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scrapking said:
JackHandy said:

I literally have none of those problems lol. Maybe that's why I feel the way I do? I have one of each console. Beside them, stacked neatly, are all the games in their cases. If I want to play one, I get up, open the case, take the disc or cart out, pop it in and go. When I am done, I get up, eject the disc or cart, put it away in its case, set the case back in its original spot and I'm finished. Everything stays neat. Everything is right where it should be. No issues whatsoever. If it's carts or discs to consoles that I have stored away, like retro stuff, they're stored with the consoles in boxes. So to me, it's just perplexing to hear people despair about all this stuff, since I have been doing it all my life without even noticing. haha

Well, people with kids/roommates/etc. don't always have it as good as you describe when it comes to organization of the games/boxes.  :P  And what's the advantage to your "get up, open the case, take the disc or cart out, pop it in and go... get up, eject the disc or cart, put it away in its case, set the case back in its original spot" workflow, as opposed to just selecting a game from a menu?

"One of each" console for me is 40+ years of consoles, with collections for each, and it just became way too much to store/dust/alphabetize/etc.  And if the older consoles go into storage, what's the point of having a collection?

I'm also not even sure why we're having this conversation when the original comment says this thread is only for people who've gone all-digital.  :)

The only advantage that I can think of is the added security of physical media (unless we're talking retro games; in that case, there are many). Other than that, there isn't any. I was just detailing how I do things as a way to describe how someone with physical media goes about playing games without feeling burdened... because I don't feel burdened. I never have. lol

The point in having consoles in storage is the same point in having physical media for me. It's there, and always will be there. If I want to play SNES, I got get it out, hook it up and enjoy it for a month or so. If I want to play Atari 2600, I swap them out and play that for awhile. It's a method that keeps the clutter down, and prevents the dreaded plugging-thirty-consoles-up-to-the-same-tv nightmare. It also prevents the dust issue you were talking about. 

I really don't know either. I suppose I might have accidentally derailed everything when I asked my initial question haha.

Last edited by JackHandy - on 28 January 2022