NEWSER) – A 7,000-strong collection of video games—which includes every game ever made for the Sega, Nintendo, and NEC consoles, all factory sealed—just sold on eBay for $1.2 million, reports the LA Times. “Andre,” a 32-year-old based in Paris, has been selling video game collections online for years, but this is the first time he tried anything so ambitious. “What I put on eBay is just a part of my collection,” said Andre. “I still do have thousands of other games that I didn’t put there.” The collection included every game for obscure gaming systems, such as Nintendo Virtual Boy, the Sega Dreamcast, and the Sega Genesisin. Andre believes that there are only eight copies of Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold ever made, and two copies left in the world of one Genesisin game, Go-Net; but both games were included in his set. No wonder he was able to find a Canadian buyer willing to fork over €999,999.99, or $1,230,699.99, for the collection, plus $1,230.70 for shipping. “Now that the mission is complete, maybe it’s time to move on.”
The nerd in me just had an orgasm. A big old, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Peter North money shot. Like when people ask me if I won the lottery, what would be the first thing I’d buy, the answer is shit like this. I don’t even know why. Just something about being Lord of the Nerds that would satisfy the fuck out of me. The reality of the matter is I would probably just end up playing Mega Man 2, Contra and Mike Tyson’s Punch Out over and over and over again while 6,997 video games sit completely untouched, but just knowing that I could play whatever I want would make me happy. Every underrated NES game you ever played at your finger tips. My Top 5 Underrated Nintendo Games are as follows:
1. Super Dodge Ball
Only dodge ball video game I can think of. One of a kind. Also Iceland was damn near impossible to beat.
2. Karate Kid
Chopping the ice blocks, catching the fly with the chopsticks, and jumping over that swinging spiked anvil thing was fucking unreal.
3. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
Looking back it seems a little gay to play Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers but whatever this game was fire.
4. Skate or Die
To this day, skating goofy foot on Skate or Die is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in a video game.
5. Duck Tales
Hands down the most underrated Ninetendo game of all time. I would have paid $1.2 Million just to make sure I got Duck Tales and threw out the other 6,999. Bouncing around on Scrooge McDuck’s cane killed it.