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Published On: Wed, Jul 11th, 2012

Video game collector sells Nintendo, Sega and Nec sets for over $1.2 million

A French video game collector just sold a collection of thousands of video games on eBay for more than $1.2 million.

eBay auction of $1.2 million in video games/eBay photo

The LA Times reports that the collection includes every video game for many of Nintendo‘s consoles, every video game for every single Sega console as well as all the games for the lesser-known NEC video game systems. In total, the collection includes 22 full sets with about 7,000 video games.

The seller is a 32-year-old man named Andre who lives in south France. Andre said he works in law and is constantly selling video games — this collection just happened to be the biggest he’s ever sold.

“I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory sealed, just for the challenge of it,” Andre is quoted by the Times. “Some titles are extremely hard to come by brand new when they’re 25 years old. Now that the mission is complete, maybe it’s time to move on.”

He points out that a video game retaier could unload several times the number of games in his collection, but they would not have gotten the same amount of money.

“What was important was the completion of each full set, every game of all those systems, all complete in box with instructions, or even brand new factory sealed,” he explains about his collection, which was 15 years in the making.

The seller says he still has thousands of games he didn’t sell.

Check out the eBay auction and slew of photos from the collection here.

 

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