Ever buy a console for one specific game?

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ActRaiser
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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby ActRaiser » June 28th, 2019, 11:52 am

Yeah, in the past that was my normal reason to buy a console. I'd wait until a triple A game came out that I'd really want and then jump in. Now, it's more of a wait and see approach.

I think it probably started with the N64 for Shadows of the Empire. Heck, I bought the game even before the console as it was out of stock at the time.

For the Playstation it would have been to play Final Fantasy VII.
Dreamcast for Soul Caliber.
Xbox for Halo.
Gamecube for Rogue Squadron II.
Wii Sports - Wii
PS3 for Metal Gear Solid IV.
3DS for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby C64_Critic » June 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm

TurboGrafx-16, purchased (way late in life) specifically for Galaga '90.
Original Xbox, purchase specifically for Halo.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 28th, 2019, 5:29 pm

I'm sure that like me, a lot of people purchased their Super Nintendo so they could play Street Fighter II.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Voor » June 28th, 2019, 6:13 pm

ActRaiser wrote:Yeah, in the past that was my normal reason to buy a console. I'd wait until a triple A game came out that I'd really want and then jump in. Now, it's more of a wait and see approach.

I think it probably started with the N64 for Shadows of the Empire. Heck, I bought the game even before the console as it was out of stock at the time.

For the Playstation it would have been to play Final Fantasy VII.
Dreamcast for Soul Caliber.
Xbox for Halo.
Gamecube for Rogue Squadron II.
Wii Sports - Wii
PS3 for Metal Gear Solid IV.
3DS for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Did link between worlds end up justifying the 3DS? I’ve been contemplating picking that one up

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Gentlegamer » June 28th, 2019, 10:08 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I'm sure that like me, a lot of people purchased their Super Nintendo so they could play Street Fighter II.


I bought SNES at launch for Super Mario World.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby noah98 » June 29th, 2019, 3:14 am

I bought a PS2 just to try Kingdom Hearts. I had no interest in it otherwise, but that game was exclusive to the console.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby matmico399 » June 29th, 2019, 9:00 am

32X for Doom.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby ActRaiser » June 29th, 2019, 9:38 am

Voor wrote:
ActRaiser wrote:Yeah, in the past that was my normal reason to buy a console. I'd wait until a triple A game came out that I'd really want and then jump in. Now, it's more of a wait and see approach.

I think it probably started with the N64 for Shadows of the Empire. Heck, I bought the game even before the console as it was out of stock at the time.

For the Playstation it would have been to play Final Fantasy VII.
Dreamcast for Soul Caliber.
Xbox for Halo.
Gamecube for Rogue Squadron II.
Wii Sports - Wii
PS3 for Metal Gear Solid IV.
3DS for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Did link between worlds end up justifying the 3DS? I’ve been contemplating picking that one up


Definitely. It was certainly a darker take on Zelda games. And you can see where some of the ideas from Breath of the Wild originated which was kind of cool.

I've bought a few other games for it as well but haven't taken the time to play them.

I did buy it on sale at Amazon when it dropped to $150 so I didn't pay full price for it which helped.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby CaptainCruch » June 29th, 2019, 11:11 am

Xbox 360 - Gears of War and BioShock (I think it was first exclusive here)
Nintendo DS - Brain Training and Hotel Dusk

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Breaker » June 30th, 2019, 9:38 am

N64 for Goldeneye


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