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What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Old 02-23-17, 11:55 PM
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What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

There are several video game consoles that I bought within a few months of their release date, but so far I have only bought one video game console, the Nintendo GameCube, on release day.

What video game consoles did you buy on release day?
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Old 02-24-17, 12:11 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Xbox 360
Wii U
PS4
Xbox One
Switch (unless something happens to my preorder anyway!)

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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

SNES
N64
Game cube
Wii
WiiU

Xbox 360
Ps4

Gameboy Advance
DS Lite

PS3 (sorta) - I got a launch unit, which were in short supply but I was knee deep in 360 games so I sold it to a friend who wanted it more. I bought in a few months later.

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Old 02-24-17, 06:45 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

On release day, only the PS4 and Switch.

Within the first month or two of release would add SNES, Gamecube, Xbox 360, Wii and Xbone.
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Old 02-24-17, 07:14 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

For me, only the Saturn and WiiU.
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Old 02-24-17, 07:52 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Only these two.

PS1
Gamecube
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Old 02-24-17, 08:11 AM
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Yeah, I bought a PS1 (I guess they were just called PS at the time? Or PSX?), at the full $299 price. Killed me to see it drop $100 around 6 months later. I was wandering around the mall that day, and peaked into a Gamestop and came out $600 poorer (bought a few games and a extra controller).

I think I also bought a Dreamcast on launch day, I remember going around to a few stores, and I found a stack of them at Toys R Us. Probably still my favorite all time system, it hit at the peak of my gaming interest and just had a ton of great games.

I did get a Wii on launch, but held on to it to give to my kids for Christmas.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:21 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP

It's kinda funny that I've owned every MS console, but none of them on release day. Xbox & 360 I got a couple weeks after and XB1 about a year after launch.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:26 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

PS1
PS2
Xbox 360
PSP
DS Lite (Not 100% on this one, I think I jumped on a Game Crazy trade in deal)
PS4
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

PS2
PSP
PS Vita
Xbox One
PS4
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Old 02-24-17, 08:38 AM
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

None of them so far. The soonest I bought a console was a 360 within a year of its release. I'd pick up a Switch day one but I didn't pre-order so it probably won't happen. I intend to get one as soon as they're available though.
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EB was offering a deal on the original Play Station where if you traded in any Genesis or SNES game with box and instructions, you got $10 off towards the Play Station. At the time, I was managing a video store, and we had old games that had been off the shelves for years. I wound up trading in 30 games (and another 30 for a Play Station for the store), and paid $21 for each of them (only had to pay tax), and got the system on release day (Sat Sept 9, 1995)
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Maybe the 360, but pretty sure I always wait for at least one price cut.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

I think the only console that I've ever purchased at launch was the original Xbox. And I've been an active gamer since the Atari 2600, so that makes it a little crazy. I guess I've always been content with letting a console build up a library before purchasing.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Xbox One.
All others I've owned (NES, Game Boy, SNES, PS1, PS2, N64, Dreamcast, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, PS3, PS4...) but didn't buy upon release... it was usually a few months (or years) down the road.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

None. I can't say I've ever wanted a console so badly that I froze my butt off to get it when typically the first runs have bugs and games that aren't that spectacular.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

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Xbox One.
All others I've owned (NES, Game Boy, SNES, PS1, PS2, N64, Dreamcast, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, PS3, PS4...) but didn't buy upon release... it was usually a few months (or years) down the road.
That is a great side subject - name all of the consoles you've had.

Mine: Atari 2600, NES, SNES, GC, Wii, Genesis, DC, PS1, PS2, PS3, GB, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, Xbox, X360, Xbox One. I think that's it.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

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None. I can't say I've ever wanted a console so badly that I froze my butt off to get it when typically the first runs have bugs and games that aren't that spectacular.
Many retailers will ship products like video game consoles straight to your door; no freezing in the cold necessary!

I do agree that there's rarely any compelling need beyond "but I want it now!" to buy a console at launch.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

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That is a great side subject - name all of the consoles you've had.

Mine: Atari 2600, NES, SNES, GC, Wii, Genesis, DC, PS1, PS2, PS3, GB, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, Xbox, X360, Xbox One. I think that's it.
Nice! You reminded me that I still have a Genesis, although it technically belongs to my wife, not me.
One of my friends had the Famicom Disk adapter thing. He also had a Sega Saturn. Another friend... one of his grandparents had an Intellivision and the other had an Atari 2600. It was fun visiting his family. I think he ended up claiming the Intellivsion, but not the Atari.
My friends and I used to rent gaming systems (remember when that was a thing?) I remember specifically renting the Panasonic 3DO for a birthday party. Good times.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Oh, I absolutely remember the ability to rent systems, although I don't believe my family ever did. Funny story on my 2600 - it was technically the family system, but I took that puppy over from a young age. Years later when we got the NES, we gave the 2600 to my uncle, who had it until he gave it back to me when I was around 23. So I still have my original childhood 2600.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Sega CD
Jaguar
3DO
Playstation
Dreamcast
PS4


Xbox 360, SNES, PS2 I don't remember, but were probably release day also.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

PS1, N64, Xbox One
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

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That is a great side subject - name all of the consoles you've had.

Mine: Atari 2600, NES, SNES, GC, Wii, Genesis, DC, PS1, PS2, PS3, GB, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, Xbox, X360, Xbox One. I think that's it.
Intellivision, NES, Genesis, Lynx, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, DS, 3DS, Wii U, Vita, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.

My roommate had a PS2, and my wife still has hers, so I've always had access to one. I was a PC gamer in the back half of the '90s, so there's a long gap there. My DS has never actually been played; it has a sketch by Bryan Lee O'Malley on it.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Only one for me was the PS1. I was first in line at the mall here for it.
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Re: What video game consoles did you buy on release day?

Originally Posted by Mikael79 View Post
That is a great side subject - name all of the consoles you've had.

Mine: Atari 2600, NES, SNES, GC, Wii, Genesis, DC, PS1, PS2, PS3, GB, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, Xbox, X360, Xbox One. I think that's it.
NES, N64, Wii, Gameboy, Gameboy Color (technically my brother's but he left it and I still have it), DS Lite, 3DS, Genesis, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Elite (only got it because the first one got the red ring of death), Xbox One. Plus I have the Retron 3 and some off brand Atari type clone (basically its a controller with a built in cartridge slot that attaches with A/V cables).

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