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I don't really see the point in owning all of 'em. Mainly, because of obvious time constraints. Even if you only play the exclusives on each console then play 3rd party games on your preferred console, there's not enough time for it unless you're one of those pro gamers. Even still, your social life would suffer.

Realistically, I could see someone owning a pc and their preferred console if money wasn't an issue. That way they could enjoy the platforms that they want more effectively.

Owner of all consoles, master of none.



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Frankly, gaming will never be important enough to me to drop that much money on just hardware. Feels like a waste. More power to you if you're that into it.



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I think, "good for them"

I dont have the time and im not willing to spend all my money on games. Fortunately im in a place in life that i can afford all 3 and 2 handhelds but i will not have the time as id rather do more then just play games.

I do however wish i had a certain system for a few games but i have to use my better judgment and gwt the one that will satisfy my needs overall.

Hell i have a 3ds and vita and i dont play them much as i dont have the time!



As one of them, i don't feel like wasting my time on crap.

So i just cherry pick the best on each one that suit my tastes, truthfully even with all three I'm bored as hell.



I am "one of them" as well, and will buy the last piece of the console pie (XB1) when it has 5 exclusives that I have a vested interest in. I use the PS4 for my third party games, my WiiU is used for gaming with my Nintendo obsessed brother. Then I have the 3DS and Vita for when I am traveling and need something to play on the plane.

Sadly, I have always had every console for the gen and yet traded them in to upgrade. Recently, I decided to stop trading in and actually build a collection. Going back and re-buying the old stuff sucks! :(



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shloob said:
I have always bought every system and when you put it into perspective gaming is not an expensive hobby.a $300 to $500 is not that expensive anymore. Hell my electric bills are that much every month in the winter. You buy a console that for the most part gives you at least 5 years of solid gameplay ( outside of the the most underated console ever the Dreamcast ). Then you buy a game for $60 that can give you hundreds of ours of entertainment. Hell you can spend $20 at the movie theater and get an hour and a half out of it.


Gaming must be one of the least expensive hobbies.

And also it does not consume very much non-effective time.

Example:

Sports fishing: maintain your equipment - long travels to the fishing lake/river (for most people) - taking care of the catch. Very little time (of the total time consumed) is spent on actually fishing. To decide what equipment you should buy takes a lot of time and pondering.

Most people use hobbies as a "legitimate" time sink. But the hobby must be "proper" i.e. socially acceptable. Being a cineast is, being a fashionista is, being a gourmand is, being a game connoisseur is not that much.

To those who want and have the resources: Go ahead and build your collections, if it makes you happy.



fatslob-:O said:

Tone down their gaming habits ?

Gaming is supposed to be enjoyed in moderation just like sweet treats or other pleasurable occasions, not on a constant basis ...

I can agree we shouldn't spend most of our waking hours playing video games. But when I have free time from work and other responsibilites I want to play some games.

I had all the console last gen but my primary console played was the 360. I eventually got the PS3 and Wii when the hardware and games were heavily discounted. I primarily just used those consoles for exclusives that looked interesting to me. I probably completed 40 games between the two of them.

I think about an average of a hour or two hours a day of gaming is reasonable. Many people would consider that a lot yet many people spend more time watching TV or browing the web.



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spemanig said:
Frankly, gaming will never be important enough to me to drop that much money on just hardware. Feels like a waste. More power to you if you're that into it.


Well some people have more disposable income than others. Also, getting all the consoles doesn't cost a fortune.

I would like to get a PS4 but I still have more than enough to play on 360 and X1. I don't exactly need another home console I struggle to find the time for.



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for X1X (5/5) - Mortal Kombat 11 for X1X (5/5) - Doom 64 for N64 (emulator) (3/5) - Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)

I think I am great. Dont have a PS4(yet). I can afford my stuff cause I have a job and plenty of credit.

I dont like the idea of paying for both PS+ and XBL to get my internet on.

I have plenty of games to play between my old systems(pretty much own them all) and new ones but I have the new ones for a few select games and better versions of cross gen games.



Getting an XBOX One for me is like being in a bad relationship but staying together because we have kids. XBone we have 20000+ achievement points, 2+ years of XBL Gold and 20000+ MS points. I think its best we stay together if only for the MS points.

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Good for them. It is their money and it isn't our business how they decide to spend it.