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Old 12-04-02, 11:28 AM
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Who here has bought a game before buying the system?

I bought Waverace before the N64 when it first came out (back then N64 and the games were very scarce because of high demand + low supplies).

I am buying Steel Battalion before an xbox.

I think those were the only 2.
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I bought DOA 2 Hardcore and Madden 2001 before the PS2 came out.
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I had SSX Tricky, NBA Street, Parappa the Rapper 2, and Tiger Woods 2002 before I had my PS2. In my case though, it was because I had access to a PS2 from down the hall.
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I just bought Vampire Night with GunCon but no PS2 system yet.
Old 12-04-02, 11:43 AM
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I bought SSX and Madden for the PS2 at a Toys R Us before the machine was officially released. Since I knew I was getting a PS2, there was no point in waiting to get the games.
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Seems like alot of PS2 games were released prior to the system (or the ability to buy one!).
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I got Rogue Leader and Madden 2002 for the Gamecube a week or so before the system came out, simply because it made 2 less things to worry about picking up at midnight at Wal-mart.
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I had Super Smash brothers for GC before I got the system. Likewise, I purchased Halo and Oddworld before getting the Xbox. And I had FFX and GTA3 prior to getting the PS2. It all comes down to where I can find the best deals. The games I could usually get earlier with in-store coupons and gift certificates. The consoles I bought online. When I bought them, there were few deals to be had on the actual system.

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I pre-ordered Resident Evil and had it sitting on my shelf for a month before I bought a GameCube(was waiting on price drop). It killed me seeing it on my shelf that whole time......
I bought Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X, Devil May Cry, and Gran Turismo 3 two months before I bought a PS2(also waiting on price drop).
I have the imported Bio Hazard: Director's Cut, but don't have a mod chip in my PSX to be able to play it. It's been on my shelf for a few months now. One of these days I'll get my PSX chipped......
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I bought Buffy the Vampire Slayer before I had my xbox.

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Towards the end of the last generation I wanted to buy a PSX. I was looking around on the internet for good deals on a system but couldn't really find one. I found a lot of great deals on games though. So by the time I actually got a PSX I already had like 5 or 10 games. I also bought a few GBA games before my GBA arrived in the mail.
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This doesn't fit the situation perfectly, but I thought I'd mention it anyways. I got a GameCube in August, and I had planned to get my girlfriend a GBA for Christmas. Sometime in October I picked up the link cable, even though I didn't buy the GBA until last weekend.
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I had Rogue Leader a week before I had my Gamecube, but this isn't unusual since the game came out one week before the system.

I bought Halo recently but I don't have an Xbox to play it on. Okay, I do, but my wife isn't giving it to me until Xmas.
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I technically had about 10 games in hand before i had my PS2, though I knew it was coming since I ordered it.

Stocked up on greatest hits mostly.
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Before I had been able to find an actual PS2, I had already purchased SSX, NHL 2001, an extra controller, and a few PS1 titles (I didn't have a PS1 to play them on, mind you).
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I bought RE when it released (PM'd at BestBuy down to $39.99 then used a $5 off coupon) but waited until after the price drop and my birthday to pickup a GC with gift certs...
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I bought Vice City because of the reviews and the sale price I found ($35), before I bought my PS2.

I actually still haven't opened my PS2 yet, as KB hasn't delivered the promised free accessory pack and I want to be able to easily return it if I change my mind.
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I bought RE for GC a while back thinking I'm getting it soon, still no gc.
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My preorders for Halo and DOA3 arrived a week before the Xbox shipped last year, so I went ahead and paid for them and picked them up then.

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I've done that a few times. I bought Halo before an XBOX, Mario 64 before my N64, and SSX, and Madden 2001 before my PS2.
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Ive bought games before a system a few times. Mostly because there was a sale and i wanted in on the deal.


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Originally posted by Groucho

I bought Halo recently but I don't have an Xbox to play it on. Okay, I do, but my wife isn't giving it to me until Xmas.
I'm in the exact same situation. Grrrrrrrrr

Of course i tried to convince her that i needed to test it out...
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Originally posted by Trevor
I actually still haven't opened my PS2 yet, as KB hasn't delivered the promised free accessory pack and I want to be able to easily return it if I change my mind.
You might want to check and see when it is supposed to be delivered. Alot of that kind of stuff take s 6 to 8 weeks. The PS2 is a system you will enjoy, so crack that baby open.

To add to this thread, I picked up DOA2:HC before my PS2 was purchased.
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SF2 before I had my SNES.
Mario 64 before I had my N64.
FFVII before I had my PS.
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My folks (sorry... Santa) bought me Tiger Heli for Christmas back in '85... I was stoked. But as the presents under the tree began to dwindle, the realization set in that I wasn't getting the NES console. I asked my folks about it, and then said that I spent enough time over at my friends' homes, I could just play it there.

For my birthday (in May '86) I finally got the system.

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