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1. Do you think that 2009 will financially be better for you, or worse?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Much better.
3.1%29
Better.
27.1%254
Worse.
23.9%224
Much worse.
4.8%45
About the same.
41.2%387

2. In terms of numbers of games you bought, last year compared to this year:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I'm going to buy more.
17.5%164
I'm going to buy fewer.
24.2%227
About the same.
58.3%547

3. In terms of what you're willing to pay for games you buy this year:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
They can be expensive as long as the contents are worth it.
85.8%800
I'm looking at the cheaper ones first, regardless of contents.
14.2%132

4. In terms of WHAT games you buy this year:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I'm going to stick with systems I know, rather than risk buying a turkey.
37.6%352
I'm going to experiment with new things.
6.3%59
Whatever looks neat, new or old.
56.1%526

5. Do you prefer to buy games from:
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Average
Rating
Count
Local game shop.2.7% (25)5.3% (50)28.0% (262)22.6% (212)31.9% (299)9.5% (89)3.84937
Online from the manufacturer.2.0% (19)12.5% (117)43.3% (406)24.0% (225)17.3% (162)0.9% (8)3.42937
Online from a retailer.4.8% (45)17.7% (165)35.9% (335)21.8% (203)19.8% (185)0.0% (0)3.34933
Conventions.7.4% (69)28.4% (264)23.6% (220)6.0% (56)5.2% (48)29.4% (274)2.62931

6. Do you prefer to buy new or used games?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I only buy new games.
16.0%150
I prefer new, but will buy used if I can't find it otherwise, or if it is a really good deal.
60.5%569
I don't have a preference; my collection is equal parts new and used.
21.2%199
I prefer used, but will buy the occasional new game.
2.3%22
I only buy used games. 0.0%0

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