Do you keep your old games/systems? Still play them?

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19335 posts) -

I may need to ready the flame shield for this, but I rarely go back and replay old stuff. I usually just sell once I'm done with them. But it kinda worked out for me now because most of those games are available digitally at a cheap price. The only old stuff I have are my original Playstation and my original copies of MGS 1-4. You, SW?

#2 Edited by mems_1224 (48616 posts) -

I keep em but never play them. My PS2 had been buried under a bunch of 360 games for years. Dont even know if it works. Kind of want to bust out my Xbox to play Steel Battalion though.

#3 Posted by Heil68 (47402 posts) -

I kept my 360 and of course my PS3 since SONY is still supporting it.

#4 Edited by HitmanActual (426 posts) -

I keep them but once I get a new console the old ones just gather dust until they are finally boxed up and stacked away.

Still have a few 360 games and heaps of PS3 games that I haven't touched and I'm not sure I ever will.

Still have some PS2 games I have never got around to playing.

#5 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: I still have my Dreamcast, PS2, PS3, 360 and actually want to buy another PS1 and get an original Xbox. I have been playing my Dreamcast a little but will store it away and perhaps play it some years later. It's cool to have them around and be reminded of the changing times.

#6 Posted by coasterguy65 (6282 posts) -

I still have pretty much every console I've ever owned. The only ones I go back and play anymore are my NES, SNES, and Coleco Vision. Also the X360 and PS3 if people consider them old.

#7 Posted by heretrix (37527 posts) -

Not really. i'm more of a gamer than a collector. I like a nice clean setup so I really don't need anymore than 3 systems at one time. I've been gaming since the Colecovision ( and have owned every major system since) so keeping every system I had would be ridiculous for me.

#8 Posted by PyratRum (558 posts) -

Yep. Still play them too.

Was just playing Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction on Xbox just last week.

#9 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3934 posts) -

I have a NES, SNES, N64, Virtual Boy, GameCube, Wii, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Panasonic 3DO, Neo Geo AES and Neo Geo CD, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS1, PS2 and PS3 all hooked up and ready to play. I admit I had to re buy a couple but I managed to hang on to a good amount over the years.

#10 Posted by lostrib (43018 posts) -

Have them, but they are not played often

#11 Edited by JimmiCottam (103 posts) -

Got rid of my Saturn; regretted it; got another Saturn. I play it when I can. So with that on board, I wouldn't want to get rid of any of my other consoles

#12 Edited by santoron (8083 posts) -

I keep most. I've given some older consoles away, but only if I had a duplicate or had a newer system that was backwards compatible. I give away older titles I won't play again as well, but I keep anything I might want to play or recommend to a friend.

#13 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17577 posts) -

Yeah, I keep and play them. I went through and beat Mega Man X for the thousandth time last night, for example.

#14 Posted by freedomfreak (43760 posts) -

I used to sell them off, and always ended up regretting it.

Not anymore.

#15 Edited by cainetao11 (19599 posts) -

Kept my PS3, gave 360 to nephew. I haven't kept any other old consoles. Was thinking of getting the old Sega ones again.

#16 Edited by inb4uall (6520 posts) -

I go back and play my DS and PSP (which is basically a SNES, NES, GBA, and NEO along with being a PSP) all the time. My wii is only used for gamecube games/brawl/mario kart wii though.

#17 Posted by BattleSpectre (7313 posts) -

Sold PS3 and Xbox 360. Missed my PS3 so bought another one.

#18 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (17614 posts) -

I still have the PS2 which is in good working order. We still have an original GBA and GBA SP, original NDS, PSP1000. We used to have a Game Cube until a darn kid spilled Pepsi on the controller which shorted out the primary controller port, making the console useless.

Of course, on computers, I have Amiga games dating back from the 80's (running via Amiga Forever) and PC games dating back from the early 90's.

#19 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

Got the ps3 right next to the ps4. Still play it.

#20 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

on pc i've got a tonne of old games, and sometimes i buy more old games. like theme hospital, or far cry 2.

in terms of consoles, well, i still have 2 xbox 360s (his 'n hers). i doubt i'll play anything on it ever again, except maybe Gears Judgement (but a few people reckon its just not worth playing)

i sold my xb original and ps2 yonks ago, and other consoles before that etc.

no regrets.

#21 Posted by drekula2 (3037 posts) -

I always sold my old consoles at the end of each gen. I've been a minimalist.

I can always play those older games on my computer via you-know-what, but I certainly miss my old consoles. If I had kept them, they would've been cool mementos of my childhood. When I get straightened out financially, I'm definitely going to rebuild my old collection.

#22 Edited by Gue1 (11512 posts) -

between 2013 and 2014 I have beaten persona 3 (ps2), contra iii (snes), fear effect (ps1), last of us (ps3), sailor moon rpg (snes), last blade 2 (dreamcast), Shining Force III (Saturn) and planing on playing Albert Odyssey (Saturn) soon...

I really don't understand how some people can only play current gen games and not get burn out of playing the same crap over and over again. Especially when it comes to TPS, FPS games or online games in general with the usual deathmatch, team deathmatch, etc. Not to mention that 85% of the recent JRPG's fucking suck.

I don't keep the consoles if there's a viable emulator though. I only keep the games (only the ones I really like) and play them on PC (hooked to my tv) with a dualshock 3 and yeah, the bluetooth works with scarlet.crush's drivers, like if it were a console.

#23 Edited by blackace (21417 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

I may need to ready the flame shield for this, but I rarely go back and replay old stuff. I usually just sell once I'm done with them. But it kinda worked out for me now because most of those games are available digitally at a cheap price. The only old stuff I have are my original Playstation and my original copies of MGS 1-4. You, SW?

I keep as much as I can, but now that I'm older I plan on selling everything. I have a ton of Genesis, TurboGraphix, Sega Saturn, SNES, NES, N64, Gamecube, PS2, PS3, XBox and Xbox 360 games to sell. Lots of handheld stuff as well.

#24 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152490 posts) -

@heretrix said:

Not really. i'm more of a gamer than a collector. I like a nice clean setup so I really don't need anymore than 3 systems at one time. I've been gaming since the Colecovision ( and have owned every major system since) so keeping every system I had would be ridiculous for me.

Pst gamers play games on the older consoles as well. Anyway I keep all of mine always. Have all Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and MS consoles save this gen. And lots of handhelds as well. Will be purchasing the Wii U at some point and the PS4 for sure. X1 depends on what MS does with it.

#25 Edited by Tonindo (495 posts) -

I always keep my games. When I was younger I used to sell or trade them for new ones, and I regret doing that. I've become somewhat of a collector nowadays, not a serious one, but I'm on the hunt for the classics and the games that hold sentimental value for me.

#26 Edited by Kevlar101 (6268 posts) -

Well, I have owned every 7th-gen console.

I got a Wii in April of 2009.

I then got an Xbox 360 in December of 2010. I sold my Wii in mid-2011.

I got a PlayStation 3 about a month ago. I hooked it up in my bedroom, and then hooked the 360 up in the living room.

I aim to make the PS3 my primary console for awhile. At least a year and a half. I have a whole list of games that I want to collect for it.

I have no plans whatsoever to sell my 360, even though it is no in it's prime anymore. Hell, there are still a couple exclusives that I want to buy for it.

What do I see happening after all is said and done with the 7th-gen consoles? I plan to pursue a PS4.

#27 Posted by jsmoke03 (13192 posts) -

i play older consoles though its been much more dificult considering the fact that pre hd consoles look like booty juice on hd tvs. i need to get a small crt so i can play these games properly

#28 Posted by jake44 (2060 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Have them, but they are not played often

#29 Posted by wis3boi (32022 posts) -

since im pc only, yeah, i still have my entire library

#30 Edited by SolidTy (45955 posts) -

I keep and still play them.

#31 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3817 posts) -

No way I'm selling all these games. Might sell my Wii when I get a Wii U though.

#32 Posted by clr84651 (5547 posts) -

I keep them until no one in the house wants to play them any more.

#33 Posted by kuu2 (7983 posts) -

Barely have enough time to play the games on current gen systems.

#34 Posted by foxhound_fox (90891 posts) -

I'm in the process of taking all my consoles out of storage and putting them on display in a new shelving unit. I brought the PS2 out a few days ago and played some MGS2: Substance.

Chances are I might be out of work for the month of June (long, long story but it's all good) so I'm going to have a lot of time to catch up on shit.

#35 Posted by Telekill (5151 posts) -

I played Amplitude and RE Outbreak on my PS2 just yesterday.

#36 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

Yes, I keep them.

I keep them stored away and rarely play them. The only time I really break them out is during holidays or long summer days.

#37 Posted by silversix_ (16280 posts) -

Sold the ps3 and all games for it. Sold all 360 games but no1 wants the POSBOX so guess im keeping it (original white 20gb oh yeaaaaaah). The only things i've kept from previous gens is a gameboy color cuz that thing was awesome and Halo: CE with Halo 2 both in collectors edition.

#38 Posted by VERTIGO47 (6356 posts) -

I always keep them, all of them, regardless. I once regretted selling my DC, eventually got 2 of them, one original and one sports edition. Never once have I been tempted to sell any consoles or games since then.

Aside from 360 and PS3, my PS2 and Genesis are currently being played.

#39 Edited by Cloud_imperium (6449 posts) -

My old consoles are lost . Others are dead . Only thing I've left is my current PC but I do miss my old gaming platforms and my childhood :-(

#40 Posted by getyeryayasout (8550 posts) -

Yeah, hooked up my Gamecube just the other day and would hook up my Genesis but I need to buy a new A/V cable. PS3 still see's a lot of use. 360 less so. As PS4's library grows I'll move away from gen 7 consoles, but for now the games still look good and play well. Also I have a ton of last gen games to finish. The biggest issue is how slow and clunky the 360 and PS3 feel now that I'm used to the snappy elegance of the PS4.

#41 Posted by the_bi99man (11059 posts) -

I still have almost every game I've ever owned, between steam, a box of old physical disc games, and a harddrive of other oldies. And all but a couple of them can be made to work on my laptop with little to no effort. As for consoles, I've got a PS2 and N64 stashed away somewhere around here, with a handful of games each. If I dig them up, that pretty much covers all I'm interested in. I plan to buy a PS3 eventually, probably well into this gen, when they're dirt cheap (like, less than $100, not used), and catch up on the few games I was interested in last gen that weren't on PC.

#42 Posted by sukraj (24031 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

I may need to ready the flame shield for this, but I rarely go back and replay old stuff. I usually just sell once I'm done with them. But it kinda worked out for me now because most of those games are available digitally at a cheap price. The only old stuff I have are my original Playstation and my original copies of MGS 1-4. You, SW?

I own a ps3 and 360 but I don't use them anymore.

#43 Edited by killerfist (19948 posts) -

I kept some of them.

GC, Xbox, GB, GBA, Sega Megadrive, X360, Ps3 is what I currently have. I'm currently replaying my Zelda games on the GC. WW, TP and 4 swords

*I forgot the N64. I still have that one as well

#44 Edited by Bigboi500 (31309 posts) -

If you're a serious gamer and sell/trade your stuff, you're a fool. If you're a casual gamer who trade/sells, it's fine. If you're in the former category, you probably wont be able to find half of those games later on to play them again, and don't expect them to be there for you to buy in digital format either because servers get shut down, services get shut down or change hands and policies.

#45 Edited by BattleSpectre (7313 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

If you're a serious gamer and sell/trade your stuff, you're a fool.

Fuck you too, lol. I consider myself to be a very "hardcore gamer" and I've owned every system (except Nintendo's) in the past generations too. I trade and sell my stuff sometimes so does that make me a fool? if so, so be it.

#46 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3934 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@Bigboi500 said:

If you're a serious gamer and sell/trade your stuff, you're a fool.

Fuck you too, lol. I consider myself to be a very "hardcore gamer" and I've owned every system (except Nintendo's) in the past generations too. I trade and sell my stuff sometimes so does that make me a fool? if so, so be it.

A "hardcore gamer" that never owned "Nintendo's." Right.........

#47 Posted by BattleSpectre (7313 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@Bigboi500 said:

If you're a serious gamer and sell/trade your stuff, you're a fool.

Fuck you too, lol. I consider myself to be a very "hardcore gamer" and I've owned every system (except Nintendo's) in the past generations too. I trade and sell my stuff sometimes so does that make me a fool? if so, so be it.

A "hardcore gamer" that never owned "Nintendo's." Right.........

Yeah I'm young, I never said I was an old school gamer I said hardcore gamer. Please don't be silly....

#48 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3934 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Fuck you too, lol. I consider myself to be a very "hardcore gamer" and I've owned every system (except Nintendo's) in the past generations too. I trade and sell my stuff sometimes so does that make me a fool? if so, so be it.

A "hardcore gamer" that never owned "Nintendo's." Right.........

Yeah I'm young, I never said I was an old school gamer I said hardcore gamer. Please don't be silly....

You're the one being silly. What makes you a "hardcore gamer" exactly? What games do you play? What consoles? PC? Handheld? Mobile? Just curious.

#49 Edited by BattleSpectre (7313 posts) -
@GoldenElementXL said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Fuck you too, lol. I consider myself to be a very "hardcore gamer" and I've owned every system (except Nintendo's) in the past generations too. I trade and sell my stuff sometimes so does that make me a fool? if so, so be it.

A "hardcore gamer" that never owned "Nintendo's." Right.........

Yeah I'm young, I never said I was an old school gamer I said hardcore gamer. Please don't be silly....

You're the one being silly. What makes you a "hardcore gamer" exactly? What games do you play? What consoles? PC? Handheld? Mobile? Just curious.

I just told you that I've pretty much played and owned all consoles besides Nintendo's in my time, can't you read lol? Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and a Gaming PC. I have never played a mobile game and have never owned a handheld system.

If that doesn't make me hardcore (which is stupid arguing over anyway, I just didn't like how that guy said we were fools for trading in our stuff) then I don't know what fucking does.

Edit: I play pretty much every genre, like FPS, RPG, RTS etc.

#50 Posted by 2Chalupas (5333 posts) -

I kept most of my stuff, but it was mostly pointless to do so.

I discovered many of them no longer worked. NES was non functioning after all those years. So the carts didn't really do me any good. Ended up selling them a few years back. Also sold my fully functional SNES, and many games. My PS1 no longer worked. So I sold the few games that had high value (on ebay), and gave the rest to goodwill. This was a great move, because most of those ended up "classic" on the PSN store anyway which crushed their value. But even moreso, because they just collect dust.

As of today I still have my PS2 and some of it's games. But I discovered none of my PS2 controllers worked anymore, so I even bought a new one "just in case". But that was probably a waste. I've sold a few PS3/360 games as I beat them, but I still have like 100+ current gen games. I'm pretty sure I'm going to reduce that like crazy when I get a PS4. Most of these games will be available digitally (already are, or are multiplats on steam). If they aren't available? Who cares...