Many times a collector can claim to have Any number of rare video games and memorabilia, few, if any, actually own most of the variations of every console built in the last 50 years But that’s exactly what a France-based collector has put up for auction, with nearly 2,400 different consoles – ranging from standard-issue to special edition variants never officially for sale – for a cool asking price of €984,000.00, or nearly a million US dollars.
Listed on French eBay and identified by consolevariations.com, Video game uber-enthusiast Kaori30’s out There are about 2,400 consoles, “from first to last,” several games for said console, and a bunch of fun figurines and other video game collectibles. While the current “buy it now” price of nearly a million euros might be out of your budget (not to mention how much storage space you’ll need), Kaori30’s collection of photos and videos is more than worth looking at. For example, check out their Sega Collection
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A Google translation of the eBay listing reveals that Kaori30 began collecting in the early 90s, a thing that could be considered a pre-collectible. The road to this current mega collection was no back and forth, as they sold their entire 90s collection at the turn of the century.
Although they continued collecting in the 00s, it ended in 2011 when they stopped due to “lack of time” and difficulty finding rare items. But the story doesn’t end there.
In 2018, they “fell back into the trap” of collecting after visiting Tokyo, where they acquired almost everything they sold off previously. That twist is what leads them to this gargantuan collection of a majority of consoles ever made all in one place. And it is a sight to behold. As they say on their eBay auction, they do not believe it’s possible to find some of these items anymore, even if one had the financial means. They also suggest that their stunning collection might be a good fit for a museum.
I have neither the wallet nor the space to even think about something like this, but it sure is fun to peruse the Image And video And imagine the wild logistics. There are things I didn’t know existed!