Games That You Bought A Console For
thenerdtheword last edited by
- The PSone we had just turned up one day. I think my Dad bought it for me and my brother on a whim. Ended up falling in love with the machine and all of its games.
- PS2 was a no brainer. I just wanted one because I liked my PSone so much!
- PS3 was bought for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
- PS4 because it had a game I worked on in the launch lineup and I really wanted to see my name in the credits on launch day on a retail kit I owned.
- Got an Xbox for Halo: CE and Fable but Blinx The Time Sweeper also looked cool (how wrong was I about Blinx?! :laughing:)
- Got an Xbox 360 for Halo and Fable as well.
- Same with the Xbox One and I've regretted it ever since because Fable is dead and Halo 5 was pants :crying_cat_face:
- I pestered my parents for a NES just to play Super Mario Bros. 3 aka the game that changed my life.
- It was a similar situation with the SNES and Super Mario All-Stars. I made a very strong "Value for money" argument!
- N64 two games: Mario 64 and Goldeneye
- Got a GameCube because of all the Nintendo games but also Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II.
- Wii for Wii Sports and Twilight Princess
- Wii U because of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and the promise of a new Zelda game
- Got a Super Mega Drive (as they are called in the UK) just for the Sonic games.
- Bought a Dreamcast for Shenmue and Phantasy Star Online <-- Two of the best games ever made right there.
Guest last edited by
I bought my GameCube for the Resident Evil Remake and a PS3 for Metal Gear Solid 4. Then I bought my PS4 for MGS5: The Phantom Pain which I still dread today but the new Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts will make it worth it.
OH! And Dreamcast for IllBleed!
MXAGhost last edited by
I bought Batman: Arkham Asylum collector edition a whole year before I got my PS3.
Calverz last edited by
Gamecube- Perfect Dark (Never happened obviously lol)
Xbox 360- Halo 3
Wii-Wii sports (yes really)
PS3- The last of us
Wii U - Smash4
PSP- GTA Vice City Stories
Game Boy Colour- Pokemon Red
Game Boy Advance- Pokemon Whatever
PS2- Metal Gear Solid 2
Smartzke last edited by
I bought the N64, GameCube, Wii, and Wii U all just for Smash Bros.
PS3 to play Resident Evil 5.
PS4 to play MGSV on a next gen console. No way I'd stick with past gen for Metal Gear.
SpyKi last edited by
Playstation - Crash Bandicoot
Playstation 2 - Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex
Playstation 3 - Metal Gear Solid 4
Playstation 4 - Bloodborne
PSP: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Gamecube - Mario Kart Double Dash with Zelda compilation disc.
Wii - Twilight Princess
Wii U - Bayonetta 2
Gameboy - Pokemon Yellow
Gameboy Advance - Minish Cap
DS - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
3DS - Link Between Worlds
Xbox - Halo 2
Xbox 360 - Halo 3
Xbox One - Master Chief Collection
rossthebassist last edited by
the reason i have an xbox one was for Tomb Raider,
ChucklesBrown last edited by
Zelda could become a first for me.
Hydekk last edited by
Killer Instinct - Xbone
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - PSP
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance - Nintendo 3DS
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 - PS3
Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess - Wii
Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD - Wii U
Super Mario Sunshine - Gamecube
Some of these consoles were also the limited edition versions that i still have :D
benoit489 last edited by
Never had a Sony system, but enjoyed playing Shadow of the Colossus with my friend on his PS2 in high school. I impulse bought a PS3 in 2012 to celebrate finishing college and the only game I got with it was SotC HD.
matt last edited by
Ngage for a portable THPS experience. Got a lot of flack for my side talking taco...but no regrets. Still have it too.
2200 last edited by
Pretty sure I bought a Wii U for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
I_Make_Big_Boom last edited by
Xbox - Halo 2 & Halo: CE
Xbox 360 - Halo 3, ODST, Reach, and Halo Wars
Xbox One - The Master Chief Collection & Halo 5
The only game out of this entire list that was a major disappointment is Halo 5. If you take that away then every console I've bought initially for Halo is a console with validity.
VanHellington last edited by
I bought the PS2 for 4 franchises: Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, and the WWF Smackdown series.
MGS got less good in my opinion. RE4 (while being a great game) was a horrible Resi game. FF10 was atrocious in everything but the graphics department. I basically bought the thing for the Smackdown games at the time.
When the next generation came around, I heard the Smackdown series went multiplat, so I switched console and went for the 360,
I never looked back.
THEN, MGS4 was released. I buckled and bought the PS3. Biggest mistake I've ever made (shadow moses and the ending redeemed it somewhat). I spend 560 euros to play 1 disappointing game.
PS4 is just not gonna happen for me, not again. Despite the rpg's lacking on the X1. The pain is still too deep.
flower_arrangement last edited by
I didn't know it at the time, but I bought a Sega Saturn for Panzer Dragoon Saga.
GeoFlame last edited by
I buy any Nintendo console for their first party of course, no other company gives me those pure joy games like Nintendo.
I got all the PS consoles for RPGs. Lunar Silver Star Story Complete is what made me get a PS1. I saw the ad for the game in an EGM when I was on summer vacation in Germany and Italy, I was up in the Alps id look out imagining the game world in front of me. I really wanted the game and wasn't disappointed when I got it, sadly it was stolen awhile back but still got the hardcover instruction booklet and cloth map.
LimeyOtoko last edited by
Here are the ones I can remember. When I was a young kid I didn't really get to choose what consoles I was bought, although I remember pushing really hard for a SEGA Saturn.
SEGA Saturn (I traded in my Playstation for this... it was probably a mistake. My brother thankfully got one for his birthday later.): Sonic Jam / Sonic R.
Dreamcast: Sonic Adventure
Gamecube: Super Smash Bros Melee
Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
DS: Super Mario 64 DS
3DS : Super Mario 3D Land
PS3: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
Wii U: New Super Mario Bros. U & Nintendo Land (but Wonderful 101 & Rayman Legends had been announced)
PS4: Infamous: Second Son, Infamous: First Light & Knack (but Uncharted 4 had been announced)
You can probably tell from this list that I like platformers a lot.
Guest last edited by
Let's see, I always bought Nintendo systems for their exclusives, Mario, Zelda, Kirby etc. The 1st one I bought myself was the Gamecube, day 1 and continued that trend with the Wii and Wii U (probably not NX though, unless a launch title really screams at me but i used to be a Nintendo fanboy) , GB, GBA, DS, SNES and N64 were presents.
In order of purchase:
The Xbox I bought for Halo and KotoR
PS2 for God of War
The Xbox 360 I got for Saints Row
in 2011 I got the PS3 for Hyperdimension Neptunia and knowing that it will get more JRPGs in the future.
Last year I bought the PS4 for Omega Quintet, and knowing etc. The console also came with a free copy of The Order, meh.
A few months later I bought an XB1 but only because of a Gamerscore promotion from Xbox Germany that gave me a 100€ discount, but knowing Halo 5 was close I took the chance, my 1st game was Sunset Overdrive though, good but not worth to buy a console for.
Non Nintendo Handheld wise, I bought a PSP for Crisis Core and the Vita for Tales of Hearts R and Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus.
Fridge-man last edited by
Xbox 360 - Gears of war and Halo 3
Wii U and Gamecube - Smash bros and Mario kart for both
Vita - Persona 4
3DS - Pokémon
PS3 and PS4 the investment of plenty of juicy exclusives
MrNovember last edited by
Gameboy: Kirby's Dream Land 2
PS1: Crash Bandicoot
Game Boy Advance: Super Mario Advance / Pokemon Sapphire
DS: Mario 64 DS
Wii: Metroid Prime 3
3DS: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Wii U: Wind Waker HD / Smash Bros. Wii U
And pretty soon (maybe) PS4: Yakuza 0