Next year will be my first console generation switch

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#1 Posted by DeanoXD (690 posts) -

So, i never played console video games as a kid i think do to my age, when i started playing games it was with PC's. So after the 360 and PS3 had launched i made the decision to jump in to this console generation and lately i have been thinking what will i do with my 360 and PS3 when the new consoles hit. I will be buying a Xbox and PS4 so do i hang on to the old stuff, will i need it or do i just try and sell everything for whatever i can get for it.

So for all of you who have made these switches before have you kept all your stuff for whatever reason or do you get rid of it start all new again?

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#2 Posted by Andorski (5475 posts) -

I sell after the next generation hits. Well, I don't actually sell - I always end up just giving my consoles away.

It all depends on whether you are going to play your older games again. For me, once I'm finished with a game I'll never play it again.

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#3 Posted by Dixavd (2237 posts) -

I never give games or consoles away but especiallly with consoles as I can never be sure if the backwards compatibility will include all the previous generations games (like for instance the Xbox 360 which didn't/doesn't have full compatability with all previous Xbox games).

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#4 Posted by DeanoXD (690 posts) -

@Andorski: I rarely replay games once i am done the Mass Effect series is the only ones i have played multiple times, and any mp games that i play will have newer versions in the next generation.

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#5 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

Always keep your consoles. I still have my NES, Genesis, and N64 from way back then.

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#6 Posted by Slay3r1583 (711 posts) -

For me it all depends on if the new system can play the old games. If yes get rid of the old hardware and keep the games if no keep everything.

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#7 Posted by SockemJetpack (428 posts) -

I made the mistake of selling my Saturn back in the day. Also I only have a handful of PS1 games because I was in my trade-in phase. I still have my Master System, NES and Genesis games but I was a big renter back in those days so there is a distinct lack of games in my tubs.

So yeah... keep your stuff and keep them in good shape because one day you'll be glad you did. I still bust out the SMS and play the definitive version of Double Dragon every once in a while. I'd love to do that with Nights but alas my Saturn is long gone.

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#8 Posted by AlexW00d (7300 posts) -

I still have all mine. 'cause what's the £15 I would get for them?

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#9 Posted by Jay_Ray (1372 posts) -

The problem is that the PS2 was the first home console to be backwards compatible, keeping a PSX was not necessary since the PS2 was fully compatible. However the current gen messed this up with the 360 having patchy BC and the PS3 supporting BC but eventually dropping it. So if you want to play old games the PSX was the only console you could get rid of and legally continue to play the games (could do that with the PS2 if you had a first gen PS3). To answer your question I keep them.

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#10 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

I still replay old games so I keep my games.

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#11 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

As long as xbox don't fuck it up, I'm sticking with MS.

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#12 Posted by ajamafalous (13080 posts) -
@Dany said:

As long as xbox don't fuck it up, I'm sticking with MS.

I don't think that's what the thread was about. 
Anyway, I've never sold or traded in a video game or a console. I still have everything back to my NESs. The small cash value is not worth the sentimental value. Ten years from now you might want to pull the 360 out of the closet and mess around with some of your favorite games from this generation.
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#13 Posted by mandude (2724 posts) -

I sold ALLLL my old games and consoles to pay for a PS3, mainly because I was fuck out of money. I've moved too many times to care about holding onto old crap I never use anymore.

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#14 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

@ajamafalous: I was referring to the way they handle backward compatibility. The first 6 months or so are key to have BC work. I tend to sell most of my stuff when I get a new console, or thats what I did with the original xbox

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#15 Posted by ajamafalous (13080 posts) -
@Dany said:

@ajamafalous: I was referring to the way they handle backward compatibility. The first 6 months or so are key to have BC work. I tend to sell most of my stuff when I get a new console, or thats what I did with the original xbox

Ah, well, very good.
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#16 Posted by RustySanderke (117 posts) -

I keep all my consoles, handhelds, and games and revel in the nostalgia every once in a while.

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#17 Edited by DeanoXD (690 posts) -

Thnx for input i think i will hang on to things then, because i do have a old 360 elite and new 360s and 60gb fat PS3. Even though i am not person who replays a lot of games i do hope MS and Sony don't botch backwards compatibility.

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#18 Posted by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

@DeanoXD: I have always keepet my old consoles. I rarely ever keep them plugged in, and often loose them, but I like the thought that I would be able to go back to it if I could. I do have my ps2 plugged in. And have been looking for the power cord for my gamecube. I never owned an Original Xbox. And I still have my N64.

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#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

This will be the first one where I have enough money to buy a console on launch. I didn't have a steady job until 2006.

Of course now it's "why would I pay 600 dollars for shitty launch games that are also on PC?". Consoles don't show their worth until a couple years later.

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#20 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

I still keep all my consoles. The first being the NES but I think the fuse is blown and my mom threw away the games like super mario years ago so I'll have to put in some work to get it working again.

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#21 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

At the very least keep all your games, especially the rare ones. Consoles are easier to re-buy if you ever were to get the urge. Unless space is a issue I say keep all of it.

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#22 Edited by Orbitz89 (230 posts) -

Unless something extraordinary happens, I probably won't be participating in the next home console generation. I would much rather play the games I have then buy a new system and all new games yet again.. getting tired of it. I have a moderate PC that I can use for most of my gaming needs anyway.

But to answer your question about getting rid of old hardware once the new generation comes out, I still have my Gamecubes ( I actually have two, one that I got during it's life cycle and one that I bought brand new in 2007 ) that I still play on a regular basis to this day... and my N64 is in storage somewhere.

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#23 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

Since I was a kid/teenager and didnt really have any money, I sold all the consoles and games I owned before the original Xbox in order to buy the next generation. However, now that I have a little more spending power, Im going to keep all my shit. I ended up buying a shit ton of NES/SNES stuff roughly 5 years ago and still collect today. So no sense for me to throw everything else out.

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#24 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -

I don't see the point in keeping stuff I won't use, just a waste of space. But I'm not the sort of person to go back and play old games often, unless they're on the PC.

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#25 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1169 posts) -

I've changed my behaviour over the years. I sold my Megadrive to put money towards a Playstation, and then once I got enough money for a PS2 I traded the PS1 for a Dreamcast. Later on I ended up buying another Megadrive and hunted down a number of my old games for that. Now I don't think I'll trade away any of my consoles, since the only worthwhile thing I'll probably get from them is storage space. The cash isn't enough.

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#26 Posted by AjayRaz (12759 posts) -

i keep all my stuff, because it's always fun to go back and play 'em every so often to remind you of how much gaming has progressed or gone backwards.

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#27 Posted by Vinny_Says (5912 posts) -

I was still playing original xbox until 2009. I eventually bought an xbox 360 but it wasn't fully backwards compatible (not being able to play Brothers in Arms is a travesty) so I kept it. I also sometimes play my old N64 from when I was a kid.

I would understand as a kid with little money it would make sense to sell off the old stuff but at this point for me I would rather keep the memories than make a few dollars.

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#28 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (684 posts) -

there's still a Atari 2600 and Intellivision laying around here somewhere so I never get rid of a console. Not only because you never know about backwards compatibility, but because you never know when one of the new consoles will die early on in the generation. always good to have a back up plan. that and we also have some exercise equipment downstairs so i can use that and have my PS2 hooked up so I can play some Persona 4 while not being a complete lazy ass.

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#29 Posted by Keavy_Rain (135 posts) -

I used to sell, but that was back when I had to do so to pay for my hobby. Now, I have the income necessary to build and maintain a game collection. It feels good to know I can pop in Fallout 3 or Crackdwn and play them whenever I want, whereas in the past I'd have to see if I had enough to buy a used copy at GameStop and possibly get a disc-only copy I'd later trade in.

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#30 Posted by liquidfox00 (32 posts) -

Once I have the Sony or Microsoft machine I'll give the old consoles away as long as the new are fully compatible with my games from the past generation. The most I would sell them for would be $50 just so could buy a game for the new system.

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#31 Posted by csl316 (13088 posts) -

I keep everything. Even busted systems.

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#32 Edited by Masakari (75 posts) -

I always keep my consoles and games, since I'm a collector nut. If they remain connected to the TV is another matter, depends if the next one has backwards compatibility, for example.

Currently, I have 3 connected to the TV, ready to play - 360, PS3, Dreamcast.

I plan on getting the next Xbox, but not the PS4, unless there's some new IPs that warrant it. My PS3 mostly gets used to watch movies, I'm a bit indifferent to most of the Sony franchises / exclusives.

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