I was calculating how much getting the Switch and the games I want to play on it will cost me, and I think it came to around $700, since all the Nintendo titles are evergreen and never come down in price. Good god, definitely the most expensive console out of the 3. And if I want a Pro controller, maybe another $20-70. If I want a memory card, another $50 or so? So around $770-$830 cost when I get it.
The Series X has so far cost me $500 for the hardware, $30 for Falconeer, and maybe $50 more in games bought in sales since then, but even that $50 has come mostly from points earned via Microsoft points. Same with all the games I’ve accessed through Game Pass, where Game Pass time gets added via Microsoft points. So really $530 spent so far.
I waited to get the PS4 exclusives I wanted, and over the entire generation, I think getting all the exclusives I wanted cost me about $200 total. Add in PS+ and I guess I spent about $700 on PS4 the entire generation.
Nintendo seems like the cheapest, but it’s definitely the most expensive of the three.