Pokemon vs Fallout! Who's Getting PAID?| The SCIENCE of... Video Game Millionaires

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  • Published: 08 October 2019
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    You wanted to know gamin's richest character and Austin is BACK to figure it out! Is a Pokemon Master richer than the Sims? Could Geralt from The Witch buy out all of Skyrim? That is the economic mystery we aim to figure out today!

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Comments • 3 570

  • I am Springtrap
    I am Springtrap  1 days back

    Rounding correction: it's $118 million

    • Sean Feeney
      Sean Feeney  1 days back

      But the Labor Theory of Value is centuries outdated and just wrong. Economists today use the Subjective Theory of Value.

      • J03Y G0T some things
        J03Y G0T some things  2 days back

        What about hero of the village and the villager slave auto farm. If you can exploit Pokémon for money you can exploit Minecraft for so much more lime AFK fishing or infinite iron with golems. Selling to blacksmiths for emeralds on transformed zombie villager pricing.

        • Aki
          Aki  3 days back

          I know it don't matter but you can earn a lot more in sims by selling violins

          • Deathknight 0118
            Deathknight 0118  3 days back

            Austin you son of a bitch! WHEN YOU DID THE FIRST PART OF THIS VIDEO YOU FORGOT LUIGI'S MANSION DARK MOON

            • Amy Cox
              Amy Cox  3 days back

              Just saying that the method of farming in Minecraft that the villagers use is FAR from the most efficient way of getting wheat. So if you use the most efficient way it would be a much higher number

              • Otto Martinez
                Otto Martinez  3 days back

                hey, i know this is a bit off topic, but... CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIGURE OUT THE FORTH OF A GOLD PIECE IN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

                • Si-Wo
                  Si-Wo  3 days back

                  okay -you prmise to "do the finale" but will it be uploaded and viewable before 2019 is over? and keep in mind of your Japanese viewers who are ... roughly a day ahead to the USA. (trololololol)

                  • Wit Wunsz
                    Wit Wunsz  4 days back

                    Make the FOOKING music louder blyat where's Ame

                    • Boaty McBoatface
                      Boaty McBoatface  4 days back

                      Reading the witcher books now. Can confirm, witchers are paid almost nothing

                      • lizzard713
                        lizzard713  5 days back

                        I wonder if Stardew Valley will be on here? (probably not, but it's nice to dream)

                        • 1wolffan
                          1wolffan  6 days back

                          If it helps. Back in Biblical days, a Denarius was a day's wage as well. Doesn't quite apply here, but it could help in a future episode, depending on the time period that games are set in.

                          Hope that helps, if even a little.

                          • yeet the child
                            yeet the child  7 days back

                            Dont tell him about gta V online

                            • DragonSailorZero
                              DragonSailorZero  1 weeks back

                              Why would you using painting for the sims, when you can actually garden & keep the same example going. Also, there's so many ways to make money in that game--solely painting is kinda skewing the game's total.

                              • strikezrow
                                strikezrow  1 weeks back

                                This cow estimate still works pretty well if you look at the median income of the US vs the amount of time it would take to buy a cow...

                                • Kearlias Gaming
                                  Kearlias Gaming  1 weeks back

                                  Hey Austin!

                                  Are you also taking into consideration the Adventurer from Runescape? some pretty efficient way for player to make money in that game. Upwards of probably billions of GP per lifespan and theres also a farming skill that can probably be used to do some math!

                                  • cat craft
                                    cat craft  1 weeks back

                                    I think minecraft needs a redo, if your like me and do everything manually, with this labor measurement, I could earn money from pretty much everything. Think about it, mining, farming, murdering innocent chickens, EVERYTHING because your measuring by labor and time spent

                                    • Cherry Oakhold
                                      Cherry Oakhold  1 weeks back

                                      corn

                                      • Cat Tac
                                        Cat Tac  1 weeks back

                                        .,!,.---.,!,.

                                        • Destiny Candycane
                                          Destiny Candycane  1 weeks back

                                          Zelda VS ~¿——?~

                                          • Hunter Vook
                                            Hunter Vook  2 weeks back

                                            Pre-Watch guess: Endgame MC Steve.

                                            • Nickola Langford
                                              Nickola Langford  2 weeks back

                                              Minecraft has more efficient ways to make emeralds

                                              • Speed Zebra
                                                Speed Zebra  2 weeks back

                                                Scrooge mc duck is the richest( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                • Luke Dorofaeff
                                                  Luke Dorofaeff  2 weeks back

                                                  What about the compression factor? All those games are much smaller than they should be. For example Skyrim is only 14.3 square miles. Logically in reality those farms are going to be much larger and so produce more.

                                                  • Teto Sol
                                                    Teto Sol  2 weeks back

                                                    Who else is happy to see some more advertisement for Final Fantasy XIV Online

                                                    • Patrick Zysk
                                                      Patrick Zysk  2 weeks back

                                                      The Dovahkiin: *roams from farm to farm, helping them harvest so they can maximize their profits while avoiding downtimes*


                                                      Capitalists: "now *this* is a model worker!"

                                                      • THE ROYAL CHOMPER
                                                        THE ROYAL CHOMPER  2 weeks back

                                                        Vault hunters in borderlands

                                                        • Ror Boi
                                                          Ror Boi  2 weeks back

                                                          Wait so if a thing's value fluctuates with the amount of time and effort it takes to gather said thing
                                                          Does that mean that corn harvested by a normal healthy person is worth less then corn harvested by someone in a wheelchair?

                                                          • Ror Boi
                                                            Ror Boi  22 hours back

                                                            Nice

                                                          • theMichael
                                                            theMichael  22 hours back

                                                            No, not at all... You are comparing to different ways of producing something. Like comparing a skilled worker with a machine. You need to think only in terms of the same tool. If all the workers take about 6 hours to produce a chair, then that's gonna set its value. But if something happens that make ALL the same workers take 8 hours instead, its value will be higher.

                                                        • Usagi
                                                          Usagi  2 weeks back

                                                          I don’t know if it’s just me, but I just find Austin’s videos really calming in some weird way? I mean, his screams are loud, sure but I always find myself playing one of his videos as background noise when I’m doing stuff.

                                                          • Alcoholic Seal
                                                            Alcoholic Seal  2 weeks back

                                                            Austin: they actually did calculate wages by Labor too!
                                                            Me: they did?
                                                            Austin: one goose would cost 6 days of labour
                                                            Me: (slams head on desk) d EQUALS PENNIE IN MEDIEVAL CURRENCY

                                                            • BIBI SARHANDI
                                                              BIBI SARHANDI  2 weeks back

                                                              Can you do a theory on Little Nightmares? It’s really cool and has really interesting lore

                                                              • laurdes z
                                                                laurdes z  2 weeks back

                                                                +the game theorists ... you have to add at LEAST Ezio from assasins creed to this video

                                                                • Femme Fatale
                                                                  Femme Fatale  2 weeks back

                                                                  The problem I have with using modern day labour salaries is that labourers are MASSIVELY underpaid for their work. I hardly feel that today's treatment of undervaluing hard labour is a good assessment of an economy where the labour is going to be valued very differently. Instead, labour in any game should be valued via a comparison to a real life economy somewhere and/or sometime within our knowledge that is in a similar state as the labour workers of the game.

                                                                  Fun fact: Did you know that farmers make more money creating youtube content then actual farming?

                                                                  • Random Chiroptera
                                                                    Random Chiroptera  2 weeks back

                                                                    The most efficient method of gaining septims in Skyrim is first of all investing in Speechcraft training at the Bards College, followed up with acquiring the Dremora Butler from one of the Black Books. Finally, make expeditions into Dwarven ruins and loot all the smeltable Dwemer metal pieces you can get your summonable butler to carry, plus what you can without being overencumbered. My average one-day expedition doing this usually turns up about 600 Dwarven Metal Ingots once I'm done smelting it all. The slow part is finding someone to sell it all to, because very few merchants can afford to pay thousands of septims in one transaction.

                                                                    • ツSquid
                                                                      ツSquid  2 weeks back

                                                                      5:43 bro stop cappin

                                                                      • AlphaWolf098
                                                                        AlphaWolf098  2 weeks back

                                                                        Austin, with corn, you’re forgetting to factor in the labor required to make the equipment that farms use (namely machinery and pesticides/herbicides), and the labor required to gather and refine the raw materials required to make said equipment. After that gets factored in, you end up with a much lower profit margin. Agriculture is surprisingly expensive, as I’ve found out in my Farm Business Management class in university. The high costs involved and the low profit margins make it risky to get into, hence why it’s so difficult to get bank loans for agriculture.

                                                                        • Syed Ali
                                                                          Syed Ali  2 weeks back

                                                                          Actually the most paid is probably Warframe because you can get about 200,000 Credits per index run

                                                                          • volk dukh
                                                                            volk dukh  2 weeks back

                                                                            Geralt also owns a Vineyard so shouldn't that raise his value a bit ?

                                                                            • Darlene Playz
                                                                              Darlene Playz  2 weeks back

                                                                              *-I still think he can become a fantastic rapper-*

                                                                              • Danielle RAMBAUD
                                                                                Danielle RAMBAUD  2 weeks back

                                                                                You actually made me read the wealth of nations

                                                                                • Vwede & Yoma
                                                                                  Vwede & Yoma  3 weeks back

                                                                                  isnt it just steve because he can hold infinite gold?

                                                                                  • Daksh Pat
                                                                                    Daksh Pat  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Anyone else noticed that Austin has dandruff

                                                                                    • Jesus Diaz Flores
                                                                                      Jesus Diaz Flores  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Nathen drake or Lora Croft sound like winners to me

                                                                                      • MF Games
                                                                                        MF Games  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I think that emerald costs 32,4 because
                                                                                        20 wheats are 1 emerald.

                                                                                        • Adam Odonel
                                                                                          Adam Odonel  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Me : Scrooge mcduck had a game.

                                                                                          • Chreighton - HisMajesty

                                                                                            All I can say is farming Trapezohedron in Final Fantasy 13 is the worst labor you can ever do .....
                                                                                            it’s probably worth millions

                                                                                            • Chreighton - HisMajesty

                                                                                              I have a feeling it’s going to be a month before we get the next video and he’s going to change it again......

                                                                                              • KKP CO.
                                                                                                KKP CO.  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Try terraria