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Why do people buy two versions of Pokemon games?

#1ThaxagoodnamePosted 8/18/2013 9:26:52 PM
Is it just collectors intuition or something?
#2RayCRPPosted 8/18/2013 9:35:10 PM
I usually give one to my brother. But before I do, I usually mine it for starters. E.g., if I choose Chespin on X, I'll get Fennekin on Y, play far enough on Y to be able to trade, trade Fennekin over, start over, do the same thing with Froakkie.

Also this time, I'll be able to give myself multiple event Torchic with mega stones. Once I think I have enough, I'll reset the card, and give it to my brother.
#3PlasmWraithPosted 8/18/2013 9:35:18 PM
Getting both legendaries, easier access to exclusives, farming event pokemon and starters, the ability to play again without erasing save data, etc
Take your pick
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#4KyrieIrvingPosted 8/18/2013 9:36:12 PM
some people like to use one for their collection of pokemans and the other for restarting and doing playthroughs
#5ArabianPenguinsPosted 8/18/2013 9:39:44 PM
I only buy both games when my brother wants a Pokemon game. He'll buy one game and I will buy the other.
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#6kaiser ryuPosted 8/18/2013 9:44:13 PM
Artificial demand generated by forcing only one save per game and having version exclusives.
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#7biohazard151Posted 8/18/2013 10:21:58 PM
To continue the adventures of red and blue i started and blue.
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#8RTC3Posted 8/18/2013 10:23:24 PM
kaiser ryu posted...
Artificial demand generated by forcing only one save per game and having version exclusives.

nintendo ****ing their fans
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#9A_Bit_Of_CharmPosted 8/18/2013 10:31:07 PM
i buy both so i can always restart one and keep all my pokemon/items on my other file. then later after i get the next games the coming year i give the restart file away to a friend who cant afford games.
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#10ExcaliburOwnerPosted 8/18/2013 10:45:40 PM(edited)
I'd love to buy both games and be able to complete my Dex without much effort too, but alas, I'm poor. I can't afford to buy practically the same game twice.

And two 3DS for that matter.