According to a thorough study conducted by Microsoft, UK gamers spend £64 on average each month on Xbox 360 games. 13% even admitted to spending up to £100 a month, presumably in a fit of tears and snot as an angry Microsoft man stood over him in a dark room lit green. 251 gamers were questioned, their ages ranging between 25 to 34, with almost all describing "hardcore gaming habits".
Microsoft was - understandably - very happy about all this. "Compared against the average male, gamers represent an attractive proposition for marketers". Indeed. It's more good news for Microsoft and the Xbox 360, which has enjoyed consistently high sales figures for the past year. And with Kinect on-board now, opening up a new market of gamers for Microsoft to exploit find money from, I can only see such figures rising.
But what are we 360 gamers spending all our money on? Well, next week alone we have some brand new Dragon Age 2 DLC to download, with Exiled Prince and Black Emporium hitting on March 8th. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit addicts can now live up to their bumper stickers by purchasing the Porsche Unleashed pack, and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is slashing the price on all DLC by 50 to 60%. Oh, and Torchlight finally finds its way onto XBLA, available on the 9th for 1200 MS Points
And that's just next week! On the 15th, Halo Reach's second round of DLC is released, with the Defiant Map Pack available for 800 MS Points. Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is getting a few new costume packs, in the shape of Jill Valentine and Shuma, and Games on Demand fans can finally pick up Kane and Lynch 2 or Halo Reach.[MCVUK]
But what I want to know, is how much do you spend on your Xbox 360 each month? And what about Wii and PS3 owners, or who frugal PC guys? Who spends the most on what platform! Tell us in the comments below.