I mostly prefer to play on consoles, so most of my purchases are done for those. It's difficult to say how many I buy a year exactly, but it should be somewhere around 20-25 (home & portable), perhaps a few more. And a couple of games for PC every now and then. I often wait until price drops and hunt for older games (unless it's the rare "NEED. RIGHT. NOW" kind), not getting anything used, so everything is new. Backlog's not getting any smaller lately and that saddens me.
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I'm all for it, but I doubt we'll see a whole lot of that in coming years with a few exceptions in between. I like insurance (which is why I prefer buying physical copies 90% of the time even now), Steam is well-managed in that regard. Nobody wants to lose a profit deal, or in other words - getting you to buy the game again.
I liked and am looking forward to Tomb Raider, the Last of Us, Dear or Alive 5, Rayman Legends and Assassin's Creed III. The last one is especially surprising for me, as I've never really looked into Assassin's Creed games, but watching the demos had my interest at peak. Tomb Raider had a bit much going on at times, and I didn't notice much in the way of puzzles, but I'm excited to see what the final game is like.
I was surprised there was absolutely nothing from Insomniac.
There is little reason for me to buy DSi and I don't really see the appeal in it, even if they added this and that. DS Lite still does the work just fine. If I'd want another DS, I'd rather get a second DS Lite. But if developers start doing DSI-exclusive games or games that will heavily support all the new things, there's not much I can do, but buy DSi, as well. Time will tell.