I set my 2010 gaming budget at $1000. With three months out of the way, let’s see how I’m faring.
MSRP Total: $339.91
Actual Total: $228.53
Total Savings: $111.38
After gift certificates, coupons and other deals, I’ve spent $228.53 thus far.
The game I paid the most for was Battlefield: Bad Company 2 while Peggle Nights win the award for least paid at the price of free.
I’ve acquired many games via use of EB Games/GameStop’s Power Trade including:
- Mass Effect 2
- BioShock 2
- Metro 2033
It’s true that I’ve fallen in love with the Power Trade promotion. And why not? Adding 25-50% on-top of a $40 trade in value game makes the trade-in nearly 1:1. Plus, I clear out old games I don’t want and I clear out trade-in credit which I use to supplement those trades.
My next Power Trade will be Super Street Fighter IV.
I still haven’t purchased every game I wanted to though. Heavy Rain, Demon’s Souls, Bayonetta (360) and Splinter Cell: Conviction are still off the list, but that’s what I need to do if I want to keep within my limit.