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Setting 2010’s Gaming Budget

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1000-dollar-cadA few weeks ago, I documented my 2009 gaming expenses and mentioned that I was anticipating my 2010 gaming expense to hit approximately $1500. That’s a high number if you think about it.

At that time I was considering buying many games and while I still do, I didn’t factor in the release calendar. With so many games coming, I can space out my purchases and with the fact that many games are floating at the $59.99 MSRP, the amount of money spent should be less.

So with that in mind — and a bit of conservatism on my part — I’ve decided to set my 2010 gaming budget at $1000. I think that’s manageable and if I stick to my mantra of not paying MSRP regardless if it’s $59.99 or $69.99, I should be okay.

What are your targets, folks? Are there targets or are you just going to wing it?

3 Responses

  1. Oliver
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    I want to say a game a month but it’ll be tough these next few months. I usually buy nothing in the summer though. 🙂

  2. -
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    I agree with the other comment, the next few months are going to be tough with so many good games coming up however 1000$ budget is reasonable and definitively doable if you don’t pay the MSRP.
    I don’t set a budget because i always end up not respecting it however i do spend around 1000-1500 per year in video games.

  3. Benji
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    I only buy games if they are on sale (less than the MSRP).

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