Think before you buy !

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  1. steve007
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  2. emigre

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    I never buy a system at lunch. That way I get to spend more time eating.
     
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    That's one expensive lunch break...
     
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  4. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    I don't mind buying Nintendo launch system's I trust them. I don't trust Sony nor Microsoft when it comes to build quality.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    I thought it was pretty common sense to not buy a console at launch.

    Like time and time again it has been proven that being patient is just better. Unless you're an eager beaver who has to play all your subpar launch games right as they come out I think you can wait.
     
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  6. Ryupower

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    this is video
     
  7. EyeZ

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    I learnt my mistake with a console launch purchase, and won't be making that mistake again.

    I held off from making the Vita purchase at launch, and saved myself a lot of money by doing so when i eventually purchased it.
     
  8. Taleweaver

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    I bought my 3DS at launch. :shy:
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    Yeah I always buy Nintendo consoles at launch. Other consoles can wait.
     
  10. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    lol...and then you spend the next year trying to convince everyone else that you made the right decision ;)
     
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  11. ShadowSoldier

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    ... I did make the right decision :D
     
  12. Ethevion

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    My 3DS was the right decision, so was my XL. :)
     
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    Don't forget the 3DS Ambassador Program!!
     
  14. RedCoreZero

    RedCoreZero Creativity is Power

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    Gamecube, Wii, and Nintendo 64 proven that I can buy at launch.
     
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    I have owned every Nintendo console around or on launch day and have never regretted it. The Wii U is a very nice system with lots of potential that will be seen in just a matter of months.
     
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    The 3DS was a paperweight for a year and a half and we all know it.
    ...unless you played DS games on it.
     
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    I still don't regret getting it. It held down my papers like no other paperweight. ^_^
     
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    But if I don't piss away my money at launch, how will people know I'm a True Fan™? People might think less of me if I just used a little patience and common sense.
     
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  19. grossaffe

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    You know what would happen if everyone followed this advice? Gaming market crash. If you're worried about game library, well the games will get there eventually... if people buy the console. If they don't, then who's gonna make games for it?

    If you're worried about defective hardware, that's another story. Call me a Nintendo fanboy if you like, but I trust them when it comes to launch hardware because they have a long history of solidly built hardware. Sony and Microsoft... well I'd be worried about getting their launch hardware after the this generation's debacle. Maybe they've learned from their mistakes, but I wouldn't make that gamble.
     
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  20. Guild McCommunist

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    To be fair PS3s were made pretty well and even the YLOD only affected what? 0.7% of consoles?

    Microsoft fucked up on earlier Xbox models but they've been good for years now.

    But yeah there will always be early adopters but that doesn't mean everyone should be early adopters.
     
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