French video game collector "Andre" (no last name), put the auction up last week and it included just over 7000 video games from classic gaming consoles.
The consoles in question are from Famicon, NEC, Sega and Nintendo and has 22 full sets.
"I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory sealed, just for the challenge of it," Andre said in an email. "Some titles are extremely hard to come by brand new when they're 25 years old. Now that the mission is complete, maybe it's time to move on."
Many of the systems include every game ever made for them, and Andre says the rarest game he has is "Go-Net" for Sega Mega Drive. He has one of only two copies on earth, says the collector. Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold for the Super Famicom is one of just eight copies in the world, making it extremely rare, as well.
"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. Any good video game store could sell instantly a 20,000 games stock, and it wouldn't approach such price."
The final bid was $1.23 million with a shipping cost of $1230. The collection is headed to Canada, if the buyer actually pays.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Jul 2012 23:12