Daily Q: How much do you spend on games?

dailyqSo how much do you spend on games? We’re all gamers so one thing we have in common is the immediate compliance of forking cash over for a spiffy new videogame.

GameStrata conducted a survey of North American video gamers and found that on average, the amount spent on games and hardware is $765 a year, which is a total cost of up to more than $30,500 spent from ages 18-48 — those years being the "peak gaming years."

The results also noted that the Xbox 360 is "the preferred console for the consumption of digital content." 40% of all respondents said they play 6-10 hours online per week.

Barry Dorf, COO of GameStrata, said, "The overwhelming majority of gamers are spending their time online with friends, building their reputation and online personas. Video games are becoming so much more than a momentary diversion; gaming is becoming yet another means of community building."

In addition, microtransactions were met with a warm reception; the results noted that 85% of all respondents said they purchased a virtual item during the last month.

How much do you spend on games?

Don’t be shy, is it high? Is it low? Have you auctioned off your spouse, kids, or house to buy games?


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