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I bought a SNES the week it launched.  I was in high school and had a job at the time, so I could buy it with my own money.  The most important thing to me though was Nintendo Power told me that the next Zelda game would be on the SNES.  So I bought it the first week even though Link to the Past wasn't released for about another year.  I devoured Super Mario World, and then I was disappointed because I realized that it didn't have many games.  I should have waited a few months until I bought it.  I told myself I would never buy a system at launch again.

I broke that rule with the Switch, and this time Zelda was a launch game.  I have no regrets with the Switch.  I guess the real lesson for me is to just wait until the killer app I want is released.



The Wii U, kinda? I paid for half of it, the other half was paid by my parents.

If that doesn't count, then there really isn't one. I was saving up to buy a Switch a couple years ago, but then I got one from a giveaway so that was that.



kirby007 said:
same got that gamecube because it was cheap as fuck

Fuck is cheap?



Nice. I get to post after Rocket.

Okay, handheld was Atari Lynx II. Cause I wanted portable color games. The library had many arcade type games which I also loved.

For console, Metroid Prime demo in Circuit City sold me on the GameCube.

After that, there was no turning back. ;)



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Gamecube

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Hard to tell if this counts, I bought the PS3 with my brother. We were supposed to split it halfway, and of course this is the phat 60 GB BC version that was quite expensive. My brother never paid me back so I claimed full ownership.

I chose it because in the end it was cheaper than the XBOX 360 since PS online was free. FF Versus XIII was also announced for only PS3. I did eventually get 2 360s later, but it was hard to play on it without paying for full membership on XBL. All of my 7th gen consoles and PCs broke.



This is a fun topic :)

The first console I bought myself was GameCube. Previously, I received SNES and N64 as gifts.

I remember waffling about whether to buy it before launch, and then had to settle for a big bundle (since the base model had sold out).



mZuzek said:
kirby007 said:
same got that gamecube because it was cheap as fuck

Fuck is cheap?

Sometimes it is even free.



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DonFerrari said:
mZuzek said:

Fuck is cheap?

Sometimes it is even free.

a gamecube is worth bout an hour, on the sleezy side of the spectrum



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