Game collection asking for $550,000

eBay listing for 30-year trove of 6,850 games, 330 consoles, 220 controllers, and 185 accessories seeking more than half a million.

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eBay user "videogames.museum" is unloading a trove of 6,850 games, 330 consoles, 220 controllers, and 185 accessories, with bidding starting at $550,000.

The collection has no offers thus far.

The eBay user explained that the collection is the result of more than 30 years of collecting games. "I just have too much things and the space to store them is finished long ago."

The user, who lives in Milan, Italy, spent more than eight hours a day for the past two months simply taking pictures and cataloging the inventory.

The listing includes various collector's items, including the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles pearl white GameCube, the Metal Gear limited-edition PSP, the Hitachi Gamenavi Sega Saturn, and both of the Bio Hazard Dreamcast systems in red and blue. A full list of items included in the collection is available here.

Last year, a French game collector's eBay listing for more than 7,000 games across 22 systems sold for over $1.3 million.

Discussion

207 comments
02050muh
02050muh

half a million? those who bought it. must be some sort of moron. much more stupid than patrick the star fish!

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

He'll need that 550,000 to buy the next playstation.

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

30 years of history and collection for a price of 500'000ish is not worth it this guy should make space for this

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

I can barely  afford a 60 dollar game 

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

1.who bought these for him growing up...this isn't just a copy of mega-man.

2.if he can afford this habit even now, cant the guy just buy more space?

I'd make an 8 story tower, with all consoles on top---you just grab a game or two on the way up...playing atop your open air tower over-looking Italy.

wtf is this guy?  I bet he's not gonna sell, and just wants to showcase.

Vengentz
Vengentz

I'm sure a collector will buy these up and build a room for these.

itchyflop
itchyflop

f~~~~~cckkkk i wish when i was a young man id have kept all mine.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Why are they using ebay for this. So much of it is just going to ebay when they could do it so many other ways.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

great collection....but not worth buying imo

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Wow! If I was filthy stinking rich I might just buy that..

But what confuses me is that it says he's got 330 consoles, but only 220 controllers for them. He's missing a lot of controllers, unless those 330 consoles includes handhelds.

MaLazer
MaLazer

I love how we're on a gaming website, yet so many people are calling this guy a nerd with no life and no girlfriend. Just when I thought this community couldn't possibly get worse... Boy do I love my daily dose of insanity loss though.

If I had this collection, I would try to create a local museum for it, because that would be pretty dang awesome.

OneSamTwoCups
OneSamTwoCups

Depends, does he have Goldeneye 007 in there? I seriously have lost it over 15 times since 1997 and had to rebuy. Willing to pay $500,000 for another copy.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Heh heh! Got mine, won't be needing your sorry over-priced lot!

Terminal_Omega
Terminal_Omega

You would think with taking 2 months to catalogue and take pictures of the whole collection that the seller would have taken the time to spellcheck his listing and, I don't know, maybe make paragraph breaks.  I know he's from Italy, but come on.

victorlamy
victorlamy

i KNOW nwc is in there...somewhere

Mecamatt
Mecamatt

Well I HAVE always wanted multiple N-Gage's...

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1


Where is the link to the eBay listing?.

ZetA_LatA
ZetA_LatA

Scary price tag, but all things considered I guess it's not unusual. I'd like the CC Edition Gamecube myself lol.

gabe250
gabe250

330 consoles, but only 220 controllers. That's awkward. Obviously, many of those consoles are repeats thus not needing another set of controllers, but it still sounds awkward. You'd think he'd have one per at the very least.

redawgc187
redawgc187

I have probably close to that amount of games on my pc alone only taking up hard drive space.  And I still have not been able to fill my 20 terabytes of hard disk storage.

nurnberg
nurnberg

How about I do a huge campfire with this junk?  I'll do it for free.

Vambran
Vambran

Wonder if the angry video game nerd could give this guy a run for his money.

keyb0red
keyb0red

I think a museum should make a bid for this - am sure there's lots of collectibles there worth showcasing to the public

Just can't see an individual buying this unless he's got truckloads of disposable income and 2 lifetimes to finish playing all of it

xolivierx
xolivierx

NErd.....you actually need space to store so many games, not to mention the amount of time wasted. TY, I'll stick to my Roms. Nostalgia is a thing of the past and such feelins cannot be reborn by playing a authentic vintage console.

LegatoSkyheart
LegatoSkyheart

That is a pretty good price for all of that for the Mother Collection alone. 

He should really sell all of that stuff individually.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

I wonder if he'd fair better selling the stuff off individuality or in smaller packages

nccpeter
nccpeter

I nominate him for hoarders.


Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Just put it in a museum. PLEASE!

Opportunities like these don't come around every day. With a collection like this people can observe every game, console, and accessory ever created starting from the beginning.

xincubuzzx
xincubuzzx

I shouldn't have sold my first nintendo, super nintendo, sega or playstation to gamestop.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Some people dont get that if you buy this you are a collector. You will do the same thing as him, basically have the games and consoles on display. You are not actually buying this collection to play it.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Aside from his mother has he ever felt the warm embrace of a woman.

Rocket2Uranus
Rocket2Uranus

$  500,000 to spend the rest of your life locked away playing video games.

I wish I could do this lol.

Vengentz
Vengentz

@gargungulunk Looking at the link, most of this stuff looks mint or near mint condition.  Not sure why he would sell this.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@JLCrogue well no they wont all be different consoles, he might for example have 10 xbox360's, one could be halo limited edition, another gow etc. so the same controller would work on 10 of his consoles. Also he probably has quite a few handhelds in that collection.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@JLCrogue Maybe he means additional controllers past the one required to play the system.

ccanfield1
ccanfield1

@JLCrogue Handhelds don't need controllers, they are the controllers. At least that is my guess anyway.

No_Intelligence
No_Intelligence

@OneSamTwoCups 
really? I have 2 copies, japanese and english.  Ill sell it to you for half that price.

armodillo17
armodillo17

@xolivierx Really? Playing my 80's/90's consoles always takes me way back, and I love it.

stev69
stev69

@Vengentz @gargungulunk Probably been collecting all these years for the sole purpose of cashing in his chips at some point, lets face it if some one does pay half a mill for it then its been one hell of an investment.