Generations come and generations go, and long-time, hardcore gamers often find it very, very hard to part with old favorites. I'm speaking of game consoles, of course.
So which video game systems are always hooked up in your home? Do you just replace the old with the new whenever new hardware rolls around? Or are you selective about when you jump into a new generation, and just which systems stay hooked up at all times?
Thing is, there are only so many inputs on a TV, right? And there are only so many places you can put a game console in the living room or bedroom. So, those who have been playing for decades always have some decisions to make when fresh hardware hits store shelves. It's not always a cut-and-dry situation, ya know. There are just some machines that you can't bear to put in the closet, despite your lack of space.
For me, I have to say the PlayStation 2 has been hooked up since I got it on launch day back in 2000, and that won't be changing any time soon. If I get the PS4, it'll replace the Xbox 360, not the PS2. Being capable of playing all PS2 and PS1 titles, I just refuse to remove the PS2, because I've got well over a hundred games for those systems, and many of them are classic RPGs I always want to go back and play. There's a good chance I'll have the PS4, PS3 and PS2 hooked up in my living room, which will enable me to play any PlayStation title ever made with the simple press of a button. Nice, right? Lookin' forward to it.
I'll also add that the Super Nintendo is always hooked up in the bedroom. It just seems right to have a classic old-school system somewhere in the house, and it seems to fit the bedroom motif. Maybe it's just because I – and most people I know – had our SNES systems in our bedrooms when we were kids, so… How's about you? What systems are always ready to go?