Title: Out with the old.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (01:08 AM)
I got rid of all my SNES games, plus my SNES console, most of my N64 games, and a couple of rubbishy PS1 games. I got 500 trade in value, thereabouts. I picked up a red 360 elite, to replace my aging 20 gig 360, Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, and some Microsoft Points.
The guy at the shop was quite impressed with the games I traded in, and he offered me way more than I ever expected to get. I'm quite happy with how that day went. All those SNES games... I actually made a profit on them from when I bought them in 2001. They were just sitting in a box not being played, and most of them are on the Virtual Console now anyway, not that I'm likely to bother with most of them.
Still, gotta move onto the future! :P
Posted: June 09, 2009 (05:38 AM)
Impressive courage! I am very hesitant about selling any games, to the point where I've even hung on to stinkers I'll definitely never play (or play again as the case may be). The one time I did sell a game because I got a good offer on it, I found myself regretting it afterwards, to an extent. That was Castlevania 3 for the NES. I'm not really being fair to myself though because even if I still had it, it would be right with my other NES games in a box that is yet to be unpacked.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (07:16 AM)
I was hesitant for a long time, but in the end I realised I can barely stand to play PS2 games anymore, let alone SNES. If they hadn't been packed away for the last two years, I might have been more sympathetic to them. Who knew I was sitting on a goldmine, though? I sure didn't.
The guy gave me more for my cart-only Donkey Kong Country games than it costs to download them on the Virtual Console.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (10:01 AM)
I'll be interested to hear what you think of Nuts & Bolts. I seem to be the only person out there who really, really loved it.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (12:15 PM)
"My aging 20 gig." Hehe.
It's hard to get rid of old stuff. I haven't bought any new stuff like that because I prefer the convenience of emulation. But I definitely can't buy any more books without crowding my condo completely.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (12:59 PM)
I seldom fail to regret it when I sell my games. Personally, I find it easier to go back and play old 8-bit and 16-bit games than I do old PlayStation or Nitnendo 64 stuff. That was an era of total transition and going back now is spooky. To my eye, something like Donkey Kong or whatever looks much prettier nowadays than some of the PlayStation "classics" ever will again.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (04:10 PM)
I'll be sure to let you know, Suskie. After all, it was your review that influenced my decision to buy it (that and I had all this store credit and didn't want Halo 3 or any of the other games in that price range).
Yeah, Schultz. I face a similar problem with my books. I need to go through them and get rid of what I know I'm never gonna read again, and I know there's some. I'm double stacking my bookshelves and I still can't fit my latest book purchase anywhere.
Jason, I do agree it's easier to go back to those games, but I find it difficult to go back to the SNES itself, trying to get cartridges to work (and the blowing on them process I'm told is bad but I do anyway)... save files mysteriously disappearing. If I didn't have a Wii, I would not have wanted to part with some of those games in my SNES collection. I got DKC 2 for Virtual Console and it played better than it did on the SNES. Once I picked up a classic controller, of course.
Posted: June 09, 2009 (04:59 PM)
Yeah, the classic controller is a must. Virtual Console is pretty great in general, but there are still far too many good games that won't ever be released for it. I wish Nintendo would get back to the old schedule of 3 or 4 new Virtual Console games each week, but I fear that will never happen. Updating those old games to play on the new hardware apparently takes some time, plus there are the license fees and such. Honestly, my SNES plays all games that I have just fine with no issues, so it's easy for me to pop in games and enjoy myself. Until Virtual Console selection expands some more, I'll keep doing that... though I do have SimCity and the second Uncharted Waters on my Wii now. That rocks!