June 1997: N64.
Bought it for Shadows of the Empire, which I really liked. After beating it, I looked around and saw there weren't any other games for it (I was Mario'd out at this point in my gaming life so disregarded Super Mario 64).
Returned the N64 and exchanged it for a PlayStation.
If you bought Shadows of the Empire, you should have held out for the superior Rogue Squadron and Battle for Naboo.
I bought it a month before the 360 launched and outside of playing Smackdown hctp for a couple weeks I never played it... Actually I wish I never sold it instead of trading it at eb the day I got the 360.
In a way I still love never having to worry again about hearing about games I have no chance of playing and my finanical standing as an adult as well as my love of games make every console worth it, so I guess I enjoy owning even the 360 to that extent, but there are periods especially during the 2 faulty consoles that I completely regretted it.
PS3 would be worthless if it wasn't for the Blu Ray capability. I really only use it Yakuza titles.
I seriously regretted the X360 when I first bought it. I waited to pick one up until there was a good 10 titles I wanted on it. All the games turned out to be terrible aside from Dead Rising and VF and then it went RROD. Since then Alone in the Dark, Bayonetta, Deadly Premonition, KoF XIII, VF, and Lost Odyssey have made it a more worthwhile purchase. Without the Wii I'd probably be out of gaming entirely.
Also probably most handhelds. Nothing against them I just don't never play them. Waste of money for me.
Well, duh. Most of the games I cited are typical Playstation-era favorites. I grew up as a PC / Nintendo guy. I'd generally much rather have my RTSs/Point and click adventures/shmups/platformers/metroidvanias games than JRPGs/racing sims/stealth/sandbox games.
Are you sure you like videogames?
Does that explain?
Also, no console has ever seen as much dust as the Wii has...
I guess it be that i didn't buy a playstation and instead opted for the sega saturn -> Nintendo 64 -> Dreamcast route.
easily i could say the saturn... but it turned me on to fighting games, panzer dragoon, and sega's arcade titles... and it eventually led me to buy the dreamcast which is still the best gaming experience i had... i was a complete fan.
the N64 gave me everything from super mario 64 to goldeneye.
i guess i don't regret any of those purchases... but i do regret missing out on the PlayStations golden years.
maybe it's the Wii... it gave a unique experience but looking back on it... i didnt put in any time really enjoying it like my 360.
I'm sure the Wii U will change that... the lack of HD graphics was a real turn off from wanting to start the system up.
PS3 redeemed itself in the long run, although it been relegated to a DVR and Netflix box.
The system I probably regretted buying the most was the Sega Saturn. Payed more for it than the PS1, but played barely touched it.
The amount of gaming I do on the PS3 is less than 2% the amount of gaming I do on the XBox, there is nothing really exciting on the PS3 save for a few exclusives, the archaic online features on the PS3 are what really break it for me, Personally I hate the bluetooth headsets and the rarity in which they work properly. The lack of party chat functionality (You add text chat?! wtf is this garbage) and more often the XMB is kind of annoying.
I think the divide with the PSP is how much you like RPG's, especially JRPG's. Since I love RPG's, especially SRPG's and JRPG's the PSP was an awesome machine for me, probably one of my all time tops.
really surprised at all the PSP responses... I could have guessed Wii since it's definite;y polarizing, but my PSP has more hours on it than I'd care to admit. And after I started playing PS1 games on it, well, it's... it's an absolutely perfect handheld.
I bought the PS2 exclusively for GT3 and GT4, but I don't regret the purchase.
PSP was a good purchase for me, owned plenty of games for it. Enjoyed it.
The 360 I bought exclusively for Forza 4 too buy don't regret that either.
And the PS3 is easily my most played/most games owned for - system of all time. No regrets there.
Even going back to NES/Sega days, those things were great.
360. '08-'09 was great, before that I was PC, then went PC after again. Then I got a ps3.
My 360 hopefully will never die on me though. Has not once, although it is louder than normal and makes weird noises when turning it on and off. *knock on wood*.
GC games where generally poorly stocked in shops making it harder to pick up games and no one I knew gave a shit about Metroid Prime or Zelda so it kind of deflated there appeal as I kinda liked talking to my friends about games. Also since no one else had a GC it was pretty sore on what little funds I had at the time since I couldn't trade games with anyone or get a lend of anything, had to buy everything.
I still can't tell which one was more of a swindle.
And, no, this is not an attempt at trolling the OP.
And even though Sega pretty much abandoned the console prematurely (but not as badly as they did the Sega-CD and 32X), I was happy to never have owned a N64, as amazing as it was at the start: playing at my friends' houses was enough as the quality games dried up quickly.
I'm also torn about the PS3 - I've bought and sold it off, rebought and sold again, then rebought that machine, and still not convinced. Just sits there now as an 'option'.