WongaWatch - The Grand Game Expenditure Thread 2018
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How much do you expect you'll spend on games & consoles in 2018?
£0 - £1 - Yar, yar and/or freeware for me yo.  5%  [ 1 ]
£1 - £50  0%  [ 0 ]
£50 - £100  5%  [ 1 ]
£100 - £200 (~£12.50/month)  30%  [ 6 ]
£200 - £300  10%  [ 2 ]
£300 - £400  10%  [ 2 ]
£400 - £600 (~£50/month)  20%  [ 4 ]
£600 - £800  5%  [ 1 ]
£800 - £1000  0%  [ 0 ]
£1000 - £1200 (~£100/month)  5%  [ 1 ]
£1200 - £1500  10%  [ 2 ]
£1500 - £2000  0%  [ 0 ]
£2000 - £mental  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 20
Another year and another attempt to guess how much money your going to spend on gaming !

Are you going to enter the next generation with a PS4 (pro) / Xbox One X or Nintendo's Switch console ?

Are there big games you are going to grab on day 1 - or will you wait for the magic £20 mark ?

Post your estimate here and try and keep track of just how much money you are throwing away when instead you could be outside !

2011 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6653
2012 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8199
2013 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9209
2014 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9879
2015 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10294
2016 thread : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10653
2017 thread - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10922

Post your prices inside <> symbols and Grim...'s magic tracker will total everything up for you : http://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/c ... sh2018.php (*)

You can also put negative values in if you've sold items back
I've gone for £400-600 because I want to get a Switch at some point. But I'll also be selling my Wii U, 3DS, Vita and PS3, so who knows? In any case I expect it to be my lowest total since records began.
Selling your Wii U? Hmmm... Let me know if you do. I might be interested.
TheVision wrote:
Selling your Wii U? Hmmm... Let me know if you do. I might be interested.

Oh I definitely will be. Was going to get it dusted off and take pics for eBay tomorrow. Black Premium Edition 32GB + gamepad + two black Wiimote+ w/nunchuks + light gun peripheral + 128GB USB flash drive for extra storage.

Six Wii U games:
Mario Kart 8
Nintendo Land
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros for Wii U
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Resident Evil: Revelations

Three Wii games:
Super Mario Galaxy
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Link's Crossbow Training

£175 plus postage I'm thinking is about right. Let me know if you're interested.
That sounds about right.. I think. Is the console boxed?
TheVision wrote:
That sounds about right.. I think. Is the console boxed?

Not currently. I'll have to see if I still have it. Is it a deal breaker? Boxed ones seem to go for quite a bit more.
<27.49> VR Cover face pad replacement for the Lenovo Explorer.

Imma track my spending this year too.
Lonewolves wrote:
TheVision wrote:
That sounds about right.. I think. Is the console boxed?

Not currently. I'll have to see if I still have it. Is it a deal breaker? Boxed ones seem to go for quite a bit more.


If it helps, I can send him the box (not mint, but reasonable condition) for my Wii U - It's the same model, although the serials won't match up. But if it's just a box that's required, I don't mind posting it off as I won't be selling my Wii U any time soon.
I'll try and track mine, but I bet I forget.

Anyway, I reckon I'll do about £500.

<4.99> NBA Playground
Only significant purchase I can envisage this year is a Switch + telly combo (plus Switch games), so let's allow £800 for those, plus my 'usual' spend of around £400, as such I'll go £1200.

I'll pick the £1200-£1500 bracket, it's always good to build some contingency into these things.
I'm spending big already.

<0.69> Replica. Looks an interesting little game about trying to hack into someone's smartphone to look for terrorist clues.
devilman wrote:
I'm spending big already.

<0.69> Replica. Looks an interesting little game about trying to hack into someone's smartphone to look for terrorist clues.


That does look interesting. Let us know if it’s any good!
<-59.99> Playstation 3 Slim 250GB + 2 controllers + 12 games
I’ve gone for £400-600 as I intend to buy a switch sometime this year. I don’t get a lot of time to play games and that’s largely a combination of real life getting in the way, my age making me feel like I should be doing something more constructive/creative with my free time and me doing so.

I think I’ve broken the habit of buying games I won’t have time to play, but I still end up with more titles at the end of the year than I’ve had time to play. My sole consolation is that they’re mostly very cheap when I buy them.

I think the switch will fit in with my life quite nicely as a portable device as there are more instances of me having short periods of time to kill, than there are instances of me having 2-3 hours or more to sink into a decent SP adventure. I’ve abandoned online play as I can never schedule time to get online nowadays. I’m fine with this.
Satsuma wrote:
devilman wrote:
I'm spending big already.

<0.69> Replica. Looks an interesting little game about trying to hack into someone's smartphone to look for terrorist clues.


That does look interesting. Let us know if it’s any good!


Certainly worth a go at 69p. I reached one of the endings, but I'm not sure how differently you can play it to see the other seven, but I'll be giving it another go soon.

Edit - If you do, something that's not obvious, is how to quit the game - hold down Esc and it'll eventually close the game.
Guessing 2-300 as there's a few games that I wanna get, but not too many. Will probably have to get an external harddrive at some point too.
<31.99> Plex Pass renewal

Logging this here as it counts as an unexpected expense as I thought I'd cancelled it. Never mind!
Gone for £200-£300.

Only because I might go for a PSVR around my birthday.
Zardoz wrote:
Gone for £200-£300.

Only because I might go for a PSVR around my birthday.

When's your birthday? I'm selling mine if you're interested.
Joans wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Gone for £200-£300.

Only because I might go for a PSVR around my birthday.

When's your birthday? I'm selling mine if you're interested.


What’re ya asking?
I'll scope out ebay later and see what a reasonable price might be.

Assuming I've not forgotten anything, it will be:
PSVR boxed with whatever came with it
PlayStation camera - boxed
PSVR worlds

No technodicks included.
NBA Playgrounds (Switch) - <8.99>
Subterfuge <7.87>android
MaliA wrote:
Subterfuge <7.87>android

Pay 2 win!!
DavPaz wrote:
<31.99> Plex Pass renewal

Logging this here as it counts as an unexpected expense as I thought I'd cancelled it. Never mind!

Is that a gaming thing? I thought Plex was for streaming video.
Lonewolves wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
<31.99> Plex Pass renewal

Logging this here as it counts as an unexpected expense as I thought I'd cancelled it. Never mind!

Is that a gaming thing? I thought Plex was for streaming video.

It is.
Joans wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Gone for £200-£300.

Only because I might go for a PSVR around my birthday.

When's your birthday? I'm selling mine if you're interested.

Cheers, but it's a while off, 6th of May.

Satsuma wrote:
What’re ya asking?

This is when you should have asked you ne'er-do-well!
Satsuma wrote:
Joans wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Gone for £200-£300.

Only because I might go for a PSVR around my birthday.

When's your birthday? I'm selling mine if you're interested.


What’re ya asking?


£200 + whatever it might cost to post?
But it would probably be cheaper for you to come and get it.
Last year meant new PC and PS4 hardware to the max so this year should be a cheap year, hence my low prediction.
<7.49> Cloudlands : VR Minigolf (PC)
<5.79> Woeful Woebots (Windows Store)
<2.99> Hidden Folks for Android.
[edit] I already added this
NBA Playgrounds for PS4.

It's okay, nearly NBA Jam but not quite. Also I can't create a player, rubbishly.
all ready did my first buy things

minihdml plug for god


edith finch
1-2-switch


trip to berlin to pay sense.. 100 euros
<1.69> Rusty Lake: Hotel for Android.
<-100> Sold my Amiga
<-160> sold Vita and other various bits.
I just watched my work mate spunk £350 on a PSVR and RE7.

I had to post this somewhere :'(
<239> Sim racing cockpit frame with bucket seat
<-68> sold Nintendo 3DS XL
<249.99> Nintendo Switch Console with Red Joy-Con Controllers + Super Mario Odyssey
Lonewolves wrote:
<249.99> Nintendo Switch Console with Red Joy-Con Controllers + Super Mario Odyssey

That’s cheap. Where?
DBSnappa wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
<249.99> Nintendo Switch Console with Red Joy-Con Controllers + Super Mario Odyssey

That’s cheap. Where?

It's £350 really, but Sal is paying £100 of it. ;)
Lonewolves wrote:
Sim racing cockpit frame with bucket seat

Ooh!
Grim... wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Sim racing cockpit frame with bucket seat

Ooh!

It's basically the cheapest I could find. I hope it doesn't fall apart!
I thought you had something like that now?
<20> the long dark PS4
Grim... wrote:
I thought you had something like that now?

Nope, been desk mounted at that flat as that's all I have room for.
<4> - Hidden Folks (iOS)
<10> Sniper Elite 4 season pass (PS4)
<5> Bridge Builder Portal (Phone)
<2.99> Hidden Folks (Android)
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