Million-Dollar Game Collection Sells on eBay

Million-Dollar Game Collection Sells on eBay

A complete set of every Nintendo, Sega and NEC game ever released has sold for more than $1.2 million on eBay.

There are videogame collections, and there are videogame collections. This particular videogame collection includes full sets of titles across 22 different systems, including all games ever released on Nintendo home consoles from the Famicon to the GameCube, all games ever released on Sega systems and all games ever released on NEC systems. It's a hell of a thing , and it just sold on eBay for more than a million bucks.

I won't burden you with the complete breakdown of titles - there are more than 5000 games here, after all - but this package includes complete sets of games for the Famicom Cartridge, Famicom Disc, Virtual Boy, Super Famicom, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DD64, GameCube, Sega Master System Europe, Sega Master System Japan, Sega Mark 3, Sega Game Gear, Sega Megadrive, Sega 32X, Sega Mega CD, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, PC Engine Hucard, PC Engine Supergrafx, PC Engine CD, PC Engine Super CD, PC Engine Arcade CD, PC-FX and Pioneer Laseractive. Many of the sets are still factory sealed and even among those that have been opened, the seller wrote, "I had dozens of thousands of copies of those games in hands during the last 20 years, and i only kept, each time, the very best copies for my personal collection, so you can be certain you'd get the best condition possible."

The idea of a million dollar videogame collection selling on eBay sounds a little fishy, but the seller, "collectors_king," has a feedback score of 1792 and 99.8 percent positive feedback, which as I understand it is pretty good. Unfortunately for those of you with a million dollars in spare cash, an empty warehouse and a taste for obscure videogames, the deal for this thing was done yesterday, but you can still feast your eyes and drool at eBay.

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Excellent!!! Money well spent.

It can't be every one. Is California Raisins or Cheetahmen II part of the NES collection?

AVGN probably got a massive erection after hearing this news.

Fappy:
AVGN probably got a massive erection after hearing this news.

If he wasn't the one that bought it, that is.

Those fans of his can be quite generous.

And here I thought hoarding PlayStation titles was the way to go.

Z of the Na'vi:

Fappy:
AVGN probably got a massive erection after hearing this news.

If he wasn't the one that bought it, that is.

Those fans of his can be quite generous.

True, though I doubt any of the would spend a million bucks on him :P

One of those things where you keep telling yourself "I need to collect some mint condition stuff to try selling at a later date."

Hmm, what will be worth a lot in a few years?

Well, I'm collection PS2 titles, so those should be worth something someday. Except Killswitch. Gosh that has to be the worst game in my collection.

That collection is worth more. I would've bought it if I had the money....

Legion:
One of those things where you keep telling yourself "I need to collect some mint condition stuff to try selling at a later date."

Hmm, what will be worth a lot in a few years?

Very few things anymore. The "one-use-codes" have completelly destroyed game collecting. Even if you keep your copy of Skyrim or whatever sealed and save it, I doubt Steam would be the same in 20 years and the game would be unredeemable. There are still some games to collect on consoles, but very few. In the future, the only collecting coming out of this and the future generations are soundtracks, figurines and special editions. You can notice that already, since after the games release, the autographed Skyrim soundtrack was selling for over 700 USD on ebay. At that time, I was punching myself in the face for not buying a ton of them before and selling them for amazing profit.

Fappy:

Z of the Na'vi:

Fappy:
AVGN probably got a massive erection after hearing this news.

If he wasn't the one that bought it, that is.

Those fans of his can be quite generous.

True, though I doubt any of the would spend a million bucks on him :P

There are some ridicilous collectors hiding on youtube, some of which really want that japanese stuff. People like LukeMorse1, FinnGamer or Happy Console Gamer I think all have larger collection than James Rolfe does, I could be wrong though. Then again, all of these guys I know would love to have that package. I know every Retro Collector would.

Fappy:
AVGN probably got a massive erection after hearing this news.

He has a copy of Nintendo World Championships. That alone could go for a ton, along with some other stuff in his collection. James' Atari Porn could sell, since a lot of them were banned. And he has Cheetahmen II, a game that was never released (and thank God for that)

Seriously, where the hell did he get a Super Famicom?

saintdane05:

He has a copy of Nintendo World Championships. That alone could go for a ton, along with some other stuff in his collection.

Actually, he doesn't. Just came here to say that. It belongs to the other guy in the video whose name I can't remember at the moment.

I would be foaming at the mouth if I just got that gamecube Collection... And maybe the N64 and Genesis collections as well...

so somewhere in that collection is a mint copy of Earthbound... shit

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I will murder for it. Straight up murder yo.

Vkmies:

Fappy:

Z of the Na'vi:

If he wasn't the one that bought it, that is.

Those fans of his can be quite generous.

True, though I doubt any of the would spend a million bucks on him :P

There are some ridicilous collectors hiding on youtube, some of which really want that japanese stuff. People like LukeMorse1, FinnGamer or Happy Console Gamer I think all have larger collection than James Rolfe does, I could be wrong though. Then again, all of these guys I know would love to have that package. I know every Retro Collector would.

theres an easy way to check, as James has a list of the games he owns on his website.
btw Love happy console gamer, hes always so perky.

Composer:
so somewhere in that collection is a mint copy of Earthbound... shit

I don't think the Super Famicom version is that rare. Let's see...
Yup, Here we go! Japanese Earthbound for the Super Famicom, 5 bucks. The article didn't say Super Nintendo, so I doubt there is a mint copy of the giant American/EU box.

I can see the headline now. "Nerdy 40+ gamer finally gets married, wife makes him sell life-long video game collection"

And still I doubt there are more than a few games in that entire collection that I would actually want to play. My compliments to the buyer, but if I had that kind of money, this wouldn't rank high on my list of things I'd want to do with it.

King_Julian:
Excellent!!! Money well spent.

You can't be serious.

Maybe someone should call the Guinness Book of world records people. Largest collection of games much, or at least ever sold.

Wow, just wow. It make me wonder why of all the time he/she chosen the recent days to ebay his/ her collection (ran out of space to keep it or got a massave debts to pay)?

No 3DO, Neo-Geo AES/CD, CD-32, Intellivision, or Atari 2600/7800/Jaguar...?

Booooo...hiss!

It would of been so worth it then.

Who is this person? How did they get so many games that they were able to actually pick and choose which copies of every game for 3 different systems they actually kept?

shit I thought I had a lot games maxed out at 1000.... well This is pretty damn nice

although it's cool as a private collection, i think it would be more awesome if we finally had a video game museum/gallery which wasn't constantly struggling for money...

Vkmies:

Composer:
so somewhere in that collection is a mint copy of Earthbound... shit

I don't think the Super Famicom version is that rare. Let's see...
Yup, Here we go! Japanese Earthbound for the Super Famicom, 5 bucks. The article didn't say Super Nintendo, so I doubt there is a mint copy of the giant American/EU box.

but the condition looks immaculate!

Composer:

Vkmies:

Composer:
so somewhere in that collection is a mint copy of Earthbound... shit

I don't think the Super Famicom version is that rare. Let's see...
Yup, Here we go! Japanese Earthbound for the Super Famicom, 5 bucks. The article didn't say Super Nintendo, so I doubt there is a mint copy of the giant American/EU box.

but the condition looks immaculate!

Ehhhh, it's alright. And one in super good condition wouldn't probably cost you much more. Maybe like 15-20 bucks and you will get yourself a super good Mother 2 in box, full with all the flyers and crap.

Legion:
One of those things where you keep telling yourself "I need to collect some mint condition stuff to try selling at a later date."

Hmm, what will be worth a lot in a few years?

And thats exactly why i never throw anything out. Some stuff i got is 50 years old, time to start trying to sell stuff.

Why would you sell that?
I just figure if you've collected that many games, wouldn't you just keep collecting?

gigastrike:
Who is this person? How did they get so many games that they were able to actually pick and choose which copies of every game for 3 different systems they actually kept?

Some rich persons kid, not too far a stretch, those old systems cost an arm and a leg at the time, and games well to get multiples would be very expensive and more to the point who ever buys more than one game to get the best copy, that to me says it was someone that just had loads and loads and loads of money to spend.

i guess i would be more interested in the retail value of that set, all them systems and each and every game ever made added up vs the 1.2 million, which seems like a lot, but every game ever made? add to that the idea of this person owning several copies 1.2 could be a loss on that type of collection. One might also assume that he owned mutliple versions of each console even.

They don't have Suikoden II, which would have justified 200 of those million+ dollars.

 

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