It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, so I thought I would write something that was interesting to me. This time it’s about how my new console collection is taking shape and some of the thinking behind it. Also, it’s about video games as a whole and why collecting is fun. So if you’re into any of those things, then read on! If not…what are you doing here? This is a blog about consoles…and video games.
My Console Collection, new and old
I have a lot of video games at my house. More than an ordinary person could play. More than any person should play. How many? Well, I don’t really know the exact number of games, as it’s been a long time since I counted. However, I do know how many are in my collection: 819 SNES games; 317 N64 games; 142 Gamecube games; 473 Wii games; 304 Wii U discs; and 111 3DS cartridges (not counting Zelda or Mario).
So yeah, that’s a lot of video game consoles and their respective discs/cartridges lying around my house right now. But why did I get so many? The answer is quite simple—I love collecting things! Video Games have always been my favorite things to collect because they’re relatively cheap compared to other hobbies and they offer endless replay value (especially if you buy older titles).
I have a lot of video games at my house. More than an ordinary person could play. More than any person should play. How many? Well, I don’t really know the exact number of games, as it’s been a long time since I counted. However, I do know how many consoles I own. Forty-five. Yes you heard that right. 45! And that’s not including the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which are the main consoles for the last generation. The last time I tried to keep track of how many games I had was about two years ago, around when I first started to film AVGN episodes again after a break from doing them for a few years. Back then my collection was somewhere between 2000 and 2500 games (I think). These days it has grown significantly, with more hidden away in closets. Some people might ask why do you still have all those games? Or why do you need so many? To that I say…why not? Collecting is fun! How much do you enjoy your little hobby? Or your little toy collection on the shelf? Or your music collection? People have hobbies to just have fun and enjoy what they like. That’s what collecting video games is all about to me. It’s also part of my job as an entertainer to have this stuff on hand for reference in videos, blogs, podcasts and other projects…
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I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my collection. It’s not the biggest in the world, but it is pretty big. And it’s nice to be able to share with everyone what I do for a living, as well as talk about some of my thoughts on the state of video games today. This is just part one of many more to come! Next time I plan to show off some of my handhelds, and go into more detail about how many games I actually have. So stay tuned for my next blog!