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Old 04-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So this isn't limited to just Ps3 games, but I was just curious who all keeps the game that they buy? I know a lot of people who just rent games, platinum them and get rid of em to move on to a next game.

I'm a budding trophy hunter so I can see the concept in that idea, however I like to keep my game collection since I'm a hardcore gamer lol. I Currently own about 58 ps3 game titles. (Not going into my wii and 360 titles cus they don't stack as much lol.)

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Its really awesome to see everyone's responses lol I literally just read EVERYTHING that everyone posted from page one to page four. So I want to point a few things out:

1.) I can see why people would sell games after platinum if they are no longer going to play them, me personally however will still play a game after I have gotten platinum. I will play simply for the story once again or just to pass time. So I would never bring myself to sell a game that I enjoyed.

2.) Everyone keeps making the claim that the game loses its value over time, yes this is correct, but can you imagine later on down the line someone wanting to find a game like Uncharted 1 and there being no more anywhere in stores. Original Nintendo or 64 games range anywhere from $30 - $500
now, so value can go down and also sky rocket. Thins become more rare over time so never think that now because a game used to be $60 and is now $20 it is going to stay low. Give it a while and watch it boost like crazy.

3.) I buy 95% of my games used (this does not include PS+). It's rare for me to buy the game new but I do once in a while when I want to get a special edition or something. I know that if I buy the game BRAND NEW I will definitely never sell it. If I buy the game used there is the chance of me returning it for my full money back if I do not like the game. However if it's a game I enjoy then I will never return it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I keep the games I would consider playing again. I sell/trade the rest after obtaining the platinum. I don't think i've ever got rid of a non-PS3 game.
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Debated this for a long time on whether to keep games I platted or not and decided that with the PS4 on the horizon, I might as well get good value for the games I have already platted and I know have no new DLC coming.

Nice to see a big collection, but I am at the point of knowing I will never play those games I traded in ever again so better for someone to have a chance at a used title and let them enjoy them as I did.

I have also traded in a few games that have GOTY editions now. Trade in and use the credit towards the purchase of new GOTY editions.

1 game I will never sell though is Skyrim as that game has countless hours of replay value as well as DLC coming.
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I usually keep all my games I buy. I've probably got over 90 games across Wii, PS3 and PS2. I'll probably be selling the PS2 and stuff soon, but I usually keep what I have.
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I only keep the ones that I had a really good experience. Games like Dragon Age, Burnout, Valk Chron, Resistance 2, and the elder scrolls are games that I would never trade in and play from time to time even though I've already platted/beaten them.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Interesting topic, although it sounds similar to another.

Anyway, i keep all my games. I put them on craigslist, and if anyone wants to buy them, i actually go to gamestop and buy another copy (at a price i get a profit on)

I cant get rid of any of my games, any council. I do lend mine out (like a library), but i expect them back if i want them, and payment if any damage.
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I've kept all my games, haven't traded in a single one Neither do I rent, unless PS+ is considered renting...
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Even though I make a lot of money, I don't see the point of keeping games that I won't play again. So, I ebay them

Since I really enjoyed playing Uncharted series, I kept them.

I already sold Mafia2/LANoire after Platinum But going to buy them again to complete the DLC trophies.

I only buy Used, or really/really special offer.

I can handle 6-12 month wait until the game drops in price from $59 new to ~$12-$18 used. And then put the $39 in savings account for my daughters' future.
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Have kept every game I ever bought. Some PS1 games have been damaged so they are not longer playable though. My Kingdom Hearts 2 CD got scratched right at the last boss fight, so I had to get a new one when it was just released (my playstation 2 ate discs).

I have tried once selling a ps1 game called Sentinel Returns, but Gamestop or Game whichever it was didn't want it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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I tend to keep the majority of my games but lately I have been going through my collection and selling/trading the ones I know I won't/can't see myself playing again. I also have a Gamefly subscription to keep me busy with games I want to try but not necessarily buy.
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