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What price do you usually pay for your games?

(Almost) always original MSRP 50 8.17%
Mostly original MSRP, partially discounted 95 15.52%
Roughly an even split 83 13.56%
Mostly discounted, partially original MSRP 155 25.33%
(Almost) always discounted 204 33.33%
I don't buy any games 25 4.08%

Do you buy games on or close to release day, or do you wait for cheaper prices?

If you live in the UK and take advantage of retailer price wars at launch of new games, count that as original MSRP for the purpose of this poll regardless.


Bonus question: How much money have you spent on video games in 2020?

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Depends on the game.

If it's a game that I am hyped for or a multiplayer game, then I'll buy it on release. Heck sometimes there are deals that allow me to get $20-$30 off of the pre-order prior to release.

If it's a game that I am meh about, I'll wait for it to go on sale.


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I have spent $640 on games this year.

Nearly all of the games I buy were discounted. The only exceptions were Bayonetta 2 and Super Mario 3D All Stars on Switch for which I paid MSRP.

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The lowest.

Almost always discounted.

Retail games between 30-40eur and downloadable games for at least 50% discount.
Only game that broke the trend this gen was BotW at the Switch's launch, and even bought that for 50eur.
EDIT: Wait, I deleted it from my memory, but got another outlier, and a digital game at that...
Also bought 1-2 Switch digitally around launch at full MSRP price thanks to the eShop.

BONUS: Spent over 200 euros in 2020 (normally it is around 300 for me).

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Cyberpunk 2077 is the only game I've bought at MSRP in... definitely years, possibly ever, and that's because I specifically wanted a Steam version (not GOG, which I could've gotten a fair bit cheaper). In the UK most games don't retail for MSRP; they're usually discounted by online retailers before release, and if not for release then at least very shortly afterwards. You kind of have to go out of your way (or go into a GAME store) to pay full whack here.

So, almost always discounted for me - and heavily at that.

I almost always wait for a discount unless the game costs like 20€ at launch, then I sometimes buy for full price.

Patience is one of my virtues.

Edit: backlog is the other.

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Full price for physical games, they aren't officially sold here so we rely on imported versions

In reality grey market is now selling Switch games for 70, 75 and even 80 USD

For digital I generally wait for discounts. There are exceptions when I just can't find physical, then I buy full price

Edit: Spent around 670-690 USD this year on softwares

Last edited by IcaroRibeiro - on 14 December 2020

I pay what it costs at the moment that I want it. I guess it's usually MSRP or above thanks to super mega special editions. That's for my highly anticipated games at least. For less anticipated games I usually wait until they are more than 50% off. I would never buy second hand or from a key reseller.

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