Are Nintendo only gamers used to droughts?

#11manmousePosted 10/10/2013 6:13:42 PM(edited)
the only gens that i only owned Nintendo consoles for were gen3 with the NES, and gen7 with the Wii.

but with the NES, i got it in 1991 so we had an already established huge lineup of games to pick from and never waited for a release.

and with Wii, i got mine this year so i also already had the full lineup to pick from.

otherwise i was gaming on Genesis (which, like the SNES, didn't really have droughts) for gen4. we had a gamegear and 32X too, and the 32X especially fell into an all out shortage, but it simply served to supplement the ever-growing Genesis collection we had anyway. so it was nice having access to games like Virtua Fighter, Doom, Virtua Racing, Shadow Squadron, Knuckles Chaotix, Metalhead, etc in addition to the 16 bit games.

and then my gaming prime was on PS where so many games of every style were coming out all the time that it was impossible to keep track, especially in an age when the internet wasn't as all-encompassing. we had no shortages of games, ever. RPGs, racers, fighter, vehicle combat, sh'mups, platformers 2D and 3D, puzzles, adventure games, stealth games (more than just MGS), everything. 1996 was a bit slow, but 97, 98, 99, and 2000 and even onwards into the gen6 era were nonstop games out the ears from that little console.

and then gen6 we got the Dreamcast which launched with what is mostly agreed upon, even by people who didn't like the console, to be history's best launch lineup, and a decent stream of games that died off by 2001 of course. but at the same time we had the PS2, which brought a PS1 style situation but on hyperdrive. SSSSOOOOOOOO MANY GAMES! oh my god. everything you could imagine, it was an explosion of gaming that never let up even into gen7 that thing still cranked out hits. then we also got Gamecube and Xbox around the same time as eachother, which brought a couple smaller, but still worthwhile libraries into our access. so gen6 was so saturated with new games for me that i didn't know what it was like to wait.
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#12InnerscopePosted 10/10/2013 6:12:34 PM
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#13VidgmchtrPosted 10/10/2013 9:32:03 PM
I'm certainly used to it.

The Gamecube was the first console I owned by myself. My brother and I pretty much shared the N64 and SNES, the NES was primarily his.

I got, on average, 2 to 3 console titles a year. One for Christmas, one for my birthday, and one I'd purchase myself. A drought would be pretty meaningless for me. Once I became more financially independent, I might have gotten one or two more a year.

I did not experience a drought for the Wii U, my current library shows that I'm par for the course so far.
#14TerotrousPosted 10/10/2013 9:47:41 PM
Anyone who sticks to only one system would have to be used to droughts because all systems have them.
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#15Golden MavenPosted 10/10/2013 10:55:52 PM
Terotrous posted...
Anyone who sticks to only one system would have to be used to droughts because all systems have them.


Not the PC. I personally don't notice droughts since online gaming came about.
#16IzecPosted 10/10/2013 10:59:07 PM
As a GC and Wii owner I'd have to say yeah.

PS and Xbox get droughts at launch but after they pick up they stay good for the next decade. They don't alienate third-party developers like Nintendo consoles do.
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#17-GLICE-Posted 10/10/2013 11:00:34 PM
I'm used to droughts on the PS3 with all their mediocre AAA games that are supposed to be good but really aren't.
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#18slyman19Posted 10/10/2013 11:59:47 PM
Between owning a Nintendo home console and a Nintendo handheld, I rarely encounter a time when I have nothing to play.
#19IzecPosted 10/11/2013 12:24:38 AM
-GLICE- posted...
I'm used to droughts on the PS3 with all their mediocre AAA games that are supposed to be good but really aren't.

Except a period of games you don't like isn't a drought. For it to be a drought there have to be few games coming out at all, regardless of your opinion on them.
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#20GencoilPosted 10/11/2013 1:39:17 AM
I'm used to droughts on all systems. I don't buy every popular "AAA", "GOTY" game that gets hyped by gaming media. When a certain system doesn't have anything interesting at the moment, I check out what's coming for other systems.
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