Game Collection Auctioned on eBay for $1.2 Million

Hailing from southern France, the owner of Gaming Heaven has put together a game collection that might very well be the largest in the world.  Boasting thousands of unopened, factory-sealed games from every Nintendo game system, every Sega system, and every NEC system ever made this collection is mind-boggling.

Just about any game geek would love to get their hands on even a small fraction of this game collection as it represents gaming history, much of which has long since been forgotten in many cases.  (Quick, name three NEC gaming consoles without scrolling to the bottom of this story! Yeah, not that easy, is it!?)  This collection took nearly 15 years to assemble, it would make any gaming geek a super gaming geek in just the time it would take to ship these few thousand games to their front door!

Check out the gallery below to take in the pure amount of space this video game collection takes up:

Okay, so this is only a few captures of the collection.  For the ENTIRE collection images and game listing check out the eBay auction site.  If we sat here and listed everything, you’d still be here tomorrow when we put up something else for you to read!  (Not to say that is a bad thing, we just think you should go outside every now and then.  Natural light is not all that scary, during the day anyway.)  Everything from the NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Sega Genesis, Super Famicom, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Sega Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Supergrafx, and even the Pioneer Laseractive is represented in this collection.

So, here’s the kicker: This whole game collection sold for nearly $1.2 “M” as in Million! (Sure hope PayPal can handle that transaction!) Sure, you got every game ever made for nearly 22 gaming systems that no one has any more, but $1.2 MILLION!? Build a media room, build an entire arcade, but really?!  WOW!

So the question is how did Gaming Heaven get their hands on this staggering collection? According to his eBay post, the seller says he reserved one game from each incoming shipment to his shop — over the course of several decades.

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