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How many games per year do you pay full price for?

#1TheOceIotPosted 9/6/2013 6:49:08 PM
How many games per year do you pay full price for? - Results (159 votes)
0
18.24% (29 votes)
29
1-3
60.38% (96 votes)
96
4-6
13.84% (22 votes)
22
7-9
2.52% (4 votes)
4
10-14
3.14% (5 votes)
5
15-19
0.63% (1 votes)
1
20+
1.26% (2 votes)
2
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Full price doesn't necessarily mean $50 or $60 of course, but whatever the retail cost of the game is. I'm somewhat new to PC gaming (built my first PC earlier this year!) and it seems like a lot of people buy most of their games during Steam and Amazon sales events when games are offered at a big discount.

Do you guys buy a lot of games at full price? Or can you wait 3-6 months for a sale most of the time? For me personally, there are usually a few games each year that I want to play on day one like BioShock Infinite, Skyrim, and the like, but besides that I tend to stock up during the big sales events.
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#2TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/6/2013 6:53:48 PM
TheOceIot posted...
20+


The thought of a console gamer spending $1200 on games for a $200 console per year just crossed my mind. I used to drop a couple hundred per year for console games. Looking back, spending $300 to play five 15-hour-long games was such a waste.
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#3LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 6:58:39 PM
Even when I was console only I rarely payed full price. That being said, they were still way too damn expensive and I've probably invested more money into just console games than I did into my rig and library.
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#4PathlessBulletPosted 9/6/2013 7:02:03 PM
It's been a long time since I've paid full price for a video game. Amazon gives me a surplus of 10-20 dollar off promotion for pre-ordering anything of interest and Steam always has good deals going.
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#5animanganimePosted 9/6/2013 7:02:59 PM
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
TheOceIot posted...
20+


The thought of a console gamer spending $1200 on games for a $200 console per year just crossed my mind. I used to drop a couple hundred per year for console games. Looking back, spending $300 to play five 15-hour-long games was such a waste.


Good thing you can sell console games then
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#6LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 7:05:06 PM
animanganime posted...
Good thing you can sell console games then


For barely a fifth of their buying price. And that's if they're fairly new. 60$ is an insane price tag for short games with little to no replay value.
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#7TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/6/2013 7:05:16 PM
animanganime posted...
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
TheOceIot posted...
20+


The thought of a console gamer spending $1200 on games for a $200 console per year just crossed my mind. I used to drop a couple hundred per year for console games. Looking back, spending $300 to play five 15-hour-long games was such a waste.


Good thing you can sell console games then


And they've been trying to restrict that for a while.

It's still annoying to pick up an overpriced game, play it, sell it, and then buy another.

On PC, you can buy the same two games for really cheap, keep both, and pay less in the end.
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#8Fury_FuturPosted 9/6/2013 7:07:31 PM
gmg has had launch day discounts on the last 3 new games i have bought
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#9NicodimusPosted 9/6/2013 7:09:38 PM(edited)
Usually 0. I tend to stick 12 months or more behind the curve and pay 20%-50% of the original retail price. I don't care about multiplayer at all, so it doesn't matter if the online community has died off.

I am really thinking about buying Watch Dogs at launch though. Looks amazing.
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#10BogePosted 9/6/2013 7:31:56 PM(edited)
Yeah, I only pay full price on the best of the best. And in my older years, those games are too few and far between, so I might pay full price for maybe 1 or two games per year.

This year I purchased The Last of Us for full price. That's it. Last year, it was Diablo III and Guild Wars 2 (mistake). The year before was Dark Souls, Uncharted 3, and SWTOR.

Upcoming games on my list of pay full price are Beyond: Two Souls. I might cave for GTA 5, but I'm really hesitant. I've not been able to get into any GTA game since the first one, no, not GTA 3, the first GTA. I'm always interested though. I figure one of these GTA games will have the right character for me to enjoy their story.
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