If your kid loves video games, we all know how much they can be expensive. This brings me to the article I wrote last summer about playing a cross-gen game.
A video game typically costs on average $60, but that amount doesn’t include the add-ons (creator as well as packaging and all the free stuff like any downloadable game). In order to give your kid a good experience, you need to be prepared to spend at least $250 to $300 on games, accessories, or other materials.
But then, it also doesn’t include additional peripherals. A controller can be $60 alone. This brings me to my next point about it being expensive for kids, because as a parent and armed with 10 to 20-inch screen, controllers, and other cross-gen games will be playing on the 10 inch TV or the desktop computer/an in-car console. If we pay for something like $50 for the console, then we pay $5 more each time it’s done. Not even $50 to play!
Even the cost of a daily cup of coffee for a kid can end up being much more than buying a free console.
Gaming consoles themselves have become increasingly outdated. When the Playstation 4 came out, it was only 4 years old when it was new, but in 2019, the Playstation 5 was announced with upgrades like USB 4.0 ports, better colors, support for MPS3, the ability to capture sound, local replay, and more.
I love video games, but for my son, video games are so expensive that he doesn’t play them anymore. We’re not sure why. Maybe he now understands that he’s spending the money on the equipment. Or maybe he just found a console that he liked that works better for the child than the one he bought.
If you’re struggling to find the best one for your kid, I suggest searching around online. Retailers tend to clear the shelves a lot quicker, but there are also plenty of ways to get amazing products for a fair deal. Also, be patient with sellers. Before you checkout, an order, wait to see the price. If you get the other way, check the price of the item before you check the product. Also, if it’s the weirdest deal you see, ask for a discount code or trade-in for the game console.
The look of an alien soldier
I thought it would be interesting to create something with a heart, just like every species. The final product looks like an alien soldier in an alien movie (that’s what it is). You won’t really be able to tell what’s real and what’s not until your kid shows you the final product. Make sure your kid notices a slight difference between normal and augmented reality with a bag of popcorn and an old-fashioned game console.
Let’s see what the final product looks like
If you love it and your kid is loving it, share it with some other parents. I don’t know how much, but even posting it to social media will mean that more people will be able to see the final product.
Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I would appreciate it. I will be glad to hear your thoughts.
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