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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

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I allocate 300-400$ of my budget to my hobbies, usually 30-50% of that goes to gaming, depending on how many figures I'm getting a given month. So somewhere between 1800$ and 2500$ per year.



I don't have time to play long games until fall/winter, so most of my purchases occur then. I honestly only buy maybe 1 or 2 titles at release, the rest i wait until Black Friday for. I usually get 10-15 games on Black Friday, and Spend around $300-$400. So if u include that and the few games that i buy at release, and the few digital games that i buy on sale, i'm guessing that i spend a bit over $500/yr. I also trade my games for other games that i want after i beat them, or sell them on Amazon and make back most of my money. Some of my Black Friday games, i make more off of them when finished with them, than i originally spent on them.



Since the start of this gen I've not really spent much tbh mainly cheap deals and pre owned. I think the ps360 gen was the last full on into generation for me. 

No more pte ordering of collecting steel books or special editions.... Mabey ps5 can spark my interest again 



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VAMatt said:
BasilZero said:

 

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

 

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.

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BasilZero said:
VAMatt said:

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

 

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.



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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.

Thank you for the feedback 

i will modify the post and consider future posts in relation to this



    

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It varies a lot from year to year. On software I probably average ~$500 a year. Hardware there been years I spent many 1000's and others I had very little I wanted to upgrade. There also a lot of overlap between what I spend on my computer for other stuff vs specifically for gaming.

I spent a lot on computer/network equipment last year but nothing to do with gaming. Last major purchases for gaming was back in 2016 for a HTC Vive and a geforce 1080. Usually I upgrade GPU every 3 years which would be this year but I might wait till next year because I have many many other things to buy because am going to settle on my first house very soon.

I do Application and Database development for a living which pays in the low 6 figures.



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.



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.