I spent a total of $225 on gaming in 2011. I spent $167 on gaming in 2012. I expect 2013 to be another decline. I will buy a few games on sale and after price drops but I expect to be under $100 this year.
Early in this generation I was spending $1,000 to $2,000 per year, boy has that dropped off. The longer this gen goes on the less I spend. I am sure it will ramp up once next gen hits though.
Same, early this gen i was spending easily 2k a year on games but the past couple years its been declining and last year I maybe spent $250 tops if that. I no longer buy games on release, with games dropping so fast now in price i always wait til they hit $20-30.
Here in Canada over boxing week, you could score NHL 13, AC3, Hitman Absolution, RE6, Sleepy dogs, each for $20. These games just came out a few months ago.