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#1 Posted by RedCream (777 posts) -

Demon's Souls was my trigger in buying the PS3 as I am curious of what's what. Luckily it did not disappoint. So what exclusive games justified you buying a particular console or upgrading your PC?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -
#3 Posted by Rohok (579 posts) -

Halo Combat Evolved

#4 Posted by Gantrathor (260 posts) -

I bought the original Xbox just to play Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. And StarCraft II was one of the big reasons that I bought a new PC.

#5 Posted by envane (1188 posts) -

S.T.A.L.K.E.R

#6 Posted by fantasyfreak07 (67 posts) -

Crisis Core convinced me to buy a PSP originally and then all the great RPGs to follow made it even sweeter. I'm definitely buying a Vita just for P4 Golden later this year.

#7 Posted by DukesT3 (1985 posts) -

Gears of War for the 360 in 06 and MGS4 for my ps3.

#8 Edited by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -

There hasn't ever really been a game I've said "I'm buying this console just for this game."

The games I've gotten with system though because I finally felt it was the right time where things like Oblivion and Dead Rising 1 on the 360. Then MGS4 and Killzone 2 because there was a bundle deal with a 60 gig model at Best Buy right before they announced the slim.

#9 Posted by GoofyGoober (941 posts) -

Lets see here.

Donkey Kong country-GBC

A bunch of shit-N64

A bunch of shit-Gamecube

Fable-Xbox

Smackdown games, FFX, Kingdom hearts-ps2

Oblivion-Xbox 360

Nothing really on the Ps3, but its my main console now lol.

#10 Posted by legendlexicon (99 posts) -

Dark souls for the xbox 360. Long time ago halo for the xbox. And I upgraded my video cards to two 6870s for BF3.

#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Demon's Souls and the Uncharted series made me buy a PS3, but mainly Demon's Souls.

Also, it's not quite the same I guess, but I upgraded my 200 dollar graphics card that I had only had for about 6 months to a 350 dollar graphics card just so I could play BF3 at 50+ FPS. (I usually get 60, but I will drop down to low/mid 50s in some rare cases)

#12 Posted by DaemonBlack (354 posts) -

Super Smash Bros. Melee convinced me to go Gamecube last generation. I've also been pretty close to getting a Wii for Brawl on several occasions

#13 Posted by Stonyman65 (3028 posts) -

Battlefield 2 and later 2142 made me build my first gaming PC, and Battlefield 3 made me build my second machine 7 years later.

MGS4 is why I originally got a PS3

Resident Evil REmake made me get a Gamecube

Tomb Raider made me get a PSone

Max Payne made me get a PS2

Goldeneye made me get an N64

I never cared much for the Xbox or Xbox 360, so I never bothered with those. I actually got an original Xbox as a gift one year, but I ended up selling it a year later because I never liked any games for it.

#14 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4994 posts) -

Rock Band was the first game that made me want to jump to the next gen - at that time all I played was Guitar Hero and WoW

#15 Posted by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

Game Boy Color? Pokemon Yellow.

PS1? Final Fantasy VII

For the Dreamcast it was Sonic Adventure and NBA 2K.

For PS2? Final Fantasy X

For Xbox? Halo and MechAssault

Gamecube? Super Mario Sunshine and Metroid Prime.

GBA? Metroid Fusion.

DS? Mario Kart DS and Super Mario 64 DS

For the Xbox 360? Gears of War, promise of JRPGS like Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, along with the impending release of Halo 3.

For the Wii, it was Super Smash Bros. and Mario Galaxy.

For the PS3? Valkyria Chronicles, Demon's Souls, and Uncharted 2.

For 3DS? I got it at launch so that I could enjoy my existing DS games without a messed up touch screen and the impending release of LoZ: OoT 3D and Mario Kart 7.

I bought my first gaming PC for Battlefield 3 and Valve games, but I ended up playing a whole lot of Steam games but Battlefield 3. lol

#16 Posted by DocDino (6 posts) -

I don't buy systems for one game alone, but I'll buy one if there's only one game I want to play and I'm confident in the upcoming releases.

I bought a PS2 for dot Hack. Bought a Wii for Twilight Princess (and felt like crap when I beat it in two evenings). And I bought a new PC for Wrath of the Lich King (the previous one sounded and ran like it used diesel).

#17 Posted by Ryuku_Ryosake (220 posts) -

My original Xbox was bought for Fable at $50. Also I bought every handheld pretty much Pokemon starting with my ice blue Gameboy Pocket and Pokemon Blue. Sure there are a lot of other great games on handhelds but if you told me this handheld will only have Pokemon I'd still buy it. When I can find a Wii for about $50 I'll get it for Skyward Sword.

#18 Posted by Devil240Z (3922 posts) -

Well I bought a new PS2 the day Gran Tursimo 4 came out because my old PS2 wouldn't read the disc.

#19 Posted by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

Limiting it to this generation:

PS3: GTA4. I know it's not exclusive, but at the time, I was living with roommates, and we already had a 360 in the household.

360: Pac-Man CE and Shadow Complex (this was during a summer away from the aforementioned roommates).

PC: My last machine was built to play, of all things, Flight Simulator X. Yes, there were other games I wanted to play (well), but FSX was the game that ran like crap on my old machine that ran beautifully on my (then) new build.

#20 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

Persona 4

#21 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3078 posts) -

This thread again?

#22 Posted by Hunter5024 (6358 posts) -

Lost Odyssey sold me an xbox, though I also wanted to play Fable 2 and Gears. Usually I wait until there are several games I want to play on a console, but this may have been a result of my never having money until recently. I bought my 3ds when there were no games I wanted to play on it simply because I knew there would be some eventually and because my DS was broken. We will see what it takes for me to buy a system now that I have disposable income once the Wii U comes out.

#23 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (660 posts) -

MGS4 is why i bought the PS3 and GTA IV is why i picked up my own 360 (used someone else's 360 prior). Also bought the Vita on launch day because sooner or later Persona 4 Golden will come out for it.

#24 Posted by mandude (2670 posts) -

A Wii for The Last Story. Borrowed an Xbox to play Blue Dragon, but I probably would have bought one if they were cheaper at the time.

#25 Posted by VanderSEXXX (564 posts) -

Xbox: Ninja Gaiden

PS3: Ninja Gaiden: Sigma (but after playing I realized it was a mistake as its not a superior version but actually an easier version with different balance that isn't as great as the already perfect balance setup from its original release in the xbox). Thankfully Demon's Souls saved my purchase but took 3 years from the time I bought it to justify the purchase.

PC: Fallout series.

#26 Posted by BaconGames (3775 posts) -

Mortal Kombat for my PS3.

#27 Posted by dcgc (916 posts) -

Why I bought a Xbox 360: GTA IV, Forza Motorsport 2/3, Halo series, Gears of War

Why I want to buy a new Xbox 360: GTA V (don't know if it is gonna be released on PC at launch), Gears of War 3, Red Dead Redemption, Forza Motorsport 4, Halo (still have some games to play), other games which I don't recall.

#28 Posted by Freshbandito (695 posts) -

I bought a ps3 to get my hands on Trash Panic and Valkyria Chronicles, seemed weird because I generally dislike japanesey / anime like games.

#29 Posted by Humanity (11568 posts) -

Ironically Grand Theft Auto 4 is what got me to finally go out and get an XBOX because I didn't want to wait a year for the port. Turned out I hated GTA4 but I enjoy owning an XBOX to this day so overall a good purchase.

#30 Posted by Vextroid (1459 posts) -

Dead Rising is why I have a 360.

MGS for PS2 and 3

#31 Posted by TobbRobb (5097 posts) -

I upgraded my PC and bought a new screen for Witcher 2. And my 360 is basically "The Bayonetta machine". Though that wasn't why I bought it originally.

The only Gameboy game I own is Pokemon yellow. So that is literally bought for just one game.

#32 Posted by Meltac (2001 posts) -

The Last of Us has been one of the main reasons behind my purchase of a PS3.

#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

Nothing really. I don't buy new systems until it has at least 5+ games that I really want to play that I can only get on that platform. In an age of multiplatform everything it takes longer and longer for me to justify them. The one exception to that rule was the original Pokemon and my Gameboy Colour. I still remember the day my mom and dad bought that for me. I was so god dam excited to finally get to play Pokemon, Red like the cool kids played, after being addicted to the TV show. I loved that little purple rectangle so dam much.

#34 Edited by MorkaiTheWolf (202 posts) -

Every console I bought I was sold because of a specific game and I remember them fondly.

- GBC: Dragon Warrior Monsters

- PSX: Final Fantasy VII

- PS2: Final Fantasy X

- Xbox 360: Fallout 3

- PS3: Heavenly Sword/Demon's Souls

- PSP: Star Ocean: First Departure

- Wii: No More Heroes

And ever since I've found more and more on each console that got me more psyched and glad to have it.

#35 Posted by Bollard (6388 posts) -

Starcraft 2 was the exclusive that made me get a PC, but Skyrim and especially Battlefield 3 might as well count considering how much the PC versions destroy their console counterparts.

#36 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Mass Effect and Halo 3.

#37 Posted by AlexW00d (6737 posts) -

I built a PC cause the PC has a much better selection of games than the consoles. Not sure if that counts though.

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#38 Posted by avantegardener (1248 posts) -

PS3: Metal Gear Solid 4.

#39 Edited by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

MGS4, though I regret it. That was was too far up it's own ass to really enjoy anything from it. Although the Raiden part when he fights like 5 of the smaller metal gears is fucking fantastic.

I wish I would have waited and picked up a Slim. I don't regret owning one, but I just wish I had have waited...

#40 Posted by HH (828 posts) -

i bought my ps3 to play Demon's Souls. worth it.

#41 Edited by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

My love of video games cause me to buy every console I can afford to buy, I say this because I gave a middle finger to the Neo-Geo, and I still do. I don't PC game because I have enough shit to worry about on the gaming front, I prefer consoles, but I did hammer out a new build of PC this year but I did that because it was time for it to happen. I can give a list though.

Atari2600 - This is where the journey began.

NES - Just got it on GP

Master System - Because it was new

SNES - Pfft! It was fucking new and it was Nintendo

Sega Genesis - See above

Sega CD - Dragon's Lair

32x - hoping for a decent version of MK 2, I was disappointed

3DO - I dunno really

Jaguar - it was $20.00

Jaguar CD - it was $20.00 & Dragon's Lair 2

Nintendo 64 - Killer Instinct Gold

Sega Saturn - See Sega Genesis & once again MK 2

Sony Playstation - NEW GENERATION HYYYYYYYYPE!!!!

Sega Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure(couldn't wait for the US version so I bought a JPN DC and SA)

PS2 - Final Fantasy X

Xbox - Jet Set Radio Future

Gamecube - Resident Evil REmake

Xbox 360 - I won 2 of these, one from Pepsi and another from Amazon also, NEW GENERATION HYYYYYYYYYPE!!!!!

PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4

Wii - Punch Out & New Super Mario Bros Wii

Soon: WiiU - New Super Mario Bros WiiU

#42 Posted by Zidd (1912 posts) -

Uncharted:Drakes Fortune

#43 Posted by morrelloman (634 posts) -

Xbox360 Mass Effect

PS2 & 3 - God of War 2 & 3

Wii - Wii Sports

N64 - GoldenEye

SNES - Link to tha Past

#44 Posted by bemusedchunk (822 posts) -

Spider Solitaire.

#45 Posted by Dunchad (537 posts) -

The only reason I bought N64 was because I got to play Mario 64 at some kind of demo stand and was immediatly hooked. That remains the only console I bought just based on one game.

#46 Posted by Chaser324 (7099 posts) -

The majority of my console purchases have just been made as obligatory launch purchases in spite of weak launch software.

The two cases that really differ from that though were:

  • Xbox - Star Wars: KotOR and Fable (or Project Ego as it was known at that time)
  • PS3 - Valkyria Chronicles and Uncharted 2
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#47 Posted by AngelN7 (2999 posts) -

Dissidia Final Fantasy , Persona 3 Portable and Valkyria Chronicles for a PSP . Uncharted , The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy Versus XII for a PS3 ... Super Smash B. Brawl for a Nintendo Wii literally just for that game.

#48 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Morrowind - Xbox
Oblivion - Xbox 360
A bunch of stuff - PS3 (This was probably a mistake. I hardly ever touch my PS3.)
A bunch of stuff - PC

#49 Posted by Galiant (2216 posts) -

Witcher 2 was part of the reason why I bought a new PC.

#50 Posted by underworld2086 (47 posts) -

I remember only wanting a gamecube because capcom signed an agreement that all resident evils would be exclusive to gamecube.

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