Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.
PlayStation One games are probably the easiest thing for me to collect right now. While I would love to begin buying old 8 and 16-bit cartridge games such as Mario and the Seven Stars, Star Tropics, or the original Streets of Rage collection, I sadly wouldn’t have anything to play them on. The back connection where you insert the power adapter for my SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) broke about a year and a half after I originally had it and my original Nintendo was lost years ago. I have heard of third-party systems that play multiple series, or generations of games in one machine, but I am always cautious about them. For the relatively somewhat cheap prices they sell for sometimes, I wonder exactly how much of that money is actually put towards quality. But I’ve been really wanting to play some of those old classics again.
Some people collect stamps, others coins. I collect video games.
The purpose of me game collecting is so I can experience and play great, or what I believe to be, interesting games. And even though I sometimes wish I could spend hundreds of dollars on pristine, new copies of rare games, I make do with what I can.