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    Default How many video games do you own?

    I did a quick search and I am surprised this question hasn't been asked.

    I own at least 588 copies of physical games and only 1 digital game. I've been actively collecting since 2011 but I still own games that were initially purchased for me in the 90s. I'm not sure if my PriceCharting number is only counting loose titles or if it also includes games where I just have the box and manual.

    I also have hundreds of magazines, maybe thousands. Never counted.
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    By the numbers, complete "official" games in my collection includes:


    Atari 5200 - 46
    Atari 2600 - 23
    Atari Jaguar - 19
    Atari Lynx - 54
    Microsoft Xbox - 1002
    Microsoft Xbox 360 - 567
    Microsoft Xbox One - 341
    NEC PC Engine - 251
    Nintendo 3DS - 300
    Nintendo DS - 596
    Nintendo Gameboy - 211
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance - 513
    Nintendo Gameboy Color - 169
    Nintendo Gamecube - 305
    Nintendo N64 - 165
    Nintendo NES - 489
    Nintendo Super NES - 532
    Nintendo Switch - 280
    Nintendo Wii - 611
    Nintendo WiiU - 120
    Sega 32X - 16
    Sega CD - 121
    Sega Dreamcast - 272
    Sega Game Gear - 163
    Sega Genesis - 508
    Sega Master System - 105
    Sega Saturn - 440
    Sony Playstation - 1962
    Sony Playstation 2 - 2047
    Sony Playstation 3 - 567
    Sony Playstation 4 - 1546
    Sony Playstation PSP - 632
    Sony Vita - 185
    Total = 15,156

    I've collected quite a few homebrew and fan translated games as well and most are at least boxed.
    I have a bunch of Amiibo toy's, but I think I have all the toy's and expansions for Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimension, Starlink, and Skylander's games

    The November 2020 issue 331 of Gameinformer magazine claimed the world's largest collection of more than 11,000 video games was sold in 2014. I read that and thought that number was probably too small. I doubt my collection would put me in the top 1,000 collector's world wide. But what's more interesting than numbers is what's in your collection and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus View Post
    But what's more interesting than numbers is what's in your collection and why.
    Truth. I have been culling my collection so that I only have games I will play and enjoy...with the exception of Steam games, which you can't get rid of. But some of the GBA / PS1 games that I look at and realize I won't ever get around to playing? Gone. Don't want it collecting dust around here.
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    How do you have 1001 Xbox games when there were only 8XX NTSC titles released? Unless youre counting PAL, NTSCJ or cover variants
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    How do you have 1001 Xbox games when there were only 8XX NTSC titles released? Unless youre counting PAL, NTSCJ or cover variants
    The Xbox was the only library I tried for a complete collection. I was so intent on it that I purchased European and Japanese consoles and games. I collected anything and everything Xbox. Consoles, pre-order bonus's, swag of every kind. 1001 may have included variants. I don't really remember now because frankly, I've moved on. I will say that that experience turned me off to complete library collecting. It's funner to collect what I want to collect, rather than what I have to collect. Still, I am majorly proud of it.

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    There was a thread in the old Classic Discussions area like this, but the Search function of the forum is so inaccurate (I can't search for the phrase "how many games" in titles, it'll only look for the word "games" which gives me practically every thread ever made here) I can't just cut and paste my old reply with more modern additions. So here goes, from shaky memory, so these numbers are roughly approximate. "Close enough" only works with hand grenades, horseshoes, and video game collections as the saying goes.

    Atari 2600 - 400
    Atari 5200 - 50
    Atari 7800 - 45
    Atari XEGS - 18
    Atari Lynx - 60
    Atari Jaguar - 40
    Intellivision - 90
    Colecovision - 40
    Vectrex - 7
    Magnavox Odyssey 2 - 20
    Fairchild Channel F - 1
    Astrocade - 12
    Emerson Arcadia 2001 - 5
    Microvision - 1
    Sega SG-1000 - 1
    Nintendo Entertainment System - 60
    Sega Master System - 30
    SNES - 25
    Sega Genesis - 150
    TurboGrafx-16/TurboDuo/PC Engine - 50
    ActionMaxx - 3
    ViewMaster Interactivision - 1
    Supervision - 3
    Sega Game Gear - 20
    GameBoy/GameBoy Color - 4
    Sega CD - 30
    Sega 32X - 12
    3DO - 15
    Pioneer Laseractive (with Sega Pak) - 2
    Philips CD-i - 30
    Memorex VIS - 10
    Playstation - 30
    Sega Saturn - 20
    VirtualBoy - 7
    Nintendo 64 - 6
    Tiger R-Zone - 5
    Game.com - 4
    Sega Dreamcast - 100
    Neo-Geo Pocket Color - 15
    Nuon - 7
    GameBoy Advance - 15
    Playstation 2 - 80
    GameCube - 160
    Xbox - 250
    GameWave - 5
    XaviX GamePort - 4
    Tapwave Zodiac - 4
    Nokia N-Gage QD - 45
    Gizmondo - 6
    Nintendo DS - 5
    Nintendo Wii - 120
    Xbox 360 - 70
    Playstation 3 - 350
    Nintendo Wii-U - 15
    Playstation 4 - I'm just starting to collect for it so who knows where it'll end? At the moment, probably 40.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something obscure, so I'll probably update this in a few days when I finally remember that oddball console that nobody ever appreciated but I still had to own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus View Post
    The Xbox was the only library I tried for a complete collection. I was so intent on it that I purchased European and Japanese consoles and games. I collected anything and everything Xbox. Consoles, pre-order bonus's, swag of every kind. 1001 may have included variants. I don't really remember now because frankly, I've moved on. I will say that that experience turned me off to complete library collecting. It's funner to collect what I want to collect, rather than what I have to collect. Still, I am majorly proud of it.
    I can definitely see why you'd be turned off from "completing a set" when you are looking at such winners as "And 1 Streetball" as well as its variant that has the soundtrack, the countless World War 2 shooters, the Platinum Hits as well as Best of Platinum Hits variants. Xbox has one of the most vanilla libraries of games I've ever seen on a console. There are a few standout titles that were exclusive to the platform but a lot of the best games on the system were on GameCube and PS2 as well. I don't know the exact number of Xbox games I have but I don't think I'll go for a complete collection for a long time given how much crap is on the system
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    Spartacus, you're definitely in the top 1,000.

    I'm still in the sub-1,000 games club myself, but barely. Probably somewhere around 800-900, maybe even in the 900s.
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    Hmm, I remember this place.

    Not including PC/DOS types of games

    Dreamcast 42
    DS 18
    Game Boy 36
    Game Boy Advance 21
    Game Boy Color 11
    GameCube 35
    Genesis 33
    NES 36
    Nintendo 64 10
    PlayStation 97
    PlayStation 2 101
    PlayStation 3 52
    PSP 15
    Saturn 69
    Sega Master System 22
    Super Nintendo 42
    TurboGrafx-16 3
    Wii 30
    Xbox 8

    All in 681, which is far more than I ever thought I'd get.

    I don't think this has changed in a while and likely not to grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fahlim003 View Post
    Hmm, I remember this place.

    Not including PC/DOS types of games

    Dreamcast 42
    DS 18
    Game Boy 36
    Game Boy Advance 21
    Game Boy Color 11
    GameCube 35
    Genesis 33
    NES 36
    Nintendo 64 10
    PlayStation 97
    PlayStation 2 101
    PlayStation 3 52
    PSP 15
    Saturn 69
    Sega Master System 22
    Super Nintendo 42
    TurboGrafx-16 3
    Wii 30
    Xbox 8

    All in 681, which is far more than I ever thought I'd get.

    I don't think this has changed in a while and likely not to grow.
    that's around where I'm at. 600 or so. I'd say 50% of my collection is absolute crap though
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    Not including:
    Digital releases on handheld/console
    Digital PC(gog, steam, etc)
    Physical PC (Have around 60 CD/floppy but some have multiple on them)
    iCade 60in1 in my modern cocktail
    Around 40 more handheld, table top, modern hdmi mini consoles, etc too.


    25-switch
    14-wii
    32-gamecube
    27-n64
    56-snes
    68-nes(58)/famicom(10)
    11-ps1
    27-pce

    11-3ds
    17-ds
    50-gba
    45-gbc (36/10 multicarts)
    66-gb
    17-virtual boy

    38-neo geo mvs
    15-ngpc

    That's current to right now: (519)

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    1 game



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    Not sure. Probably around 1500.

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    Backloggery.com says I have 801 games, and that 55% of them haven't been finished. I know I have about 400 Steam games and only 313 of them are on Backloggery, so I probably have closer to 900.

    It's a lot; when I see this number, I feel like I don't need any more. But then the Steam Summer / Winter Sale comes around, and there's something for a REALLY good deal...
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