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

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Grand Theft Auto 3 and Devil May Cry was what made me buy a PS2 while Resident Evil 4 made me buy a Gamecube.

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#152  Edited By mcbonjon

There were a few of these, that I remember. I got a Gamecube for Resident Evil 4. I just purchased a 3DS for Fire Emblem: Awakening. I remember getting a PSP for Persona 3 Portable and a Vita for Persona 4 Golden.

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#153  Edited By StarvingGamer

Vita for P4G

Wii U for Bayonetta 2 (eventually)

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#154  Edited By MikeFightNight

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is what made me buy an original X-Box. I saw it at a friends house and was blown away by how it looked. My first console buy using my own money too.

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#155  Edited By recroulette

Advance Wars for the GBA and Pokemon Pinball for the Game Boy Color.

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#156  Edited By FancySoapsMan

I bought a 3DS so I could play Virtue's Last Reward.

Also because of the promise of awesome games in the future, like Fire Emblem.

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#157  Edited By TheUnsavedHero

Back in the day, I got a N64 for WWF Wrestlemania 2000. I was starving for a great wrestling game after the crap-tacular Acclaim games.

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#158  Edited By Nadafinga

GTA IV is what motivated me to finally get a PS3.

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#159  Edited By Nadafinga

@ahaisthisourchance said:

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

Cool, so you have one of those Gun Metal Grey PS3s?

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#160  Edited By SaFt

I bought a Playstation 2 because of Metal Gear Solid 2 and waited for Metal Gear Solid 4 before buying a Playstation 3.

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I think I bought a Gamecube specifically to play Super Mario Sunshine.

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#162  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

Never got a console for a single game. I wait until there are a few I want. Well, except the wii, I dove in on that. I really wanted to play Twilight Princess, ok. May do the same for WiiU if the new smash is good.

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#163  Edited By Jack268

Xbox for Fable 1 
Gameboy Color for Pokémon

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#165  Edited By Sinusoidal

Due to monetary constraints, I bought Final Fantasy VII when it came out and before I actually owned a Playstation. I miss that kind of anticipation for a new game.

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#166  Edited By BleedingStarX

Uncharted 2

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#167  Edited By ShadowMoses900

Yes, that's usually one of the main reasons I buy a system. For instance I always get the Nintendo systems because of Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros etc...., I got an Xbox last gen for Halo and several PC ports, got a 360 for Oblivion (later got it for PS3), got my PS3 for Uncharted and Metal Gear (but LBP is amazing too), but there are other aspects to buying a system such as free online, controller preference etc....

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#168  Edited By MegaMetaTurtle

Gears, Halo and Bioshock made me choose the 360 over the PS3, and Journey made me pick up a PS3.

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#169  Edited By Dchao

I'll never understand the love Gears of War gets, not on console buying levels anyhow.

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#170  Edited By DocHaus

I don't currently have the income it would take to make such a purchasing decision, though there are some PS3 exclusives that made me wish I did.

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#171  Edited By Solidsnak

resident evil 2 made me buy a playstation

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#172  Edited By xMrSunshine

Persona 4 Golden pretty much did it for me. That and Gravity Rush to a lesser extent.

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#173  Edited By Grillbar

shadow complex almost made me buy a xbox. cant remember what game made me buy a ps3 or a ps2 and every console before that i grew up with granted that was only the ps1/psx and if you include commadore 64 amiga 2000 and so on and a sega console i cant remember since i was 4 at the time.

the rest have been pc's

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#174  Edited By ryanmgraef

I bought my ps4 for Mgs4 and am soooo happy i did. I play my Xbox more cuz that's where my friends are but my favorite games are on my ps. Valkyria chronicles, yakuza, gow 3, and uncharted....also not to be one sided I love my wii it became the wired Japanese game system I expected from Sony. Also endless ocean is the most relaxing game ever.

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#175  Edited By Rafaelfc

I bought a Vita mainly because of Persona 4 Golden.

The handful of free games I had sitting on my download queue for a while now were just another swaying force.

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I bought a PS2 for Guitar Hero

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#177  Edited By FunkasaurasRex

I've pretty much purchased every Nintendo handheld in part for the promise of Pokemon. The many exclusives also motivated me to get a PS3.

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#178  Edited By HaltIamReptar

I got the $99 Gamecube solely for the Zelda bundle.

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#179  Edited By The_Ruiner

It's the only reason to ever buy one... on N64 I owned 2 games..Zelda and Zelda..

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#180  Edited By Neurotic

Pretty frequently. I bought an Xbox 360 to play Final Fantasy XIII (Xboxs were much cheaper than PS3s back then and I was poor), I bought a Vita to play Persona 4: Golden, a 3DS to play Theatrythm and 999 and one of the reasons for me buying a PS3 was so I could import Persona 4 Arena. The last one didn't work out so well but I had other reasons for wanting a PS3 so it's all good.

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#181  Edited By Kurinkita

Kingdom hearts 1 and 2 - Ps2

Kingdom hearts : dream drop distance - 3DS

Ni no kuni and many other PS exclusives - Ps3

Persona 4 the golden - PS VITA

Fable - Xbox 360

im an expert to waist money on consoles i dont need..

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#182  Edited By NMC2008

NES - All of them!! lol (got the console a few months after launch)

Sega Master System - Alex Kidd in Miracle World & Kung Fu Kid(got the console a few months after launch)

Sega Genesis - Michael Jackson Moonwalker (got the console really close to launch)

Super Nintendo - Super Mario World, Final Fight, Super Castlevania IV & WWF Super Wrestlemania (got the console a few days after launch)

Sega CD - Dragon's Lair & Sonic CD (got the console a year later)

Sega 32X - MK2 *sigh* (got the thing near launch)

3D0 - Way of the Warrior *sigh* (got one years later)

Atari Jaguar - None (bought one for $20.00 years later)

Nintendo 64 - Mario 64 & Killer Instinct Gold (got the console at launch)

Sega Saturn - Shinobi Legions (got one near launch)

Sony Playstation - MK3, Battle Arena Toshinden, ESPN Extreme Games, WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game (got the console in that launch month)

Sega Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure (got the console on launch day)

Sony Playstation 2 - Silent Hill 2 & Final Fantasy X (got the console in that launch month)

Nintendo Gamecube - Resident Evil REmake - (got the console near launch)

Xbox - Jet Set Radio Future (got it 4 months after launch)

Xbox 360 - Project Gotham Racing 3 - (got the console free from the MT Dew sweeps, I think we got em before launch, I think)

Sony Playstation 3 - MGS 4 & God of War 3 - (got the console 2 years later)

Nintendo Wii - New Super Mario Bros Wii (got the console 2 years later)

Nintendo Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U & Bayonetta 2 (got the console a month ago)

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#183  Edited By LastNinja

PS2 for Gran Turismo 3. My first console since the NES.

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#184  Edited By Stete

The main reasons I bought a PS3 and a 360 were MGS4 and Halo 3 respectively. I also bought a GameCube for REmake and a PSP for Silent Hill Origins.

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#185  Edited By Funkydupe

I hope PlayStation 4 will make me want to buy it by trying to take gaming to the next level instead of just trying to follow wherever the PC platform is going. It is a gaming system, specifically designed and created for gaming surely it should be able to best or at least rival the PC without turning the "exclusive on PS4" move.

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#186  Edited By Rolyatkcinmai

Mass Effect, Persona 4 Golden, Metal Gear Solid 4, Battlefield 3 (build a new PC)

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#187  Edited By jsnyder82

I buy Nintendo systems just so I can play their first party games.

Except for the Gamecube. I bought that one specifically to play Rogue Squadron 2. Worth it.

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Gameboy because of the Tetris.

Jaguar because of Alien vs. Predator.

Playstation because of the Wipeout.

Playstation 2 because of the Timesplitters 2.

Gamecube because of the Wind Waker.

Xbox 360 because of the Saints Row 2 and Bayonetta.

...So, yes.

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#189  Edited By MattGrant

Bought the Wii for Twilight Princess. Thankfully I kept it so that I can now playSkyward Sword. If a new Zelda is announced for the WiiU, I'd probably pick that up.

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Main reason I bought a PS3 was for Demon's Souls (but also Uncharted 3 and my 5th Xbox had broke.)

I bought an almost 400 dollar graphics card solely for about 15 frames per second in BF3. Obviously it's helped in other games as well, but that was the one and only reason I needed a better graphics card at the time.

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#191  Edited By Luca717

probably a ps3 only because i wanted to re play the first two god of wars on the collection and also god of war 3. was pretty happy with some other games i played on it too. but its basically my dedicated blu ray machine and netflix machine

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#192  Edited By Anund

I bought a 360 to play Mass Effect :)

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#193  Edited By Karl_Boss

Xbox: Halo CE

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#194  Edited By Jackhole

I bought a 360 for Halo 3. I bought a PS3 for Uncharted 2. I bought every Nintendo handheld for the Pokemon. I bought a WiiU because I'm fucking stupid.

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#195  Edited By LaserLambert

Metal Gear Solid 4, got me to get a PS3.

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#196  Edited By pr1mus

It never happened that there was only one game i was interested in on a platform. I can probably concede that had there been nothing other than MGS4 on the PS3 i would probably have eventually bought one for it but even then, it's also a blu-ray player so...

One possible exception could be FFIV for the DS. It's the first Final Fantasy i played way back when on the SNES and also my first JRPG and i never finished it and wanted to remedy this so i went and bought a DS for that game thinking that there were already other games i would be interested in and also some GBA games too. In the end i never bought any other games for the DS other than Chrono Trigger that i already owned on SNES but couldn't play anymore since the SNES was busted.

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#197  Edited By DeDubzSC

Uncharted 2 got me to buy a PS3, Halo 4 was when I finally decided to get a Xbox 360, and finally Crysis convinced me to build a gaming PC.

DS and 3DS... pokemon....

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#198  Edited By Ksaw

I traded a friend my n64 and a stack of games for his Playstation for the sole purpose of playing Pro Skater and Tenchu: Stealth Assassins. It was worth it.

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#200  Edited By Fredddi43

Bought a PS3 only for Heavy Rain, now that I played it I rarely turn it on.

And now I'm thinking about buying a Vita for Persona Golden, Escape Plan and Gravity Rush. At least that's three games.