So what console should I buy?

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  1. Langin
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    I have about €300 and I want to spent it on video games or old consoles. But which one(s)?

    I already have:
    Wii
    N64
    Snes
    DSI(XL)
    DS Phat

    What I do not want:
    PS3
    Xbox 360
    DS Lite

    You advise me what to buy like a (Example nes+ Some nds games etc.)

    I am out of ideas....
     


  2. Thoob

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    Why don't you want either of these? [​IMG]
     
  3. N4RU70 FR34K

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    If you already have a DSi XL why want to buy the DS Lite you should go with the PS3 best thing ever [​IMG]

    Re EDIT : I thought you said you wanted those [​IMG] you have my same signature [​IMG]
     
  4. Madridi

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    PSP Maybe? or ipod touch?
    go for PSP 1000 or 2000 if you have the option .. so you can hack it ..
     
  5. hullo8d

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    Get an Open Pandora the homebrew scene for it looks promising
     
  6. KingVamp

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    Future 3DS? jk Yea a Open Pandora sounds good or you could look in to buying mod console that have been turn into portables.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

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    Pandoras are way overpriced. For that much coinage I may as well buy a PS3. Or if I wanted something good for emulators I could just get a PSP instead. Sure the PSP isn't as powerful but it's between 1/3 to 2/3 of the price of a Pandora.

    Don't see why you wouldn't want a Xbox 360 or PS3. Both are very good consoles. I have a Xbox and use it about every day for Live.

    PSPs are a pretty good choice though, decent enough library and lots of emulation.

    iPod Touch isn't too bad of a choice either, the games are pretty good (if leaning on more of the casual side) and it has some nice multimedia purposes.

    PS2s are still a great buy, especially now. We're at the time where PS2s and PS2 games are dirt cheap. You can get a used console for about $60 and pretty much every game that isn't a rarity is under $10. Hell I got MGS2 for 75 cents online (plus S&H of course but the overall price was
     
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  9. Madridi

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    oh yeah, a PS2 is a great choice if you still wanna go back there .. great games and one of the most successful consoles every existed
     
  10. alejolink11

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    I know you dont want to but Ps3 is grest. Almost same as xbox but much cheaper.
     
  11. Hachibei

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    Can't go wrong with a Dreamcast. If you do get one, they can read burned discs right out of the box, so you don't have to mod it for it to play backups.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Actually 360's are cheaper unless you count Live. New Xbox models are from $150 for the basic model to $300 for the Elite or Slim model (not counting bundles). PS3 is, at least, around $300 for a Slim model (which is "basic"), $400 or something for a better model.

    But if pricing doesn't matter either console is a great choice.
     
  13. JonthanD

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    You don't have a Dreamcast? get one then buy an extra and some controllers [​IMG]

    I love my PS2 but I missed out on the DC when it was new, so I got one for like $50... then bought like 2 more and a bunch of games [​IMG]

    Its worthy of any collection and in my mind the best Sega console they ever released. Simply amazing [​IMG]

    Anyway thats my 2 cents lol

    Edit: Also a PC-Engine or Turbo Graphics they are fun too for all the old shooters.
     
  14. Joktan

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    no one mentioned the reg xbox!!!! it was one of my best systems untill it red ringed:( i am trying to get my brothers so i can play kotor again:) so xbox is good:) i just got a ipod touch and i love it:)some relaxing games and some simply amazing games:)
     
  15. _Chaz_

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    SEGA DREAMCAST!
     
  16. bennyroger

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    A second hand PS2 is very cheap these days, you should be able to get one and quite a few games for your money, softmodding is also very easy with free mcboot.

    Also worth considering since you are from Holland, what about a MSX system? There is a dutch man selling cheap MSX2 systems that are beefed up a bit at bas-ditta.info
     
  17. tigris

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    WiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWiiWi
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    5x more games than XBOX,
    9x more than PS3.

    More fun.

    Not as good graphics though.
     
  18. Madridi

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    dude.. he has one..
     
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    Why don't you want a PS3? [​IMG]
     
  20. trumpet-205

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    Get a PS2 Slim. It is a very good console.