French collector's eBay listing for full sets of games from Famicom to Dreamcast includes more than 7,000 items.
A massive game collection with comprehensive collections from 22 different systems was up for grabs over the weekend, as a French collector's eBay auction sold for more than $1.2 million.
The compilation from user collectors_king, which spanned the Famicom and Sega Master System to the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube, sold for €1 million ($1.23 million). The listing stated each console had a full set of every game sold for it as well as the system itself, and the manifest covered more than 7,000 total items.
Each individual item in the collection, which ranged from the well known, such as Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom, to the harder-to-find, such as the Virtual Boy's Virtual Bowling, cost an average of about $170 as of the final bid.
Pass. I have every NES, SNES, N64, PS1, Saturn, Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, Game Boy, GBC, GBA, Neo Geo, Sega CD, 32x, 3do, arcade, etc. game on my pc in one nice, simple box. No cartridge swapping, no disc scratches, no fuss. I can use my walls for my ps3, XBox1, blu ray, dvd, vinyl and cassettes instead.
Hopefully the person who bought the collection will continue to build the game collection. Having every Sega system game and Nintendo game is impressive. But continue to compete the collection until you have every videogame system. The 8th generation is just underway.
If you can spend 1.3 million on videogames you hopefully you actually play them? I would. But it would be impossible to play every game for every system made. I would have fun trying.
id love a chance to play them all but im guessing he/she wont touch em and will keep them in a personal bank for them all to sit there and slowly degrade
this is why developers and publishers are pushing for digital only game releases, the wankers (its my (game) property like if I bought a car and after a few years someone offered me something then I have a right to sell)
...so if any developer or publisher is pushing for releasing digital only games, constant online connection (SP or MP), day one DLC or day one DiscLockedContent...
then SHOUT NO WITH A BIG F.U. AND MIDDLE FINGER WITH YOUR WALLET!
Hard to believe someone would buy a collection for that much. I know in the past people have posted their stuff on ebay just to bid on it themselves just to "show off" what they have. I have a hard time selling my own stuff for the amount I want.
I would rather have a Buggati Veyron to play with than a bunch of games I could download on the internet in sealed condition, in which I'll never open. They'll just sit there so you can boast about it, but I guess that's why I'm not that much of a collector myself.
I'm sort of a collector myself but I would never dish out that amount of money for a pile of games. Basically everything can be found on the internet these days in the form of emulation. I know that's a completely different thing and it all depends on the person. For me it's not really about owning the original thing, it's just about owning the game in the first place. As for the disc based games, you can burn the ripped data onto a CD and use it in your existing system. You can even print the artwork and stuff onto the disc if you wanted to. I know there's some obsessed people out there but I can think of a ton of things I would much rather spend a million dollars on.
The person that bought it must really have wanted it to be willing to pay that much money. I know that isn't what I would've bought if I had that much money.
Considering how fast he sold his whole collection he could have started with a much higher price... =P
He lacked a little foresight of how desperate some gamers would be to shell out TONS AND TONS of cash for such collection!!
I think that hearing about lots of sealed games on there, including sealed consoles and such, I bet if you did the math using the average go rate for each item, it would total more than 1.2 Mil
Yea, you shouldn't cash in on them but to a guy like me...games aren't my passion. I absolutely love playing them though but after the thrill is gone, I'm gone to Gamestop or Ebay.
I'm surprised at the commentators that would decline the money and keep this collection around. I mean, 1.2 million bucks? That's the gross pay of a $50,000/year job over 24 years. Bank the money in a high interest savings account and keep it there, and you can yield $27,500 a year ($2,750/month), assuming a reasonable 2.75 APR.
To put that in other terms, you're making $20/hour, $800/week in 40 hour work week, doing absolutely NOTHING. Granted you won't be buying any private islands, but that's more than enough to cover a monthly mortgage/nice apartment and a car payment.
Invest that money in safe, more aggressive investments, and you can really make that cash pile grow.
The seller made the right choice. Video games are fun, but a pile of cartridges and discs can only add so much to your quality of life.
Unless, of course, you sell them.
Upon closer inspection, my math was wrong. There are 12 months in a year, not 10. This bring the monthly interest down to about $2,291 and change. Not bad.
@Silinel Pfft. I know bank holdings that offer way more than that in quarterly dividends.
where can you find a savings account that is 2.75? CRAZY LAND?
@Zazabar11 ING Direct Checking Orange used to offer such rates (and higher), as well as other online banks. But unfortunately, rates appear to have gone far south since I was last involved with the rates several years ago.
Nowadays, 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds appear to be the one of the few safe investments offering those sort of yields. but of course, that's thirty years.
In lieu of living off bank interest, investing with a good investment institution (Edward Jones all the way) would be an excellent alternative.
As they say, the first million bucks is the hardest. Make enough, and you'r e eventually just playing smart with numbers and being patient when making your finances grow.
And this is why you don't want to give up your physical collections for worthless digital downloads.
@X-RS For 1.2 million sir... But I see your point! Personally, I'd hate to see the S&H costs.
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