Monday, September 18, 2006

Punny Poll #14: Your Lifetime Videogame Expenditures?

Author: Nick
Category: Money
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remember your roots... and how much those roots cost

Lucky poll #13 asked readers to share their holiday gift-purchasing schedules. The vote was split almost evenly four ways between pre-November, early- to mid-November, post-Thanksgiving, and last-minute shoppers. Seriously, I’m hoping to get all my Christmas shopping done before the end of this month. Maybe I’ll just get everyone the greatest gift ever–a Nintendo Wii.

Speaking of videogames, there’s been a lot of talk lately about all the next-generation videogame consoles. Microsoft hit the market early with the Xbox 360, and the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3 are both expected to show up in stores in the next few months. I imagine there are a few game-playing readers out there, and those of you who do dabble in videogaming know that it can be a very expensive hobby. With systems costing $250 or more and games as high as $60, a regular player can spend a fortune putting together a good-sized game library.

That brings us to this week’s poll question which asks you to estimate your total lifetime videogaming bill. Consoles, portables, games, controllers, memory cards–all of it. And for you older kids out there, don’t forget to include all those quarters you pumped into Ms. Pac-Man.

How much money do you think you've spent on videogames in your life?

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