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Topic: Sorting a game collection by date purchased?

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Cipher

I know I'm not crazy, but one of my friends thinks I was dropped on my head as a child, so it'd be good if I could find at least one like-minded person, or I might have to check myself in somewhere.

Basically, for my "current" systems - currently Switch, 3DS, and Wii U - I keep my retail games in the order that I bought them. So for my Wii U collection, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the first on the shelf, while Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest for the time being. I'm not sure exactly why I do this, but in a way it helps me to remember which games I've purchased most recently.

I don't do this for older systems - once I've stopped getting games for them as often, I have a little sort-out and they end up in alphabetical order.

Does anybody else sort any of their game collections by date purchased? I've never questioned it - it's just seemed a perfectly normal thing for me to do - but I'm having a mild crisis and could do with some support (or just the cold hard truth).

sillygostly

I do the same thing. I keep my Wii and Wii U games apart, however, and my DS and 3DS games are all displayed together.

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Octane

I sort them by release date.

Octane

Som64

I sometimes "sort" my games by release date or what type of game they are, sometimes even both. But I will always sort them by system.

Release date: Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charges Super Mario Galaxy...

Type of game: Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Sports Mix, Mario Strikers Charged,
Mario Party 8, Mario Party 9...

Type of game and release date: Super Paper Mario, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario and Sonic, Mario and Sonic 2010, Mario and Sonic 2012

I'm a huge Mario fan (with a lot of Super Mario Odyssey hype)
I currently have 100+ Mario games (I never thought that I had so many...)

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GoldenGamer88

I sort my games by system. Recently (I reorganize them whenever I need to make space but once or twice per year), I've organized them after franchise within that system (i.e. WiiU - Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Hyrule Warriors). The thought of organizing them after release date, let alone the date I got the game feels like too big of a hassle to me due to the vast amount of physical games I've, and my father before me, collected over the years. Last I've counted, and that's already a few years ago, maybe 5 even, was at over 700.

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bimmy-lee

Interesting, I've never thought of this method. Do you keep a log of your purchases? How do you handle multiple purchases on the same date? I order left to right by franchise, and I consider Smash within the Mario franchise; which could be controversial.

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Tyranexx

I keep my Wii/Wii U games mostly together due to the backwards compatibility, same with my 3/DS collection. While stored together in the same cabinet, I have the games sorted by system >> genre >> franchise >> release order. I tend to group related franchises together. For example, mainline Mario games to start with, then spinoff games, then games that are loosely connected like Donkey Kong.

The only wild card is a Zelda multi-cart case that I got from Club Nintendo to hold my used DS games with no case of their own.

It's your collection, sort it how you want.

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Anti-Matter

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I keep my games organised well.
I sort my games from A to Z.
If there is a different region, I sort it separately.
Every month I display 2 games on empty space. I changed them every month, based on my amount collection.
Pretty neat, huh ?

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OfNullAndVoid

Mine follows no rhyme nor reason. All my Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, and Switch games are mixed together. I think the only reason to it is that they're sorted by last played order, which is why it's mixed up as it is. My 3DS games are the only ones separate, but that's because they're in a carrying case. I don't have the boxes since I bought the games and system 2nd hand.

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Fooligan

I sort my games by date purchased too. If I get multiple games, like during a buy 2 get 1 free sale, then i sort those by release date.

When I'm done with a game system and put it up i sort the games so my favorite games from that system are front and center and more viewable from the other games.

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Cipher

bimmy-lee wrote:

Interesting, I've never thought of this method. Do you keep a log of your purchases? How do you handle multiple purchases on the same date? I order left to right by franchise, and I consider Smash within the Mario franchise; which could be controversial.

I don't keep a log of them, as such, although I use the Backloggery regularly so that counts in a way. Any time I get more than one game on the same day, I either wing it or put them in the order I'm most likely to play them.

Fooligan wrote:

I sort my games by date purchased too. If I get multiple games, like during a buy 2 get 1 free sale, then i sort those by release date.

When I'm done with a game system and put it up i sort the games so my favorite games from that system are front and center and more viewable from the other games.

Same here! I recently did this for my Wii games, so now I've got two sets - my main go-to games and the rest, which are usually ones I've finished or ones I'm not likely to play/replay any time soon.

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