In one of my earliest posts, I discussed my collection and organization. At that time, I was using the Atlantic Oskar 1080 media shelves for my cased SNES and Genesis carts. My NES carts were in another vertical media stand. Along the broad wall of my game room were six Ikea floating cd shelves (now discontinued). I had a rather large cd collection after college, and the vast majority of it reflects that time period. There was some wall space that had a framed Guided By Voices poster above my stereo, that I always felt could have been put to better storage use. Lo and behold, as I was poking around Craigslist I ran across six more of the same exact floating shelves, for five bucks apiece! With these, I was able to fill in the wall with matching shelves. I then transferred my cds from the floating ikea shelves to the atlantic media media shelf. This freed up the ikea shelves for my cased cartridges.
Altogether, I like how they turned out, and how I have just the right amount of wiggle room left in each. I feel that I have most of the games that I want, and so my rate of acquisitions has slowed (thankfully) to a crawl. I can focus on enjoying what I have, knowing that even though they are all on the order of 25+ years, hopefully they will last that much longer.
Of course these are just my carts; my disc-based games are stored in a media cabinet with shelves opposite of the bank of shelves.
Top row, left to right: fat PS2, slim Japanese PS2, Japanese Sega Saturn model 2, Dreamcast with Region free bios.
Middle: Non-TMSS Model 1 Sega Genesis with model 2 Sega CD, 1-chip SNES, component modded PC-Engine Duo
Bottom: Bandridge scart switch and monoprice component switch, RGB modded NES-101, Gamecube and Gameboy Player, N64.
Well, that is that for my collection. As my taste evolves, I trim and prune the collection here and there, and tailor it to my preferences. I really try to keep the overall numbers down, and if I feel like it is out growing my space, I weed out more nonessentials and setup a sale on eBay. As of now, I like how everything fits, and there is a sense of necessary containment that is important for family reasons. Who knows, maybe in a year I will have an entirely different setup. I guess it will give me another thing to write about.