Collector selling every SNES game for $25,000

eBay listing includes 721 SNES titles released in US, Mexico, and Canada; seller willing to take best offer, but has declined all thus far.

Auction site eBay is home to numerous SNES collections, but one is more comprehensive than the rest. eBay user "kaisetsuna" is unloading a collection that includes all 721 SNES titles released in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The asking price is $24,999 or best offer.

Forty-nine offers have been made thus far, including 13 today alone. All have been rejected.

The collection--which weighs in at 400 pounds--includes boxes for each game, as well as 85 percent of all manuals. Conditions range from near mint to fair, with each game having been "professionally" cleaned and tested.

Writing on Reddit, the seller said it would be preferable to complete a potential sale outside of eBay so as to avoid the auction site's fees.

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jark888
jark888

This sort of things should only be at video game museum if there is one.

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

I still have my original copies of FF2, FF3, and Mystic Quest.

30hanman
30hanman

Just checked out the value on this collection (winged it a bit, but should be very close to right ammount). I estimate this collection, at top dollar value, calculating that all games are used and complete (which they aren't), at 25 280.00$. Really nice collection I must admit, but he's gonna have to sell this well under 20 grand if he really wants to sell the collection (especially that these are all bought second hand). Im sure it didn't cost him 20 large to purchase all of them. My advice to the seller, if someone offers you something close to twenty (like 18k$), take it without hesitation!!! (best of luck on your sale). 

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

If only it was a Genesis collection.

tgwolf
tgwolf

That'd actually be a good investment, first and foremost 'cause almost no game from back then was the filth we see today, and even the retarded sports ones, just as an example, could be resold for big bucks still, on the order of a few hundred dollars, EVEN ON EBAY the ruthless!

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

At nearly $35 a game, I don't think you'll find too many people willing to give anything close to $25,000. Unless you got some million/billion aire with money to burn & into SNES games. Some of those games might be worth a $100+ but most will probably be worth about $5. Bring that average down to maybe $10 per game and he'll find plenty who's willing to part with $7210.

et3boner
et3boner

I already own all of these in emulator form, however, I'll give you ten bucks to make a video of you donating these to charity or something.

leeko_link
leeko_link

No thanks I rather buy these individually at the flea market for bargain prices rather than an expensive truckload of em.

WWE6427
WWE6427

Nobody is gonna buy it for that much. the ebay user should sell them separately.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

I do wonder why someone who has collected these for so long just sells his collection.

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

I remember a vast games collection being sold in France to an American buyer, the amount was over $1 million dollars. Chances are, this will be sold to an extremely wealthy American gamer who absolutely adores Nintendo.

rey2
rey2

How long is the battery life for those games that require saves on those SNES carts?

jorge69696
jorge69696

No thanks, I keep my OCD under control.

LJMStrike
LJMStrike

there are three games there that I see that I still have boxed away in the loft.

Secret of Mana, UN Squadron and Super Metriod....looking at this I so wanna dig out my old snes and have a play :-)

Vodoo
Vodoo

Me and my friends used to have NBA Jam competitions on the SNES back in the day. That version of NBA Jam is how I wish the crappy EA version played. I never checked out the "On Fire Edition" but I heard it was the better of the 2 from EA.

johnclear
johnclear

he should bring it to gamestop . they give him 25k for sure

Qirexian
Qirexian

He should try that again in 50 years.

ag_04
ag_04

Overprized. 10k as much.

RaNDM_G
RaNDM_G

Only $25,000? This guy is going to get ripped off.

starduke
starduke

I can't imagine ever selling my collection of games. Of course, a lot of it is PC, on Steam, so I couldn't even if I wanted to. That's probably the only bad thing I can think of for being such a PC centric gamer. Still, I don't think I'd sell any of my GBA, DS, PS2, or Wii games.

Skyrim25
Skyrim25

I ve got all of those games NES/SuperNES/Saga/N64 on my computer right now.

 

What good  is paying $25,000 for those games with there boxes and no way to play them? I got mine for free

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

wow I can remember back in my SNES days I had a sealed copy of mega Man X2 which is very expensive to get nowadays and I think I lend it to a friend and never got it back but I still have the package and the manual, duhr xD

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @Suikogaiden It doesn't matter, the dent in his wallet that each of these games made have been smoothed over with new money. If he sells them now he could be 25 000 dollars richer than before and will need a really large wallet to fit all that cash.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @tgwolf

 good investment? games don't really go up in value over time as much as lets say gold or silver. Also the sports games are the most common to find and like the sports games nowadays almost no one wants

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

 @tgwolf True but who would want to resell the castlevania series , the megaman x series, the nintendo titles, and the square enix titles like final fantasy, chrono trigger, or secret of mana. Hell i would keep all of those and burn all the crappy movie license games and sports games ( we dont need another copy of shaq fu in the world.)

thorn3000
thorn3000

 @leeko_link people will buy it, just because it is the most costly option, some people are like that, they look up the most costly version and buy that, just cos' they can, makes them feel better

jark888
jark888

 @Damnation_6 The correct answer is that he need the money for what he consider as more important thing.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

 @Damnation_6 Perhaps s/he is getting married, going to college, buying a house, having another child, caring for an aging parent, incurring medical bills, etc.. There are a lot of things in life that are worth the sacrifice of a hobby. It's just stuff, albeit cool stuff. But it's all replaceable.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

 @Damnation_6 He probably  bought them individually for 5k and is trying his luck be selling them for 25

dark_surge
dark_surge

 @rey2 It depends.  I have some SNES games like Harvest Moon and Final Fantasy III that I had to replace the battery in but many of them still have the original batteries.  So I'd say 12 or so years at the least and then they'll slowly start to die after that.  That being said, there's a very good chance a lot of those games will have to have their batteries replaced.  Still, that's an amazing collection.  :)

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

 @Skyrim25 It's a physical collection. They are the real thing and come exactly as how they came back when they were released. Major collectors are going to be all over this auction and I think $25,000 may be too low of an asking price. This is history.

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

 @Skyrim25 I play on emulators all the time myself. However, that is not a collection. A collection involves a physical copy. No idea where my SNES is these days (somewhere at my parents I would guess) but I would love to  own that collection. It would be sweet.

 

the guys and gals at http://www.virtualsupernes.com/ should put in a bid. I am sure they could raise the 25k, or acceptable best offer, to complete the collection... and then let everyone play them online.

fallin75
fallin75

 @Skyrim25 Do you have Star Wars; Rogue Squadron in your n64 emulator?... if so tell me how

Skyrim25
Skyrim25

 @fallin75

 No, that is one that I dont have. I have the complete set of all games for NES/SuperNES and Saga games but I have just a few on N64.