Sonicx9 wrote:Simple the critic liks the Nintendo Switch more end of story, can not blame him on that,it puts the PS4 and Xbox One shame in terms of pure fun!
I like the enthusiasm, Sonicx9.. unrivaled around here.
ESauce wrote:I can’t see any argument for discs being more collectible, other than just a personal preference.
I see it the opposite. But first, naturally I think regular-sized carts (NES, Genesis, N64, etc.) are more "collectible" than discs. Especially for loose carts vs. loose discs, it's not even close (discs at least pull a little closer if they're complete and have nice packaging.. but even then, cartridges are usually still more fun and interesting to collect). Even small carts are ok.. I like my Gameboy and Game Gear cartridges, for example.
So we're on the same page there. To me, where discs surpass carts is this newer breed of super-small carts. Neither is great, especially when loose, but I'd take discs first. My loose DS games are a complete menace to my collection. They annoy me more than anything. They're not remotely displayable, they have no aesthetic appeal, and they're so small that looking through them isn't even interesting. The Switch carts are even smaller, so they're even worse than that. God forbid you get loose ones... (And just wait several years when Gamestop starts throwing out the cases and selling them loose, like they do with DS games). At least with loose discs, you can hold it tangibly in your hand, you can look at the art on the disc (which isn't usually good, but at least better than what they can fit on a mini-cart), and you can put them in blank jewel cases in order to organize them. Admittedly that's boring too, but I'd still take that over a little cart that's the size of my thumbnail. As far as being prone to failure, I don't usually factor that in, since I've never had a disc or cartridge that stopped working (unless the prior owner damaged it already).