This $1,238,099.99 Video Game Auction Boggles The Mind

This $1,238,099.99 Video Game Auction Boggles The Mind
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For a minimum bid starting at a more than a million dollars, a collector is offering his entire catalogue of video games for Nintendo home systems from the NES/Famicom through the GameCube, plus the full lineup of every game released on any Sega system — all of it in the box with original instructions.

Easily numbering more than 5000 games, the collection comprises the full run of cartridges for the NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, GameCube and even the Virtual Boy-plus the full run of anything published for the Sega Master System, MegaDrive/Genesis, Game Gear, Saturn and Dreamcast. The Dreamcast collection itself, totaling 550 games, is advertised as factory sealed. All of it.

Further, “all games ever released on NEC systems, all factory sealed!” also is promised in the lot, given a buy-it-now price of 999,999.99 Euro, or $US1,238,099.99 at current exchange rates.

One would need uncommon industry access, presence of mind, or a freaking time machine, to assemble this sort of library, if the collection is on the level. But the lister vows it is, and welcomes any questions. “You can email me asking the presence of a specific title in a fullset,” he writes, “but you can be 99.9 per cent sure it is present.”

Also, “I live in a pet-free/smoke-free home.”



  • That asking price isn’t so far fetched if you change the date from 2012 to, say… 2048.
    Many of us will be old and hopefully with some serious money to buy back memories from our childhood.

  • The whole factory-sealed thing shows that this collection is almost certainly being seen by the owner as an investment. The issue with this is that the vast majority of people who are interested in collections like this would already have a large number of the games in this collection, and wouldn’t spend over a million dollars on a whole lot of doubles.

    I would say that he would be better off selling all the rarest games individually, then at the very least, sell them in lots by console, or even by company.

  • All NTSC-J though (which are alot easier to come buy most of the time). Still not worth THAT much, I’d say $30,000 is more realistic unless he/she has some amazingly rare sealed games. (Also you gota be wary of “factory sealed,” as their are alot of counterfeits floating around on Ebayz too)

    • $30,000 is still in my opinion extremely low for 5,000 games and he is also selling the systems along with the games, e.g the 64DD is easily worth $1,000 just because its that rare, also if he has all the NES games then he must have a NWC (Nintendo World Championships) Cart which is about $5,000 – 15,000 depending on which ones he has. I still reckon $1 Mil is a bit excessive though and maybe $150,000 – 200,000 is more suited for this auction. And people are obviously interested in this auction as he has over 70 offers for the games.

  • You know what? i bet its Peter Molyneux’s personal collection but knowing him he is exagerating his collection size by at least 90% and they have in fact been opened and resealed a couple of times each.

  • Wow that would suck if you won the auction and then all those games got lost in the mail.

    There lots of great games in that collection but a lot them are crap. I mean who really wants to collect games that suck?

    “Hello everyone, this is my collection of collection of crappy video games. And would you believe it? I paid over 1 million dollars on eBay for them!”

  • “One would need uncommon industry access, presence of mind, or a freaking time machine, to assemble this sort of library…”

    Don’t forget, “never have known the touch of a woman…”

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