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Picture: Kaori30 / Kotaku

Whereas many a collector can declare to have any variety of uncommon video video games and memorabilia, few, if any, really personal a majority of each console variation manufactured within the final 50 years. However that’s precisely what one France-based collector has simply put up for public sale, some 2,400 totally different consoles—from standard-issue to particular editions to variations by no means formally on the market—for the cool asking worth of €984,000.00, or round 1,000,000 U.S. {dollars}.

Listed on French eBay and noticed by Consolevariations.com, online game uber-enthusiast Kaori30’s sale contains some 2,400 consoles, “from the primary to the final,” various video games for mentioned consoles, and a bunch of enjoyable statues and different online game collectibles. Whereas the present worth “Purchase It Now” worth of almost a million Euros could be nicely outdoors of your price range (to not point out how a lot cupboard space you’d want), the photographs and movies of Kaori30’s assortment are greater than price a glance. Try their Sega assortment, for instance

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Kotaku has reached out to Kaori30.

A Google translation of the eBay itemizing reveals that Kaori30 started gathering within the early ‘90s, earlier than gathering may’ve been thought-about a factor. The highway to this present mega assortment was not with out some backwards and forwards, as they offered their complete ‘90s assortment on the flip of the century.

Although they stored gathering throughout the ‘00s, it got here to an finish in 2011 once they stopped for “lack of time” and the problem find uncommon gadgets. However the story doesn’t finish 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 footage and movies and picture the wild logistics. There’s stuff in there I by no means knew existed!

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