Has there ever been a game that drove you to purchase a console?

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#51  Edited By pause422

Ocarina of Time and Goldeneye definitely made me buy a N64. But recently not really,I had all the consoles before a game I was looking forward to anyway.

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#52  Edited By normajean777

well
xbox360=gears and halo but im dissapointed in the system overall. hardware is crap and live IMO is not worth 50$
ps3=ratchet and clank but for some reason it became my main console i love the controller oh and resistance was a big seller i played it at a comp usa in there theater room and was amazed.
wii=brawl now this console im am really dissapointed in i dont even want to talk about it.

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I bought a Dreamcast just to play Resident Evil - Code: Veronica.

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#54  Edited By Black_Rose

Dead Rising made me buy a 360...totally worth it, it died five months later though

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#55  Edited By somesthetic

I've always looked at the console as a whole, games that are out, games that are coming out, it's capabilities outside of gaming. it's weird. I've been an excellent consumer since I was a child and decided Super Nintendo had the games I needed to play.

Sure, I chose the N64, but I got enough out of Zelda and Goldeneye to justify that.

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#56  Edited By Arestice

If I see Wiifit will I get beat up?


I was driven to buy an N64 because of Smash Bros.

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#57  Edited By mtgrill

Vice City and Gran Turismo - PS2

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Black_Rose said:
"Dead Rising made me buy a 360...totally worth it, it died five months later though"

Yeah, that was hella fun. Can't wait for them to show DR2 already... very soon I suspect.
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#59  Edited By Homer

I got a 360 for gears + halo 3

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#60  Edited By JusticeCovert

Quite a few of my console purchases have been motivated by individual games:


  • SNES - Super Mario World
  • PlayStation - Destruction Derby
  • N64 - Super Mario 64
  • Dreamcast - Ready 2 Rumble
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#61  Edited By solidphoenix

Final Fantasy X for the PS2, but I also really wanted to play Kingdom Hearts
Halo 2 for the original Xbox
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii

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#62  Edited By RWHC

Gamecube:  Metroid Prime (also led to me discovering Greg Kasavin's wonderful writing and trustworthy  reviews)
Nintendo DS: Advance Wars DS
GBA: Tactics Ogre, and portable Super Mario World!!! (that game deserves so much more than three exclamation marks)
PS2: Metal Gear Collection
Famicom: Contra

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#63  Edited By Systech

At the time, I bought a 360 knowing there would be Halo 3 coming, then came Gears, Mass Effect, and a bunch of other fantastic games.

Also the Wii, being under the impression that it was going to be better than the Gamecube.

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#64  Edited By UnlivedPhalanx

I think I've continued to buy Nintendo reasons for Mario, Zelda, and Metroid titles. Otherwise, I don't think that I've been THAT persuaded.

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#65  Edited By Iszdope

Bought a Gamecube for RE4.

LittleBigPlanet seems on track to being one of the greatest games ever.  Will be forking out for PS3 if it delivers.

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#66  Edited By kenzo287

I got a PS2 so I could play Bully. At the time I hated Sony so when they announced a Wii version I got really really angry. Now I want both the Wii and 360 versions

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#67  Edited By Emiel

I bought a PS2 for GTA3 and a Gamecube for Resident Evil 1 remake

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#68  Edited By Cleric

Metal Gear Solid 4 made me purchase a Ps3.

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#69  Edited By GumbieuK

Halo for the origional Xbox.

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#70  Edited By jlaudio7

A Gamecube for Super Smash Bros. Melee. 

A Wii for Brawl and Twilight Princess
A DS for Planet Puzzle League and NSMB
An XBox 360 for Gears of War and GTA4 (This was when I had no intention on buying a PS3)
and next month, a PS3 for LBP and MGS4.

I'm kinda stoked about purchasing a PS3 because this will be the first generation that I'll have all 3 main consoles.
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#71  Edited By brew

Metal Gear Solid , after playing a store demo ...... I had no plans on buying a playstation or any system at the time.

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#72  Edited By Alexander

I bought my PS2 pretty much for GTA III.

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#73  Edited By logson

Halo got me to buy an XBox.

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#74  Edited By get2sammyb

I got an XBOX for Halo. So yes.

EDIT: Reading through the thread there are a lot of people considering picking up a PS3. Are Sony really starting to motor now?

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#75  Edited By 6matt6

MGS4 is seriously making me consider it.

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#76  Edited By BiggerBomb
When information on Mass Effect was first released I promised myself that I would get the Xbox 360. I'm also a huge Elder Scrolls fan and when Oblivion was announced for the Xbox 360 I knew I would get the system.
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#77  Edited By Zebadee

Is it wrong that I bought a Gamecube for Luigi's Mansion?

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#78  Edited By kariyanine

I bought my 360 for Gears and I bought my gamecube for PSO.

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#79  Edited By chazer127

It really depend's on how many games are on the console that I want, If there is only 1 then screw that, 3 or 4 then I might get it.

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#80  Edited By MullaN

I got an xbox purely for halo 2

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#81  Edited By Anders

Gears of War ... what can I say, I'm a graphics whore

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#82  Edited By stAtic

A single game can't get me to buy a console.

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#83  Edited By Rowr

Oblivion on day one was a big factor in me getting an Xbox 360.

I guess knowing Mass Effect and Halo 3 were coming were factors as well.

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#84  Edited By Brasky

Bought a 3DO to play Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Way of the Warrior. N64 for Mario 64.

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#85  Edited By hush404

I got an N64 for Ocarina of Time and a PS2 because of GTA 3.

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#86  Edited By Alynablaze

I got my gamecube for super smash bros melee

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#87  Edited By Mats

Halo made me dump the PS2 in favor of the first xbox

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#88  Edited By HitNRun

I think the overwhelming majority of people who own a console nowadays have a must-own title in mind when they buy it. That's why such games are referred to as system-sellers, killer-apps (ugh), what have you.

Notables in my past were the PS2 for MGS2, the N64 for Super Mario 64, the SNES for Secret of Mana, and the NES for Super Mario Bros. 3. Which, ironically, I never ended up owning.

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#89  Edited By DarthStone

I bought my PS2 to play Metal Gear Solid 2, and then I bought a gamecube just to play Resident Evil 4 and Zelda (The Cel-animated one)... Only thing is that I still have my PS2, my gamecube sold the second I finished those titles.

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#90  Edited By Solid_SnakeXx

YEah Metal Gear To TEH Solid  faur!!!

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#91  Edited By BoG

Yes, actually quite recently. Metal Gear Solid 4 was a system seller, and I'm actually glad, as the PS3 is now my favorite console.

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#92  Edited By Jayge_

In an odd fit of blind stupidity, i was so taken with Gears of War initially that I went out and bought an XBox for the hell of it. It was the day I got a Wii (my birthday, actually. I stood around stalking Target employees to get one for my siblings) and I was like "what the hell, I'll just get one of these too".

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#93  Edited By hazelnutman

Final Fantasy XIII and Metal Gear Solid 4

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#94  Edited By HazBazz

I bought a DS to play Super Mario 64 DS.

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#95  Edited By GDub

more than likely im not gonna buy one but i want a PS3 just for little big planet, i hpe they decide to make it for xbox

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GDub said:
"more than likely im not gonna buy one but i want a PS3 just for little big planet, i hpe they decide to make it for xbox"

Lol, not going to happen, sorry.
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#97  Edited By c1337us

The only game I have specifically bought a console for was Eternal Darkness. If it were not for that game I doubt I would have ever bought a Gamecube.

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#98  Edited By sculsoldi3r

After 1000 hours of ATV Offroad fury with my friends ps2 i bought a ps2 bundle with it.

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#99  Edited By Lake

Gears of War enticed me to buy a Xbox 360.  No other console exclusives have been as exciting.  After several months of play, I went back to my comfort zone, PC Gaming.  I also let my XBL Gold membership expire will not renew until Gears 2.

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#100  Edited By CoolDrMoney

I got a Gameboy Color because of Pokemon