How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

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How many physical retro games do you own?

none
1
1%
1 to 50
8
10%
51 to 200
13
16%
201 to 500
19
24%
501 to 1000
16
20%
1000 plys
23
29%
 
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Timothy Lumsden
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How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:50 pm

get counting them carts and tapes and discs - confess your shame here. :wink: How big is that collection?

I'm hovering around the 300 mark - which has taken me around 4 years to hit - (would be interested to know how long others have been collecting - a lot longer than me I suspect.)

(I'm not counting anything downloaded - just the shelf fodder)

EDIT: I'M COUNTING EVERTTHING UP TO AND INCLUDING PS1 ERA AS RETRO FOR THE POLL - JUST FOR SIMPLICITY SAKE
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Re: How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by snowkatt » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:02 pm

around 300 saturn games
no idea about the rest
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:04 pm

snowkatt wrote:around 300 saturn games
no idea about the rest
:shock:

I didnt even know there were 300 saturn games - wowsers...

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Post by snowkatt » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:05 pm

most of those are japanese
and quite a few double
4 virtua fighters
3 megamixes
6 bloody fighting vipers
etc

the saturn has 540 games
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by necronom » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:22 pm

10 C64 games on tape.

<50 Amiga games (Originals, though I have over 1000 "others")

I don't count anything after the Amiga to be retro, so <100 in total.

I don't collect games. I've only ever bought the 10 on the C64 since it was retro, the Amiga ones are from when it was current.

I'm more likely to buy a system than a game, and I only have 11 computers (including three PS consoles) in total - not all retro.
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Post by will2097 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:27 pm

200 ish 3DO games. (yes... I know)
200 ish PS1 games.
then Saturn, DC, N64, PSP, PS3, 360, jaguar stuff...

Which seems a lot!

(Oh and 2 games for the Spectrum +3 Hard Drivin' and xenon)

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Post by SoupDragon » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:31 pm

Not half as much as you guys. Lets see, most are Playstation, Dreamcast and Snes but ive got 17 C64 tapes, 14 Speccy and 11 Oric 1 games.
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Post by daysleeper » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:31 pm

My collection counts 2068 physical games atm.

I told my wife I'd stop buying games when the counter hits 5000 and she smiled, so I guess she already knows better :D

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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:07 pm

daysleeper wrote:My collection counts 2068 physical games atm.

I told my wife I'd stop buying games when the counter hits 5000 and she smiled, so I guess she already knows better :D

maybe I should have put in a larger top number for the vote - never thought anyone would have 2000 plus!

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:21 pm

Rough guess, around a 1000 would be a ballpark figure. Not so much a collection as an accumulation, as I've bought most of it new and never let it go, though I do tend to buy at budget months after release.
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Re: How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by retrojc » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:22 pm

im around 1-50.

As the rest of the collection is in boxes in the parental loft.

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Post by speedlolita » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:24 pm

1 - 50

I think I own about 5?
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Post by Dam » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:27 pm

retrojc wrote:im around 1-50.

As the rest of the collection is in boxes in the parental loft.
But you still 'own' them?

For me, definately more than 200, but probably less than 500. Am trying to scale back a little right now too.

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Re: How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by ipmarks » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:46 pm

Somewhere in the 1-50 category... have moved to either emulation or SD card adaptors for actual retro equipment.
Most of my collection is Spectrum cassettes and Atari VCS cartridges which I won't get rid of as they have a sentimental attachment.

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Re: How many 'physical 'retro games do you own?

Post by Mire Mare » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:13 pm

Probably 1 - 50 though might be in the next bracket. I'm not counting because they aren't all displayed. Some in the loft, some in the study, some downstairs....

I got rid of a lot of stuff that was just gathering dust. I only kept the games I play or thought I'd play again. I think I have most physical stuff for C64.

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