A 32-year-old video game collector from the south of France has just sold a video game collection on eBay for more than $1.2 million!
There is approximately 7,000 games in the collection and it includes every single video game ever bought out for many of Nintendo’s and Sega’s consoles as well as the less well known NEC video game system. In total it includes complete sets of games for 22 different consoles.
Andre, who is selling the collection, said that he regularly sells video games, however this particular collection is the biggest one that he has ever sold. He began putting it together around 15 years ago!
The extensive collection includes a number of very rare items, the rarest probably being a game called Go-Net which was made for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, of which Andre claims there are only two copies on the planet…Must’ve been a really shit game.
Another incredibly rare item in the collection is the game Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold for the Super Famicom (the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo). Andre believes that only 8 copies of this game were ever produced. Dodgeball just isn’t that popular I guess!
Andre claims that he made it his “mission” to collect whole collections of games for every Nintendo, Sega and NEC system games and he’s pleased that he was able to achieve this goal!
Andre was focused on the fact that each set must be fully complete, he said: “What was important was the completion of each full set, every game of all those systems, all complete in box with instructions, or even brand new factory sealed.” He was adamant that the rarity of full sets was what made his collection sell for such a high price, rather than the fact that it contained so many games.
Despite the fact that Andre has just sold 7,000 games, he still has a massive collection, claiming to have thousands of games that weren’t on sale in the collection and admitted to being a big gamer in his younger years.
So now Andre is just waiting for the payment of $1,230,699.99 and a shipping cost of $1,230.70 to come through before he begins the process of getting this massive collection shipped to the buyer in Canada. However if the payment does not come through he said he would probably auction the collection on eBay again or put it up on a Japanese auction site.
Huge Video Game Collection Sold on eBay For More Than $1.2 Million (Via LA Times)