Poll: Have You Ever Bought a Console Just for One Game?

By Mark Delaney, 1 month ago
Happy Fri- um, whoops. Happy weekend TA! Last week's poll asked about your most anticipated September release. Resoundingly, the winner was Shadow of the Tomb Raider, taking in a massive 47.6% of the votes. Wow. TA does love its story-driven single-player games. Also polling well was Life is Strange 2 (15.31%) and Other (15.59%), which we will assume mostly meant PS4's Spider-Man.

Speaking of Spider-Man, it's the inspiration for this week's poll. It's been a common refrain that some are buying a PS4 just so they can play the game. Such a move isn't unheard of. I'm sure others have done it for various Zelda titles over the years. Personally, I nearly did it with a few Grand Theft Auto sequels. Whether or not you eventually play other games on the console, have you ever bought, or would you ever buy, a console just for one game? Sound off in this week's poll!

Surely some players bought an Xbox just for Halo at some point.Surely some players bought an Xbox just for Halo at some point.


Check out our Best Xbox Action-Adventure Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Have you ever purchased a console just for one game?
  • Yes and I would do it again for the right game43.86% (1583)
  • Yes but I regret it6.82% (246)
  • No but I would for the right game13.36% (482)
  • No and I never would32.09% (1158)
  • Other3.88% (140)
We've had 3609 responses.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist Podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.