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themcnoisy

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LOL. Back on topic I think it's more the case of not being able to throw on a game you like whenever you want. Recently I've been wanting to play ff7, MGS and Pes on the ps1, but as they are not in my house I won't have that urge to play them for some time and kinda wish I had them hidden away somewhere. I have been loaned a ps1 and it would be nice to hit the old games up.

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Gamer83

@Tasuki
I gave up my N64 too but it was to a family member and I still got to play it so don't really have regrets about that one. But yeah, this is something that happens a lot. I'm an impulse buyer and so are a fair few of my friends. We don't always think longterm. My biggest regret was I had Sin & Punishment on the Virtual Console, don't know if there's anyway to ever get that again unless Nintendo makes the Switch Virtual Console not suck.

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Ralizah

Ocarina of Time 3D. Sold it right before the prices for it started skyrocketing online (although at least prices have gone down again now that Nintendo has re-released it for a lower price).

Won't sell most of my consoles, as I have at least a few games on them that I love.

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Hego

I tend to sell both games and systems when I'm finished with them, I don't really get the urge to go back and replay something, there's always new exciting games to try out instead. Only time I've half regretted getting rid of a system was when I gave my 360 to my GFs brothers and then wanted to play through Dark Souls again. Still holding out hope of a remaster. This gen I haven't sold Bloodborne and the Witcher 3 because I think I'll go back and play then again at some point, I'll probably hang on to Dark Souls 3 as well. But mostly I'm a finish and sell kinda guy

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BAMozzy

@Hego Funnily enough, I rarely go back to games I have 'finished' too but still never sell. I tend to be much more in the present with an eye on the future than look to the past. I certainly can't see myself ever playing Infamous 2nd Son again since I got the Platinum but I may check it out for the PS4 Pro update. I have a number of games that I just stopped playing - unfinished and still think that one day I will return although historically that doesn't happen. When I moved around 5yrs ago, I had my Original Xbox and a box full of games in the loft which I moved with me. They are still in the same box. Since I bought my XB1 and PS4 and moved my 360 and PS3 to the bedroom, they haven't been used to play a game and I still have my last gen games on the shelf so its not like I can't access them easily either. I also still have my original XB1 and PS4 despite buying an XB1s and PS4 Pro too...

The only reason I got rid of all my older games, consoles, home computers etc was purely because I moved and downsized - I don't have a Loft now. I still struggle with storage space but I still don't want to sell.

Games like Mass Effect, the Witcher etc, those with multiple paths through, I tend to only play once anyway. The choices and decisions I make are most often the ones I think I would make in that situation and therefore a second (or more) playthrough wouldn't necessarily be 'my' playthrough. Infamous was just a trophy hunt because it was easy and quite short.

I still think that some day I will play my older games, finish off some of them, enjoy the story again but generally, the game is still a bit too fresh, still remember what happens next - not necessarily if I was asked to recall but as soon as you start playing it all starts flooding back. I am the same with movies too. I start watching a movie I can't remember and then suddenly it all comes back, inc the ending and then I lose interest and find something else to watch. Sometimes its good when I want to switch off of course but knowing all the plot twists, the endings etc, it does take a lot away from the experience.

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KratosMD

@Hego @BAMozzy You guys bring up some interesting points. I myself don't sell the games that I've completed but out of a logical standpoint I really should do that because I never go back to play games I've finished. I always look forward to new games that I haven't played yet.

Doing this would net me more money do buy more new games that I haven't played, as @Hego pointed out, and also free up a lot of space from all the games on my shelf. I guess I still have that collector mentality left from childhood which I should abandon sooner or later considering I'm not that much of a hardcore gamer as I used to be. I used to keep a lot of my games in case I decide to go back to them and get all the achievements/trophies but I've abandoned that part of me as well so there really isn't much point anymore to keep this amount of games.

You guys gave me some (unintentional) insights now as how I should proceed with my gaming life, hehe.

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BAMozzy

@KratosMD Selling is not something I want to do. With Backwards Compatibility on the Xbox One, Owning the Disc does give me access to these games again - something I wouldn't have if I sold. Whilst I may not see myself returning to a lot of games, that doesn't mean I haven't through unforeseen circumstances.

A classic example is with online games - whether co-op or Multi-player. I couldn't see myself playing Gears of War again as I had completed the campaign etc but then a friend asked if I wanted to help them play the game co-operatively. Some friends I met on CoD, asked if I fancied playing the MP and Co-op modes again for a laugh. Point is, just because I 'think' I have finished these, sometimes its outside influences that get you back in.

With games like Red Dead Redemption and Black Ops 2 now on Backwards Compatibility, I can jump back in and play with old and new friends, those that haven't yet bought an XB1 (may have a PS4 but still own their XB360) and friends I have made since those games released. Of course these are online aspects but its easy to think that a game like BO2 for example is dead with many new CoDs out since and a hassle to set up the old console again to play but it can also have an impact for Single Player games. Old games you never finished can now be finished on the newer console or replayed. I know its a little more difficult with PS3 and its games currently in this regard. Sometimes though it can be great fun to just jump into old games - like Burnout Paradise as there isn't much like it these days.

In some ways it can be like a wardrobe where you keep buying new clothes and then one day decide to have a sort out and find your favourite item in the back that had got buried by all the new stuff.

Its almost certain that as soon as I sell something I thought was 'finished', I will miss it and/or someone invariably will ask me to play online with them. Most games are not worth selling if they are in the last few generations too. I sold my Nintendo Virtual Boy and a few games for a fraction of what a boxed, pristine version could be worth today - I saw one for sale for nearly £500 with one of the games I had!

If things do do 'digital' - there is a greater chance that physical will be worth more in the future to some 'retro' collector.

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FullbringIchigo

no end of times and far too many games to mention

although i have NEVER sold a console, i kept them all from my NES & Master System to my current gen systems

i only seem to find comfort in the darkness

Reanfan7

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Sinton

I regret selling my Super Nintendo with alot of games to a family member. Everything was in tremendous condition (games and boxes in mint to near mint condition). Not so much anymore...

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Hego

@BAMozzy @KratosMD I do understand the whole collectors mentality to be fair, there's something really satisfying about working on a collection and make a monument out of things you've completed (books, games, films, cds)
The whole BC thing for Xbox 1 is also a great shout for keeping games, if PS4 did BC I'd buy Dark Souls in a heartbeat!!

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NoCode23

No. I am a hoarder with my video game stuff. I keep magazines, consoles, PS2 demo discs, guides, and every game i have purchased or was gifted. I do regret selling a guitar some years ago.

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JLPick

I've had a lot of the consoles (and many games for each one) throughout my lifetime so far...Atari, NES, Super NES, Genesis, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Vita, Game Gear, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, DS, 3DS, New 3DS, Wii, Wii U, Gamecube and 32X. The only one out of all of these that I truly regret, was the Gamecube...it was and still is my favorite nintendo console and there were many games I truly miss (billy hatcher, lost kingdoms, road kill, luigi's mansion, monkey ball and more). I still own the PS4, PS3 and 3DS, but Gamecube definitely. The only other console would be the Genesis for the amount of games I owned on it, and the fact that my brother and I loved playing multiplayer games on it. I guess I got rid of most for money and just to get rid of them and get them out of the attic. Recently, it's been to get rid of some for the newer consoles, but even when I bought a PS2 back and a bunch of games for it...I still never really came back to play it, so I guess there was no big thing with it...but with kids, a wife and a job, there's not really much time, but it would have been nice to keep the Gamecube for my kids to enjoy...granted I can't really get them off of the PS4 and they're wanting the Switch.

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ZurapiiYohane

I regret selling my PS2 Slim. I still own my PS2 games because my parents told me they were going to get me a PS3 for Christmas. Unfortunately they never did. I did buy myself my own PS3 a few years ago, but it was the PS3 Slim and it's not backwards compatible with PS2 games though.
My second regret was my GBA SP. It was a red-colored one. I also sold Pokémon Yellow and Kirby's Pinball Land with it because again, my parents said they were getting me a Nintendo DS, which they did, but it was the DS Lite version.
It's sad. They were part of my childhood and they gave me lot's of joy!

Having fun isn't hard, when you got a library card.

ZurapiiYohane

@Tasuki I know, but I really liked my GBA SP better. I hated how the GBA cartridges stick-out from the DS Lite! It's was really uncomfortable.

Having fun isn't hard, when you got a library card.

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