Final Fantasy games aren’t usually part of console or handheld’s launch lineup. Heck, they sometimes don’t appear until well after the first year the system has been out. So as Final Fantasy fans (and I assume fans of other games as well), what convinces you to upgrade to the “next generation”? Are you the day one gotta-have-it stand-in-line type? Or are you the wait-and-see weigh-my-options type? Do future Final Fantasy games weigh in your decision?
It isn’t infrequent that I happen upon people that say they will buy a console in anticipation of future release (Final Fantasy Versus XIII *cough*) and occupy themselves with the system’s currently library until that time, nor is it that I find people that will hold off on Final Fantasy games until enough titles they want have been released. That’s when they take plunge. Then again, with consoles and handhelds being geared up for increasingly online-enabled environments — do your friends’ decisions come into play?
So sound off in the comments! Tell us about your past decisions when it came to upgrading your console or handheld repertoire (or perhaps new hardware for your PC).