The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

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

Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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Games

Kleiner Perkin's Gordon says his favorite all-time game is World of Warcraft. According to market research firm NPD Group, the hottest games in 2011 included Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

$1,650: 30 new games for multiple consoles -- EB Games/GameStop
$100: Two Xbox 360 Live Subscription Gold Cards -- Amazon.com
$600: 30 PC games from Steam Online Game Platform -- SteamPowered.com
$10: 10 iPod Touch games -- Apple Store

Running Tally: $16,905

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