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

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#101  Edited By DarthOrange
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#102  Edited By mkskillz16

God of War 3 for PS3 and Call of Duty 2 for 360.

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#103  Edited By LevelUpAdrian

I wonder what on earth made this thread from almost 5 years ago get rez'd.

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#104  Edited By FlarePhoenix

I think every console I buy is purely for a game I want. After all, there isn't much point buying a console if there aren't any games you want to play on it.

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I got a PS2 for Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Portal Runner.

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#106  Edited By DarthOrange
@LevelUpAdrian said:

I wonder what on earth made this thread from almost 5 years ago get rez'd.

I was lurking in the LBP Vita forums and the newest thread was this one. I checked out his level and it was awesome. I responded to his topic and decided to follow him. Then I read his bio and it says he works at GameSpot which is pretty neat. I also noticed that he has only 8 forum posts and in his history you can only see 3 of the topics he has responded to. This was one of those topics, and it reminded me that the reason I made the jump to the "next-gen" was because of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. And so I decided to respond to the thread. 
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#107  Edited By awesomeusername

Hotline Miami sold me on buying games on my laptop.

I bought a Vita back on Black Friday because it was $180. They also had just put out PS+ for the Vita and I was already a PS+member on my PS3 so I had to get the Vita. I only really wanted to play Gravity rush & Uncharted though.

@LevelUpAdrian said:

I wonder what on earth made this thread from almost 5 years ago get rez'd.

Blame @DarthOrange: . He's a necrothreadiac

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#108  Edited By musclerider

I bought my 360 for Too Human and then proceeded to not buy Too Human.

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#109  Edited By VanderSEXXX

XBox for Ninja Gaiden (2004)

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#110  Edited By big_jon

Halo and Mario.

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#111  Edited By GreggD

I actually just recently bought a Gamecube to play through all the Resident Evil games, up to 3. The remake of the first game was specifically what drove me to pick it up, though. Got that and Zero for like 25 bucks at my local shop.

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#112  Edited By Swoxx

Uncharted 2 Quick Look was the sole reason I bought a Playstation 3

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#113  Edited By Hizang

I bought a PS3 originally for MGS4 and Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction.

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#114  Edited By Hunter5024

I bought a 360 for Lost Odyssey, but ended up enjoying a couple of their exclusives enough to justify owning it.

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#115  Edited By fraser

I wouldn't say I bought my Vita because of Persona 4 Golden (there's that backlog of PSP games I'm playing on it) but it was a pretty huge incentive.

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#116  Edited By probablytuna

The only one that comes to mind is probably Ocarina of Time 3D but there were other factors as well, such as the sweet sweet price tag of $150. I would say Vita as well, but I bought it waiting for Gravity Rush and Persona 4 Golden to be released, whereas I bought the 3DS with Ocarina.

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#117  Edited By Cold_Wolven

Xbox 360 for Gears of War as well as Rare's two games PDZ and Kameo since I still liked that studio back then.

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#118  Edited By Fallen189

I got an original DS Lite because of Animal Crossing :V

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#119  Edited By TobbRobb

Not yet. But Bayonetta 2 might just be the thing.

I don't have room or money for a goddamn Wii U. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn it!

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#120  Edited By Yummylee
  • Gameboy Colour - For Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. Pretty much all I used it for, too.
  • Gamecube - Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil remake, and Resident Evil 0. I grew to love my Gamecube for many reasons besides, though. Like SSBM, Tales of Symphonia, Eternal Darkness, and not to mention the incredibly comfy control pad and oddly relaxing console menu. I even bought the RE2 and RE3 ports, which included Extreme Battle Mode in RE2 which I had never played before.
  • 360 - I had always wanted to own a 360 alongside my PS3, but it was the GTAIV DLC that finally pulled me over. PS3 is still my primary go-to, but I've attained a lot of enjoyment with all of the 360 exclusives -- most importantly the Gears series.

I've come awfully close to buying a 3DS for Resident Evil Revelations as well, but I've scrapped that idea since it's coming to home consoles. Still plenty of great games to be found on the 3DS, I don't doubt that. But portable consoles have never struck much of an appeal for me besides when I was much younger and I was swept up in the Pokemon craze.

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#121  Edited By ShockD

No. No game is worth purchasing a new console imo. If there are several games then maybe yes. But I wouldn't buy such an expensive device just for one game only.

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#122  Edited By Chromium

X360 for Halo 3

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#123  Edited By Deadlypixels

3DS for Kingdom Hearts DDD

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#124  Edited By Neonie

Etrian Odyssey 4 for 3DS is what made me buy one. But I plan to play other games on it as well now.

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#125  Edited By GnaTSoL

@TobbRobb said:

Not yet. But Bayonetta 2 might just be the thing.

I don't have room or money for a goddamn Wii U. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn it!

I just came back from playing Bayonetta for the 360 after not touching it for a long time. God damn, what a joy to play. Probably the best playing and enjoyable game on the 360.

Knowing now that B2 is WIIU exclusive is killing me from deep within. Do I give in and buy a console for just one game or do I just lose out on true gaming experience....

Anyways, on-topic now, I'd go with Melee making me pretty much buy a GC for it. It was also literally the only game I had for it... Other than Wind Waker, which I bought over Prime and still deeply regret to this day. Huge Metroid fan but the FPS stuff was scaring me I guess. I sold Waker after a week.

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#126  Edited By uhtaree

3DS for Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm.

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#127  Edited By DeF

@GnaTSoL said:

@TobbRobb said:

Not yet. But Bayonetta 2 might just be the thing.

I don't have room or money for a goddamn Wii U. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn it!

I just came back from playing Bayonetta for the 360 after not touching it for a long time. God damn, what a joy to play. Probably the best playing and enjoyable game on the 360.

Knowing now that B2 is WIIU exclusive is killing me from deep within. Do I give in and buy a console for just one game or do I just lose out on true gaming experience....

I don't get this "for just one game" thing. How can you be so sure that you wouldn't enjoy ANY other game on the platform? Even if you just look at Platinum Games ..err games, there's The Wonderful 101 coming this summer, that should be ridiculous and awesome. Probably both at the same time.

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Bought an xbox for Halo 2, psp for crisis core, xbox 360 for halo 3 and I want a Vita for persona 4 golden.

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#129  Edited By Vextroid

360 for Dead Rising

PS3 for MGS4

Wii for Smash Bros.

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#130  Edited By AndrewB

Gamecube: Wind Waker all the way.

3DS: Virtue's Last Reward.

I think that's about it besides ---

@Yummylee said:

  • Gameboy Colour - For Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. Pretty much all I used it for, too.

Except original green/black Gameboy.

I mean, I bought a 360 when Gears of War came out, but there were already other games I wanted!

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#131  Edited By TobbRobb

@DeF: Well, we don't know that there won't be any other cool games, but we also don't know that there will be. The one game thing is just that at the moment of purchase, there is only one thing I know that I want. Gambling can be fun too.

Though looking at the Wii, which I own but haven't finished a single game on yet or other factors, such as the Wii U being a broken piece of shit, makes me less hopeful about getting much use of it.

But Bayonetta 2 is preeeetty tempting and wonderful 101 might be a good band-aid for my butthurt as well. We'll just have to wait and see.

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#132  Edited By Humanity  Online

PC gamer since around 1994 and never owned many consoles because my parents disliked video games as I was growing up. Then all those years later it was GTA4 that finally did it.

I just didn't want to wait a year for the PC port. For some reason I just HAD to play that game now now now. So I bought a 360 and never looked back.

It was a perfect time since PC games were on the downslope those days - mostly very bad ports of console titles - and console gaming was definitely on the rise. Things like Xbox Live and cross game chat were so well integrated and seamless while on the pc requires a bunch of outside programs to run.

These days I've gotten a bit back into pc gaming. Beat Sleeping Dogs on pc and some other titles but I still prefer to purchase games for the 360 because I feel safe knowing they'll run and won't have issues.

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#133  Edited By DeF

@TobbRobb said:

@DeF: Well, we don't know that there won't be any other cool games, but we also don't know that there will be. The one game thing is just that at the moment of purchase, there is only one thing I know that I want. Gambling can be fun too.

Though looking at the Wii, which I own but haven't finished a single game on yet or other factors, such as the Wii U being a broken piece of shit, makes me less hopeful about getting much use of it.

But Bayonetta 2 is preeeetty tempting and wonderful 101 might be a good band-aid for my butthurt as well. We'll just have to wait and see.

It's not really "broken." The problem is that you keep hearing about lock ups from the same group of people. Mine hasn't locked up any more than my PS3 did after I got it. There's a lot of exaggerating going on right now when it comes to these things.

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#134  Edited By TMThomsen

Super Mario 64

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#135  Edited By Genkkaku

A Gamecube for Wind Waker and RE4..

A 3DS for Ocarina and Pokemon X & Y when they come out..

I picked up ZombieU for 50% off when it was brand new, and then bought a Wii U later that week to play it..

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#136  Edited By fetchfox

NIntendo consoles and ps3 when Uncarted was the freshest.

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#137  Edited By ArtisanBreads

The last couple console generations have generally gone I get one console based on the hardware and the collection of games is inticiing but a bit secondary. Did this with PSX when it first came out, then PS2 after that, then Xbox 360. Lots of great games but didn't inspire me solely based on those.

I often get another console though and that's usually based on this. For me, Perfect Dark made me get an N64, Halo made me get an Xbox, MGS4 made me get a PS3.

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#138  Edited By fisk0  Moderator

Hasn't happened yet, but if I ever get a 360 it's pretty much only for Project Sylpheed and Ace Combat 6.

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#139  Edited By Nekroskop

PS3 for MGS4.Bought the bundle just for that game.

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#140  Edited By Nilazz

Snake for the Nokia 3310.

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#141  Edited By Sayishere

Most of the Nintendo consoles because of their first party games. Although still holding of on the WII U for the time being.

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#142  Edited By A_Norman

Asked for a Gamecube for Christmas mostly for Smash Bros., bought a PS3 for inFAMOUS and God of War 3

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#143  Edited By rflx

Yes. 
I bought a PS3 just to play Red Dead Redemption.

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#144  Edited By abendlaender

I remember seeing a trailer for Twilight Princess and saying to myself "Fuck...well I guess I need a Wii" (I didn't own a Cube)

And you know what? Totally worth it.

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#145  Edited By JZ

Yes truma team

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#146  Edited By squiDc00kiE

Build a gaming pc for BF3 and FC3

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#147  Edited By glots

God of War 1&2.

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#148  Edited By Sooty

I bought a PS2 for San Andreas and later on another for Persona 4

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#149  Edited By mikey87144

I bought a Dreamcast for Powerstone and Sonic Adventure.

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#150  Edited By Garfunkle

I bought a 360 for Guitar Hero 2