Monday, July 9, 2012

Game Collection Listed for Sale at $1.2 Million

A collector/store owner in France is selling their collection of Japanese video games for the asking price of $1.2 million. What do you get for that much money? Complete collections of games with boxes, manuals for every Japanese system ever made from Famicom to Gamecube, including:

Famicom Disks
Super Famicom
Virtual Boy
Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64DD
Gamecube (all factory sealed)
Sega Master System (Japanese and European collections)
Mega Drive
Mega CD
Sega 32X
Sega Saturn
Dreamcast (all factory sealed)
PC Engine Card (all factory sealed)
PC Engine Cartridge (Turbo Grafx 16)
Pioneer Laseractive

Each collection includes all the rare games including games from contests, mail ins, and limited editions.

The listing should win awards for the most thorough listing of all time. They have roughly 250 pictures in the listing of every single item. And each and every item is listed individually as well. Close to 7,000 games!

Below are some sample images including in the auction.


ccc said...

Sold 999,999.99 euro plus 1000 euro for shipping for good measure. Gaming Heaven, Fance is the location and I've bought from them (USA counterpart) before. I wonder if they are related. BTW I'm freaking in love, I would literally give my left arm!

JJ Hendricks said...

@ccc - I was wondering the same thing about Gaming Heaven France being related to the US shop. I don't know.

Looks like the listing ended with no winning bidder. Interesting to know if he received any decent offers or if he was just going for the press coverage. The listing received 320,000 pageviews.

ccc said...

I am all for press of video game collecting: awareness = traffic = increased worth. Great stunt!

mndrix said...

eBay now shows the listing as Sold

JJ Hendricks said...

@mndrix - You are right it is showing as sold now. This has either changed or I completely missed it originally. Either way, it looks like it did sell after all.

RE said...

Hum 1.2 million, does that include shipping??

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