How often do you buy a new console/ handheld?

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2 years ago#1
How often do you buy a new handheld/console? No remakes allowed. - Results (86 votes)
Every 1 -2 Years
20.93% (18 votes)
Every 3-4 years
33.72% (29 votes)
Every 4-5 years
25.58% (22 votes)
Every 6-7 years
13.95% (12 votes)
Every 8 - 10 years
3.49% (3 votes)
Every 11 -30 years
2.33% (2 votes)
This poll is now closed.
How to answer:
1. Subtract 2014 from the year you got your first console/handheld.
2. Count all the consoles AND handhelds you own / owned.
3. Divide the years in (1) by systems in (2) to get the answer.

E.g. 1. I bought my first handheld (game & watch) in 1991.2014 - 1991 = 23 years
2. I owned :
Game & Watch 1991
NES 1991
Genesis 1999
playstation 1 2003
playstation 2 2008
DS 2010
Wii 2012
That is 7 systems

3. 21 years / 7 systems = 3 years per system. 1 system every 3 years.
2 years ago#2
every 3-4 years since PS1,PS2 and PSP
thats Sony's case.
In Nintendo's case i own GBC then 3DS XL BUT my XL is now dying becoz of the hinge crack problem.
Nintendo products only last 1 year and a half in my case.
Thats why i love Sony products.
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2 years ago#3
Only buy one when the price halves here as the initial price is always overpriced in my country so takes a while to get to the US price like 2 years :D.

So every 3-4 years or so.
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2 years ago#4
If you count all the handhelds then every 1-3 years yes I bought the game boy, game boy lite, game boy pocket, game gear, game boy color, Game boy advance, Gamboy SP, Ds lite,dsi,dsi xl, 3ds, 3ds xl, psp,vita

ya thats every practically a new system every year pretty much on that alone lol...but if you only count the consoles the last one I bought was the wii a long while back so the numbers would be different...much different...
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2 years ago#5
When it comes to the Nintendo 3DS XL, I buy a new handheld whenever a limited edition I like is released. So far, I've a launch day silver Nintendo 3DS XL, i've The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS XL, the Yoshi Special Edition Nintendo 3DS XL., and I've got on order from the Mario White Edition Nintendo 3DS XL, which I'm expecting delivery of this week.
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2 years ago#6
Apparently 1.5 years. I bought my first console (PS2) in 2010, when I finally got a reliable source of income (had more to do with anti-gaming parents and buying games with money earned in a way not connected to them, aka family business). I was playing on PC before that.
I'll most likely buy Wii U in 2015, so the trend is going to continue.
2 years ago#7
About every 6-7 years. Money doesn't grow on trees, y'know.
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2 years ago#8
3-4 years to 7-8 years, depending on the situation I'm in (New console or replacement for broken one, Money, etc.)
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2 years ago#9
PS2 - 2004
DS - 2006
Wii - 2007
3DS - 2011
Wii U - 2014 (hopefully)

My N64, PS3, PSP, GBC and GBA were all pre-owned though all in more or less new condition.
2 years ago#10
Depends on whether it has a "must have" game I want for it and the price (PS3). I got a 3DS early (well after the price drop) mainly because my phat DS died.
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