This has been bugging me for quite a bit, but across various forums and websites I’ve seen gamers talk about their PS3 games collections that are absolutely huge- we’re talking 50 games plus. Sure, you can pick up some games for a reasonable £30, but most of the latest releases are around £40. I’ve seen some stores try and get away with selling PS3 games for £50. Shame on them.
I just find it astounding that many gamers in general these days will actually grab three or four games even if they are all released in the same week. Maybe because money is a bit tight in my case, if I have any spare funds I’ll try and pick one of them. Even if I was flush with money, I would still probably stick with getting one game as I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to play everything.
Take the past month or so with the releases of LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Call of Duty: World at War, FarCry 2 etc… It was a big stretch for me even to get LittleBigPlanet in the end. As for the other games? I may get some of them as and when I can afford to do so, but by then, another must-have game will probably be out by then (hello, Killzone 2?).
As a result of not being able to go out and buy each and every game that is out there, I feel I respect my games more: I play longer on them, I cherish them. Which is why I probably only have about ten or so games for my PS3. I’m not counting PSN games or any games that people rent, their disposability is understandable. But full retail games abandoned after a few plays, like some cheap soda can?
I just don’t get it- for me it is wasteful, and just shows decadence by those who have more money than sense. Sure, over the period of about 5 years or so with a PS2, I notched up quite a games collection, but perhaps no more than 30 games. Games seemed to be a lot cheaper those days as well, because they probably were. These are just some thoughts of mine, however there are always two sides to a story. I’d love to hear from anyone who has a ton of games and has something to say about it. I’ll discount those people with an Xbox 360, as it has been out for a few years now. Muchos gracias.