#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1074 posts) -

Mortal Kombat sold me on my Vita. What games convinced you to buy a specific platform to play them?

#2 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1219 posts) -

I bought my ps3 for COD:MW2

#3 Posted by Getz (3323 posts) -

Halo made me buy an Xbox. I actually bought that last of the three consoles from last generation. Final Fantasy X sold me the Ps2, and Phantasy Star Online sold me the Gamecube.

#4 Posted by Droop (1923 posts) -

Nothing in particular. I remember getting a PS3 because I was bored and had nothing to play on my 360.

#5 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2351 posts) -

As far as this generation goes Gears of War made me buy a 360, MGS4 for the PS3 and Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii.

#6 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Demon's Souls is what originally sold me on buying a PS3 (though having my 5th Xbox break really helped...)

I bought an Xbox this past Christmas because I really wanted to play Gears 3 and Halo Reach, but I really kind of regret it and am thinking about selling it.

#7 Posted by believer258 (12688 posts) -

Halo is why I chose an Xbox and Metroid Prime is why I chose a Gamecube. I had other games I wanted on those systems before buying them, but the games mentioned were the main reasons I bought their respective consoles.

I got a PS2 because I couldn't pick out just one game that I wanted to play on it. Everyone needs a PS2, it's *almost* as essential as a Super Nintendo.

#8 Posted by Str8_2_Alticity (19 posts) -


#9 Posted by l4wd0g (2194 posts) -

PC to see pictures of your mom.

#10 Posted by AjayRaz (12651 posts) -

i bought a 3DS for Mega Man Legends 3 but that never ended up being a thing. hopefully there will be more games for the 3DS in the future that catch my interest because right now it's just collecting dust, making me wish i didn't buy a 3DS. i also bought a 360 to play Dead or Alive 4, and that ended up being the console i mainly play on.

#11 Posted by StarhawkPilot (3 posts) -

Starhawk made me buy a PS3.

#12 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -

Animal Crossing 3DS sold me a 3DS because I'm an idiot who buys consoles for games that don't even have release dates yet.

#13 Posted by tavistavistavis (77 posts) -

MGS4 PS3 still the only reason to own a PS3

#14 Edited by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption made me waste 2000 shekels on a PS3 that I haven't touched in over a year. 
But it was fucking worth it. 

I bought my ps3 for COD:MW2

#15 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2734 posts) -


#16 Posted by bybeach (5142 posts) -

Gears of War might of, and then something or somethings for the PS3. I was impressed by the consoles and at least wanted to play what was exclusive to them, but at first I was soooo terrible with a gamepad.

#17 Edited by Yummylee (23193 posts) -

I bought (or rather asked my mum to buy for christmas) a ps2 primarily for RE: Code: Veronica X. Which was the same reasoning behind me getting a gamecube, with RE4, RE0 and the remake.

EDIT: Also, should the rumour about there being a new story-driven RE game starring Claire Redfield upcoming on the 3DS (to go with Revelations of course), then I'll follow the same routine...

Fortunately, I of course do buy other games down the line for the consoles; i.e Eternal Darkness, SSBM, Luigi's Mansion, Tales of Symphonia ect. for the gamecube. But it's usually RE games that force me to make the first step.

EDIT2: Oh! And I remember now that I got a 360 for the GTAIV expansions. My PS3 I bought for no one game in particular and just wanted to catch up into the next generation.

#18 Posted by onan (1332 posts) -

DOA3 is what got me to buy an Xbox, Lumines (and to an extent, Wipeout) got me to buy a PSP, Tekken got me to buy a PS1.

I can't remember what motivated me to buy the other systems. PS2 I got pretty much at the end of the lifecycle for the system, and I'd been buying games I wanted to play for a while for it, so I guess at some point it just hit critical mass.

#19 Edited by Wakka (96 posts) -

GTA III - PS2; PS3 ... Final Fantasy X HD. Last-gen games ftw. =p

I was considering buying a 360 for Deadly Premonition, but now that's coming to PS3, too. Whoop.

Edit: Oh yea, I bought a Dreamcast for Shenmue.

#20 Posted by totaboy (48 posts) -

I bought a PlayStation 1 for Grandia. I was a SEGA fanboy, and Grandia for the Saturn never came out in the West.

I bought a PlayStation 2 for Dragon Quest VIII. DQ7 was amazing and I had to play the sequel.

I bought an Xbox 360 to play Modern Warfare 2 with my friends. We played it twice, I think. It has some other great games though. :)

#21 Posted by Redbullet685 (6184 posts) -

I bought a PS3 mostly for Uncharted 2.

#22 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12640 posts) -

If Fire Emblem: Awakening comes to the states, I will willingly and happily put down whatever cash money is necessary to purchase a 3DS and even perhaps purchase some other software titles as well.

Obviously, if we aren't talking prospectively, then I got my 360 when Mass Effect came out, being the Bioware fan I was.

#23 Posted by PassiveKaerenai (325 posts) -

Ocarina/N64, Twilight Princess/Wii, Oblivion/Xbox360

almost bought a PS3 just for MGS4...still don't know whether that was the right decision

#24 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1074 posts) -

@l4wd0g: Uncalled for.

#25 Posted by RockAction (375 posts) -

I have never done it before, usually just wanted the console and got a few games to play on it but GTA IV pushed me to get a 360 and I was dying to play MGS4 for two years after having played the first three

hadn't paid much attention to this generation until the GTAIV trailer

#26 Edited by Cubidog1 (340 posts) -

Halo 3 for XBOX 360. Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii. Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3.

#27 Posted by Vinny_Says (5907 posts) -

Halo made me buy an original xbox in 2004 and CoD 4 made me buy a 360 in 2009. I'm a bit of a late-comer.

#28 Edited by lockwoodx (2532 posts) -

NES for Mike Tyson's Punch Out.
SNES for Final Fantasy 2
Atari Lynx for a proper version of Rampage.  
Neo Geo for Samurai Spirits 2.
3DO for Return Fire
Playstation for Resident Evil.
Saturn for Guardian Heros.
N64 for Smash Brothers.
Dreamcast for Power Stone.
Game Cube for Pac-Man Vs.
Xbox for Halo.
Haven't bought a console since, as the hardware became junk, greedy collector's editions that provide garbage and fluff, High console game prices while providing less value/content  like no more nice booklets / cheaper thinner cases, game content cut for $DLC, and more restrictive DRM that assumes paying customers are criminals.
PC only since 2004 and Viva la Steam!!!

#29 Posted by hoossy (1039 posts) -

While I didn't finally buy a 360 just for Alan Wake, it was certainly the first game I wanted to play, and the reason why I blew my money load instead of waiting an extra week.

#30 Posted by JCGamer (760 posts) -

FFVII and the PS1. Castlevania X for the PSP. Ninja Gaiden and the Xbox.

#31 Posted by Hunter5024 (6289 posts) -

I bought my 360 for Lost Odyssey. Fable and Gears turned out to be nice bonuses.

#32 Posted by Seppli (11233 posts) -

I remember pulling the trigger on the PS3 because of Demon's Souls. And it was worth it.

#33 Posted by laserbolts (5441 posts) -

Bought my PS3 for mgs4. Wasn't worth it.

#34 Posted by Carlos1408 (1573 posts) -

Super Smash bros. Melee and Metroid Prime for the gamecube

My brother and I got our first xbox because we knew halo 3 would come out for it, then oblivion came out too. We got it early on; there weren't many great games out yet, but we knew there would be.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii

Demon's Souls for the PS3

and Pokemon White for the NDSi.

I got a new Xbox in england for Skyrim, I also needed a console for when I wasn't at home, since I no longer live in Spain.

#35 Posted by CJduke (845 posts) -

I bought a PS3 because the online service is free, also demon's souls

#36 Posted by fjor (312 posts) -

wii for ninjabread man 360 for rogue warrior and ps3 for deadliest catch sea of chaos

#37 Posted by spartanlolz92 (520 posts) -

halo i love the universe.

microsoft use to have alot of exclusives i liked sadly they have been drying up

#38 Posted by BoG (5387 posts) -

It's a bad idea to buy a console for one game in particular. Taking into consideration on the consoles I purchased with my hard earned money, I purchased the Gamecube and Xbox 360 because they had established libraries full of quality titles. I bought a GBA for the same reason. I bought a DS and PSP on launch day with faith that they would eventually have great games. I haven't bought a PS Vita because I don't expect it to ever have a very strong library, though there are some enticing individual titles.

Ok, so I totally bought a PS3 for MGS4 and MGS4 alone. I didn't really care what else was on the console. I don't want to ever do that again, though.

I absolutely think that one title can be the catalyst that drives you to buy a console you've been considering. I won't buy the PS4 at launch, but as soon as Final Fantasy XV comes out, I'll buy it, as long as it has a good library.

Oh, who am I kidding. I would probably buy a console just for FFXV, even if it sucks.

#39 Posted by DougCL (246 posts) -

after playing the first two on someone else's PS3, i bought my PS3 for Uncharted 3. and Yakuza 3.

#40 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1244 posts) -

Uncharted sold me a PS3. I'm ready to sell it back now if anyone's interested.

#41 Posted by Legend (2695 posts) -

I bought my PS3 to play MGS4 when it came out.

#42 Posted by 49th (3013 posts) -

inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted 2. I had such a boner for those games.

#43 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

I really can't recall what made me buy most of my consoles. Back then it was just wanting the newest thing because that's what they made games for. The only ones I can recall are the Gameboy Colour for Pokemon Red, and my PC for the Command and Conquer games.

#44 Posted by face15 (1368 posts) -

Strangely I bought my PS3 for Just Cause 2. I saw a gameplay demo for it from E3 to year before it came out and I was blown away by the graphics and the freedom of the huge map. Then I bought a PS3.

#45 Posted by Vextroid (1450 posts) -

A 360 for Dead Rising

Wii for Super Smash Bros. Brawl

and a PS3 for MGS4, which as 2 years ago AND I still haven't played MGS4 yet!

#46 Posted by Soapy86 (2669 posts) -

Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis/Mega Drive

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Game Boy

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Nintendo 64

Soul Calibur - Dreamcast

Super Mario Advance - Game Boy Advance

Super Smash Bros. Melee - GameCube

Halo: Combat Evolved - Xbox

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Playstation 2

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox 360

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Playstation 3

#47 Posted by MocBucket62 (1356 posts) -

Super Smash Bros Melee for the Gamecube and Super Mario 64 for the N64. My brother wanted my parents to buy a PS3 to just play MGS4.

#48 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (457 posts) -

Gears 2 made me buy a 360

#49 Posted by Atom (232 posts) -

PS2: MGS3. Would've done it for MGS2, but thankfully Substance was ported to XBOX :)

PS3: MGS4.

Dead Rising sold me on Xbox 360. Console RROD'd and I bought another console for Limbo a few years later,

#50 Posted by nintendoeats (6138 posts) -

I was going to get a next-gen console anyway, but GTA and MGS IV were pretty damned important.