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Are you loyal to console brands?

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No, but I do respect some brands more than others for various reasons and I’m happy to vote with my wallet against things I disagree with. 


As a kid I didn’t really care. For example I had a NES and SNES despite their censorship policies as I simply didn’t know about them. Now I’m older and can disagree on a moral level with Sony’s censorship policy, I took a stand only to purchase games second hand since it came into effect. Apart from VR games as I really want to support VR.

 

I’ve owned all main consoles from Commadore upwards, apart from Wii, Wii U, and Xbone, and that was simply because they had few games In which I was interested.

 

I’ll likely again get a PS5, but continue to get games second hand there and give my cash to Ninty for their uncensored Switch games (unless, by some miracle, Sony choose to go back to being loyal to their customer base).

 

ultimately I can be “loyal” in terms of happy to support a company or companies with my cash as I have been in the past to Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft, but I won’t fanboy on them or overlook their immorality (Sony) or extreme marketing bullshit (Microsoft) or lack of features (Nintendo).

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No, but so far they have been loyal to me.

 

I stick to whatever console has the exclusives that appeal most to me. It just so happens that that has been Sony every time.

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Everyone I knew who had a game console had a PS3. I liked the system and when I decided to switch to a console PS3 was a natural choice. Nintendo does not really appeal to me and now that I have found the extra fun in Playstaion's trophy system there is no reason for me to switch to Xbox. I might pick PC gaming back up again when I finally buy a brand spanking new PC, but probably only for specific PC-only titles.

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I kind of am "accidentally". I've always had a PlayStation. PS1 and PS2 were "just the ones I happened to get" though, and I went with PS3 because I was already familiar with PlayStation. From PS4 and onwards I'm definitely loyal though, and it's for two reasons: my trophy collection, and PlayStation just happens to have the most amazing exclusives ever. I can't imagine a World where I wouldn't be able to play stuff like Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War etc. The games that are exclusive to PlayStation are the exact type of games I love the most.

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On 6/16/2020 at 3:20 PM, DaivRules said:

Loyal? No. If a console has the titles I want to play and a controller I can handle, I pick it up. I've had just about every Nintendo home console and every Sony console so far. I'm still planning on getting a Switch.

This is basically my thoughts, the system has to have the games i want and the controller is a big issue as well. Brand loyalty? not really I have just been with PS because of the games and the controller. Though my last Nintendo console was the Gamecube, which I still have.

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I wouldn't necessarily call myself loyal to a particular console. I get the console that will give me the best return value for my money. And in regards to return value, that boils down to the games that I like and that I'll drop lots of time into. And looking at present and ahead, Sony is still the major winner to me. I love the J games, I like indies, and the PS exclusives are more up my ally than the xbox ones are. I'm not really into FPS games much (Halo, Gears) or Racing titles (Forza) so Xbox doesn't really have anything that interests me much. I did think about going Xbox 360 at one point but they were basically FPS or bust so I went with the more expensive $600 PS3 console. 

 

I also own a Nintendo Switch but don't play it to much. I'm still a huge fan of Pokemon and bought the console for that one IP. I'm regretting that decision a little as the Sword/Shield have so many bugs and exploits that it's kinda lost it's appeal of no two Pokemon are the same. Plus, they didn't include all the Pokemon. How the heck you gonna "catch them all" if they not all there? But I do tend to buy just about every Nintendo console, particularly the handheld ones.

 

So basically as long as Sony continues to have the J games and more exclusives that I like (R&C, GoW, Ghosts, TLoU, Horizon, LBP, etc) I'm gonna follow them. Plus I don't like the xbox controller, it's to large. 

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No. If there is a game I wanna play; I play it on whatever platform it's available on.

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Nope! I like playing on all the consoles and PC. However, I have zero interest in both Stadia and Luna. I'm not big on playing games only via streaming or subcription service. 

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In a sense, yes. I've owned every PlayStation console since PS2. I like the brand and if I had to pick one platform to succeed, PlayStation wins by default.

 

Other than that, it's just habit, and having an existing investment in the PlayStation ecosystem (trophies, digital games, avatars, etc). Xbox Series X looks increasingly competitive - especially compared to the dead fish that is the Xbox One - but there's simply nothing that would sway me to switch platforms. Even if PS5 turns out to be the worse console, I'm still more fascinated by Sony's tech than Microsoft's. Why? Because I always have been.

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I'm usually a PlayStation person but I have owned a console or two from all competitors. SNES, Gameboy color, Sp, and a DS, Sega genesis and Dreamcast, OG Xbox, Nintendo 64, Wii and Wii U.

 

I'm not exactly wanting to shell out 499$ for a new ps5 so I was actually thinking of getting an Xbox1 or 360 because I kinda want to play Fable 2 and 3 along with Gears and Halo 3-onward which I never played as I did not have a 360.The Gamepass is also pretty sweet not to mention I have a backlog since I have essentially all Wii, Wii U, and Gamecube games at my finger tips

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Free online play was why I chose the PS3 over the 360. I subscribed to PS+ before it became mandatory for PS4 online play. Now it's trophies and exclusives that keep me invested in PlayStation. 

 

I have a Xbox One S that I have yet to play a game on. I use it for Netflix and 4K blurays. I did pick up a couple Halo games and Quantum Break but haven't played them yet. I have such a huge PS3/PS4 backlog still that even thinking about paying for Gamepass or Xbox Live is a waste.

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I'm a bit attached to Playstation because the PS2 was the first console I ever had that was genuinely mine. My parents had an old temperamental Atari in the house that didn't work half the time and a PS1 that I played sometimes, but it was in the living room and was mostly my dad's console. The PS2 was in my room and it was all mine. My parents struggled with money issues back then too, so the fact I even had my own console meant a lot to me. I think a family member was giving theirs away and I lucked out. I did my best to take care of it and any games I had. I guess I've just kind of stuck with Playstation since then.

 

I still cringe when I see people mishandling their discs or controllers and the obviously unstable people who rage out and snap a disc or break their controller. These people clearly never had to hear the words "We can't afford it" growing up. 

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I’m loyal to my backlog

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I've been more loyal to PlayStation lately. I don't really think about the XSX, but a PS5 is definitely in my future. PlayStation has more exclusive games that I care about. And many Xbox "exclusives" have PC versions. PS4's UI appeals more to me than Xbox One's. I'm sad to see Sony quitting portables. They had a good thing going with the PSP and the PSVita. Mobile phone games will never be as good as real handheld system games IMO.

 

During the PS3/X360 generation, I'll admit I leaned more towards Xbox 360. I haven't been interested in Nintendo's IPs lately, but they sure have done some things right with the Switch. You can just use MicroSD cards instead of proprietary ones, and it can be played either portable or on your TV (something that would've been nice for the Vita... well it's sort of possible, but you'd have to buy a PSVita TV).

 

Sony made a major misstep with PlayStation Classic. They should've built it with PSVita TV hardware so that you could buy more PS1 games from PSN, while also being able to buy PSP/Vita ones.

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I have owned every playstation console that has come out so I would definitely say yes I am brand loyal however I have owned a few Nintendo consoles like the gameboy, Wii, and Switch. 

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Kind of, i mean did get the mini SNES and had a SNES early on too (gamecube as well) but i'm buying a PS5 mainly because i'm used to that now and if i go on Xbox i'll have to start over again with everything.

 

It's not that i hate the other ones but sticking to playstation makes sense for me.

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