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Do you keep your old gaming consoles?

Yes 56 72.73%
 
No 5 6.49%
 
Some 16 20.78%
 
Total:77

Recently, I've been selling some of my older games and systems as I lacked the space to keep them and wasn't playing them much. And there was one system, that I was certain I wouldn't want anymore.

 

This was the Sega Saturn.

 

I started playing the games like Sega Rally, Virtua Fighter 2, Road Rash, Tomb Raider and Theme Park among others to check that everything worked and all of a sudden felt a strong nostalgia for the games and everything. I have no idea why because I didn't grow up with the Saturn (I didn't start gaming till I was a teenager). It is a massively underrated console and now I can't decide whether to keep it or not. 

 

I dunno how many of you enjoy retro gaming but do you guys keep older systems and why?

 

Also should I keep or sell the Sega Saturn?



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I don't really see why I should get rid of my older consoles. The only one I did so was my PS2, and that was because it broke and the repairs needed weren't worth it.



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People who get rid of their consoles confuse me tbh.

Unless they're getting a mid-gen upgrade, or the new console has backwards compatibility. 



Keep it. These days all that stuff is so hard to find. One year you see it everywhere and within a year your out of luck.

People were dumping Dreamcast items like crazy a few years back. Now good luck finding that it Saturn stuff in stores. Online sure, but it's getting more expensive.

This past year N64 game prices skyrocketed! Just a few years back I was able to buy the entire library plus some Japanese only games easily. Now that would be a small fortune.

Don't get rid of them, they're priceless. Find something else to dump.

I made a mistake and did not get an Apple II system while I had the chance. Old private schools were dumping them like crazy as they finally cleared out their storage. Now you may find one for a thousand dollars on eBay. Games are another issue. Floppy disks used to be at every pawn shop or thrift shop you see and no one wanted them. Now find even a few games.

Keep it!



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Yes, I keep them. I still have everything I ever had. I don't see why not; selling them won't make me rich and they take up next to no space (or at least, not space I would use for anything else).



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I always sell off my old consoles if I don't use it anymore.

Infact, the only old console I still own is my PS2, cause I still turn it on and play from time to time.

Sold off my gba sp, ds lite, and Xbox 360. I'm also about to sell off my original 3DS.

I don't like owing more than 3 consoles at a time.



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spurgeonryan said:
Keep it. These days all that stuff is so hard to find. One year you see it everywhere and within a year your out of luck.

People were dumping Dreamcast items like crazy a few years back. Now good luck finding that it Saturn stuff in stores. Online sure, but it's getting more expensive.

This past year N64 game prices skyrocketed! Just a few years back I was able to buy the entire library plus some Japanese only games easily. Now that would be a small fortune.

Don't get rid of them, they're priceless. Find something else to dump.

I made a mistake and did not get an Apple II system while I had the chance. Old private schools were dumping them like crazy as they finally cleared out their storage. Now you may find one for a thousand dollars on eBay. Games are another issue. Floppy disks used to be at every pawn shop or thrift shop you see and no one wanted them. Now find even a few games.

Keep it!

This reminds me of that time when I was little, I saw a man dumping a Sega Mega Drive with tons of games and add-ons into agarbage container. There were at least 30 games, a couple of controllers and some add-ons I didn't recognise at the time.



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Only my Xbox consoles, I usually sell my PS consoles at the end of the generation for the new one.



Darwinianevolution said:
spurgeonryan said:
Keep it. These days all that stuff is so hard to find. One year you see it everywhere and within a year your out of luck.

People were dumping Dreamcast items like crazy a few years back. Now good luck finding that it Saturn stuff in stores. Online sure, but it's getting more expensive.

This past year N64 game prices skyrocketed! Just a few years back I was able to buy the entire library plus some Japanese only games easily. Now that would be a small fortune.

Don't get rid of them, they're priceless. Find something else to dump.

I made a mistake and did not get an Apple II system while I had the chance. Old private schools were dumping them like crazy as they finally cleared out their storage. Now you may find one for a thousand dollars on eBay. Games are another issue. Floppy disks used to be at every pawn shop or thrift shop you see and no one wanted them. Now find even a few games.

Keep it!

This reminds me of that time when I was little, I saw a man dumping a Sega Mega Drive with tons of games and add-ons into agarbage container. There were at least 30 games, a couple of controllers and some add-ons I didn't recognise at the time.

That would have traumatized me. Are you OK now?

 

Yeah I just spend a few hundred getting a Sega Nomad up and running I bought. Gotta keep that stuff. 



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spurgeonryan said:
Darwinianevolution said:

This reminds me of that time when I was little, I saw a man dumping a Sega Mega Drive with tons of games and add-ons into agarbage container. There were at least 30 games, a couple of controllers and some add-ons I didn't recognise at the time.

That would have traumatized me. Are you OK now?

 

Yeah I just spend a few hundred getting a Sega Nomad up and running I bought. Gotta keep that stuff. 

At the time, I didn't really think of it that much, specially considering it was a time when I didn't know that much of gaming history, and I didn't know how valuable that was (and obviously, neither the guy in question). Also, a fun fact. A week after that happened, a second hand store suddenly got a full set of MegaDrive games on sale. Pretty fishy, if you ask me. XD



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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