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Track your spend on gaming 2021 edition **sign up for analysis tracking**

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Many people took part in the 2020 edition following the success in 2019 and tracked their expenditure on game hardware and software through the year. 
 

It often serves as reminder of what you have bought and how much it cost but also makes you think whether you need that brand new game at full price or whether you can hold off due to what you have already bought.

 

I plan on running the same but will also produce a monthly and finally Annual spreadsheet of some stats surrounding games bought, expenditure, etc so if you’d like to be part of next years edition and want to see your name on the stats spreadsheet then signup below.

 

others are more than welcome to join in and post what you’ve purchased without signing up, you just won’t appear on the monthly analysis.
 

Sign up before 1st Jan which is when we will go live.

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03 MAY 21 Final update: I give up.  :wave:

 

My 2020 spending went off the rails - so much so that I quit the 2020 spending tracking.  This year, however, can be different.  I'm in.  No need to sign me up, though.  I'll just post my purchases throughout the year with the goal of shaming myself next December after I end up spending too much again.

 

Updates

Update 1: Santa was quite generous this year with PSN cards, so my purchases will be covered, for a while.  :) 

Update 2: I'm a fool, walked into a Best Buy yesterday evening, and spent real money despite having a credit on the PS store.  My preference for physical media wins again.

Update 3: Under $20 sale.  (I love sales.)

Update 4: Retro sale

Update 5: Panic over two Utawarerumono games no longer available to buy digitally, but that I probably won't play for 15 years anyway.

Update 6: Critic's Choice sale

Update 7: PS3 splurge and Double Discounts sale

Update 8: ...ah forget this part.

 

Running paid total for 2021 is $396.90.

 

JAN purchases
 

Spoiler

 

Dog Duty

Total $2.11

Paid $0.00 (Xmas PSN funds)

 

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate Edition $29.99

Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC $5.99

Midnight Owl Theme $1.99

Total $40.33

Paid $0.00 (Xmas PSN funds)

 

Limited Run Games PS4 Collector's Edition Blind Box $54.99

Donation to the Video Game History Foundation $1.00

Total $65.03

Paid $65.03

 

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice $19.99

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning  $15.99

Ys: Memories of Celceta Timeless Adventurer Edition $29.99

Total: $70.09

Paid $70.09

 

LEGO DC Super Villains Deluxe Edition $18.74

Suicide Guy $1.59

Suicide Guy: Sleepin' Deeply $1.19

Woodle Tree Adventures Deluxe $1.49

Total $23.01

Paid $0.00 (Xmas PSN funds)

 

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition $4.99

Risen 3 - Enhanced Edition $3.99

Total: $8.98

Paid $0.00 (Xmas PSN funds)

 

LUMO $11.50

Utawareumomo Mask of Deception $24.95

Total: $36.45

Paid $0.00 (trade-in credit)

 

Utawarerumomo Mask of Truth $32.30

Total: $32.30

Paid $32.30

 

 

 

 

FEB purchases

 

Spoiler

 

Habroxia (cross buy Vita/PS4) $1.99

Perils of Baking (cross buy Vita/PS4) $1.24

Total: $3.23

Paid $0.00 (Xmas PSN funds)

 

Epic Adventures Bundle  $28.99

 - Twisted Land: Shadow Town

 - Mountain Crime: Requital

 - Forest Legends: the Call of Love

AMY $2.99

Clan of Champions  $0.99

Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death  $11.99

Snark Busters: High Society  $11.99

Jacob Jones Big Foot Mystery  $2.99

Blood of the Werewolf  $4.99

Fairune  $4.99

Little Red Lie  (cross buy Vita/PS4) $9.99

Weird Park: The Final Show  $14.99

SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World  $9.99

 - Wonder Boy in Monster Land

 - Wonder Boy in Monster World

 - Monster World IV

Limited Run Games PS4 Collector's Edition Blind Box -$54.99  (RETURN) 

Total: $46.41

Paid $46.41

 

Iris.Fall  $1.99

Glass Masquerade Bundle  $3.29

Caladrius Blaze  $2.99

Total: $8.27

Paid $8.27

 

Birdcakes $0.99

Pacific Wings $0.89

Evoland Legendary Edition $5.99

Total: $8.36

Paid: $8.36

 

 

MAR purchases

 

Spoiler

 

Newt One $1.99

Braveland Trilogy $3.74

Odallus: The Dark Call $3.59

Scheming Through the Zombie Apocalypse $1.49

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (EU) 1.04

LEGO The Movie 2 Videogame $0.00 (redeemed employer related perk)

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Divine Edition $0.00 (redeemed employer related perk)

Total: $11.85

Paid: $11.85

 

 

APR purchases

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows: Resurrection $9.99
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Reverie $9.99
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: Revelations $7.99
Lego Batman 3 season pass (PS3) $14.99
Lego Marvel's Avengers season pass (PS3) $9.99
Lego Star Wars Force Awakens season pass (PS3) $9.99
Sly Cooper Collection (Vita) $14.99
Magus $9.99

Beast Quest EU $3.74
Green Lava Volume 1 (Limited Run Games) $37.65
Lego Star Wars Force Awakens +DLC (PS4) $6.99
Mechanika $1.99
Uglydolls: An Imperfect Adventure $3.99
The First Tree $1.99

Disgaea 4 $7.75 (trade in credit)

Castlevania: Lord of Shadows $13.50 (trade in credit)

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS3) $7.22 (trade in credit)

Disgaea 3 $12.70
X-men Destiny $15.93
LEGO Avengers, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, LEGO The Movie Video Game (PS3) $46.75

Total: $248.12

Paid: $219.65

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I'd be curious if the trophy progress for PS game purchases could be included to display what 0% of value was lost between the time a game was purchased and when it was started (Original purchase price minus current price at first trophy pop), as well as number of dollar spent that have gone unused (original purchase price added up for all unstarted games).

 

Backlogs are a very expensive endeavor, seeing the numbers would be interesting.

 

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My 2020 video spending was a lot more ridiculous than I thought it would be when I start actually tracking my spending. Granted I did end up snagging a PS5 on launch so that alone added like $700ish (with the games and accessories) extra to my spending. Even though I had no intention of buying a PS5 at launch, I did get real lucky in that regard. I also FINALLY bought a Vita this year which added another $130, on top of all the games I ended up buying for it (which so far is like 13 physical games and a handful of digital). I'm for sure signing up for next years though, especially with the knowledge I have from my spending habits this year I'm gonna be way more picky on what I buy in 2021.

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I like tracking stuff, but I'm really bad at keeping up with it over long periods of time...

 

January

$55 (Tesla vs Lovecraft GOTY, Tesla Force PS4+PS5, BDSM)

 

February

$102.38 (other region PSN cards)

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I like to join and get tracked.

2020 was my 1st year on Playstation and with buying the games I like to play,
hurt my wallet extremely with ~200 physical & ~100 digital purchases.

For 2021, I've a budget of 1500€, which will include a PS5 console.

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I'll join in, this year shouldnt be bad, but I'll be getting a ps5 when I can. I already have a 50 game list to play for this year of over 2000 estimated hours, that should persuade me to hold back on spending but we'll see....

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Im in this year aswell. My spending 2020 was out of control and im trying to get more games on sales and not on the first day...

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$0.00 so far, I am doing great!

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$0 so far but with my "games to buy" list on my phone, includes whats out and TBA 2021, easily 2000$. If Sony gets off their ass and announces compatible SSDs that'll probably be another 300$ for a 1TB, sooo yeah.

 

Currently putting money toward LG CX or whatever comes out 2021 thats better tho. May not count as "game spending" but i will use it FOR gaming so i count it

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I would like to join and be tracked.

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Posted (edited)

So many PS Plus collection games, and PS+ games not played, I doubt I’ll need to buy many larger this year.

 

Although I still have £150 of CEX credit so...I’ll have to use that on something when the shops are open again. Should I count that?

 

Anyway, let’s see if I actually finish my list this time!


Jan:
FF7 - £6.49

FF8 - £7.99

Yakuza Kiwami 2 - £9.59

Yakuza Remastered Collection (3,4,5) £24.99

Yakuza 0 - £3.99

 

March:

Tesla vs Lovecraft - £1.79

Art Pulse - 99p

Metropolis: Lux Obscura - £1.99

Jewel Fever 2 - 99p

Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes - £1.59

Aer: Memories of Old - £1.91

 

April:

Judgment (PS4) - £4 (£15, £11 trade back)

It Takes Two - £10 (£32, £22 trade back)

Titan Quest - £6

Shenmue 3 - £8

EA Play one month - £3.99 (specifically to play A Way Out with the wife after we finished It Takes Two and wanted their other game).

 

May:

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise - £7.99

Brothers: A tale of Two Sons - £3.74

Yakuza 6 - £6 (£15, £9 trade back)

 

June:

Vasara Collection - £0.89

Tinker Racers - £0.39

Flatland: Prologue - £0.16

Savage Halloween- £0.39

Timber man Vs - £0.84

Elea - £0.99

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas - £0.99

Racket Fury (PSVR) - £FREE

PS+ 12m - £32.85

Stretch Arcade - £0.58

Asdivine Hearts - £4.79

Antiquia Lost - £4.79

Swordbreaker - £0.79

Vasilis - £0.79

Miles Morales (PS5) - £28

 

July:

Yakuza Like a Dragon - £18

 

Running Total = £207.59

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Just looked up my spending so far.

 

January:

Bad North for Switch from LRG - $37.98

Pink Gorilla Bootleg Buddy - $24.46 (This is a kit for opening carts in order to determine if they are fake video games, if this should not be included I will drop it off the list.)

 

My fun budget runs $200 per month. Which is usually spent on games, books, comics and edc stuff. I plan on putting some money to the side to grab a PS5 this year, maybe this will help me manage saving up.

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Posted (edited)

So... it has begun

 

 

Games sold: 81,50€

 

 

January

  • LEGO DC Super Villains Season Pass - 4,50€
  • Those Who Remain - 10€
  • Operencia The Stolen Sun - 15€
  • Control Ultimate Edition - 20€
  • Children of the Zodiarcs - 5,50€
  • Rad - 6€
  • Suicide Guy Sleepin Deeply - 1€

 

Total spent: 62,00€

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Didn’t take too long for my first spend of 2021 

 

January 

9th - Spider-Man Miles Morales (PS5) - £25

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Posted (edited)

My last year’s spending on gaming GOT SO OUT OF HAND! And I only got a handful of platinums from the entire list I bought.

 

Well, this is what I bought so far in 2021:

 

January 2021

 

Awkward €3.24

This War of Mine: The Little Ones €4.99

 

I’ll try to not spend so much anymore, either way I’m in a fashion and interior phase now. 😝

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January:

Bad North (Switch) from LRG - $37.98

Pink Gorilla Bootleg Buddy - $24.46

 

Updated:

Panzer Paladin (Switch) and Panzer Dragoon (PS4) from LRG - $91.34

Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4) and Mortal Shell (PS4) from Gamestop - $50.15

 

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January:

The Language of Love (PS4) - $11.99

My Aunt is a Witch (PS4) - $9.99

Dreaming Canvas (PS4) - $1.99

Fill-a-Pix: Phil's Epic Adventure (PS4 + Vita) - $7.99

Epic Word Search Collection 2 (PS4 + Vita) - $7.99

BFF or Die (PS4) - $5.19

Spirit of the North: Enchanted Edition (PS5) - $19.99

 

TOTAL - $65.13

 

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My 1st purchases of the year with 14 games.


19th January 2021: PSN Store
Act It Out! A Game of Charades (PS4) 1,74€
Apocalipsis: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (EU) (PS4) 2,09€
Batu Ta Batu (PS4) 2,49€
Beyond Eyes (PS4) 2,59€
Coffin Dodgers (PS4) 2,99€

Gabbuchi (EU) (PS4) 3,99€
Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4) 2,49€
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (PS4) 2,49€
Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4) 4,99€
Inferno 2 (EU) (PS4) 3,49€

Octodad: Deadliest Catch (EU) (PS4) 2,79€
Snooker Nation Championship (PS4) 2,69€
Super Night Riders (PS4) 1,99€
Timber Tennis Versus (PS4) 0,39€

January total: 37,21€
actual total: 37,21€

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January 2021

 

Awkward €3.24

This War of Mine: The Little Ones €4.99

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games €17.99

Stranded Deep €11.99

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January:

Bad North (Switch) from LRG - $37.98

Pink Gorilla Bootleg Buddy - $24.46

Panzer Paladin (Switch) and Panzer Dragoon (PS4) from LRG - $91.34

Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4) and Mortal Shell (PS4) from Gamestop - $50.15

 

Update:

Two more to add.

Ghost of a Tale (Switch) from SRG - $66.13

Deadly Premonition 2 (Switch) from Amazon - $35.20

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I thought this was neat, but noticed it way too late last year.  Going to jump on it this year.  Also going to try and not buy a lot.

 

January 2021 - 165.76

105.29 - Ys IX 

43.49 - Scott Pilgrim vs The World - 

8.99 - Assassin's Creed Black Flag

7.99 - Darksiders Fury's Collection - War and Death

 

February 2021 - 126.34

63.17 - Persona 5 Strikers

43.18 - Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

19.99 - Bloodborne The Old Hunters

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I'm already starting the year off terribly on my spending. Not that mad though, all these purchases for this month are on the governments dime. Hell yea stimulus check while working full time+OT lol \m/

 

Spoiler

2021 Game Purchases 

 

January

01/03 PS Vita 1000 OLED Cosmic Red- $150

01/06 Ys: Origin (Vita) Physical- $50

01/08 Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita) Physical- $50

01/08 Ys VIII: Larimosa of Dana (VitaPhysical- $80

01/10 Toukiden: The Age of Demons (Vita) Physical- $20

01/10 Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (Vita) Physical- $18

01/15 Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Classic Edition (Limited Run #382) (PS4)- $55

01/15 Scott Pilgrim vs The World: (PS4Digital- $15

01/20 The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy (Vita) Physical- $80

01/20 Hitman 3 (PS5) Physical- $50

01/27 Lego Jurassic World (Vita) Physical- $10

01/27 Lego Marvel (Vita) Physical- $20

01/27 Lego The Hobbit (Vita) Physical- $19

01/31 Suicide Guy Bundle (PS4)- $7

 

February

 

02/01 Lego Chima Laval's Journey (Vita) Physical- $8

02/01 Lego Lord of the Rings (Vita) Physical- $12

02/01 Toukiden Kiwami (Vita) Physical- $22

 

 

Total: $666

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I bought 8 more games in January to finish with a total of
22 games (22x digital, 0x physical) and no PS5 console.

28th January 2021: PSN Store (35,67€)
Black The Fall (PS4) 4,49€
Monopoly Family Fun Pack (PS4) 7,49€
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (PS4) 11,99€
Suicide Guy (PS4) 1,59€

Suicide Guy: Sleepin' Deeply (PS4) 1,19€
The Little Acre (PS4) 2,59€
UNO (PS4) 4,99€
Woodle Tree Adventures (EU) (PS4) 1,34€

January total: 72,88€
actual total: 72,88€

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19th January 2021: PSN Store (37,21€)
Act It Out! A Game of Charades (PS4) 1,74€
Apocalipsis: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (EU) (PS4) 2,09€
Batu Ta Batu (PS4) 2,49€
Beyond Eyes (PS4) 2,59€
Coffin Dodgers (PS4) 2,99€

Gabbuchi (EU) (PS4) 3,99€
Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4) 2,49€
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (PS4) 2,49€
Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4) 4,99€
Inferno 2 (EU) (PS4) 3,49€

Octodad: Deadliest Catch (EU) (PS4) 2,79€
Snooker Nation Championship (PS4) 2,69€
Super Night Riders (PS4) 1,99€
Timber Tennis Versus (PS4) 0,39€

Edited by microsamm
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