As I’m sitting here entering the Steam code that unlocks me 5 games from the Indie Bundle, I saw a staggering figure. After entering in this code, I have now have 147 games in my Steam account. What’s insane is that I don’t get on computer that much. I probably spend a good two hours a week on PC games. I have a profile on Raptr, a stat tracking site for pretty much everything video game related. What I saw made my saw drop. Here are my stats for just this year.
Keep in mind that some of this is estimation, as such with the how much was spent. This is just a rough estimate!
14 PS games, with my most played being Infamous 2PC games:
11 PSN games, with my most played being Dead Nation
Time spent playing PS games this year: 121 hours
147 Steam games, 129 of which I bought this year where my most played was Terraria.Mobile gaming:
35 PC games that I bought elsewhere, 19 of which I bought this year. Most played was Sims 3
Time spent playing PC games this year: 52 hours
Looking through my Itunes account, I can see that I bought 89 games. 49 of those were bought for 99 cents or more.Xbox 360 games:
Time spent mobile gaming this year: 150 hours
225 Xbox 360 games have been played in my 4 years of owning a console. 85 of them were played this year, with 67 being bought at full price and 18 being rentals or gifts.
68 XBLA have been played, with 38 of them being bought this year.
Time spent playing Xbox 360 games this year: 1200 hours
After finding out all that information, I went through my Amazon history and other online stores. I figured out which ones were gifts and which ones were rentals. I also went through my Itunes history, as well as Steam. This is what I found out.
Money spent this year on gaming:
PS/PSN: $768All together this year, I have spent a whooping $5705! That’s just downright crazy. While that figure is a rough estimate, that number is still massive. That figure just shows one person in the video gaming community, where there are millions of gamers! While there are people that pay way less what I did, there are some people that pay way more. I don’t really know what range I fall in, but the number is still shocking to see. With myself building a $2000 desktop to do more gaming and new consoles and games on the horizon, I have a feeling that my wallet will stay empty for the entirety of 2012.
Xbox 360/XBLA: $4072
How much do you think you have spent this year in video games?