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?
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.
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)
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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