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Submitted by MacDonagh 1238d ago | article

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

For a minimum bid starting at a more than a million dollars, a collector is offering his entire catalog 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. (Culture, Retro)

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Snookies12  +   1239d ago
Uhhhh... I'm pretty sure no one is going to want EVERY game out there. If they wanted a majority of them, they can get it much cheaper elsewhere I'm sure. o_o

I'm honestly not sure WHO this auction is trying to target.
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no_more_heroes  +   1239d ago
Obviously the criminally insane...
guitarded77  +   1238d ago
Dude listed at $999,999 Euro to get his listing at the top of the list when sorted by highest (where it would have been anyway), and figured "what the hell", someone may actually pay it. The seller has some 58 offers so far, and will probably take the first one that seems reasonable. Problem is, most collectors of that level are from Asian countries and this collection appeals more to a Westerner in terms of rarity.
3GenGames  +   1238d ago
That might be a ton of money, but that's a ton of brand new games. I think the price is high, but more in the realm of reasonable...if you also make a mid-range 6-figure income and have THAT much disposable. :P
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Gaming101  +   1238d ago
And guess what ladies.... HE'S SINGLE!!!
irepbtown  +   1238d ago
I read about a guy who married his Nintendo DS.

So I'm not sure if this guy is actually single...
h311rais3r  +   1238d ago
Well...if every single copy he has is 100% unopened then I can see the price bein that. There are some pretty rich nerds who would pay over 1mill for a rare collection. I sure as shit wouldn't. But unopened stuff is always worth a lot of cash.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1238d ago
The auction is targeting the rich gamers pretty much cause no normal one would be able to spend 1 mill on it.
troncoparati  +   1238d ago
Some gamer with OCD...
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1238d ago
can this guy even be calleda gamer, all his stuff is factory sealed so how did he ever play any of it to be a gamer
amaguli  +   1238d ago
Believe it or not, but I have a friend who would die to get his hands on a collection like this.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1237d ago
what good would the games be if he was dead?
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1238d ago
Well Snookies, you're pretty much wrong then. Because I for one would love all of this. That is the best and most you can have right there. If money was no object, and you liked video games... this would be the Grand Daddy of all collections.

i wish i could afford it.
mynameisEvil  +   1238d ago
Well, if I were one rich-ass guy with millions upon millions to spare... I'd grab this. Unfortunately, I'm not that, so...

Genghis  +   1238d ago
Psh, why do that when you can trade them into gamestop for a used 360 controller?
showtimefolks  +   1238d ago
if i had the money i would buy it
doogiebear  +   1237d ago
I can easily play most (if not all) of those games on emulation with a PC game pad. Sooooo....I'm good. Paying that much for those games is stupidity. Even if your filthy rich.
Nodoze  +   1238d ago
If you had the money, you would probably buy it.
dirthurts  +   1238d ago
No amount of cash could make me bend myself over like that.
Erudito87  +   1238d ago
lol why would anyone buy that
MacDonagh  +   1238d ago
Because gaming has become collectible. This fella is selling complete sets of Nintendo games, Sega games, including rare games, as well as complete sets of PC CD Engine games. All games are boxed, and a lot of them are factory sealed. That's bloody incredible in my book and the value of games as collectibles will only rise.
Erudito87  +   1238d ago
for a million bucks you could buy a house a 60 inch panasonic hi def tv onkyo suround sound system all the latest consoles and games an awesome pc steam games etc etc and you could still keep going
MacDonagh  +   1238d ago
@Erudito87 Due to the economy slowly collapsing in on it self, the resale value of housing, tv, surround system will depreciate in value. Gaming collectibles will only rise in value.
dirthurts  +   1238d ago
Games on physical media will be like vinyl records one day.
SnakePlissken  +   1238d ago
Actually, youre wrong there. Vinyl has made an insane comeback. Everyone wants records now, and thats a good thing! CDs are going out of print, and are suprisingly becoming a thing of the past now. Most people still want something they can grasp, something that actually holds some value, instead of a worthless digital download!

Thats why there is still a huge market for vinyl. Next time a band comes on Letterman or Leno, watch them holding a vinyl record in their hands. Its no longer a CD. Who wouldve thought!
ThatArtGuy  +   1238d ago
You mean like a MP3s?

After Wreck It Ralph comes out in November, I'm sure that the price of arcade machines will jump back up again.

As for Letterman holding up a record, of course they are. It's much easier to see a 12" object instead of a 5" one.
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dirthurts  +   1237d ago
The difference between Vinyl records and boxed games is people prefer the sound of vinyl (some people) over the sound of CDs or MP3s. They have a reason to look back.
No one will look back in twenty years and prefer the jagged graphics of todays video games over the future leaps and bounds it will make. Just like no one prefers VHS over DVD.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1238d ago
Saw this on Gaf, it is truly amazing
CanadianTurtle  +   1238d ago
Even if I had a million dollars, I wouldn't get that. As much as I love gaming, I don't have the time to play every game ever released. Money was never the problem for me. I have tons of it. The problem always lied in trying to find the time to play all these games!
jayzablade  +   1238d ago
I know what your sayin there mate, i have over 50 games for the Wii, some have only had a couple of hours gameplay some are still sealed!!
ALICE666  +   1238d ago
If i were rich I'll probably buy this and dedicate a room in my mansion as a gaming museum. Gotta congratulate this guy.. must of been hard work getting all those. :D
schlanz  +   1238d ago
Curious how he settled on that price, why not leave it at 1 mil and call it a day

ah.. 999,999 euro. Exchange rate. Silly me.
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AusRogo  +   1238d ago
Id rather a house with that money!
Edit: pretty awesome collection though!
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shaun mcwayne  +   1238d ago | Funny
i heard he tried to trade them all in at game and got offered 35 quid for the lot.
Kran  +   1238d ago

No ebay user has that kind of money.

Millionaires have have their own private auction site for that xD
Kran  +   1238d ago

would I need to pay postage? :D

Postage: EUR 1,000.00(approx. US $1,230.70) .... ok. :/
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shadowraiden  +   1238d ago
lmao do none of you realise of course if you have $1 million you wouldnt buy this, its aimed at those who have alot more then $1m and have already all the trully important stuff sorted.
Tzuno  +   1238d ago
i only see space occupied :)
BlaqMagiq24  +   1238d ago
If I had Bill Gates money I would.
Strakken  +   1238d ago
I'd buy it
FantasyStar  +   1238d ago
If I had the money, and space. I'd buy it.
Relientk77  +   1238d ago
So much money

shipping alone is $1,000 Euro

I think I'll pass lol
TheGameTagerZ  +   1238d ago
Think you'll pass? You probably don't even have the money to spend for this.
SuperBeast811  +   1238d ago
this is not for people with "good" jobs this is for people who think money is no big deal so I can see someone getting it there are some rich nerds out there who pay BIG money for comics this is no different IMO.I would not buy it but I have a wife and four kids and can barely get the games I want.....well when they are new lol.
malypso  +   1238d ago
Awesome, almost as good as my collection... ;)
Soldierone  +   1238d ago
As someone that uses Ebay, why would he make the starting price that high? Even if someone buys it, Ebay is going to take a crap ton of extra money because of that.
AzaziL  +   1238d ago
Let's see, if I were rich, I could hire someone for 60-70k a year and have him buy all these games for probably under 200k, 250k tops...
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TBONEJF  +   1238d ago
NOW THAT'S ONE BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION. I wish I have that kind of money i would buy and keep every single game out their. I would either sell it. na I would just keep it.
Auron  +   1238d ago
Totally useless for me those are all Japanese. I was going to buy it too...
mynameisEvil  +   1238d ago
Because, you know, you have the money to buy it anyway, right?
jamesensor  +   1238d ago
unicronic  +   1238d ago
Highest bid is by a Mr. T Stark.
happpy11  +   1238d ago
Tony Stark? What would Ironman want to do with this?
Heavenly King  +   1238d ago
Maybe he was planning to adapt an old console in his armor, but he lacks the games XD
NBT91  +   1237d ago
Some guy who loves iron man probably paid $100000 to change his name to that before he placed the bid.
Goldenarmz  +   1238d ago
if i had the money i would buy the collection and his house, so i wouldn't have to move any of it. I could just go visit it on the side.
Heavenly King  +   1238d ago
level 360  +   1237d ago
Do believe you need to be as insane as this guy to buy all his stuff. Just browsing thru all the photos on ebay and have to say not all are very good to collect.

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