One The listings that come out this week are likely to make game console collectors salivate. Someone based in France is selling over 2,200 consoles, covering as many models, color variations, and special editions as possible. Asking price for part of this game history? €984,000, or just a haircut under $1 million.
According to Google Translate, the seller, who has used Kaori30, said the collection covers 50 years of game history. It includes console variations that are only offered through competitions. Along with the control panel, the list (by ) includes a few hundred games, some figurines and other collectibles.
Kaori30 says they started the collection in the early 90s, but sold everything they got a few years later. They started making consoles again later that decade, and stopped in 2011 due to lack of time and difficulty finding rarer products. After a visit to Japan in 2018, they rekindled their passion and were able to get back almost everything they sold, as well as many other consoles.
The collector estimates that there are between 200 and 300 items found nowhere else, which makes the collection one-of-a-kind. The list details many, if not all, of the Nintendo items in the trove (including at least 20 Nintendo 64 variants). However, Kaori30, who has a perfect positive feedback score on eBay, promises that the batch has “everything”, including the Sega and Neo Geo consoles. A quick glance at the photos the seller provided shows that they are also offering a variety of other devices, including PlayStation, Xbox and TurboGrafx hardware, and even a Ouya. Some older videos also provide a deeper look at many items.
Kaori30 offers delivery in France only. So, if you are a well-off gaming enthusiast living elsewhere and you want to own this huge collection, you also need to consider shipping.
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