A game collector has put together the greatest video game collection probably ever on eBaby, consisting of 22 consoles and over 6,000 games. A gamers dream, if your pockets are steep you should check out the auction.
Assuming the listing is legitimate — and, as gamers, we’re really hoping it is — The Verge is reporting that an aspiring eBay seller has thrown up a monster collection of titles that’s appropriately titled, “biggest collection ever?”
from David Murphy
Judge for yourself: The lister, “collectors_king,” is selling full sets of games for 22 different consoles in all, complete with boxes and instructions for each. That’s more than 6,500 titles in all for systems like the Sega Saturn, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo Gameboy, and Super Famicom – to name a few – including all of the games ever released for all Sega systems, all Nintendo home systems (up to the Gamecube), and all NEC systems.
Shipping, go figure, works out to around $1,200 (U.S.). As of this article’s writing, the buy-it-now listing has approximately 59 offers submitted – all declined. To outfit your own gaming rental store or otherwise barricade yourself in your room with almost every (non-Sony or Microsoft) game you could ever think of to play, you’ll have to pony up approximately $1.2 million to buy the lot.
"As well, please keep in mind 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," writes the seller in an accompanying description.
Additionally, notes “collectors_king,” the games have been stored “out of direct sunlight” all this time in a “pet-free” and “smoke-free” home – clearly, he or she is taking that “collectors” part of the user name seriously.
While the seller isn’t allowing fans to purchase individual games in the sets separately, he or she is at least willing to entertain offers for specific full sets of games that buyers might want to purchase – e.g. all of the Nintendo 64 titles, for example, instead of the entire 6,500+ collection.
Interestingly enough, “collectors_king” is accepting payment via a bank wire transfer or… Paypal. Here’s hoping there aren’t any fees attached as a percentage of the total sale; talk about a game over!
Wow! Has it been that long?