Happy New Year everyone!
So another year has passed, time for an update of my annual spending on video games:
This year it have been €1475, so around €400 less than last year and back to the normal annual sum.
My PC share of the total software grew from 50% (2016) to 54% (2017) to almost 60%... and I didn't even spend much money on a single game, "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry" was the only one that costed more than 20 bucks. But there were so many good games on sale for €5 - €15 and the "Humble Monthly Bundle" subscription had an awesome value! The few months of "Viveport" were also an awesome value for PCVR games I played during the subscription time.
The most expensive PCVR games I bought were ARKTIKA.1, The Gallery 2: Heart of the Emberstone, Virtual Virtual Reality and Beat Saber.
My PS4 share (including PSVR) grew a bit again. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, God of War. Detroit, Red Dead Redemption 2, Persona 5, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Shadow of the Colossus, Moss, Gran Turismo Sport and the WipeOut Omega Collection were the games I spent more than 10 bucks for. The PS+ subscription also was totally worth it in 2018 for PS4 games (less for PS3 and Vita games).
I didn't buy any Switch games above 20 bucks in 2018... my most expensive buy was the Expansion Pass for "Breath of the Wild", followed by L.A. Noire, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Golf Story, The Long Reach, Thimbleweed Park and Hollow Knight. Didn't subscribe or Nintendo Online in 2018, the NES games already bored me in the trial phase... if they add SNES or N64 games, I'll reconsider.
The only Vita game I bought in 2018 was "Danganronpa V3", but I also bought a few PS1 classics for it (instead of the PS1 mini console), f.e. Wild Arms, Metal Gear Solid, Twisted Metal and Destruction Derby. Most Vita games in the 2018 PS+ sub were mediocre, only Iconoclast stood out... so good riddance if they stop adding Vita games to PS+ this year.
I didn't buy any Xbox One games in 2018, but I had a 2 or 3 months XBL Gold and got some nice BC 360 games out of that for keeps. I also enjoyed the free trial month of Game Pass and am now enjoying a second GamePass month for €1, including the awesome Forza Horizon 4 (mainly on PC) and Celeste.
My only buy for the Wii U in 2018 was Super Mario 64... would have prefered to play that VC game on the Switch.
I bought no PS3 games last year, the listed €13 above are its share of the PS+ subscription costs. I bought no 3DS game either, cause I moved on to the Switch for Nintendo games.
My iPad Pro got some great "touchscreen-friendly" games last year: Civilization VI, Professor Layton 1 HD, Chrono Trigger, The House of Da Vinci, The Room: Old Sins, Returner 77, Gorogoa, Lost Horizon 2, Yesterday Origin, XCOM: Enemy Within, Baldur's Gate 2, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, Oddmar and Alto's Odyssey.
I also bought a few Android games for the phone, but in most cases I have a better suited device close at hand.