2008 Gaming Tab
By BlueLobstah 01-07-2009 05:44 PM
I wanted to do this, and with last year's new year's resolution of keeping a budget, I have been able to track all my gaming purchases throughout the past year. I may try and keep it up-to-date this year with month-by-month purchases but in the meantime here is my 2008 tab!
January was an expensive month for several reasons. I was still recovering from a serious car accident in November, so I had quite a lot of idle time on my hands during my recovery. I had quickly finished up the previous November's gem in December (Mario Galaxy) and needed some new games to fill up my time. Thank goodness for RPGs!
After January's splurge comes the February lull. There wasn't really anything for me this month and I was still trying to catch up on some of my older PS2 game backlog.
Ok, so March was boring too. I don't remember why I got a tax-free discount on Brawl, but maybe I had one of those random 10% off coupons. In either case, I did manage to score a $5 gift card at GameStop during the pre-order festivities.
And thus the gift card comes in handy.
I don't remember exactly why, but I received a $10 gift card for Walmart.com for some pre-order mixup. Thus No More Heroes for a great price. Okami was just a great deal at BestBuy, couldn't pass it up for that price.
I don't usually like buying games at full price, but I had been waiting for Spore for a long time and several friends of mine assured me on how good the game was. Needless to say, the game stunk. Thankfully, I was able to quickly unload it to Goozex for a full 1000 points so no big loss.
October was a big month. I had a lot of incoming Goozex trades, not to mention the Toys-R-Us B2G1 free sale on all games. This allowed me to pick up a lot of Christmas presents on the cheap, then have some additional presents for myself without breaking the bank. What's listed here is what actually went towards me, not including presents I bought for others.
I stumbled into my blockbuster video to find an awesome sale which allowed me to pick up both FFX and Pikmin 2 (both complete and mint) for $3.41 after a giftcard I had saved up from last year's Christmas.
2008 Total: $575.46
Overall, I'm very happy with my 2008 total. I got to play a lot of great games, and only had to spend on average $47~ a month. That's cheaper than my cable bill, and 3x as much entertainment and value!
As a bonus, here's all the digital content I downloaded in the past year as well:
Digital Purchases (Wiiware/VC)
I'm not sure whats ahead for 2009, and these first couple of months may be much slower than last year's. Of course, I now have the advantage of having Goozex at my disposal so I imagine that the amount I spend will be even less than before. Here's to a great 2009!
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