Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

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

Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US -4.20
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US -3.54
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US -5.50
Apple Inc AAPL:US -2.67
Sony Corp 6758:JP -1.76
3 of 16

PC Gaming

While Gordon uses his laptop to play Zynga games, many PC gamers are more hard-core. "PCs are the hot rodders of game play," says Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine, which focuses on the game industry. Warren says hard-core gamers often soup up systems by adding motherboards, boosting RAM and optimizing graphics.

$3,333: Digital Storm Dreadnought PC with Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader -- Digital Storm
$800: Samsung SyncMaster 27-Inch 950 Series HDTV 3D Monitor Combo with Apps --
$170: Logitech G19 Keyboard for Gaming -- Logitech
$100: Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 -- Logitech
$80: Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard with Joystick -- Logitech

Running Tally: $4,607