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The Coin-Op Question: Can One Game Sell A System?

Real Talk By: KJ

I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard this: “Yeah that’s a fun game, but i wouldn’t get a new system to play it”. This too: “Oh it’s good? Well, they still don’t have the exclusives!”. Okay, well im not trying to sell you a console, I don’t work for any of the big three companies! Just trying to tell you about the great fun you could have. Others will wait for a system library to pile up, and console pricing to plummet. Me personally im not sure if I can last years without playing the hottest titles. However, there has to be stuff of interest available. Certainly more than one game (in my opinion). Maybe that’s partly because im not getting Bill Gates dividends.

I’m a firm believer that no-matter how powerful the system, no games, no buy. Some players are loyal to a particular franchise, and waiting on its next installment before taking the plunge. Some titles are just too appealing to the masses. God of War, Super Smash Bros, Halo, Uncharted. We get it, and can understand that side of it. Weekly Question: Can One Game Sell A System?

#System @PlayLegit

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5 comments

  1. I have a history of buying consoles based on seeing games…

    Sonic Adventure made me buy a dreamcast

    Tony hawk 2 a game boy advance

    Gears of war a 360

    The last of us a PS3

    Uncharted golden abyss a vita

    Destiny a PS4

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  2. I generally don’t buy new hardware until there are a bunch of good games for the system. History has shown us however that a killer app can make or break a system. The Wii did gangbusters for example because people thought that Wii Sports looked fun.

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  3. Can one game sell a system? For some people, yes. For me, no. For me it’s how well the system runs, does it fit what I’m looking for, do the graphics make a difference? The games it offers come last.

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  4. I can’t say I’ve bought a system for a single game, but a single game often pushes me over the edge to buying one. When Daxter came out on PSP, I finally caved and bought one. There were other titles that I wanted though. Same with NSMB on the DS.

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