If you've ever thought about owning enough video games to fill a house, you're in luck if you happen to have an extra $164,000 lying around. A new eBay auction from user "reel.big.fish" aims to sell off almost 6,000 games, consoles, and accessories for the retro video game aficionado.
The auction is said to include complete sets of every single retail game made for Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Virtual Boy, 32X, Sega Master System, Game Gear, and NES sold from 1985 to 2000. In fact, the only game missing from his collection is Stadium Events, a game that was recently sold on eBay for $22,800 by itself due to its rarity.
The collection also includes incomplete sets for consoles like the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Famicom, Sega Genesis, PlayStations 1, 2, and 3, Xbox 360, Atari 2600, and much more.
In addition, the auction includes other video game-related rarities like the first and last issues of Nintendo Power magazine, custom-made Super Mario World curtains, a R.O.B. (Robot Operating Buddy) toy from 1985, as well as some custom wood and electronic pieces made by the collection owner himself.
The auction has garnered so much attention that it's receiving over 1,000 views per hour and currently has over 4,000 eBay users watching its progress. While the Buy It Now price is set at $164,000, the availability is there for any interested party to make a lower offer.
And if you're worried about those typical eBay scams with high-profile items like this, rest assured that this user knows his stuff. "Bid with confidence," reel.big.fish guarantees. " I've been on ebay for over 10 years with nearly 1000 transactions and 100% feedback. My username on various gaming forum[s] is 'NintendoTwizer.' I'm a well-respected member on these sites and can be contacted through here on ebay or forums like Nintendoage, Racketboy, reddit.com/r/gamecollecting."
You can check out several more pictures of his collection on the eBay auction, as well as a video documenting everything included.