I'm at a stage in life where time is my limiting factor and that actually pushes me more towards double dipping. I'm looking forward to playing TloU again, I know I'll like it, I know how long it takes to play through it, no time wasted on getting frustrated with a new game :/
The high gas prices are a bigger deterrent to go places, but Covid-19 BA.4/BA.5/BA.2.75 are still keeping us at home anyway. (My wife is in the vulnerable group and is still not fully recovered from BA.2) So games and movies are still the preferred way to 'experience' the world...
Food prices suck here as well, monthly grocery bills just keep going up. Compared to that games just keep getting cheaper... A couple years ago I could get a pack of frozen hamburgers for $9, now the same is on sale for $15. Bagged salad has almost doubled in price, same as eggs. Our inflation rate is pegged at 7.2%, lower than the 9.1% the US is at, but food prices are going up faster than that. In May 2022: Canadians had to pay much more for basic food staples, such as fresh fruit (+10.0%), meat (+10.1%) and fresh vegetables (+8.2%)
Anyway not much point compensating by buying fewer games as I've already been buying far fewer games due to time constraints to actually play anything :/