#1 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -
#2 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3483 posts) -

I have absolutely no idea :I

#3 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -

How much do you think you have spent on buying videogames in your entire life? 
 
Those $60 new releases can certainly add up!

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

Fuck, I have no idea.  All I can say is that I've spent more then the average gamer.

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21506 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:
" I have absolutely no idea :I "
#6 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

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.

#7 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

775 Million dollars.

#8 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" 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.
#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@Xeiphyer: 
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
#10 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@doublezeroduck: FUCK, I knew that money could have been spent better!
#11 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

Including rentals, purchases, consoles, etc...  I figure I'm within the $5001 - $6000 area.

#12 Edited by Castiel (2575 posts) -

Probably D. $1500-$2000 
 
Although I prefer not to think about it :S

#13 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -
@Castiel said:
" 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
#14 Edited by pepsimax (51 posts) -

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 
edit: 
- I won about 3 games 
- My bf gets to review games, so "free" games for us!

#15 Posted by dudeglove (7758 posts) -

With my own money I've bought at least three consoles (PS1, 2, and 3) and two PCs, which - based on when they were bought - comes to about 1200 pounds give or take. That's about $2000 ish. As for games... I guess maybe at most another $1000.

#16 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

 

 
 

Too much, and too much time as well, If you look at time in man hours....woah mama, to think of what I could have accomplished...

#17 Posted by Rokkaku (222 posts) -
@Xeiphyer

You know people who spend money on whores?
#18 Posted by Rokkaku (222 posts) -
@Xeiphyer

You know people who spend money on whores?
#19 Posted by blitzkriegblizzard (196 posts) -

I think I've made $15k just selling my old games.

#20 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Dear god, 
I just kinda tried to make an estimate just by looking at my games on the shelf and I'm already above $15k. 

#21 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -

I've probably spent two grand, just this generation. If we start looking back, I don't even want to think about it :(

#22 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I've bought about 16666,66666666666666666666666667 games. At $60 a pop that's million bucks.

#23 Posted by mau64 (539 posts) -

It's easily above $15,000. That's including my entire life with games bought from my awesome parents and consoles+ PC games.

#24 Posted by Sir_Loin_of_Beef (55 posts) -

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)?

#25 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

Too much, man, too f***in much.

#26 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Too much :/

#27 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1869 posts) -

me personally, under $300. in my family, about $1500.

#28 Posted by skywing (1153 posts) -

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.

#29 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by Creamypies (4060 posts) -

I reckon I must be around the £2000 mark by now. Maybe more... it's hard to say.

#31 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Impossible to answer. =|

I'll just say alot.

#32 Edited by Onno10 (405 posts) -

Definitely less then 500 us dollars

#33 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Not much considering a pretty much never pay full price for a game....I usually wait till they are bargain bin price.

#34 Posted by xcrowtrobotx (8 posts) -
#35 Posted by Obsidian (346 posts) -

It depends if you include hardware or not.  I think I've spent far more on computers and consoles than the games themselves.

#36 Edited by uniform (1835 posts) -

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.

#37 Posted by BillWhiskey601 (67 posts) -

I'm afraid to even think about it. Way too much in financial terms, but its been worth it

#38 Posted by Onno10 (405 posts) -
#39 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6296 posts) -

Too much...

#40 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -

Including hardware, rentals (which have lead to purchases), peripherals, digital downloads, numerous video game art books, the odd guide when younger etc...
 
Easily a cool £5000-£6000.
 
Fuck, I'm somewhat depressed now :(

#41 Posted by whacknasty (97 posts) -

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.

#42 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

I'm too afraid to think about it.

#43 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

Probably around $10k.

#44 Posted by FritzDude (2262 posts) -

I could not see an option for a billion. Oh well, above 15k then.

#45 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

I don't even know where to being estimating how much I have spent.

#46 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Too too too too too tooo much to want to think about. Christ when I was a kid I sold a fucking truck to buy a ps2!

#47 Posted by codycody (33 posts) -

I think just from consoles and console games alone I've spent over 10 grand.  I was being very conservative and picked O but when I think about money spent on new and upgrading PCs plus all digital and hard copy PC games then I'm sure I've spent closer to $20,000.

#48 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -
@Rokkaku said:
" @Xeiphyer You know people who spend money on whores? "
Hahaha yeah. =/ I'm not good friends with them or anything obviously. Dirty dirty people!
#49 Posted by 1DER (82 posts) -

Well over $10K for software, with hardware included it's gotta be around $15K.

I don't regret a penny spent though.