which is so cheap it's not even funny. Freeing up $400 each month is going to be so freaking nice.

 

Sorry for late reply. Its weird quoting while on mobile - back on PC again lol

 

 

I separate my gaming budget from my actual budget because I dont use my income on anything gaming unless its something substantial like buying new hardware which I usually only do every 5-7 years.

 

Like I said in my original post, most of my gaming purchases come from gift cards (Amazon, Steam wallet, PSN, eshop) I get from work (through partnerships, health insurance program, etc) and money I get from youtube.

Its nothing big or large amount but the little I get I only use it during sales times.

The most I pay in average for a game nowadays is around $10 to $15. Very rarely do I spent $20 to $30 and I dont usually go above $40 except for a few occasions.

 

My actual income from my career goes to a bunch of stuff so I gotta save my money - have a spreadsheet and a book showcasing all my expenses/gains (its a habit I got from my parents) and I budget myself from that.


I'm the only one working in my household of 4.

I purchased a new home recently as of October 2018 - newly built in September 2018 - 3,500 sqft 2 story house with 4 bedrooms (master, 2 bedrooms, guest room), 3 and half baths (master bath, guest bath, regular bath and a half bath), media room, game room, full island kitchen, etc compared to my old home which was a 1,500 sqft with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms lol.


I'm paying for.....

Home loan
Student loan
Home insurance
Car insurance for 2 vehicles
Electricity
Gas
Water
Internet (Fiber)
Indian/Asianet subscription service for my wife and parents (so they can watch their tv dramas and stuff)
Food (Usually around $100 to $200 per week which includes general items alongside food items like vegetables, milk, meat, etc)

We dont eat out at restaurants , but grow (in our garden) and make our own food.

Medical bills arent a issue since my parents' retirement/disability/government aid covers their costs and as for me and my wife - we dont consume any medications.

 

 

Its kinda tough right now with all the bills and depending on one person's income - cant wait for my wife to start working lol.

 

 

I was gonna buy a prebuilt PC and build another one but I ran out of money I can spend from the new home and buying furniture for it lol - so now I gotta wait ;(

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RaptorChrist said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

Far too much, from end of December to currently this year alone(by End March) I've bought

Resident Evil 2 Collectors Edition - $235
Kingdom Hearts 3 -$46
Tales Of Vesperia Switch - $52
Devil May Cry 5 - $51
One Piece(coming friday) - $51
Sekiro(next week) -$104
Yoshi(end of month) - $26
Nathan Drake Collection - $17
Re-bought Uncharted 4 - $17
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - $8
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collectors(best buy sale) - $50
God Of War collectors edition(best buy sale) - $51
Jump Force Collecotrs Edition - $200

The Forest - $20

Earth Defense Force 4.1 - $20


So total of December-March: $948

 

With my April buys(not including figures im buying,strictly games),  my total is already going to be up to $1,300 range for the year, ill prob end up with like 2-3k spent this year,if i just include games only and this depends on what other collectors editions I want gets announced like Pokemon, DOOM, or whatever else

Hot damn, so you're pretty big on Collector's Editions then. I can't think of the last time I bought a major CE for a game. Sometimes I'll want a strategy guide or a nice map to go along with it, but I'm usually not interested in the figurines, t-shirts, etcetera. 

So for me, I think the "most expensive" game I'll be getting will be Pokemon Sword & Shield, as I'll likely be buying a second Switch and both versions of the game, as well as the strategy guide. That way I can play with my wife and daughter.

Side note: Do you have a YouTube channel, or have you been in other peoples' videos? For some reason I feel as though I've heard your name mentioned in a MetalJesusRocks video or one of the people he collabs with, if you even know who I'm talking about.

I've been mentioned in a few videos yeah, some for FFXIV documentary related content but my youtube channel is: PwerlvlAmy

 

and yeah I love collectors edtiions thats why I'm looking forward to seeing what collectors we might get with second half of the year releases. April i got the MK 11 collectors ordered too. so that will make a huge increase to my yearly spending, then July I have FE collectors ordered xD



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Uh a lot so far this year.
Switch 300
PS4 Pro 400
Switch games: 250
PS4 games: 300
XB1 games: 200
I'll just throw in my tv too since I bought it for gaming: 600



It depends on how many games there are in a given year I'm willing to buy. If I had to guess, I'd maybe average $300-400 a year this generation, but I don't buy every game new at the full $60 so it may be somewhat less.