Submitted by doctorstrange 735d ago | opinion piece

What’s Your Most Regrettable Gaming Purchase?

PSLS: We all have that one purchase in the world of video games that we regret the most. Whether it is a system we bought at launch that didn’t deliver games we actually wanted, a peripheral that you used once and never revisited, or a game you saved up your money for months only for it to disappoint, it’s all happened to us. (PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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TrendyGamers  +   735d ago
There's just so many to choose from.
guitarded77  +   735d ago
I can't think of any hardware regrets, but I have a plethora of games and accessories that I regret buying... starting with the Power Glove.
JoGam  +   735d ago
biggest regret was Brink.
toguns  +   735d ago
Power Glove... hard to top that. Not unless you're one of the 5 people that bought a Virtual Boy
Redrum059  +   735d ago
DmC, but I knew what I was getting into when I purchased this game new, I just wasn't expecting to beat the game in 5hours on nphilim mode . Traded it in for ni no kuni :)
FarEastOrient  +   735d ago
The Famicon, hardly anything was released in English.
KwietStorm  +   735d ago
I had a 32X
BattleAxe  +   735d ago
My biggest regret was the 360 I bought, and then the Gold membership that I bought after that. Oh well, live and learn, but I suppose I'm lucky that I only paid $100.00 for my 360.
ABizzel1  +   735d ago

1. Wii
2. PSP, there were good games, but the PSP needed 2 thumbsticks.
3. Launch consoles, the games usually run dry quickly.


Not too many, I check reviews and gamefly things I'm unsure of, and rarely buy games day 1 unless they've proven themselves.

1. Playing a copy of Vampire's Rain my cousin bought. AWFUL GAME.
2. Heavenly Sword. Enjoyed the game, but 5 hours is not a $60 game.
3. ?????
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Eyeco  +   735d ago
Mine was COD W@W, I had to choice between that and Fallout 3 I really wish I picked up the latter instead, the former is actually one of the most unpleasant gaming experiences I've ever had to endure , dreadful game

Oh and Socom confrontation , how could I forget that game was a massive f#%k you to a Socom fan , it felt less of a game but more of a pre alpha with each an every patch feeling like a portion of new build, I regret buying it because my hopes of it becoming better eventually via patches were crushed
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QSPR  +   735d ago
wow i rember i got myself the nokia n-gage. worst buy ever
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EeJLP-  +   735d ago
My 32X came with DOOM back in the day, so even though I don't care much for the DOOM franchise now-a-days, it wasn't regrettable back then.

(pic to show 32X Doom bundle, not my pic)
TheDivine  +   735d ago
You know I more regret the stuff I either didn't buy like Radiant Historia or stuff I sold like my old snes/n64/GameCube games. I do regret some games I bought day 1 which is why I stopped unless they're jrpgs that may become rare or stuff like Ni No Kuni which I don't mind paying extra for in hopes of a sequel.

Kinda regret the vita though. I love it but I should've waited till thanksgiving when I could've saved a hundred bucks on it and all the ps plus games I got I had already bought kinda making me feel jipped. Resistance BS was part of that vita remorse also lol. Still p4 justifies my lack of self control and patience.

Holy shit I forgot I did buy Venetica on a Black Friday deal and damn was that game a POS. horrible judgement on my part and prob the worst ten dollars I ever spent on gaming.
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joab777  +   735d ago
U wont regret ni no kuni...its amazing!
g-nome  +   735d ago
3DS for me
jeseth  +   735d ago
NES Power Pad

That thing was the most inaccurate and frustrating thing. I remember trying to play Track and Field as a kid and almost crying.
Highlife  +   735d ago
3DO, PSone blew it out of the water.

Madden 13 no drafting or season mode
Oblivion and Skyrim to many bugs
Assassins Creed boring trailer was so awesome though
Burger Time 2 (original was awesome at the time)
Marble Madness (probable broke some controllers over that game)
darthv72  +   735d ago
No regrets for "purchasing"
Mine are more about selling. Like selling my neogeo AES and 5 carts for a mere $300...damn what a fool i was. But at the time, i needed the cash.

Ive traded in dozens of genesis and snes games in the past. I dont do that anymore. Now im on a quest to get back all the ones I traded away and some I never had.

you will see me on an episode of Hoarders one day. I will be the one with the entire house filled with flattened cats because of all the game boxes everywhere.
gaffyh  +   734d ago
Definitely the Wii in terms of hardware.
tehpees3  +   734d ago
I would say 360 when I originally bought it. *shudder*
dougr  +   735d ago
To be honest my biggest regret thus far is the Nintendo Wii U. Not anything worth playing right now after Mario, and nothing interesting coming up. Right now I'm trying to resell it at market value to recoup the cost and then maybe purchase it down the line after a price drop.

A close second is the regular Nintendo Wii system. Bought it played it barely and it sat gathering dust.
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guitarded77  +   735d ago
You didn't see anything enticing in today's Nintendo Direct?

Also, after you mentioned it, I said I had no hardware regrets, but remembered that I did sell my Wii... I think it was more a matter of not having many games for me, and not really being that into motion controls. However, I do like my Wii U... sure, it's in a drought for games like any console 2 months after launch, but the Nintendo Direct this morning has me pretty pumped.
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Kingofwiiu  +   735d ago
Well , then you are foolish for buying it in the first place.

I'm loving my wiiu and have bought many great games for it already and can barely put it down , but everyone is different.

I feel the same about my Vita. it's just an incredibly sexy paper weight right now after finishing UCGA , Gravity rush .

Also , you're in for a shock when 720 and ps4 launch , cus the launch window is going to be very similar to Nintendo in the sense that you will have a lot of previous gen games just with slightly updated graphics , and a few rushed games.

be patient. Consoles don't hit the ground running software wise.
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Kingthrash360  +   735d ago
King of wii... Everything from you name to your comment sounds fanboyish.. Just saying. And then you contradict yourself buy saying you can't put the wiiU down and bought MANY great games... Then in the next paragraph you say the ps4/720 will be much like the wiiu with slightly updated previous gen games? So your having a blast with previous gen "rushed" games?
Also, who's to say that will be the ps4/720s case with previous gen games. The wiiU is only very slightly stronger than previous gen consoles. Ps4720 will be significantly stronger than this gens consoles. For shame fanny boi.

On topic I actually had a virtra boy...... Nuff said.
Oh and psp go....needed a umd drive. would be my number 2
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dougr  +   735d ago
I have Mario and COD Black Ops 2. Mario was okay, but I liked it a lot less than the Wii Mario. I'm a big fan of some games from Nintendo, but nothing releasing soon leads me to believe I should have just waited for either a price drop or to buy it cheap second hand. The only game coming up that I'm going to buy is the Lego game, but other than that I'm left waiting for a mario party/kart, Zelda, DK, or Banjo game. I really was foolish for buying it, but I have to have all the newest gadgets. As for the new PS4 I'll get it launch for sure, but I'll probably have regrets about it as well.

Other than the two Wii's though I have no regrets. I've never bought a hand held system other than Gameboy and console wise additionally I've owned Nintento, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, PS1/2/3 and have thoroughly enjoyed all of those.
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kayoss  +   735d ago
I have a wiiU and the only game I have for it is zombieu and mario game. I actually won the Wii u from work. But I use to love mario games but I've gotten older Mario games kind of lost its fun factor. my wife is currently playing the Mario game and she hates the contoller. LOL. But you brought up Mario party, I was wondering how would it work? Do we need to buy multiple tablets? But ky biggest regret is getting the Wii. I played the sport game that came with it for about a week and since then I've never touched it and its been 5 years.
Irishguy95  +   734d ago
That's why you should never buy a just launched system.

I have never bought, I don't understand how anyone can put up with the lack of games that the 360, Ps3, and Wii started out with. I got the 360 when it had Oblivion, Cod 2 and 3, Halo 2(lol), Forza 2, Fable 2, and Gears of war 1.

I bought a Ps3 when MGS4 came out, and all the previous games since that date.

Got the Wii after that with a few 9/10 games
Merrill  +   735d ago
State of emergency - Rockstar games.
typikal82  +   734d ago
Oh man, I can't describe the disappointment of this game
DonnieDarko  +   734d ago
Hardware: sega mega cd, psp, GameCube. Amstrad GX4000

Software: rival turf (Snes) joe and mac (Snes) streets of rage 3 (genesis)

Stuff I regret selling: my ROB nes. My game gear. All my Nintendo game and watch handhelds. PAIN

Online games I miss the most - socom 1&2. Midtown madness 2. Halo 2 :( splinter cell chaos theory - that game was ahead of its time!
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Merrill  +   734d ago
Terrible game. I bought it the day it came out, what a piece if turd. I guess I was still high on GTA3 and figured Rockstar could do no wrong, how wrong I was.
ThatGuy2  +   735d ago
Duke Nukem Forever...i think i won this lol
vallencer  +   734d ago
Duke nukem forever collectors edition. I think I won lol. But seriously I can't believe I bought that game period.
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Jaces  +   735d ago
Wii, RE6, Halo 4.
Christopher  +   734d ago
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
ftwrthtx  +   735d ago
PSPGo was a big disappointment. Had they given us a way to transfer our UMD games, without having to pay again, it might have been better.
T3mpr1x  +   735d ago
It could have been relatively easily done, too...Such a shame. I got mine for $100 if I remember correctly, and it was definitely worth that price!
Tetsujin  +   735d ago
Go cramped my hands big time, I also didn't like how it's 16 GB flash that's not upgradable.
ftwrthtx  +   735d ago
Some games cramped me up but MLB The Show was ok.
DanShadow27  +   735d ago
Half of Nintendo's 3DS games last year
dbjj12088  +   735d ago
Really? I haven't regretted any 3DS purchases.
DanShadow27  +   735d ago
Paper Mario Sticker Star stands out the most for me. As a fan of both the Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario series, I couldn't stand that frustrating mixup. It lost its identity.
zerocrossing  +   735d ago
Operation Winback 2: Project Poseidon, Operation Winback was an amazing game on PS2, but the sequel... It was just so goddamn awful.
Soldierone  +   735d ago
Lmao I remember this. I was so excited for it, and it was like "wtf is this?" So I replayed the first to get the taste outta my mouth.
zerocrossing  +   735d ago
Haha! Yeah same here man. Operation Winback 2: Project Poseidon is probably the worst sequel to any franchise ever, and Im including Dino crisis 3 here, lol.
vallencer  +   734d ago
Wow there's a game I wish they would make again. I loved operation wingback. It was such a good game.
Blastoise  +   735d ago
MasterCornholio  +   735d ago
Ooooo thats a nasty one especially on the PS3 which was almost unplayable when it came out. Remember the nasty bug that would cause the console to freeze everytime you entered water with the character and remember that Bethesda took over a month to fix that.

The Wii was extremely regrettable for me though as well as the XBOX360 when Microsoft went crazy with kinect.
I_am_Batman  +   735d ago
Mine is Oblivion so I skipped Skyrim. I just expected too much from the game. I liked the main story though.
knifefight  +   735d ago
Yeah. The PS3 version of Oblivion wasn't without some problems here and there, but it was overall playable for dang sure, even with no patches. I expected similar of Skyrim but daaang. I had to trade it in soon after. Will get it again when I have a good enough PC, I think.
Erimgard  +   735d ago
Kid Icarus Uprising. I waited so long for it, and ended up hating it. It's really the only 3DS game besides Madden that let me down. The 3D was god-awful on Madden 3D, and there was no multiplayer.
Parasyte  +   735d ago
Brink and Homefront. Both were games that had promise, but were ultimately let downs.
BattleTorn  +   735d ago
Hehe, yup. Though I did still enjoy both of them, they were indeed massive let downs.

I think my answer has to Fallout New Vegas. As much as I loved it, it wasn't better than F3 (IMO!) and it quickly became a very sour experience when I was playing it at launch. (due to countless glithes/bugs)
SideShort  +   735d ago
Agreed. New Vegas is one of my biggest disappointment. Played the reaping sh*t out of fallout 3 and all the dlc for it. Tried really hard for about a week like NV, just couldn't for some reason. Still can't understand why. It felt like the same game in many ways :/
Reverent  +   735d ago
I'm not gunna disagree with you because that is a very valid opinion, but personally, as a huge fan of Fallout 1 and 2, I liked NV better than FO3. Since it was developed by Obsidian, it just felt more in tune with the lore of the Fallout universe.
Myst  +   735d ago
Damnation for Playstation 3. Crashed my PS3 several times and ended up having to buy another one. Not only that the game play was bad like downright bad.
ExCest  +   735d ago
PS Move. Fun to use but not enough games for it.
BattleTorn  +   735d ago
For sure. But not my most regrettable.
AhmadSA  +   735d ago
Sports Champions 1&2 are pretty fun. Hell, Gladiator should have its own game!
remanutd55  +   735d ago
what? Sorcery is a fantastic action/adventure game. If you have the psmove then i'd strongly suggest you get the game. i loved it, hopefully sony is planning a sequel.
stage88  +   735d ago
I know this source isn't great but according the Wiki:

"There are currently 110 (exclusive: 48; multi-platform: 62; PlayStation Network games: 17; Upcoming games: 18; Existing games: 55) Playstation Move games"
2pacalypsenow  +   735d ago
Cod MW3 on Pc
FarCryLover182  +   735d ago
I remember crying when I bought a Gamecube in 2001, I was a 9 year old.
TrendyGamers  +   735d ago
I'm guessing it wasn't happy crying.
FarCryLover182  +   735d ago
Nope, because I had saved up my $5 allowance each week and when I bought it, all that money was gone and I bought "Universal Studios Theme Park" game. ;/
TrendyGamers  +   735d ago
Ouch. I got Wave Race at launch while waiting for Smash Bros.
ExCest  +   735d ago
The Gamecube was the bomb. It was cubicle!
PygmelionHunter  +   735d ago
I cried when I didn't get one for Christmas...
8bitHero  +   735d ago
bionic commando on the ps3. god i hate that trash game. i originally got it mixed up with that other 2D multiplayer game with commando in its name as well(or was it just command? i dont remember)
KentBlake  +   735d ago
8bitHero  +   735d ago
glad to know im not the only one.
AhmadSA  +   735d ago
For a moment, I thought you meant Bionic Commando Rearmed, which was a freaking masterpiece!
RTheRebel  +   735d ago
psp go what a fuc$#&^ waste of money that was lol
ftwrthtx  +   735d ago
Had they included UMD transfer, it would have made a killing.
Angrymorgan  +   735d ago
Cyberspeed on ps one, WORST game in the history of gaming!
Beetey  +   735d ago
The Tower SP for my GameBoy Advance. Only game I ever played that could actually make a car ride feel longer.
LOL_WUT  +   735d ago
Buying my little cousin some PSP games Ghost Of Sparta, Ghostbusters etc Only to find out he sold them a day later.
Brownghost  +   734d ago
he sounds like a dick.
maddfoxx  +   735d ago
Asura's Wrath for PS3. I got the game because everyone was telling me how good it was. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I spent about 3 hours watching cut scenes and then when I finally got to actually play the game, it just seemed like a mediocre hack n slash game. I really did try and it a chance. I played (well watched) four hours and decided that it was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent on a disk.
Oh_Yeah  +   735d ago
I guess a launch Xbox 360, with it's online fee, red ring fiasco, small 20 gb hard drive, no hdmi port, 100$+ add on to get wifi and..it sounding like it was trying to lift off with its jet engine of a fan and drive, I eventually got a slim 360 which was much better.
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G20WLY  +   735d ago
And the HD-DVD drive >:(
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Kingthrash360  +   735d ago
Ohhh don't remind me of thos dredded red rings, 3xbox 2 with red ring traumatized me so now I own a slim but I'm too scared to play the thing... So exclusives only.
Marceles  +   735d ago
Spiderman 3 The Movie: Collectors edition. 85 bucks down the drain. SOCOM Confrontation is a good close second if it wasn't for the headset that came with it.
GribbleGrunger  +   735d ago
Without a doubt, FF13
JAMurida  +   735d ago
Borderlands 2 (PSN digital download). My PS3 slim laser wanted to break a week before the game came out, (was planning on Gamefly'n it), and I had some friends I wanted to play with day one and static across the entire story. Seeing how the only way I could play it on time with them was through buying it off of PSN, I choose to do that. So day comes and I pay the full 60 bones for it and only one other friend gets it. Went through it in like a week and wished I could of traded it in but NOPE, digital download.
LordHiggens  +   735d ago
Mercenaries 2 World in Flames...the game deviated so much in what made Mercenaries 1 amazing. I loved Mercenaries 1.
WooHooAlex  +   735d ago
To be honest, probably the Wii.
I waited outside of a Toys R Us for 5 hours in the cold to get my hands on one, and aside from an occasional Mario game, it didn't get much use after the first few weeks.

PlayStation Move is another regret, LittleBigPlanet 2 is the only game I really had fun using it with. For games, Rock Band 3 w/keyboard comes to mind.
NYC_Gamer  +   735d ago
Superman 64
PygmelionHunter  +   735d ago
Oooooh, hard to top that.

I still remember the day my friend got that game as a birthday present from his uncle, priceless.
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problemchild84  +   734d ago
Lol yea that game was BAD! I remember that Superman looked like a big blue log with red panties on when he flew.
Feldman9000  +   735d ago
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
ftwrthtx  +   735d ago
I picked it up for 5 bucks and still felt ripped off.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   735d ago
FF13 and Killzone 3.
BitbyDeath  +   735d ago
Plants Vs Zombies, bought it a week before they announced it coming free to plus.

drsnoopyseussdog  +   735d ago
Mine Would probly be when i bought Ps Minis which are over priced and get boring very quickly for me besides Coconut Dodge XD
WeAreLegion  +   735d ago
I have 35 Minis. All of them were free from Plus. ^_^
GrandTheftZamboni  +   735d ago
You need to check Velocity:

drsnoopyseussdog  +   733d ago
That does look really good im going to wait for velocity ultra to come out before though cuz it looks like it will be an amazing remake. And yeah i never bought ps plus so i didnt get any for free lucky:p
GrandTheftZamboni  +   733d ago

Didn't know velocity ultra is in the works. Awesome!
hazardman  +   735d ago
Neo Geo, games were just to expensive. $175-$225 a pop.
Reverent  +   735d ago
Jesus Christ
violents  +   735d ago
Not to mention the console itself was like a grand when all the others at the time were 100 to 200 bucks. I only knew one kid who even thought his parents would buy one.
ziggurcat  +   734d ago
... and yet people think $60 is too much nowadays.

not a lot of people realize that games back then, and even in the 80's, were upwards of about $100.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   735d ago
The first operation flashpoint on ps3. I think it was dragon rising. Awful game. The multiplayer didn't work, the single player was broke.

Not a popular thing to say but I hated gta4, I think this was the most overhyped game this generation. Last midnight launch I've been to.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   735d ago
GTA IV for me too.
dubt72  +   735d ago
ps2 console...twice
WeAreLegion  +   735d ago
You're supposed to buy games for your console. That's how you play them. It's ok. I've made that mistake, too. ^_^
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