It’s time for another chat with a Collector! Be sure to check out our earlier posts Physical Media in a Digital Era and Game Collectors #001.
This time we’ve reached out to @patriksamlar
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What platforms do you collect?
I collect consoles and the consoles I have are PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox360, Xbox One, Xbox One Series X, Super Nintendo, N64, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii-U, Nintendo Switch, Sega Master System, and Sega Mega Drive along with handhelds.
How many physical games do you own?
I have Around 1000 games.
How many digital games do you own?
I have around 50 digital games and they are all for the Nintendo switch.
Do you prefer digital downloads or hard copy games and why?
I prefer hardcopies because I feel like I own the game. As a collector physical things are more collection-worthy than digital items.
I am the same with all forms of media. Movies, music and books I also want in physical format.
What is your favorite platform?
My favorite console is the original Xbox. The reason is quite simple. I didn’t have one back in the day, I had to make do with PC back then.
A lot of the games I played or wanted back then are on the OG Xbox for example Morrowind and tons of Star Wars games.
I love everything about that console, the box art for games, the S controller, the fact it got a hard drive so you don’t need memory cards.
How long have you been collecting?
I’ve been collecting for 11 years, I got started because I used PCs but they were doing so you could no longer buy physical games and instead, you had to download from steam. At the same time I was watching Angry Video Game Nerd so I got inspired to collect older consoles as well.
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The photos alone fill me with envy 🙂