Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

By Jennifer Prince - 2012-01-26T14:58:21Z

Photograph by Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US 0.00
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US -0.10
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US -0.29
Sony Corp 6758:JP -0.31
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.13
2 of 16

Game Consoles

When online gaming company Zynga went public in December, Gordon, who joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008, turned a $35 million investment into a recent $178.5 million. While online gaming may be the future, consoles still have many years ahead and Gordon is a "big admirer of Xbox Live."

$300: Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim 250GB. Comes with one controller -- Wal-Mart
$50: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller -- EB Games/GameStop
$18: Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote -- Amazon.com
$90: FragFX Shark 360 for Xbox 360 -- EB Games/GameStop
$16: Xbox 360 Play and Charge Kit -- Amazon.com

Running Tally: $474

Advertisement