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3: NES
4: Genesis
5: PlayStation
6: Xbox
7: Xbox 360
8: PS4



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Kinda surprising how many of us jumped from brand to brand. Pleasantly surprising, actually.



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4. Megadrive (Sorry SNES, I love you, but my first gaming experience came from Megadrive with Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe etc, can't beat nostalgia here!)
5. PlayStation (Although thinking back I could also switch this for N64, so many amazing games, but no Final Fantasy...)
6. PS2
7. PS3
8. PS4

... Guys, I think I may be a PlayStation fan :o



d21lewis said:
Kinda surprising how many of us jumped from brand to brand. Pleasantly surprising, actually.

I think you are drawing a conclusion that is unwarranted. The topic is merely asking for favorite console each generation and on this site you will find many people who have been multi-console owners for many generations. Favorites changed, but it's not really a jump from brand to brand when people bought most, if not all consoles of any given generation.



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RolStoppable said:
d21lewis said:
Kinda surprising how many of us jumped from brand to brand. Pleasantly surprising, actually.

I think you are drawing a conclusion that is unwarranted. The topic is merely asking for favorite console each generation and on this site you will find many people who have been multi-console owners for many generations. Favorites changed, but it's not really a jump from brand to brand when people bought most, if not all consoles of any given generation.

Maybe I phrased it wrong. I like the fact that people weren't just loyal to a single company rather they just played what they wanted to play regardless of manufacturer. I buy every console myself (though I understand that's not always an option). I'm just praising the fact that many of us have open minds.



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RolStoppable said:
d21lewis said:
Kinda surprising how many of us jumped from brand to brand. Pleasantly surprising, actually.

I think you are drawing a conclusion that is unwarranted. The topic is merely asking for favorite console each generation and on this site you will find many people who have been multi-console owners for many generations. Favorites changed, but it's not really a jump from brand to brand when people bought most, if not all consoles of any given generation.

What you are saying isn't really accurate.  Multi-console is not the same as multi-brand.  A person's two consoles could easily have been PS3+PSP, which is the same brand.  It's even more likely to be two Nintendo systems like DS + Wii, and in this case the brand is really Nintendo.  Two systems, same brand.  And another extremely common case is that a person has two home systems, but one of those systems is a PC.  People can afford two or more systems, but that doesn't necessarily mean two different home consoles.

And yet, we see people are still switching brands.  They might have a Sega system, then a Playstation, and then a Nintendo system.  In gaming, brand loyalty is the exception rather than the rule.  People are loyal to consoles, but not to brands.  People might love the PS2 and then ignore the PS3.  Different consoles, same brand.  Well brand doesn't really matter.  Games matter.  Have a system with a lot of great games and people will switch.  Games define a console, and that is why people love certain consoles.  But brands don't really matter.



d21lewis said:
RolStoppable said:

I think you are drawing a conclusion that is unwarranted. The topic is merely asking for favorite console each generation and on this site you will find many people who have been multi-console owners for many generations. Favorites changed, but it's not really a jump from brand to brand when people bought most, if not all consoles of any given generation.

Maybe I phrased it wrong. I like the fact that people weren't just loyal to a single company rather they just played what they wanted to play regardless of manufacturer. I buy every console myself (though I understand that's not always an option). I'm just praising the fact that many of us have open minds.

*sniffs* Your words hurt me... deep in my chest.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Generation 3: NES
Generation 4: SNES
Generation 5: Nintendo 64
Generation 6: PlayStation 2
Generation 7: PlayStation 3
Generation 8: I'm torn between Switch and PS4. And I also love Game Pass, so it's a perfect generation all around.



RolStoppable said:
d21lewis said:

Maybe I phrased it wrong. I like the fact that people weren't just loyal to a single company rather they just played what they wanted to play regardless of manufacturer. I buy every console myself (though I understand that's not always an option). I'm just praising the fact that many of us have open minds.

*sniffs* Your words hurt me... deep in my chest.

That's the same feeling the Grinch felt when his "heart grew 3 sizes that day". I suspect we're going to have a kinder, gentler Rol from this day forward! 



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3. NES
4. SNES
5. Playstation
6. Gamecube
7. Xbox 360/PS3. loved them both
8. Switch