What with Live Arcade and the Virtual Console now major parts of their respective systems' appeal, how do you, as collectors, deal with these ethereal games?
Let me elaborate a bit. You pay money for these games, and you own them. If for some reason you have to delete them, or have to trade in your system for repairs or whatever, you can still get those games back for free because MS/Nintendo's records show that you own those games. But, since those games don't actually exist in any physical form, you have nothing to display on your shelf along with all your other 360/Wii games.
So, do you count LA/VC games as part of your collection? I always thought that I wouldn't, but now that I have a Wii and plan on getting a 360 soon, and have/will have ethereal games, I'm starting to wonder. I mean, these games aren't too different from something that's built into hardware, like Safari Hunt on my SMS. And since I am paying for them, why shouldn't I be able to count them?
What do you all think? BTW, sorry if this has been gone over before. I ran a search, but didn't come up with anything.