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What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:56 pm
by rtrgrl78
A bit of an odd question from me, I know but can see the appeal of owning a machine because of it's colour or a slight variation on the model? For me, I own a black NDS Light and for a while I really wanted the dark blue, just not having the money put me off slightly, but if I would have seen one in store, I know I would've have jumped at it. I went through a phase of wanting the red NDS Light, but having since bought one for a gift for my mother, the colour seems pretty bold and now just OK. I thought I was going to go mad for the NDSi XL but strangely I can't justify it and read the pretty bad reports. And, now have been looking at the piano black PSP 3000 with 'Toy Story 3' bundle (I've got the vibrant blue one, but am yet to open the Harry Potter game that came with it), the main appeal for this bundle; it looks smart and plus I really want to play the new game and I think the PSP 3000 may be reaching it's shelf life soon and thinks its an ace machine. Also, a while ago I really wanted the crystal X-Box and even to this day think it looks really smart. Future purchase though for definite; NDS 3D for the obvious 3D and mine will be on it's 3rd year, oh and of course I still want to own the new 360 Elite. So, is this just me that thinks like this, or any of you other guys experience it?

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:08 pm
by necronom
Not a console, but I own two of the same computer. I have a C64, and a C64c. The C64c looks a bit like a small Amiga, and looks much better than the original design.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:54 pm
by rtrgrl78
necronom wrote:Not a console, but I own two of the same computer. I have a C64, and a C64c. The C64c looks a bit like a small Amiga, and looks much better than the original design.

Same as us a fews years back, Dad had the beige 'bread-bin' one before I came along and then bought me my own C64c complete with the light-gun pack. I think he must've thought it was a bit better than than the beige one. Though for consistency, I always preferred the older style one, mine sometimes had a mind of it's own, you would type something and maybe something different would appear on screen. No loss to me though, I was just using to load up tape games and such. Interestingly we cannot locate the older model in our house, suspect my older brother may have taken it with him as it he used to use it sometimes.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:23 pm
by Antiriad2097
No, its never interested me. The only time I've bought the same system twice was for better tech specs, not colour, when I moved from Atari STFM to STE, but even then it had been much reduced in price.

Now I've got some doubles for convenience, so I have PS2s in different rooms for example to save me unplugging things. Not deliberately different models though. Ideally I'd have them all identical, if only for spares in future.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:57 am
by stvd
I have 3 different Atari 2600's - 6-switch, 4-switch and a 2600 Jnr.
Megadrive MK 1 & 2
I did have 3 different coloured NeoGeo Pocket Colors (but sold 2 of them).
Does a Gameboy Advance and an Advance SP count?
PS2 Slim and an original phat arriving in the next few days.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:42 am
by The Angry Jock
Got 4 of the 6 UK NGPC colours - only console I really want all variants and bit & bobs.

Got 3 GC's, bought a platinum one new and always wanted the white/pearlescent one. Eventually picked one up (aswell as a black one) in a job lot, which also came with an orange N64 - best £20 I ever spent that was as I got a dozen consoles and dozens of games.

EDIT:
Thinking about it, I would like a Silver GBA Micro as I have green and blue...but then I'd have to get pink too :shock: :lol:

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 am
by stvd
The Angry Jock wrote:Got 4 of the 6 UK NGPC colours
What 2 are you missing?

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:42 pm
by The Angry Jock
Silver and Anthracite, looking for boxed ones though.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:52 pm
by stvd
OK, I only had loose silver, blue and Aqua Camo. Left myself with a boxed, never used clear version though. :)

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:59 pm
by HEAVYface
i have a super famicom and bought the junior model because it looked cool, even though it didn't support rgb out.
got a derby stallion saturn because its see through and looks the biz, and wanted a backup in case my white saturn goes kaput. i want to get a second neo geo aes because of the very same reason.

i really like old hardware its just really expensive to get all the variants, especially japanese versions. i'd like a japanese purple see through n64 to go with my red one, just for sh1ts and giggles.

thinking about it, its pretty sad actually.

oh yeah, i've got two gamecubes one black, one purple. the orange one looks nice and tempting. and an old style and mini psone. god.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:09 pm
by rtrgrl78
Does wanting the 'Guitar Hero' Arcade game count? or is that going a bit far? :D Wonder though, that would sound immense in a house enviroment though.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:17 am
by Lentini2001
I have 3 different coloured Gamecubes and I dont know why.

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:41 pm
by The Angry Jock
Because they're art?

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:44 am
by Lentini2001
Wouldn't go that far!

Re: What console of the same do you own in different variations?

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:02 pm
by TheGamingEnigma
I have a black (or charcoal, whichever you prefer) N64, and two aqua blue machines (one boxed although the box is pretty tatty :( ) and one unboxed.

The unboxed aqua one I picked up for only 99p! Score! Didn't have a controller though, but I'm gonna try and get one off ebay next month. I consider it my spare machine to have in another room!