As with many video game collectors I know, I have my eyes set on acquiring certain video games and systems to bolster my collection.
Setting targets can be a positive thing to do – it can help you focus on what you really want to get and even help you budget (although it is SO easy to pass that budget…)
I myself find setting targets helpful but even then I ignore them half the time and acquire or purchase something completely different.
Please see the bottom of the page for my most wanteds (is that a word?) of 2020 but otherwise here is a summary of 2019 and my targets for 2020.
In 2019 I had 3 targets: These were to reach 100 PAL Nintendo 64 cartridges, acquire an Amiga 500 and to surpass 1000 games.
Of these I definitely succeeded at one, definitely failed another and have no idea about the other.
I reached 100 Nintendo 64 PAL cartridges a week or two before Christmas when I purchased The Legend of Zelda: Majorca’s Mask and an Expansion Pak for £52 from my local CeX.
I do not know if I reached 1000 games overall but suspect I am close. I have at least 4 or 5 systems with over 100 games plus a few at 50 or so so it’s possible. However, this is irrelevant as I am downsizing to focus mostly on Nintendo and Sega now.
As for the Amiga 500? Welcome to 2020 target number 1. I had an Amiga 500 as a kid with some great games such as Mortal Kombat, Zool and Pinball Dreams and still intend to acquire another one.
The Nintendo 64 is another target for 2020. I have seen that there are either 242 or 243 games in a full PAL set, therefore my target is 122 to reach a guaranteed 50%. If anyone does know the actual number please comment and let me know, it is much appreciated.
Finally, I wish to reach a total of 500 Nintendo/Sega games. I am currently at about 380 so although some effort is required I feel I can achieve this.
I intend to a do an update post at the end of June/start of July; a mid-term report as such.
Do you think I can achieve these targets and objectives?
What are your gaming targets for 2020, be it collecting or playing?
Thank you for reading and please find a target list below:
Most wanted console: Amiga 500
Most wanted game (that is already out): Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition/Twilight Princess (both on GameCube)
Most wanted game (that is out this year): Breath of the Wild 2 (if not our 2020, then Animal Crossing?)
Console I Want to Collect For the Most: Nintendo Wii U or Sega Master System