The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

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

Photograph by Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US -4.71
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US -4.01
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US -3.73
Apple Inc AAPL:US -2.81
Sony Corp 6758:JP -8.00
13 of 16

Collectibles and Apparel

If you don't want to be accused of being a video game addict, don't stock up on game T-shirts and memorabilia.

$100: Gears of War 3 Retro Lancer Replica -- EB Games/GameStop
$10: Super Mario Question Mark Box Plush -- EB Games/GameStop
$15: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood 7-Inch Ezio -- EB Games/GameStop
$30: World of Warcraft: Stormwind Limited Edition Mug -- EB Games/GameStop
$17: 1up Mushroom T-Shirt --

And the real cost of being a video gamer is....(advance to next slide)