September 28, 2022

eBay Collector seeks 1 million gaming consoles for 50 years

eBay Collector seeks 1 million gaming consoles for 50 years

Huge collection featuring countless video game consoles.

picture: Kaori 30 / Kotaku

While many collectors can claim to own it Any number of video games and rare memorabilia, few, if any, actually own a majority of every console variety manufactured in the past 50 years. But that’s exactly what a collector in France just put up for auction, around 2,400 different consoles – from standard to special editions to versions that were never officially sold – at the impressive asking price of €984,000.00, or about $1 million.

Listed on French eBay and spotted by Consolevariations.comAnd the Kaori30 uber excited video game sale It includes about 2,400 consoles, “from first to last,” a number of games for said consoles, and a host of fun figurines and other video game collectibles. While the current “buy now” price tag of close to 1 million euros may be out of your budget (not to mention the storage space you need), the photos and videos of the Kaori30 range are well worth a look. Check out their Sega collection, for example

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Kotaku Kaori30 has arrived.

A Google translation of the eBay listing reveals that the Kaori30 began assembling in the early 1990s, before assembly was even considered a thing. The road to this current massive collection wasn’t without some back and forth, as they sold their entire ’90s collection at the turn of the century.

Although they continued collecting through the 2000s, it ended in 2011 when they discontinued due to “time constraints” and difficulty finding rare items. But the story does not end there.

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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 images And the Videos And imagine the onshore logistics. There are things out there that I didn’t know existed before!