Games That You Bought A Console For

  • As far as I can remember and not in order:

    Gamecube - Melee
    Wii - Skyward Sword
    DS - Pokemon Diamond
    3DS - Animal Crossing New Leaf
    Xbox - Does it count if it's two games? I bought one last year literally just so I could play Jet Set Radio Future and Shenmue II.
    Saturn - Nights into Dreams
    Vita - Persona 4 Golden

    Also honorable mention is the PS3 my brother bought (and we shared) in high school just for Red Dead Redemption.

  • Don't think i ever bought a console solely based on one game.
    Only thing i can think of is PS2 to play Kingdom Hearts when it came out.

    I am thinking of buying a PS4 when the new one comes out due to the exclusives starting to ramp up.
    KH 1.8, 2.8, KH3 (not exclusive but not on PC), Bloodborne, Until Dawn, Last of Us.

  • There's three that come to mind.

    Gamecube - Metroid Prime (It'd been so long since the last Metroid game and I had to convince my parents.)
    PlayStation 3 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Metal Gear! I picked a PS3 up as soon as I could once it dropped.)
    Vita - Persona 4 Golden (I actually picked up P4G nearly a month before my Vita, but when I saw it sitting there so cheap I knew I needed to get a Vita.)

    Thankfully I regretted none of these decisions.

  • When the PS4 first dropped, I said I will not by it until The Last Guardian has a release date. I'm now trying to make ends meet so I can uphold that promise.

  • @parasitepaladin said in Games That You Bought A Console For:

    This is a hard to answer question. For me, it means what console that you didn't plan on buying you ended up buying anyways because of a game. I will always buy PlayStation consoles no matter what! So they don't count. Didn't want the original Xbox, but ended up with it because of Shenmue 2.

    I agree and feel the same way about PlayStation consoles I usually buy one during the first year. With PlayStation I know i'm going to get good exclusives and decent or great multiplatform games.

    Anyways to answer the question I bought a 360 for Oblivion because I had no other way of playing it at the time. Enjoyed my time with the system but ended up selling the 360 a month before the ps3 released.

  • I bought all my consoles knowing I'd be getting them for their coming library, but back in the day I bought (and still own) a Neo Geo Pocket Color JUST to play Cardfighters Clash and Match of the Millenium, and I don't regret it.

  • NES: All the Mario (Parents bought it)
    SNES: Zelda (The Best One)
    GB: More Mario
    GBA: Portable JRPGs (Dragon Quest Re-Releases)
    PS1: FFVII
    PS2: To watch my CE: Army of Darkness DVD (cheapest DVD player I could get, at the time)
    PS3: New Ratchet and Clank, to watch blu-rays
    GBDS: More Portable JRPGs (FF Remakes)
    Vita: Persona 4 Golden
    PS4: MOAR JRPGS, PLEASE (I might like them, a little)
    Wii: Zelda
    Wii U: Platinum Games Goodness

  • PS2: MGS2
    GBA: Pokemon Ruby and Saphire
    PS4: Bloodborne
    WII U: Wind Waker HD and 3D World
    3ds: OOT Remake

    No regrets.

  • PS2 - Kingdom Hearts
    PS3 - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch
    Xbox - Shenmue II

    Shenmue II being on Xbox is why I'm an Xbox gamer to this day.

  • Banned

    I bought a PS3 for Tools of Destruction. Love me some Ratchet and Clank.

    Also bought a Gamecube for Sonic Adventure 2. I completely skipped over the Dreamcast back then.

  • Banned

    I bought a Wii at launch for Smash.
    Lined up and everything. Brought my Gamecube and a friend brought a small TV. We used the outlets outside of Futureshop to get a 60 person Smash tourney going that went from 8pm to 4am the next morning.
    I probably had more fun waiting for a Wii than I actually had playing it.

  • I bought PS2 for MGS2 and FFX, DS for The World Ends With You and Ace Attorney, PS3 for MGS4 and Wii-U for Smash Bros. Also, while not console, I spent 2000€ to build PC for Skyrim (also for video editing and such, but still). I have no regrets.

    • Xbox Jet Set Radio Future (UTTER REGRET of buying the Xbox. Still collecting dust)

    • Wii Zelda: Twilight Princess

    The rest of my consoles are just me being a fangirl. Gotta have Playstations and every sega console. Only started getting Nintendo systems with the N64 (my favourite), GameCube, and lastly Wii. Never upgraded to a WiiU.

  • Wii - Smash
    DS - Pokemon Pearl
    WiiU - Smash 4
    PS4 - Bloodborne
    3DS - Pokemon Y

    After this I started looking for older consoles and these were the key games i got for those systems:

    GCN - SSBM (<3)
    Master System - Sonic 1/2
    PS2 - Shadow of the colossus
    N64 - Ocarina of time
    SNES - Chrono Trigger

  • I never buy a console for just one game, it's gotta have at least 5 must own games and likelihood for more. I own a PS4 because I always have had playstation and they tend to release the games that I like, but I will say in general I want the system I will get more RPGs for, it's why I have a 3ds as well. I would have got a PS4 anyway, but yeah Persona 5 helped that decision, as well as KH3, FFXV, Bloodborne, and Last Guardian.

  • Dreamcast - Shenmue

  • NDS - Gyakuten Saiban 4 (A.K.A Ace Attorney 4 in western)
    PSP - Monster Hunter Freedom 2
    PS2 - Persona 3
    PS3 - MGS4
    PS4 - Uncharted
    And 3 months ago I got my WIIU, haven't bought any game for it yet I am just waiting for the Zelda WIIU and now I am told that the NX one will be the real one. How s Stupid I am.

  • @Hesperus said in Games That You Bought A Console For:

    • Xbox Jet Set Radio Future (UTTER REGRET of buying the Xbox. Still collecting dust)

    JSRF is a little weird and clunky at times, but still an amazing experience! What's your problem with it?

    Other good titles (aside from Halo) for the Xbox:

    Project Gotham Racing 2
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Featuring the exclusive "Oil Rig" level)
    Tony Hawk's Underground (Remember, multiplats on the Xbox have the best graphics)
    Blood Wake
    RalliSport Challenge 2
    Burnout Revenge (Better Crash mode than the 360 version)
    Steel Batallion (Pricey, but dat controller... o_0)

    I bought an Xbox One for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This happened, and Microsoft doesn't even mention the game anymore. The "Xbone" then remained a glorified Blu-ray player until Dirt Rally came out (which is a bit simulation for my taste, but it looks beautiful, and I'm getting used to it).

    I also bought a Wii U at launch primarily for Pikmin 3, but also knowing that Zelda plus other great first party titles would certainly come too (which they did).

  • Thing that stood out to me when I saw the subject was Wii U. Bought the Wii U only so I could play Bayonetta 2. Still have only played Bayonetta 2 and maybe 1 hour of Mario Kart on my Wii U.

  • @lotsofotherstuff said in Games That You Bought A Console For:

    Thing that stood out to me when I saw the subject was Wii U. Bought the Wii U only so I could play Bayonetta 2. Still have only played Bayonetta 2 and maybe 1 hour of Mario Kart on my Wii U.

    Pikmin 3?
    Super Mario Maker?
    Smash 4?
    Wind Waker HD?
    Twilight Princess HD?
    The Wonderful 101?
    Xenoblade Chronicles X?
    Metroid Prime Trilogy?
    Virtual Console games?
    Wii BC games?
    Indie eShop games?