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Post Reply Getting a console for just "1" game?
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Posted 3/6/16
I would not buy a PS4 just for Fallout 4. Oh who am I kidding?!?
Posted 3/6/16 , edited 3/6/16
If I am buying a new console, four games (not also coming to PC) is the absolute minimum for me. Though I usually wait for the next generation and pick up the console and the games super cheap. Planned obsolescence can be a good thing. lol That's how I bought my PS3, anyway.
I am primarly a PC gamer so waiting is no big deal, still have plenty of new stuff to play in the mean time.

For WiiU I'd consider waiting the NX then getting one from the bargain bin. Full price for one game seems like a waste.
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Posted 3/6/16
It's expensive to be sure, but if you've got the money and/or the extreme level of interest required I don't really see the problem. The closest I've come personally is probably buying a 3DS for mostly Fire Emblem.. and I've come away from that rather disappointed. The disappointment, though, is not really related to the cost or issues with the hardware but more because I'm just not digging Fire Emblem as much as I thought I would.
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Posted 3/6/16 , edited 3/6/16
Consider getting Super Smash bros though. That would be the only reason to get a WiiU for me anyway. That's the only thing that I play on my Wii. Actually, I might consider getting Mario Cart as well.
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Posted 3/6/16 , edited 3/6/16
It's your money, so do whatever you want. Arguably, games and gaming systems aren't worth the money that could otherwise be spent paying bills and buying groceries, anyway. It's a frivolous investment, no matter what, so you might as well go for it. I'm after WiiU for only a few games, myself.
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Posted 3/6/16
I have a 5 game minimum before I decided to purchase a console. That's really only for handhelds and Xbox though since my household usually always has the latest Nintendo and Sony home consoles each generation.

I did however mainly get the 3DS for Pokemon X but since then my library has grown to be the largest I've ever acquired for a single console. I wasn't interested much in the Vita aside for having a portable means of playing Project Diva but it's managed to become a niche J-title haven and the latest Dead or Alive Xtreme was finally my tipping point to purchasing one.
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 3/6/16
Why not, it's not like consoles cost all that much all these days. And given that the next generation of consoles looks far off the backlog for each console is quite large. Buy it for the game you love, ya might end up finding something else ya like.
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37 / F / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 3/6/16
I actually purchased a WiiU only because I enjoy Mario and Zelda. It doesn't get much use, but the gamepad controller is nice for watching shows in bed at night when my better half has to sleep
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Posted 3/7/16
Got the PS3 back in the day for the Bluray function and FF XIII.

It was money well-spent, SO many good games I like eventually came to the PS3, including Tales of Zesteria, last (physical) game I got for it. Still waiting for the much-hyped (and delayed) Persona 5 on it.
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21 / M / SRF-003 Calnus
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Posted 3/9/16
dang i did the same i bought a vita just for persona 4 golden XD i say its worth it as long as you know you are going to have fun with the game you get
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Maybe the Vita.. bought it for Project Diva f... it all worked out eventually, since I got JRPGs lined up on that system afterwards & because of it I got to play Persona 4 for the 1st time. Worth it.

I was tempted to buy XBOX one for Tomb Raider : Rise of the Tomb Raider but since they mentioned that they will eventually release it to PC and Sony consoles.. I will gladly await it on that system instead.
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27 / M / Minne-snow-ta!
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Posted 3/9/16
If it really, definitely is going to be for one game, I'd try to find a used console. But if I know other good games are coming out later, I'd go and buy a new console.
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Posted 3/10/16
well i bought my playstation vita just to play the sword art online games (warning,hollow fragments is not really a good game) but i then turned around a found a whole bunch of fun games to it as well.
so potentially very worth it,i would say go for it,you might find some hidden treasure
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Posted 4/1/16
When I was a kid I'd buy xboxes and a used copy halo 1~etc. Then I'd return everyone once I was done.

Now games still do determine which console I buy... But I own them all now since I'm no longer on a kid's allowance budget XD

PS3/4 originally for FFXIII/Destiny
xbox etc all for the halo series
WiiU originally for bayonetta 2
3DS originally for fire emblem
PSP originally for DJ Max series
PSV originally for SAO

previous consoles/handelds I was under the "buy used and return when finished" mentality.
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I bought a PS4 for Black Ops 3, because none of my friends have gaming PCs and they wanted me to play with them.

It's still the only game I own for PS4.
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