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UK Spends £64 Each Month On Xbox 360

Felix Kemp
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UK Spends £64 Each Month On Xbox 360

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.

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Jerec  Mar. 4, 2011 at 15:05

Fucking tards.

Gunn  Mar. 4, 2011 at 15:18

From my perspective it seems that 360 games are the cheapest too, often prices are lower for 360 games vs the ps3, and well the Wii games defy logic in their pricing. MS consumers seem to get more exploited when it comes to hardware/services.

ODB  Mar. 4, 2011 at 15:37

But how much is spent on PS3 & Wii also? I dont think MS consumers get exploited though tbh....apart from the initial XBL payment each year I'd say the rest is equal to the PS3. Everything is optional nothing else is a necessity. I certainly dont feel MS exploit me by charging for XBL...ok its a pain but I still prefer to pay to use that over the free PSN I also have. None of the additional hardware is actually needed to play anything, its an optional thing. OK original 360's dont have wireless but I choose to use wired anyway so for me both PS3 and now MS (bought a slim as well for the other room) have charged me for something I dont actually want or need

I'd say when it comes to exploitation Sony have beaten MS by exploiting their core fans with Playstation Plus...something the vast majority now seem to regret purchasing.

As for DLC...though some is a bonus and I'm happy to pay for, the rest (the vast majority I think) is an exploitation of the fans...CHARGED DLC coming out within a few weeks (or minutes in some cases!) of a games release is absolutely disgusting and should be banned!

Sam  Mar. 4, 2011 at 16:19

It looks like Microsoft asked 254 non-random "hardcore" gamers of a very specifc age group how much they spent on xbox games, and that really specific group of people spent that much. So, it's almost certainly not true that the average 360 owner in the UK spends that much each month. Particularly since judging from the voices on Live headsets, a very vast amount are, you know, 12.

Jerec  Mar. 4, 2011 at 18:42

Yeah, should of been, "Average UK player's Parents spend £64 a month on Xbox"

But I guess its better then drugs and cigarettes.


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