Delerius_Jedi Posted October 16, 2004 Share Posted October 16, 2004 Well, to be honest it took me quite awhile to decide to get a console. And then: it was only because of both Microsofts and Nintendos recent price-cuts. I bought a major upgrade for my PC last February, incliding a gigabyte of RAM, a new HDD, a motherboard and a nice Athlon64. All that set me back around $750, because alot of the hardware was new. But even then, I had a good video card, and plenty of other HDD's, DVD drives, etc. from my previous PC. I like my PC because I can gradually upgrade it. Now: When the Xbox and PS2 were first released, they retailed for around $3-400, at least. To me: That's too much of an expense for a newly released platform that can never be upgraded. Besides: When those two were released, there weren't any games out for either that really intrigued me. Now, when I got my Gamecube this summer, I got it because: Price: It had dropped to around $150 for the console, plus a game and a limited edition item. To me: that was a solid offering. In addition: the GameCube offered alot of platform-exclusive titles, such as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Metroid Prime and Eternal Darkness. All great games, that would never be released on other platforms. At the time: the Xbox had good titles, but it was around $50 more, and most of the titles available for it, that interested me, were also available for the PC, so I considered it a needless expense. But when Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox here in September, I changed my mind. I figured it was finally in my price range, and after some digging around I found titles such as Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, and Crimson Skies that were, at the time: Platform exclusive titles. The games sell the platform, no doubt: But I find that it's really the exclusive titles that do this, not a game such as K2, that will be available on the PC anyway, and with more content than the "clean" Xbox version. Obviously: if you have Xbox Live; you can get the PC content as well. I don't think I'll get the Xbox2 when it's released. I think I'll do as I did this time around and wait until it drops into an acceptable price range, and the games for the platform have been designed. So I know what types of games this platform will focus on. I just don't have the money to go and get these things when they're released, which is why I regularly upgrade bits of my PC. I'm not biased against consoles, I just find them too darned expensive when they're first released. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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