Yearly Gaming Budget: The Diary of a Mad Sales Bin Diver

Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by Shortbread, Jun 15, 2016.

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What is your yearly gaming budget?

  1. Below $500

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  2. Between $500-1000

    25.0%
  3. Between $1000-2000

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  4. Above $2000

    50.0%
  1. Shortbread

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    What is your yearly gaming budget? This would include gaming consoles, gaming PCs, games, accessories, network subscriptions, etc...

    Are you a sales bin diver or skies the limit gamer!?
     
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    No limit or budget is set. It would be too troublesome to go back and figure out what I actually spent. I buy what games I like when they're on sale or if they're a must-have on Day 0.

    I know it's at least $36 a year as that's what I paid for each of the past 2 years and next 2 years of XBLive. Previous to this my cost was $30 a year for the previous 8 years.

    I also rack up quite a bit of Bing Rewards points that I turn into Live Credits so that defrays the costs of software purchases too.
     
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    I don't really have a budget. This year will probably break £4,000 though but this definitely isn't the norm. An average year where I'm buying only games I will be buying 8-12 full priced games on day 1. Plus PSN subs. Plus those games I can't resist in Steam sales :runaway:
     
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    Yup. I have over 120 games (most I haven't played) because of Steam fire sales.
     
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    I find I'm buying more games each generation. The original PlayStation (lured to it by Tomb Raider) I bought maybe a dozen games for it, the PS2 doubled-to-tripled that, I had more than 100 games on PS3 over seven years and I've about 40-50 on PS4 this far and we're not even three years in.

    When I see the attach rates form consoles, my mind boggles at how few games the average person buys.
     
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    Seeing software attach rates of 5.3-5.6 is a bit puzzling at times... especially knowing those attach rates are more likely reflective towards EA/UBI/Activision triple-A titles (gamers wanting those Dev/Pub titles), and not so much anything else.
     
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