While many collectors can claim to own a wealth of rare video games and memorabilia, few, if any, own most of the console variations made in the last 50 years. But that’s exactly what a France-based collector has just put up for auction, some 2,400 different consoles, from standard editions to special editions and variations that are never officially for sale, for the attractive starting price of €984,000.00, or about one million US dollars. .
Listed on French eBay and discovered by Consolevariations.com, video game super-enthusiast Kaori30’s sale includes some 2,400 consoles, “from the first to the last”, a number of games for said consoles, and lots of fun statues and other videos. . gaming collectibles. While the current “Buy It Now” price of nearly $1 million might be out of your budget (not to mention how much storage space you’d need), the photos and videos in Kaori30’s collection are more than worth a look. Take a look at his Sega collection, for example.
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A Google translation of the eBay listing reveals that Kaori30 began collecting in the early 1990s, before collecting could even be considered a thing. The road to this current mega collection was not without its ups and downs, as they sold their entire 90s collection at the turn of the century.
Although they continued to collect throughout the ’00s, it came to an end in 2011 when they stopped due to “lack of time” and the difficulty of finding rare items. But the story does not end there.
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In 2018, they “fell back into the trap” of collecting after visiting Tokyo, where they acquired almost everything they previously sold. That twist is what brings you to this gigantic collection of the most consoles ever made, all in one place. And it is a sight to behold. As they say on their eBay auction, they no longer believe that it is possible to find some of these items, even if one has the financial means. They also suggest that his impressive collection could be a good fit for a museum.
I don’t have the wallet or the space to even think about something like this, but it sure is fun to peruse the photos and videos and imagine the wild logistics. There are things in there that I never knew existed!