It's okay to have a favorite console

I'm a PlayStation fangirl, and that's okay
June 29, 2017

I am often criticized because I primarily play PlayStation 4. People say I'm biased because I spend most of my free time with my PS4 rather than my Xbox One, PC, or Nintendo Switch. I try my hardest to play games I'm interested in, no matter what console they're on. It just so happens that most of my favorite games are PlayStation exclusives.

I came into the Xbox and PlayStation worlds very late. I grew up with Nintendo consoles exclusively, with the exception of when I played Sonic on my friend's Dreamcast. I didn't even pick up a PlayStation or Xbox controller until I met the man who is now my husband when I was 16 years old. I was so angry at myself for missing out on the Xbox 360 during its heyday. I was bummed that I didn't get to grow up with Crash Bandicoot. Because of some personal things going on in my life at the time, I didn't play many video games at all between 2004 and 2007, so I missed out on a huge chunk of games. When I played Flower on Jimmy's PS3 in 2008, I realized that there was a whole other world out there. I got a PS3 of my own soon after, and bought Heavy Rain; that was it: I was a believer in PlayStation.

I can honestly say that PlayStation has changed my life over the past decade. I grew up playing some amazing games, but nothing that touched me and changed my perspective in the way that Uncharted, The Last of Us, Heavy Rain, and Journey did. I can't imagine my life without having had those gaming experiences. I have had many incredibly opportunities and experiences in the "real world" because of these games.

I love my Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but if I had to pick only one console, I'd pick my PS4 without hesitation. Microsoft and Nintendo make amazing games, and I enjoy many of them...but my love for the games PlayStation makes is on another, much deeper level. Sony has some incredible first-party developers, and they make all types of games that interest me.

When it comes down to it, the games are what's important, and it just so happens that most of my favorites are only available on Sony's PlayStation consoles.


Do you have a favorite platform for games? What kind of games do you like to play? Talk to me on Twitter: @gottosaurus

  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, communications professional and coffee lover. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader. Her current main console is a PlayStation 4, but she also owns a Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. She considers herself to be a single-player games advocate, and some of her favorite games are The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series and Night in the Woods. Follow her at cgottowhite on Instagram and Twitter, and add her on PSN: unleash-the-bats.

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