Ever Wanted to Own 5700 Games? Have We got a Deal for You


Ever Wanted to Own 5700 Games? Have We got a Deal for You

Have you ever wanted to own a MASSIVE gaming collection?  Ever wanted to have almost every single game released on a Nintendo platform before 2007?  Do you have a spare 160,000 dollars lying around?  No?  Well, you might wanna check this out anyway. Chances are you’ve seen pictures around the internet, but a fellow who goes by the name of Nintendo Twizer is known across game collecting forums as having an incredibly large and amazingly organized collection – and he’s decided he wants to get rid of it.  More than 5700 games across 50+ systems with every single licensed game released for the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and a few thousand others.

The collection is listed on eBay (and can be seen here) for the low, low price of $164,000.  It’s a price very few of us can afford, but that doesn’t mean we can’t at least ogle the pictures.  The entire collection is immaculately organized with labeled shelves for each console, alphabetical tabs for handheld games, and hand-made displays for various gaming knick-knacks that have become part of the collection.  Take a look at some of the pictures below, or take a look at the entire gallery to see it from all angles.

It’s actually not too bad a deal, either.  The average price per game is around $28.77 each, which is most certainly more than the majority of them are worth, but not extravagantly so.  Of course, that just begs the question as to hwy he’s looking to get rid of a collection that must have taken years to build, and why for such a reasonable-ish price?  According to the man himself:

I’m currently in the process of moving and my family is growing. My house is going up for sale soon and everything I own collection-wise is packed away. Since the collection is boxed up anyways and since I’ll likely have a great deal of house expenses I thought what the heck, why not list it all.

Of course, all the custom shelving and signage comes with the collection.  This is obviously a good thing, since there’s a lot of big gaming collections out there but very few are as immaculately organized as this one.  He even compiled a list of every game in the collection with detailed notes and condition rating (which can be viewed here) and a created Youtube video featuring a tour of the entire gaming room (as seen here).

The listing has been on eBay for over 3 months as of this writing, so it seems like we’re not the only ones unable to spend the price of a condo on videogames.  Still, it’s fun too look and if anyone reading this can afford to buy the entire collection, maybe invite us over to play some videogames after you get it set up?

There’s one notable game missing from the NES collection.  Stadium Events is the rarest Nintendo game of all, and it’s available on eBay right now, still sealed in the box, for only $100,000.  We can see why it’s not included in this collection.

About Justin Arnott

Justin is the Founder of Controller Crusade and has played video games for as long as he can remember. He loves all games but there’s an extra special place in his heart for anything created by Nintendo. He’s also a big retro gamer and is deeply interested in video game history—so there’s that.

You can contact him via email at jarnott@controllercrusade.com or via Twitter @sirultimos

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