A 32-year-old man in Paris has sold his vast video game collect which includes 7,000 titles for a ridiculous sum of $1.2 million.
The sale which was listed on eBay includes complete collections for Sega, Nintendo and NEC consoles, all of which are factory sealed.
The man who goes by the name “Andre” tells the LA Times that he has been selling video game collections online for years but had never tried anything so ambitious. He says of the sale:
“What I put on eBay is just a part of my collection. I still do have thousands of other games that I didn’t put there.”
This wasn’t your typical Mario Bros. sale, the seller had everything from Nintendo Virtual Boy games to titles for the Sega Dreamcast and even the Sega Genesis.
Included in the set were Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold, a game he believes only ever produced eight copies and Go-Net, a Genesis game in which the seller believes only two copies are left in the world.
The eventual Canadian buyer ended the eBay bidding frenzy with a final tally of €999,999.99, or $1,230,699.99. Andre also charged the winner a whopping $1,230.70 for shipping.
After selling off his prized collection Andre said:
“I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory sealed, just for the challenge of it. 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.”
The eBay game seller did not reveal if he has any other wildly hard to find games left in his collection or how much he spent to procure $1.2 million worth of games.
I’m most impressed with Andre’s ability to leave all of those games closed up in their original packaging.