The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

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

Photograph by George Frey/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US 2.14
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US -1.01
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US 2.16
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.39
Sony Corp 6758:JP 2.67
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Carrying Cases

Carrying around an Xbox while it's still on can do permanent damage, says Warren. When it's off, a good carrying case protects your game player and can store CDs, controllers and cables.

$30: Case for the Xbox 360 Slim -- EB Games/GameStop
$30: Griffin FlexGrip Action for iPod Touch -- Apple Store
$15: Power Support HD Anti-Glare Film Set for iPod Touch -- Apple Store

Running Tally: $13,737