More than 150 million adults in 2018 played video games. It shows how many people enjoy playing video games.
But of the 150 million adults playing video games, fewer of them know what it actually takes to be an experienced gamer.
They don’t know how much to spend on video games or what equipment to get as a gamer.
If you’re trying to get more experience and become a professional gamer, here are some tips on what you shouldn’t do with your money.
1. Don’t Invest in Multiple Games
One of the problems with gaming is that people try to get experience in multiple games instead of focusing on one specific game.
When you niche down on gaming, you have a better chance of getting really good at that one game. It’s easy to spend money on multiple games that require more investment, but it’s less likely to make you an experienced gamer.
In addition, if you want to compete and gain experience, you should be playing online against other people and not bots. It helps you gain experience in that one game you are specializing in.
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2. Don’t Overspend on Equipment
What you need if you want to be an experienced gamer is high-speed internet, a headset that communicates well, and a controller that works.
You don’t need to buy the most expensive headset or the most expensive TV to play your video game. You just need the most basic elements.
Your skill depends on how well you play, not on the most expensive equipment you are playing on.
3. Choose a Gaming Platform
Similar to choosing a single gamer to master, you also should focus on picking a single gaming platform.
That way you spend on multiple platforms with different controllers and different games. Every platform and every game has a unique audience.
Focus on mastering that gaming platform.
4. Take Advantage of Special Deals
It’s easy to get caught up in the hype that you need to buy a game as soon as it’s released.
But it’s important to look at the special deals and even the bundles that can save you in the long-run.
5. Sell Games When You’re Finished
If you do buy bundle games, you can always sell the games you aren’t going to play.
You can also sell the games that are done playing with and you’ve moved on to the next big thing. It’s an opportunity to make some of your money back.
Why Experienced Gamers Need to Be Smart About Their Money
Experienced gaming takes discipline on how to spend money on games. As an experienced gamer, you don’t want to buy the most expensive equipment or join every tournament to simply be better at a game.
Experienced gamers know that skill is dependent on how much they devote to a single game and not on the equipment, and that’s how they save money.
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