One point in favor of the digital age of gaming is that it saves so much physical space around the home. Let’s face it, consoles and game cartridges can take up some space in the living room. Assuming people haven’t completely switched over to downloading games digitally, there are still going to be physical copies of games laying around. When you’re done with those games, do you keep them or trade them in to help go toward new games?
Keep them. I always keep them. Unless there’s a game I just know I will never play or didn’t care for, I’ll always keep my games. Yes, they take up so much space and I wish we had more room, but I love seeing them displayed. I also love having the satisfaction of saying, “Yep. I’ve played all these games.”
I don’t think we’ve ever traded in any games… Except for maybe that zombie game that came with the Wii U. Think we got about two bucks for it. I wouldn’t mind trading in games for a little bit of money to go toward new ones, but the first place that pops into mind when it comes to trading in games would be GameStop and… they kind of suck when it comes to giving fair prices. Going on eBay would probably be the better way to go when it comes to that.
Yeah, but we didn’t even open Zombie U. If we wanted to sell any games eBay would definitely be the way to go. However, knowing us, we’d get rid of a game and then look for the game later with an urge to play it.
Thinking about it, there aren’t many games that we’ve bought and were so disappointed by that we thought about returning them. Yes, there are some games that we picked up only once or twice, but for the most part, we’ve kept all our games that we’ve bought. Trading in a game, or a console even, have never really crossed our minds, except in the instance of our Xbox 360 games. We have a handful of those that we bought and then the 360 died.
Right, unless we actually can’t play them anymore, there’s no reason for us to get rid of them. I like seeing the physical games displayed for the same reason I love to see all our digital downloads lined up on the Switch.
Ah, but what about all the SNES and N64 game cartridges we have? We have them still hanging out, but we’re unable to play them anymore. Should we trade or sell them? I wouldn’t want to, since those two consoles were the beginning of my gamer life, but they’re not really doing much.
Why would we sell them if they don’t work anymore? That’d be mean. But no, we’ll find a way to display them at some point. Simple as that.