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The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

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

Photograph by Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Microsoft

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US 0.34
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US 0.72
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US -0.34
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.02
Sony Corp 6758:JP -0.30
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Motion Control

When Nintendo introduced the Wii and motion control in 2006, it attracted more people to video games. Now the PlayStation and the Xbox include it as well, leading to the success of games such as Just Dance 3, by Ubisoft.

$150: Xbox 360 Kinect -- JR.com
$30: Dream Gear Universal TriMount 3-in-1 Flat-Screen TV Mount for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii Sensors -- Best Buy
$27: Kinect Perfect Range Anti-Slip Gaming Mat -- Amazon.com

Running Tally: $12,646

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