The Price of Gaming

So we have all, I’m sure, have spent large amounts of money on gaming.  It is as simple as that.  But when you think about it, when does it get to the point where the price of buying gaming material and equipment becomes too much?

Well, with the recent rise in computer gaming going to the next level in terms of graphics, output etc. It makes it very hard for the average person to fully enjoy many of the games we play.  But to do that, we have to spend oodles of cash just to get by.

Take for instance a relatively cheap gaming PC.  By simply buying that one item, you are looking at a cost anywhere from $800 to $1000 (or £600 – £750).  And that is just for the PC not to include a monitor and any other software one would like to have on the computer.  This may not seem like a lot to some people, but when you have the economy the way it is then it makes it much more difficult to buy a PC that can handle being for gaming without shelling out the big bucks.

Even not focusing on the PC aspect of the price of gaming, we can just look at consoles.  Remember when the Xbox 360 and PS3 came out? Yea, I know I do.  They were originally around the ($400 to $6oo – £250 to £350) price range.  So with that in mind, you have to think about how much the next set of systems will be.  This could be a huge problem.  The price alone of the system would be bad enough, but then with the recent cost of games for those systems comes into play, it will be crazy expensive to play a set of games or get the group of games that come out all at one time like what we saw in November 2011.

In my opinion, the price of gaming is quickly becoming almost too much to handle.  It’s hard to pay that much for something that will have an unknown value to you.  But if some people have the cash to shell out for it, then go for it.  If not, then the price of gaming may become too much to the average Joe.

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