Want to save money? Believe it or not, playing video games can help you.
Gaming can save you money for a lot of different reasons, and there’s naturally a lot of reasons why you’d want to save money. Believe it or not, the original inspiration for this article was because a friend of mine was trying to convince his wife in letting him get a PlayStation. I told him to tell her it’ll actually save them money. My friend didn’t believe me, but then I outlined how gaming could save him money and, not too long after, he was jamming out on his new PlayStaytion.
“I outlined how gaming could save him money and, not too long after, he was jamming out on his new PlayStaytion.”
Reader beware – Given my personality, I can’t help but write a few reasons that a tongue in cheek. I won’t list which ones are or aren’t, you’ll just have to figure it out. 😁
How Gaming Can Save You Money
What did I tell my friend that convinced his wife to get him a PlayStation? Wait no more the answers lie below:
- He could hang out and socialise with his friends in the comfort of his own home. Much cheaper than catching up at a tavern or restaurant.
- Playing games will take away time spent watching and betting on sports
- He’ll spend less money on beer in order to keep his competitive edge when playing online
- His wife won’t have to buy lingerie anymore because when he’s in a top 3 situation nothing will be able to break his focus
- He could actually make money by streaming his antics on Twitch or Mixer
The Actual Main Way Gaming Can Save You Money
Okay, in all honesty, the only real way gaming can save you money is because of this one simple truth: the more time you spend gaming, the less time you spend elsewhere. “Elsewhere” being places you would normally spend money i.e. bars, clubs, taverns, shopping centres, movies, restaurants, theme parks, and any other place you might waste money.
“…the more time you sepnd gaming, the less time you spend elsewhere.”
So that’s it really, a veiled time management tool with the ability to save you money.
But be warned, this short article conceals the inconvenient truth that some are actually addicted to video games. Like with a lot of things in life, too much of a good thing can be harmful. I guess you could say the moral of this story is: “With great power (the reasoning explained in this article) comes great responsibility (try not to play too many video games).
Happy gaming and happy saving!
Final Note – read my article on blocking microtransactions here
By Izzy Davis | 2019
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