A few weeks ago, the world’s largest video game collection went on sale when the owner, Michael Thomasson, needed some extra fund for unspecified family obligations. The collection has sold for US$750,250 (RM2,427,283.83) on the auction at GameGavel. While it took a while to get going, collection managed to get people interested after Ars Technica ran a story about the impending sale.
This particular collection does not carry the world’s largest moniker just because it is very big; instead it has been certified by Guinness World Records as a true record setter. The 11,000 game hoard includes a large number of very old and rare titles for consoles that are possibly older than some of our readers. This includes every game released for the Sega Dreamcast, Atari Jaguar, and Nintendo Virtual Boy.
It should noted that the winning bid has not yet been verified, meaning that it could still be a hoax as has happened with these sorts of auctions in the past. Still, Thomasson will have pulled off one of the largest sales of games in history if it goes through. Although he is still a few hundred thousand dollars short of the most expensive video game collection ever sold, and that one only had 7,000 titles to it. Maybe he should have tried eBay instead.