" Too many options duder, should went with 4 simple ones. I have no fucking clue, but I imagine it to be well above 4 digits by now. "I trust GB can understand the numbers =P Plus 4 choices would make the poll horribly inaccurate since there are people who have spent only $1000, and others who have spent $20,000 or more. This is a hardcore gaming community so we need the proper representation.
Oh I wasn't talking about not understanding numbers, I was talking about all serious gamers here taking a day off their schedule to think about all the games, merchandise, controllers, special editions, consoles and whatever they bought is gonna be one hell of an objective! :P
" Probably D. $1500-$2000 Although I prefer not to think about it :S "Haha well thats considerably less than many other people here. Although its a lot of money, I know many people who waste much more money on smoking or drinking or drugs or whores and other shit. I don't regret it! Videogames are pretty cool =P
I actually went to to my game collection to count how much I spent :D
I just noticed I voted wrong cause I was thinking in euro's -_- (so that means I spent about 650 dollars), sorry :p
Reason I didn't spend much:
- I wait for the price to drop till I buy most of my games
- I buy 40% of my games secondhand
- I buy 20% of my games online
- Me and my boyfriend both game, so 100% of the fun, 50% of the costs :D
- I won about 3 games
- My bf gets to review games, so "free" games for us!
I started 'gaming' when I was a little kid, must've been about 5 years old (i'm now 23) I got mum and dad to buy my games (Sega Master System, Gameboy, Game Gear, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive) i've been buying games myself ever since (I don't trade, I don't rent and I don't sell) ... I now have an XBox, XBox 360, PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, SNES, N64, Gamecube, DS Lite and three PC's... lord knows what happened to my Master System, Game Gear, Gameboy and Mega Drive...
Sooooooooooo in the thousands I guess (o_0)?
I'm including the fact that I have made two complete computers over the last seven years which each ran about 1400 dollars. So I put myself down between 5K and 6K cause realistically I only started purchasing my own games seven years ago before that my parents got em for me.
If I just disregard the systems that I purchased (or received as gifts) and estimate, I'd say I'd be getting close to $10,000 spent on video games over the past 15 years or so (I think I started buying video games when I was 5, I'll just go with that.)
If we add system purchases, then add at least another $4000 on top of that.
Considering I've been purchasing video games since the late eighties, it's probably a high figure. I've owned just about every home game console prior to this generation. The only reason it's probably not one those top choices is the fact that, even in my youth, I've always been incredibly picky about which games I purchased. Even when I was young, I'd let high review scores in Electronic Gaming Monthly (Sushi-X!) dictate which games I'd purchase.
Wow... this is kind of depressing... I'll take a guess at $6,000 or so, but it could easily be more. I've had every nintendo system (except for the latest ds), ps, ps2, xbox, xbox360,psp...and roughly 20-30 games for each one that I can remember, rentals, arcade trips...yeah...probably a lot more than 6000...
Dang it, i could have been an investment self made millionaire...lol.