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How to choose your first console

The Gaming Dads look at the best way to choose your first console for those gamer dad's out there!

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FallenAngel1984176d ago

I can’t imagine a lot of people had to choose their first console, it was in most cases just handed to them

Belinker300176d ago

Nintendo if u like the option of portability and their franchise games, PlayStation for best exclusives,Xbox for?? well yeah

Zeldafan64176d ago

Gonna have to disagree with you on best exclusives but to each his own.

TekoIie176d ago

Yeah it's incredibly subjective. My favourite exclusives throughout the years are mostly Nintendo games but my most played games are all on PC.

I can't see myself having put 4000 hours into any of the big 3's games like have for Dota 2 but that much playtime doesn't even rank it in my top 10 games.

Just shows how subjective things can be.

jmtstan176d ago

my first experience in home console is Atari 2600 at my uncle's house... but my first console, being brought home by my dad was Famicom. But of course the first console that I bought with my own money is PS1. Depending on your first console you truly own is what you buy with your own money is the one you love the most. I bought xbox when it came out, bought dreamcast, but Playstation is still my focus console. If it hadn't for RRoD on 360, I think I would've got myself the xbox one.

Hardiman175d ago

Yeah the RRD put the lid on the coffin while the closing of 1st party studios and blunders like always online, no pre owned games put the final nail in the coffin for me!

SuperSonic91176d ago

In my experience as a former anti-PlayStation gamer for many years my advice is to play on PlayStation every generation. I have learned that the hard way. You can play every game that will ever release on your non-PlayStation hardware but you will eventually end up getting a PlayStation because of the immemse amount of great quality games.
So try not to resist.
Play PlayStation early on.

DJK1NG_Gaming175d ago (Edited 175d ago )

No. PlayStation strongest years are always it's last 3 years. PlayStation is a slow burner when it comes to it's best titles. There a reason why PlayStation peak in hardware sales are always the 4th year.

jmtstan174d ago

thats only for PS1 & Ps3, PS2 & PS4 has an amazing first year in sales.

DJK1NG_Gaming174d ago

No. PS4 best year was 2017.
PS3 best year was 2010.
Same goes for PS1-PS2 their best years were their 4th year in both software and hardware.

Hardiman175d ago

NES was mine and it was a Christmas gift in 85 or 86. Trough the years I also received a Sega Genesis, SNES, N64 & PSX. Dreamcast was the first console I bought same with PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, PS3 Slim, PS4, Pro and Switch. Through all the fads, ups and downs Sony and Nintendo have kept me more than happy!

While Nintendo has the nostalgia connection for me they don't really cultivate newer IP's that cater to my more adult tastes which fine because Sony has that covered!