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DS Daily: Storage solutions

In yesterday's edition of Show and Tell, one commenter asked for ideas on game storage, and a few others chimed in -- but it's something that comes up frequently, so we thought it might be a good time (especially with the holidays) to spotlight DS cart storage. What do you use, and do you use something different when you're on the go versus at home? At home, we tend to just leave games in their boxes and put them on a shelf, but that seems to be a minority decision. We've seen so many DIY solutions, however, that we're sometimes tempted to scrap the boxes (or at least put them away) and get crafty.

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TheCoats1

12-07-2007 @ 9:59AM

TheCoats said...

I curently have 2 ds cases to store mine in one fits in the other and its still travelable but,

I am slowly using my home ec. skills to mod a briefcase and make it the awsomeness of ds cases......the bottom is getting elastic bands that should hold about 75 games......they are just too small and i have soooo many......

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RupeeClock2

12-07-2007 @ 10:01AM

RupeeClock said...

Currently I use these Hori CD case style holders, they're basically CD cases that hold 4 games.

Although I plan to buy some of these awesome Lego styled building block cases soon, from play-asia.
http://tinyurl.com/2o8oud

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RupeeClock3

12-07-2007 @ 10:18AM

RupeeClock said...

My mistake, that link's for a carrying case.
http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-zvy-71-hr-49-en-84-j-70-295g.html

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misterbleepy4

12-07-2007 @ 10:24AM

misterbleepy said...

I use one of these cases:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=32807&doy=7m12

not pretty, but it holds 35 - 40 cartridges and is barely bigger than a DS Lite...

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Sean5

12-07-2007 @ 10:29AM

Sean said...

I bought a silicon game case on eBay that holds 3 DS and 3 GBA games for travel. It's very sturdy, about the size of the DS lite, and.... well, am I really going to play 8 games (6 in case + 2 in DS) on the go anyway?

Product is here: http://tinyurl.com/2p6w9b

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divinenanny6

12-07-2007 @ 10:56AM

divinenanny said...

I wanted something that could carry all my games (64 DS and GBA). I would love a folder (or something like it) that could hold 30 or 40 games, but I haven't found one that I couldn't buy it (Japan or sold out). So one day in a DIY store I found this, a sorting-box for screws and nails. It holds all my games nicely and still fits in my backpack. Individual games are kept in smaller boxes for protection.
It's bigger than misterbleepy's box, but it works. I guess it would hold 72 DS games next to the 9 GBA games.
Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/divinenanny/2093643008/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/divinenanny/2092865673/

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Author X7

12-07-2007 @ 11:42AM

Author X said...

I used to try holding my DS and games in the One Piece case from this set (as well as, of course, the included game case, which holds 2): http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-b8-49-en-15-One+piece-70-1p5o-43-hl.html
However, the case is designed to exactly fit a DS Lite, and not necessarily anything else (including the stylus and larger stylus-holder that comes with the case). So, despite having slots for two DS games and a GBA game, it quickly because too full of games for the DS Lite. Now, I just keep the DS Lite, unprotected, in my jacket pocket and bring my DS case if I'm going to need my game collection. For my three favorite/current games (now two + R4) I have my DS and the two-game case.

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tetujin8

12-07-2007 @ 11:55AM

tetujin said...

i *really* hated having to carry around all my dozen or so carts, which makes a 'pocket' system essentially a 'backpack' system, so i got myself an M3. i had to forsake my saved games, but it was a small price to pay. now i'm a 1-cart-holds-all kinda guy.

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Author X9

12-07-2007 @ 12:26PM

Author X said...

You know, there are programs to copy saves (some of them take some set-up, though.

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Dig10

12-07-2007 @ 12:43PM

Dig said...

I use an Altoids chewing gum tin. I put a small piece of cloth at the bottom to protect games from damage and it holds 8 carts. It's annoying to have to pull out all the games in order to reach the ones at the bottom, but for the price of $1, I got a nice metal tin and some gum as well.

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Brello11

12-07-2007 @ 1:22PM

Brello said...

That's what I had as well, but I just outgrew it. Had to step it up to a portable first aid kit lined in cloth.

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sergioalb6412

12-07-2007 @ 3:53PM

sergioalb64 said...

I have three Nintendo Ultimate Library cases; they hold 32 GBA carts or 64 DS cards each. I have one full of DS games, one a third way full of DS cards, and the other has my GB / GBC / GBA stuff.

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Indigo13

12-07-2007 @ 4:24PM

Indigo said...

I keep my games in a Whitman's sampler tin like this:

http://www.stutt.com/tins/images/3677.jpg

It can hold 24 games, and fits in my pocket. I think it's a wonderful case for less than a dollar.

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Ry Guy14

12-07-2007 @ 5:38PM

Ry Guy said...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21qhXube3kL._SS500_.jpg

3 games, no bulk, madly pocket friendly. Everything you need for on the go.

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angelbabe53115

12-07-2007 @ 10:24PM

angelbabe531 said...

I also use those! I keep them in a bigger plastic container http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/967/cimg7349mx5.jpg so when I'm home I carry all my DS games around the house.

And for portability, I carry around a little case in my purse that I bought from Walmart. It's meant for memory cards, but they're the same size as SDcards so it works well. It has 6 slots, but I sometimes double up to carry 10 cards. http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/4383/cimg2227oh4.jpg

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DrunkPenguin16

12-10-2007 @ 11:13AM

DrunkPenguin said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/385014347/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/385014334/

I made several of these to store my games. Not terribly pocket friendly, but they fit in all my old cd case racks.

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Lupe17

12-18-2007 @ 1:33PM

Lupe said...

I love the nintendo game cases like the My Metroid, my Mario Kart, my Yoshi (ok, that was because it was the only one they had at the time I bought it, but it was cool to hold the games).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B000W4LE5E/ref=dp_image_0/203-2987222-0843943?ie=UTF8&n=300703&s=videogames
The second they release My Zelda I'm all over that, hopefully they do same for Advance Wars

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