The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

By Jennifer Prince - 2012-01-26T14:58:21Z

Photograph by Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US -2.17
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US -1.32
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US 0.23
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.66
Sony Corp 6758:JP 2.81
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Game Consoles

When online gaming company Zynga went public in December, Gordon, who joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008, turned a $35 million investment into a recent $178.5 million. While online gaming may be the future, consoles still have many years ahead and Gordon is a "big admirer of Xbox Live."

$300: Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim 250GB. Comes with one controller -- Wal-Mart
$50: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller -- EB Games/GameStop
$18: Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote -- Amazon.com
$90: FragFX Shark 360 for Xbox 360 -- EB Games/GameStop
$16: Xbox 360 Play and Charge Kit -- Amazon.com

Running Tally: $474

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