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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) - 


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


87 games/content - $236.19


-Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - $25

3DS Total: $25

-Humble Indie Playstation Bundle (Grim Fandango  Remastered, InnerSpace, The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled) - $1
-Final Fantasy XV Season Pass - $7.50
-Grand Theft Auto V - $15
-Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy - $10
-Tales of Berseria - $15
-World of Final Fantasy Maxima - $20

PS4 Total: $68.50

-Axiom Verge - $0
-Jackbox Party Pack - $0
-Slime Rancher - $0
-Thimbleweed Park - $0
-What Remains of Edith Finch - $0

Epic Total: $0

-Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - $0

Uplay Total: $0

-DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition - $0

GOG Total: $0

-Fanatical Cryptic Anthology Bundle (Dreamscapes: The Sandman - Premium Edition, Dreamscapes: Nightmare's Heir - Premium Edition, Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition, Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune Collector's Edition, Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger, Taken Souls: Blood Ritual Collector's Edition, Silver Tale, A Plot Story, Hexus, Jane Angel: Templar Mystery) - $1.50
-Fanatical Raining Bullets Bundle (SHOCK TROOPERS, Maidens of a Hollow Dream, Tenta Shooter, Sora) - $2.50
-Fanatical Stronghold Bundle (Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader Extreme HD, Stronghold Crusader HD, Stronghold Legends) - $5
-Fanatical F.E.A.R. Bundle (F.E.A.R. 2 Reborn DLC) - $5
-Fanatical Elven Legacy Complete Bundle (Elven Legacy, Elven Legacy: Magic, Elven Legacy: Ranger, Elven Legacy: Siege) - $1
-Humble Great GameMaker Bundle (Cook, Serve, Delicious!, Kingsway, Solstice, Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, kuso, Alone With You, Rivals of Aether, Crashlands, Soft Body, 12 is Better Than 6, Don't Sink, Way of the Passive Fist) - $12
-Indie Gala Hump Day #68 Bundle (Rot Gut, Spooky Cats, Shadwen, Wings of Vi, Burnin' Rubber 5 HD, Deep Sixed, Crisis in the Kremlin) - $4
-Indie Gala Action-Fu Bundle (Treasure Hunter Man 2, Super Destronaut, Shadow Bug, After Hours, Corrupted, Q-YO Blaster, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn) - $4
-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - $9
-Disney's Epic Mickey 2 - $6
-Escape from Monkey Island - $3
-Evoland Legendary Edition - $0
-God Eater 2 Rage Burst - $11.45
-Kholat - $0
-LEGO Indiana Jones 2 The Adventure Continues - $5.49
-Mary Skelter Nightmares - $15
-Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 - $9
-Monkey Island 2 Special Edition Lechuck's Revenge - $2
-Okami HD - $8.27
-Rayman Legends - $6.18
-Rayman Raving Rabbids - $2.80
-Record of Agarest War Mariage - $10.50
-The Curse of Monkey Island - $3
-The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition - $2
-World of Final Fantasy Complete - $20
-X-Com Complete Pack (X-Com: Enforcer, X-Com: Interceptor, X-Com Apocalypse, X-Com Terror from the Deep) - $4

Steam Total: $152.69

GRAND TOTAL: $236.19

Last edited by BasilZero - on 14 March 2019


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In actual money, less than $250 a year. I rack up a ton of best buy points through paying bills, gas and groceries through their visa card. I'm making an effort to play my backlog so that's been helping in recent years.
this year however, I'm seeing at least $250 from Switch games alone and maybe another $150 from sony.

I spent $240-$280 in 2018. I funded that with a bit of work here and there, but mostly college loan.

So far in 2019 I spent $5 on Paradox Humble bundle, mainly for EU4. That will skyrocket a bit, when I buy my brother a gift.

This year i'm forced to buy PS plus ,Xbox live and NIntendo online thats 140 dollars then there I buy 1 or 2 games AAA digital every year this year I only bought Dead or alive 6 for PS4 which is 80 a 15 dollar gift card for Xbox games but will buy more Xbox games like I do every year though there indies or AA games on sale for 20 dollars I love free games they offer on both Xbox games with gold and Playstation plus for free.

How much I spend per year
300$ - 380$ every year I'm very cheap I'm also thinking of owning a lamborgini instead of gaming heh :)

I game on all consoles and PC

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So far this year only $25 on the Luigi's Mansion 3DS port

On a yearly average, excluding console purchases maybe around $200? I manage to find a lot of good deals from retailers and typically buy from Amazon which does discounts on some pre-orders.

I spend very little on gaming. I have a friend that games more than me, so I borrow almost every AAA release from him. But, even when I was buying games, I probably only purchased 2-4 new per year, 4-6 used, and resold nearly every game after I stopped playing it. I also sell old hardware once I'm not using it anymore. I'd say that, counting hardware, and net of resales, gaming probably costs me an average of $300 per year.

I used to take a lot of pride in having net gaming software annual spending of less than $100. But, that required me to stay way behind the release schedules, which I decided to stop doing. I've also gotten lazy about reselling. Sometimes I sit on games for a while, and they drop in value significantly before I sell them. So, my software spend is probably a little higher than that now, even with all the borrowing.

I'm back to buying every major console (after skipping PS3 and Vita), so that's probably costing $200 or so per year on hardware, on average. But, with Ninty leaving the dedicated handheld market, I should be able to bring that average hardware spend down a bit going forward.

As for my income and how I get it..... I own a small residential remodeling company. I make roughly $100k per year.

BasilZero said:

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Way to derail the thread with a needless, incredibly long list.

I honestly don't really think about it, I buy games almost every other day if I'm on digital stores or in town, I collect both physical and digital but... these last two weeks alone I've maybe spent 200-300 on some Switch titles and a replacement copy of GTAV for the ps4.

Also picked up a 400GB micro SD card for my Switch if that counts as gaming purchase? it replaces my 256gb one which was no where near enough to keep up with my purchases, now between the 2 cards I have most of my titles downloaded (except for WWE2k)

For me when it comes to gaming it was one of the things that I kinda promised myself when I was a kid that I wouldn't miss out on any title I wanted when I was an adult so yeah... if there is a game I want to play I'll buy it, my bank balance is alright to support that.

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Hard to say. For me, I’m gonna estimate it around $2000 or so a year. That’s for myself and Christmas shopping included.