Report How much do you spend on games yearly?

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 20%

$50 (637 votes)

 22%

$100 (692 votes)

 29%

$200 (932 votes)

 30%

$400+ (951 votes)

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GunShip05
GunShip05

New games can cost $80 or more here in Australia, by time you've bought three your at $200 or more. $80 or more for a game, can you really call that value for money?

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fameless.face
fameless.face

I have my few favourite games as it is so i dont need many more,around 200$

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AntiSocialKindaGuy
AntiSocialKindaGuy

Yes. Think about how long a meal out lasts you, or a cinema ticket.

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Hellsevil22
Hellsevil22

why the hell is australia prices so much more expensive?

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Worldwideweb
Worldwideweb

in europe it's the same, a normal game is sold for 50€, it's the same price as in the US, but in Euro (a 45€ games is 65$ worth....)

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Brainlaag
Brainlaag

even more -.-

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aidy70060
aidy70060

Not in the UK it's not, the most expensive price for a non-limited edition game is generally under £45, Limited Editions can go up to £90 though. Most games I see over here though are £25 in GAME (The biggest shop that sells.. Games),

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Worldwideweb
Worldwideweb

yeah, i bought bf:bc 2 in uk, but uk isn't an €-country^^

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janze94
janze94

on steam €=$

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

most Internet related businesses have 1 USD- 1 euro...

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SgtCbb
SgtCbb

(buried)

Steam Sucks It haves lots of Bad stuff... u can buy the game there but if steam has some troubles u cant play that game... so yea well whatever

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NuclearBanane
NuclearBanane

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN USING STEAM?

SO WHAT IF THE " STEAM FREINDS " PPORTION IS DOWN. You can still play online.
And if you have a sp game then play that.
Servers get replaced so you and every one else can play.
And do you really want to have securom? well i do cuz i like hard copys but you must not have been using steam for long cuz before all you MW2 noobs and AA3 kids who made steam accounts the steam servers would go down " Steam Friends " rarely in a year. This is talking about CSS and cs 1.6 era steam. So pucker up, not like steam has anything to do with the topic.

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rorios
rorios

Nice grammar and spelling dude, I'm just saying.

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CptWesley
CptWesley

Pounds are more worth then euros so duhh

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C&C-Pickled
C&C-Pickled

in new zealand games are sooooooo EXPENSIVE mw2 was 150$

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lordegern
lordegern

I spend minimum $400 yearly but im also a game freak.

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar

you completely missed the point...but ok...

edit: this was directed @ CptWesley

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MrTimm
MrTimm

here in holland most limited are around 100 sometimes, but that depends on the extra stuff you get for example Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Prestige was €100,-

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rorios
rorios

I dunno why it's so expensive in australia, In the UK I picked up Aliens vs Predator for only £17.71 on PC. thats only like 19 Euros or 26 US dollars. The most expensive game I've ever picked up was MW2 for £35.

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aniline_electric
aniline_electric

Poor Aussies; high prices, crazy censorship laws. If the place wasn't friggin' paradise, I'd almost feel sorry for y'all.

We in Canada feel your pain of high game prices though; the companies have to recoup their greed/costs by selling at higher prices to the relatively smaller population. Screw that mess though..

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DIDHOT
DIDHOT

In Indonesia, the game price is so cheap. Its just 50.000 IDR for a pair or single original DVD disk (10.000 IDR = $ 1.00). Very cheap, right? That's why I'm not feel that i've grope my wallet so deep if i buy a new video game.

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Shadow-Marine
Shadow-Marine

i usually go for those budget double game things that are 20 bucks but it all adds up
most Ive spent was $110 which was me being ripped off for l4d2
i prefer hard copies of my games

man i hate Australia's prices

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JeepLV
JeepLV

I usually buy only 1 or 2 games every year who are worth it,i mean who got awsome multipalyer.Others i just download illegal from internet.

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CaptainCommando
CaptainCommando

LOL epic win

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D3V1LISH_SNIPER
D3V1LISH_SNIPER

lol true

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RedTiki
RedTiki

thank you for assuming the party escort submission possision.

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Orion
Orion

I could spend anywhere between €130 to €170 on games yearly. So I choose $200.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

I'd say around $600?

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WhiteKitteh
WhiteKitteh

A surprising amount for someone who says they don't buy new games. 400+ easy
I think EALA have tapped into my wallet.

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destroy3r3
destroy3r3

Well, I like gaming, however I prefer not spending much. I search a lot before I buy a game, so that I make sure it's not wasted money. Basically, I have bought some great offers (anniversary editions, packs etc) by only spending a few euros. For example I last bought The Orange Box for only 15 euros.

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ghostings
ghostings

Got this place to sate my plate

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

Hmmm...hard to say...but i don't waste so much money for games...who lives in Ukrane or Russia understand me :)

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing

I always try to buy games when they are on sale or in a pack so they are cheaper, I also do a lot of research on the game to make sure it's a fun one that will last. Only exceptions are Valve games, I know they make great games and I usually buy them at full price when they're new (unless there is a pre-order special or something). I usually spend $100-150

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MrTimm
MrTimm

its between 200 and 400 honderd, so I have choose 200

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ambershee
ambershee

I buy around £50 of games a month, either a new big title, or a load of older or indie titles. This is basically around $1000 a year - and that's not including things like new hardware or whatever.

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Roland_of_Gilead
Roland_of_Gilead

I bought BF2 & HL:2.
Add the mods and you got OVER 9000 games for no additional money.

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InStars
InStars

$50 I buy one or two games and then just play mods ;)

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mikboy
mikboy

Last year I spent over $900 on games...

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Varsity
Varsity

Is this in American or Australian dollars?

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_anubis_
_anubis_

In Poland games are sold around 70-130PLN(25-45USD) but re-editions comes around 20-50PLN(7-17USD). But reselling outside Poland is no sense at all because games are localized for polish language. In that case I spend around 200USD for year, buying 4-8games or more.

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qoop272
qoop272

NTD$1000~$2000 (USD$30.4~$60.7) per year :D

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie

Here, In Ukraine you can find games that cost in Europe for $50 or $60 (or even more) just for $10-15. But sometimes games are not being shipped to retail stores so I've to use Steam to get some games for 5x normal price :( + torrents...

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Piuneer
Piuneer

Where's the option for 0-50 dollars? :D

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

and where is the option 0$ xD... I usually torrent mst of my games, except the VALVe collection that I bought for 100$ on Steam

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Ravelo
Ravelo

aprox. 500€/year

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RickTheStickman
RickTheStickman

Ahem. I download the game illegally to test it, then delete it. If it's good, I rocket out to go and buy it, then party away with mods.
ModDB rocks.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

50-100$ maybe. Too much crap and mediocre stuff on the market to warrant more.

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Cybio
Cybio

Nothing ;-)

I let my brother buy the game and after 2 months he isnt interested anymore and I have it for my own =)

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Mr_MAO
Mr_MAO

When you're playing an MMORPG that costs around 15€/month(in this case Eve-online), you are nearly forced to choose 200$, if you don't make a profit from them xD. I don't buy new games often though. For example, last game i bought was Audiosurf on Steam for 2,50€ at the X-mas weekend, and before that... I think I didn't buy many other games that year.

A couple of years ago, I could spend all my money on games, now I spend them at computer components instead... It's much more worth it (if you're an enthusiast that is ^^).

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

i think its 200+, but this year i have spend it all on a new computer and my games this year i all bought via steam. and all those games was gifts from friends and family

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