I have always considered video games a bit of an investment – they have always been pricey, from the original Atari up until now, and as the years go on and collector’s begin paying more and more money for older models, that investment is starting to pay off. That’s why, now more than ever, video game storage is becoming more important than ever. This article will give some advice on how to keep your video games secure.
For starters, you’re going to want to keep your games away from dust. This is the biggest problem you will have to contend with. Dust implies open air, and open air will ruin electronics within just a few years. Because of that, you need to make sure, if you’re storing games over the long term, that you have them as airtight as possible. This will keep them in the best shape possible over time.
If you just want to keep them somewhere safe in between playing them – maybe you want a shelf in your game room to set them all up on, or a drawer in a desk, or even a storage bin to keep them in – then air is not as big a concern. Instead, you mostly want to focus on keeping them out of direct sunlight. The sun is strong, as you may have noticed if you’ve ever been sunburned, and leaving a game sitting in the light will wear it down much faster than if it wasn’t. So either keep your games in their proper case, or get something fancy like cube storage shelves to keep them in – anything but the direct light.
Overall, it’s not difficult to keep games in mint condition as time goes on – but you need to be a little proactive about keeping them safe. A little preventative care, like an airtight, dark storage container, will do wonders in your race against time.
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