Every Console Ever Made is On Sale On eBay For 1 Million Dollars
There are many collectors who claim to have any number of rare video games and memorabilia, but only some, if any, actually own a majority of every console manufactured in the last 50 years. But that’s exactly what one France-based collector has just put up for auction, some 2,400 different consoles—from standard-issue to special editions to variations never officially for sale—the asking price? €984,000, or around a million U.S. dollars.
Listed on French eBay and spotted by Consolevariations.com, video game uber-enthusiast Kaori30’s sale comes with some 2,400 consoles, “from the first to the very last,” a number of games for said consoles, and a bunch of statues and other video game collectibles. While the current “Buy It Now” price of nearly one million Euros might be well outside of your budget, the pictures and videos of Kaori30’s collection are more than worth a look.
A Google translation of the eBay listing shows that Kaori30 started collecting in the early ‘90s before collecting might’ve been considered a thing. The road to this recent mega collection was not without some back and forth, as they traded their whole ‘90s collection at the turn of the century.
Though they kept gathering during the ‘00s, it came to an end in 2011 when they stopped for “lack of time” and the problem of finding rare items. But the story doesn’t end there.
In 2018, they “fell back into the trap” of collecting after visiting Tokyo, where they obtained almost everything they sold off previously. That twist is what leads them to this enormous 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 accept it’s possible to find some of these items anymore, even if one had this type of money. They also suggest that their incredible collection might be a right fit for a museum.