Getting a new system is usually at least somewhat exciting, as well it should be. The prospect of many, previously unavailable enticing experiences also brings with it the danger of overindulgence, bank account permitting.
I have a sizeable collection of games for many systems, but most of that has been built gradually over time. What this topic is about is letting the excitement of a new platform get the better of you, and suddenly, in a short period of time, you have acquired far more games than can be justified in any way.
The last time I think this happened to me was upon picking up a used Dreamcast in 2001 and buying over 30 (mostly discounted) titles within a year. To be fair, I didn't regret it in general, even if to this day I still haven't played some of them for more than a few minutes.
The danger for this affliction always seems greatest picking up a system towards the end of its lifecycle or even after, but I thought I had become immune to it. It had been a long time since I have felt that kind of excitement.
Then, 13 months ago, I got a PS4 pro, followed by a PSVR headset Christmas 2018. I have lost control of all reason. My PS4 library already numbers 47 titles (6 of them mostly for the wife, and 3 I didn't care about but were part of the PSVR bundle, but that still leaves 38 that I purposely bought) - all without being a PSN member! There is no way I'm likely to ever beat a majority of this library, even if I worked on it exclusively. I have a toddler and another baby on the way in a month! This is crazy!
What can I say? In my eyes, Sony has knocked it out of the park this generation.
Has this happened to you? When and with what new platform? For the purposes of the thread, Steam Sale Madness shouldn't count unless you had just recently gotten into PC gaming (or back into it after a long hiatus).