Submitted by knifefight 1192d ago | opinion piece

Why I Don't Own a Wii, 360, or 3DS

"I'm an international man of mystery and intrigue, walking around ever bound to my multiple nationalities, multiple currencies, and multiple hoes from as many different area codes. I've got a great interest in games from both the East and the West, regardless of whose boundaries I might inhabit at the time. When I see a game I want, I'll buy that sucker, often in its original language, especially if translation into another will take a long time or just seems unlikely. That said, region freedom is a huge factor for me when buying a new system." -GR's Most Interesting Gamer in the World (3DS, Culture, Final Fantasy XII, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

Hellsvacancy  +   1192d ago
"I'm an international man of mystery and intrigue" no your not

It sounds like you dont have the time to game being on the road so much, i dont know or care what it is you do for a job but it sounds like its priority number 1, gamin should be the least of your worries, id love to be out and about, i mean travel around the world etc

I game when im bored and im out of options (its too late at night to go play Golf for example), id trade it all in though to be a "international man of mystery and intrigue"

user4847013  +   1192d ago
To be able to play 90% of gaming, you just should get a PS3. Most and best games, every multiplatform games and so many exclusives.

The truth will set you free.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1192d ago
90% of gaming? REALLY...
Are you what N4G has become? The fact that you still have bubbles with a name like that is testimony to what unfortunately is deemed appropriate for a GAMING site. What's even more troubling is your last sentence. So much irony it isn't even funny.
Halochampian  +   1192d ago
The fact that you couldnt play 90% of the best games of the past year by just owning a PS3 proves you wrong.

The only way I can be completely be satisfied with gaming is to have all platforms if I can.
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Snookies12  +   1192d ago
@Halochapian - What are you saying? What best games came out this year that the PS3 doesn't have? The fact of the matter is that the PS3 has the best selection of both exclusive and multi-platform games. If you try and deny that you're a moron. ALTHOUGH, that doesn't mean it's the ONLY system with games.

The Xbox has a few exclusives that justify a purchase of the system, though it's in last place for me now. The Wii passed it by when it got Xenoblade and Last Story, two apparently amazing games which make me regret losing my Wii. The PC has Steam, yeah that's about all I need to say for its case lol.

Though the PS3 is not 90% of gaming by a longshot. There are a great many wonderful games on Xbox, Wii, and PC that you'd be missing out on if you only stick with PS3.
SonyNGP  +   1192d ago
You must be new here.
dark-hollow  +   1192d ago
90% of games are on ps3?

Where is Diablo III? the Witcher 2? Xenoblade? Skyward sword? Halo 4? Planetside2?

Don't get me wrong, the ps3 is a really great console, but you are really missing out a lot of great games if you only game on it.
deletingthis34675334  +   1191d ago
And I can play 100% of gaming by owning all three consoles. 100% is better than 90%. Seriously, so sick of this fanboy s***.
ginsunuva  +   1191d ago
Ps3 + PC = 99.99% of worthwhile games.
Halochampian  +   1191d ago
Gotta love all the delusional people that believe that PS3 is "God"

Like someone else said... Diablo 3 is a big one to come to mind. And dont forget a lot of the arcade that you would be missing out on the 360 along with the Halo series, Forza, Gears of War.

The amount of great games is pretty close when you really want to compare.

Sure there may be more on the PS3 but I think quality wise, they are all pretty close.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1191d ago
If you had said something like 50% of exclusives worth playing... OK, your opinion. But 90% of ALL gaming? Seriously, what have you been smoking? If we go for ALL GAMES, I'm sure web based flash games would beat everything else.

And why count multiplatforms? They should be the same all around, the differences are rarely worth the trouble to get another platform hardware to play. I don't think we even need to discuss that...

Personally I only have a PS3 because that's what suite me the most, it has the ammount of games and the quality ones to not need another platform in my book. I don't have the time or the money to play everything out there, and seriously, who does? But that's just me, people may choose whatever fits 'em best, don't necessarily need multiple consoles and still be happy with whatever they got.
crxss  +   1191d ago
i have the ps3, 360, and wii....................... i effing hate exclusives....... but love them...
Toadmaster89  +   1191d ago
Wow, really, like really? Really. That last sentence, you just killed it man. You're really really funny! Keep it up! Man, you should be a freaking stand-up comedian for being that hilarious. My sides!
kreate  +   1191d ago

idk if ur being sarcastic or what not...

but here goes n4g users again getting all offended over a small comment.

just dont say anything man... ppl are too serious here
TheLastGuardian  +   1191d ago
I play my PS3 all the time and it has more than enough great games for me. I don't really care if I'm missing out on Nintendo, Xbox and PC exclusives. PS3 has the best selection of exclusives and multiplats. Why buy more systems when I can just buy more games for my PS3?
MaxXAttaxX  +   1191d ago
Some people took that to heart, lol
It's a very subjective matter.

If you don't have any interest in other systems exclusives, then whatever system you choose IS 100% to you.
jamesensor  +   1192d ago
Lucky guy if he can read both english and japanese. It's useful for games.
ThePsychoGamer  +   1192d ago
I gotta say I agree with a lot of what this guy said. It's time that companies stop region locking there consoles.
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Titanz  +   1192d ago
Well, um...
Whatever floats ur boat?
C0MPUT3R  +   1192d ago
He is talking about only owning systems that are region free.
humbleopinion  +   1191d ago
And is he aware that about 90% of the Xbox games are in fact region free?
Mkai28  +   1192d ago
To some means I agree, I have a brother in South Korea and when they come out with dlc(for Xbox) he can't download it because he is in a different region. So no new maps, or anything else.
Dreassic  +   1192d ago
I gather he didn't own a ps2 either then amirite?
knifefight  +   1192d ago
Apparently you're not rite
Third paragraph.
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josephayal  +   1192d ago
Sega pico still the best console imo
GuruStarr78  +   1192d ago
Not owning a 3DS is missing out on some pretty good games.. IMHO
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1192d ago
I own a 3DS.

He's not missing out on anything right now. Kingdom Hearts: DDD is going to be awesome, but...that's about it. :/ I'm mildly upset with Nintendo and other game developers for not supporting this thing properly. There simply aren't that many good games for it.
Skate-AK  +   1191d ago
Resident Evil Revelations was awesome.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1191d ago
It was fun for awhile, but I'm just not into the story of RE anymore. :/

Definitely one of the best looking games on 3DS though. Absolutely gorgeous!
TekoIie  +   1191d ago
He'll be missing out on Pokemon which is awesome :P ...

I'm serious, if you dare criticise Pokemon I will devour you >:|
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knifefight  +   1191d ago

Actually, Pokemon Black and White 2 is set for regular DS, and the regular DS is region free. :)
KingSlayer  +   1192d ago
There is nothing on the 360 worth owning that console to play. Got a PC? You're good. Got a Wii and PS3? You're good. Got a 360 and Kinect? You're doing it wrong.

EDIT: @M1chl

English. You're doing it wrong. Also, yes...Kinect is a platform. Welcome to Microsoft gaming.
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M1chl  +   1192d ago
Kinect is a platform?? Trolling, you doing it wrong. Although, if you only have X360 you definitely missed a going to miss a lot of great games...
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1192d ago
I don't know. I had a 360 for about six months there. There were a few good ones, like Crackdown, Gears of War 2, and...um...something else...but for the most part, I was let down. :/
Omnislash  +   1192d ago

The only games youre missing out on 360 is Halo,Gears and Forza. The rest of the games are meh...

PC/PS3 is all you need if youre a hardcore gamer.
_Aarix_  +   1191d ago
You're really gonna leave out lost odyssey? Splinter cell conviction? Shadow Complex, Alan wake? The 360 is a great console but the senseless elitist hate is pissing me off.
bigjclassic  +   1192d ago
somebody is missing out
on some really great games. For shame..
Tokyo_reject  +   1192d ago
Dont need to read the article.
I got the answer for the title

Because your poor and your just making excuses.
Hicken  +   1191d ago
And this is why, even if you don't read the article, you should at least read the comments before yours. Then you would have known that it had everything to do with him not buying region-locked systems.

With that knowledge in hand, you could have made a more informed comment, instead of one that makes you look like an idiot.
Jourdy288  +   1191d ago
You know what? I think this guy has a point- much as I love my 3DS, if I went on vacation to England and bought a video game there, guess what? It wouldn't run. All that Nintendo needs to do is release a firmware update- but they won't.
Region protection doesn't stop piracy- only exacerbates it.
alexcosborn  +   1191d ago
Interesting read.
OldSnakePS3  +   1191d ago
i support hardcore gaming and sony is the only console maker that hasnt sold out and gone after the casual kiddie market -and thats just 1 of the reasons why i only have a ps3
TekoIie  +   1191d ago
.... Sorcery..... Ok.....
Voxelman  +   1191d ago
not to mention EyePet, PSHome, Sports Champions, SingStar, Buzz! etc

And that is just this gen SOny have made games for all kinds of gamers since the PS1 days, and that includes casual kid friendly experiences.
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TheLastGuardian  +   1191d ago
I'm a 19 year old "hardcore" gamer and I love Sorcery. Play it on the hardest difficulty and there's nothing casual about it. Either way, motion controls aren't the main focus of the PS3 like it is on the Wii and 360. Sony supports core gaming far more than MS and Nintendo.
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ShaunCameron  +   1191d ago
Region-lock? I see. The funny thing is all of my PS3 games got a region-1 label on them.
Hicken  +   1191d ago
The funnier thing is that, regardless of what that label says, your PS3 games will play in ANY PS3 from ANY country in the world. Got a Japanes PS3? Your American games are good. European PS3? Those games from Brazil will play.

C'mon, man. You pretty much said a bunch of nothing there; just a half-assed attempt at trying to discredit something you apparently don't know anything about. Which, I guess, is why your attempt was half-assed.
ShaunCameron  +   1191d ago
And what exactly have you said that meant much?
Tito08  +   1191d ago
@ShaunCameron- I have Wangan Midnight & played other region PS3 games & plays with no problem, my boy got Demon Souls way before it got announced for the west.... I was playing Yakuza Kenzan on my U.S. PS3 not so long ago FYI..... That so you don't need to modify it to play imports, you got owned by Hicken & you know it!!!
Kran  +   1191d ago
So... you're a PS3 fanboy in other terms?

Unless you play PC too.
Delicious Malicious  +   1191d ago
And The Title is why I dont care about this article
BlaqMagiq24  +   1191d ago
But you cared enough to comment
CLOUD1983  +   1191d ago
Until recently I was like this -> PS2+PS3+PSP+PC

Now I am like this -> PS2+PS3+PSP+PC+Wii

After I make this small addition to my roster everything looks much better ^__^ imo every hardcore JRPG fan out there must get one Wii u cant miss games like Xenoblade/The Last Story & others, Wii doesn't have many good games but u can find some of triple-A quality and those few games r more than enough reason to own one.
Greyslash  +   1191d ago
Come on guys, we all know if you own a PS2, you'll be gaming for years. Shadow Hearts, .Hack, Persona, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Champions of Norrath, Dark Cloud...Do I really need to continue here?
Sugreev2001  +   1191d ago
I own all game systems currently sold,so that I don't miss out on any good games.Nintendo has disappointed me the most,but there are still some games that have justified my purchase of their hardware.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1191d ago
How many people buy foreign games anymore, especially Lik-Sang being closed? Still it shows that most people can get by with one console.

Regardless if I have all the consoles or not, I'm going to miss out on games. I don't have the time, and I have other things to do with my money. So I just games on my PS3. I have only wanted Gears and Mass Effect. I have played the former on a friends system, and the later is on PS3.

So don't feel sorry for me unless you are willing to buy me an XBox.
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Rock_On_PS4  +   1191d ago
Simple really a Sony fanboy who does not buy any game console that is not produced by Sony. Hating on Microsoft and Nintendo is a Sony fanboys past time.
knifefight  +   1188d ago
Um, the article calls the DS a "wonderful machine," the writer discusses owning a GameCube, a Dreamcast, a Game Boy, a PC, and wanting an Xbox 360.

The article is about region freedom.

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