I was wondering what game systems everyone has. I have every Nintendo console since the N64, a DS, a DS Lite, a 3DS, a GameBoy Advance, a PSP and an Xbox 360.
I also have a friend who lost count of the systems she has. She has every Nintendo console and handheld released in America, including a Virtual Boy. She has every PlayStation console and handheld. She has every Sega system. She has a couple of Ataris and a 3DO. She has an Xbox 360. I think she might even have an N-Gage. It's a pretty insane collection, especially considering the fact that I know that's not everything.
So, do you guys have big collections, or know somebody who does?
I have NES, SNES, Game Boy (Original), Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance (original), Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Micro, GameCube, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
There's also a PS2 knocking around somewhere, and one of those hideous Pikachu N64s which is my "U.S." version.
Average number of games per system is 30-50. And more peripherals than seems sensible.
Post by nocturnal YL on May 19, 2013 7:57:01 GMT -5
Owned, in past tense: Super Famicom, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2 - All of these are either sold or gave away
Owning, in present tense: Game Boy Color, Nintnedo 64, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
16 games per system for all of the later systems; for the earlier ones, I relied on pirated stuff like Game Boy multicarts and the V64 (a Hong Kong-made, disc-based, unauthorized-as-hell addon for N64).
No Wii U because I have yet to see something that will sell the system to me. Luigi U and the 3D Mario will change that.
Post by Nester the Lark on May 19, 2013 14:22:08 GMT -5
Ah, a good ol' trip down memory lane...
Atari 5200 My first console. My dad bought it probably in 1984. Came with Pac-man. The system later got stolen, but we bought a replacement for it. My favorite games were Jungle Hunt and Vanguard.
NES (original model) Just the regular Control Deck. Got it in 1988 with Kung Fu.
Game Boy (original, gray) Probably got this in 1990 or so. Came with Tetris.
SNES (original model) Got this near launch in 1991. Came with Super Mario World.
Sega Genesis (original model) Got this in 1993 pretty much just to play Sonic the Hedgehog, which is convenient since it came with Sonic 1 and a coupon to get Sonic 2 for free.
Game Boy (original, clear) Can't remember exactly when I got this. The screen on my original GB got a little messed up, so this was kind of a replacement. Didn't come with any games, but did come with a plastic case and cool pair of shades.
Nintendo 64 Got at launch in 1996 with Super Mario 64.
Game Boy Color (purple indigo) Got in 1998. I think the first game I bought for it was Shadowgate Classic.
Sega Dreamcast Got at launch on 9-9-99 with Sonic Adventure. I had also pre-ordered Street Fighter Alpha 3, but it was several months before the game actually came out.
Game Boy Advance (original, indigo) Bought a few months after release in 2001 with Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. I originally held off buying it until I had a good reason, and then "Metroid 4" was announced.
GameCube (indigo) Got in the fall of 2002 a week before Star Fox Adventures was released, which I pre-ordered. Before then, I rented Super Smash Bros Melee and Wave Race: Blue Storm.
Nintendo DS (original) Got at launch in 2004. Didn't buy any games for it until Kirby: Canvas Curse came out six months later.
Wii Bought about a month after launch in 2006. (I got lucky.) Came with Wii Sports, but I had already pre-bought Zelda: Twilight Princess and Metal Slug Anthology.
Post by 8bitretroshit on May 20, 2013 13:19:27 GMT -5
This thread made me recheck what the hell I had stashed around here and apparently I don't have a (PAL) SNES anymore. I was pretty sure I Ebay'd one at some point, but oh well.
So yeah a list of my Nintendo junk:
Two NES' The first one was a birthday gift... which I eventually sold. Many years later regret kicked in and I bought a new one, which reminded me that the consoles have a lock-out chip (annoying because I can't tell the difference between PAL/NTSC cartridges I have lying around here). Being the technical disaster I am I instead just Ebay'd another NES with the lockout chip removed.
Two Famicoms First one came with a bunch of games, most which lack sounds. Controllers are busted. Disk System doesn't work. So I eventually bought another one hoping some of this issues were fixed. Didn't work. I only keep 'em around for the novelty
Game Boy The old grey brick variety. Still fun to use it once in awhile. Pop a few batteries in this thing and it works like a charm
SNES Also a birthday gift, also sold. Only have a NTSC SNES now, despite having a bunch of PAL games lying around. I bought it just for the sake of playing Earthbound legit
Nintendo 64 With the expansion pack that DK64 and Perfect Dark needded so badly (worth it)
Game Boy Advance Didn't care to get one until I checked out Advance Wars at a cousin's place. The screen is scratched so badly it's hard to see what's going on.
Gamecube Fancy black version. Bought at release and probably the last time I will do so (Luigi's Mansion can only be replayed so many times). Whenever I feel like playing Gameboy games I usually just use my Gamecube with added Gameboy Player.
Two Nintendo DS' Can't remember what convinced me to buy one, probably the new Pokemon and Advance Wars. I actually bought the second one way later as a gift to my military brother who asked for something like that as he was sent to Afghanistan. He forgot to bring it and years later I still have it. Atleast I can swap PKMN between B/W and B/W2 easily now, heyoooo
Wii NTSC version, because I really didn't feel like waiting another 6 months again for games to get released here, especially Brawl. This master plan kinda backfired as Nintendo decided to release certain games earlier in Europe and Freeloaders were readily available in local stores the day Brawl was released in the US and Dutch import shops. Damnit
3DS Fire Emblem finally convinced me to get the special edition. Now I can finally catch up on those rad DSi games too!
Extra list of other junk, some old stuff I Ebay'd at some point much like the Famicoms: PS2 NTSC version, because the games I found and bought were from the US most of the time.
PS3 To play all those rad games Nintendo wouldn't get. I think I've been using it as a DVD player mostly for the last two years...
PSP Only for Megaman Powered up. Totally worth it
PC Engine When I finally got a usable power converter I found out it didn't work, welp
MSX I don't think this works either! Whatever, box looks cool
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5