Is there a console you regret getting?

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Posted by The_Last_Ride (69064 posts) 9 months, 16 days ago

Poll: Is there a console you regret getting? (63 votes)

Yes 62%
No 32%
No, but traded it after a while due to lack of games 6%

Have you ever had a console you traded in or didn't want after buying it?

#51 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6001 posts) -

I regretted the hell out of buying a PS3. I bought it on Black Friday and when it was stolen the following March, the only reason I was upset(other than being robbed blind, of course) was because it was my best Blu Ray player.

#52 Posted by CTR360 (6858 posts) -

yes game cube after playing resident evil 4 remake zero and zelda TP&WW

#53 Posted by jdc6305 (3771 posts) -

I regret getting a 360. I bought it for skyrim and after playing it it's been sitting in my closet ever since.

#54 Posted by Nohtnym (1552 posts) -

Wii. As soon as I realised wii wasnt 1:1 with wiimote and all you needed to do is wrist movements, my wii experience started going downhill for me. Didnt help that after watching mass effect 1 and cod4 videos I noticed how much wii really is behind in graphics. I sold my wii and bought 360, one of best decisions I made this gen. I enjoyed wii about 4 months, it collected dust about 6 months, then I sold it.

#55 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@1PMrFister said:

@Lucianu said:
@1PMrFister said:

The original Xbox. I somehow fell into the hype surrounding Halo 2, and I only ever owned one game for it (which was not Halo 2).

Why did you buy an Xbox if you didn't get the SEGA, From Software, Team Ninja and Bizarre Creations games? There's some overhauled games like Genma Onimusha and Fatal Frame 2: Director's Cut with exclusive improvements. 720p enabled games like Soul Calibur II and The Warriors..

Shit, you even had the ability to actually go online and play Phantom Dust, something i unfortunately missed, i just recently picked up an OG Xbox.

We didn't have internet at my house at the time, so that was half the reason for owning an Xbox eliminated already. I rented quite a few games for it, and I enjoyed some of the exclusives, but it just didn't warrant its purchase for me like my PS2 and Gamecube did.

If there is one good thing to come from me getting one, it's that it taught me to never buy a system for just one game. I don't exactly have that much money to throw into this hobby.

it's not wise to base a purchase a console on just one game

I'd agree. But I did buy my PS3 for MGS4, and that alone was worth it in my opinion. I ended up buying some other games like LBP, but it was a good purchase regardless. I don't regret buying any consoles at the moment though. I never buy them when they first come out, always wait awhile to see which one I'd be more interested in. With Xbox 1 and PS4... right now I'm not all that interested, especially since the main games I am interested in right now will be released on current gen (MGSV)

#56 Edited by donalbane (16139 posts) -

I regret the 3DO, Jaguar and more recently, the Wii U.

#57 Edited by Gryffian (10 posts) -
#58 Posted by feared4power (621 posts) -

the Wii

#59 Posted by N1K0LA191 (66 posts) -

I definitely regret buying the Wii. It sits and collects dust, and its only real use now is Netflix. I really think that Nintendo should re-manufacture a re-vamped version of the N64. Do it up with HD graphics and re-release all the top hit games, that would be a console that would sell ridiculously.

#60 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

I definitely regret buying the Wii. It sits and collects dust, and its only real use now is Netflix. I really think that Nintendo should re-manufacture a re-vamped version of the N64. Do it up with HD graphics and re-release all the top hit games, that would be a console that would sell ridiculously.

I've been saying the same thing. N64 was sooo good. Still, basically, the best console. All it needs is some revamped visuals and it's ready to go

#61 Edited by picklesurprise (172 posts) -

Wii.

Bought it for Smash Bros. Played it for like a month then realized what a piece of shit console I bought and got rid of it. Didn't reignite my love that I had for Melee and the other games I played sucked.

SMG does look great though. Oh, well.

#62 Edited by N1K0LA191 (66 posts) -

@bob_toeback: Haha finally! Someone that speaks my language!! Almost every single one of those games were some of the best I've ever played. They really don't need to do much, like you said just revamp the graphics, maybe tweak the controller (A LITTLE BIT! Just enough to add a headset port) and throw in some online. That would hands down be THE best selling console EVER. I really hope they do something like that. I would pre-order it and probably even pay 300 bucks for it lol

#63 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@bob_toeback: Haha finally! Someone that speaks my language!! Almost every single one of those games were some of the best I've ever played. They really don't need to do much, like you said just revamp the graphics, maybe tweak the controller (A LITTLE BIT! Just enough to add a headset port) and throw in some online. That would hands down be THE best selling console EVER. I really hope they do something like that. I would pre-order it and probably even pay 300 bucks for it lol

YEHA MAN lol. One thing that would be good for the controller is the thumb stick. It was soo bad. And might be a good idea to have dual sticks, makes aiming easier... But most those games didn't really need aiming anyway. I swear The World's Not Enough's multiplayer has the best AI of all time

#64 Edited by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

No, but I regret sticking with Nintendo for as long as I did, as I missed out on the majority of PS1 games and didnt get a PS2 until mid-way through last gen, meaning I had a lot of catching up to do.

#65 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69064 posts) -

@N1K0LA191 said:

I definitely regret buying the Wii. It sits and collects dust, and its only real use now is Netflix. I really think that Nintendo should re-manufacture a re-vamped version of the N64. Do it up with HD graphics and re-release all the top hit games, that would be a console that would sell ridiculously.

I've been saying the same thing. N64 was sooo good. Still, basically, the best console. All it needs is some revamped visuals and it's ready to go

where have you been dude? Nice to see you

#66 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: lol, hey buddy. Took a long break from GS, came back once I found unions were disbanding. Hows it goin?

#67 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69064 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: lol, hey buddy. Took a long break from GS, came back once I found unions were disbanding. Hows it goin?

I have been able to keep mine, when they finally come back. But yeah i am sticking around

#68 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@bob_toeback said:

@The_Last_Ride: lol, hey buddy. Took a long break from GS, came back once I found unions were disbanding. Hows it goin?

I have been able to keep mine, when they finally come back. But yeah i am sticking around

Cool man. Yeah I think the one I was hanging out in will come back as a forum, or however it's working. Not sure when that'll be. I'll add you on PSN

#69 Edited by Gammit10 (2236 posts) -

My SNES because I got bored of gaming and only owned three of its games.

My Wii until my kids began enjoying it.

#70 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69064 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@bob_toeback said:

@The_Last_Ride: lol, hey buddy. Took a long break from GS, came back once I found unions were disbanding. Hows it goin?

I have been able to keep mine, when they finally come back. But yeah i am sticking around

Cool man. Yeah I think the one I was hanging out in will come back as a forum, or however it's working. Not sure when that'll be. I'll add you on PSN

yeah, thanks dude, it's in my signature :P

#71 Edited by Glitter (353 posts) -

I regret getting the PlayStation 3 because I made poor decision with it for the short time I had it. I focused too much on PlayStation Home instead of actually purchasing video games for it and I was always having second thoughts about something that I had purchased for it; I never even got a chance to use it to its full potential and I strongly regret what had happened. I feel I will have a much better experience with the PlayStation 4, if I am able to learn from my mistakes and make wiser decisions and if I am able to get a job soon enough and I do not wait too long to start into the next generation. Because of the misfortune I had with the PlayStation 3 and me no longer wanting to keep it, I ended up missing out on many great video games, but there were video games I was going to miss out on anyways and even next generation, because I had stopped import video gaming and many video games I had interest in at the time, even now, or in the future will never be localized.

#72 Edited by StayFrosty (154 posts) -

It had to be the Gamecube; my library was small and very hand picked. But those games were pretty damn awesome.

#73 Posted by Metallic_Blade (256 posts) -

I bought a used PS3 60GB fat model. It YLoD itself after 4 months. So that was $300+ for a door-stop.

On the other hand, the console I never regretted getting was a used original Xbox for $20. It works pretty well (Those DVD-ROM drives are a bit dodgy at times).

#74 Posted by gt350tsc (488 posts) -

I really regret trading in my PS3. There just wasn't many games around launch and I was impatient.

Won't be doing the same thing this time around the whichever console I get this time around is going to stay with me until the end of the generation.

Based on the PS4 price I'm thinking that instead of the xbox one.

The xbox one has some cool features but none of them I really need.

#75 Edited by immortality20 (7955 posts) -

Yes, I bought the Wii when it first released and outside Zelda (which in my opinion is over hyped) it really had no good games. I traded it to EB while it was still worth something and got over $200 in trade credit. I rebought the system years later when it had 6 or 7 games worth playing (surprise! They're all first party!) and even upon modding it, I didn't find it worth keeping. I'm glad I got to experience Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 and DK Country Returns, but I won't make the same mistake with the Wii U.

#76 Posted by Tqricardinho (340 posts) -

My 360.

#77 Edited by syztem (7700 posts) -

360. Anything worth playing on it ran better on my PC.

#78 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

i'm not sure if this counts but i regret my parents getting me a ps2. one of my cousins spilled orange juice all over it and it never worked right after that. i felt bad just because they wasted their money.

#79 Edited by hyperjj3000 (972 posts) -

Yes i have 2 that i regret, the xbox 360 and the wii. My 360 died on me within a year and after i bought the wii i realized i hate motion controls. I bought a wii U a few months ago and its a fantastic console, dont understand all the hate, im having a blast with mine.

#80 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Atari Jaguar: Only had 2 good games so that didn't last long.

Launch Xbox360: Only got Kameo on release then played a bit of King Kong. Weren't bad but the lack of interesting games is the reason I'll never buy a launch console again. Now I own one again and they're great.

Amiga CD32: Thought it was going to revolutionize the industry and was the first CD based games console. Realised after a few months that all you got was Amiga 1200 ports with better sound.

#81 Posted by DangerRemix (189 posts) -

Console I regret was xbox 360. I caught red ring 4x, on every new 360 I had gotten. On top of that it was a pain having to pay for online play, when u can get the ps3 online for free. So with heading into the next gen, I will only get ps4. I will have a better, and open mind set not to just spend my hard earned money on consoles, and games. As far as games go, I will only rent most of the games, only games I want to keep metal gear solid, and socom us navy seals (h-hour worlds elite).

#82 Edited by AtariKidX (6192 posts) -

Wii U.

#83 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

Atari Jaguar and Sega CD we're a little lackluster, but other than that I'm a hardcore gamer and I can enjoy games on any platform.

#84 Posted by MirkoS77 (6866 posts) -

Atari Jaguar: Only had 2 good games so that didn't last long.

What games were those?

#85 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1730 posts) -

Not a single one. Consoles are expensive as hell, so I make damn sure that there are plenty of games I want to play on the system and that I'll be using what I'm buying for at least the next 10+ years before I buy it.