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The world's largest video game collection has been sold ...

… For $750,250.

PastedImage-32583 Source: Game Gavel


We introduced you to Michael Thomasson on Christmas Day last year as the owner of the world’s largest video game collection – as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Earlier this month, the 31-year-old decided to sell every one of the 11,000 games he had hoarded.

He started an online auction on 4 June and after seven days of bidding, the collection was bought for $750,250 – that works out at about $68 per game.

Thomasson had valued his collection at between $700,000 and $800,000 and there were at least two people willing to pay that amount for it. 

Users on auction site Game Gavel - peeps_10091970 and catch123 – finished the bidding war after blowing 17 other possible buyers out of the sale.

Catch’s final bid was for $750,000 – maybe s/he thought it would be the winner as it was quite a jump from the previous $700,250. But Peeps answered with another $250 increment and that was that.

We don’t know the identity of the buyer… But we’re guessing they have plenty of storage space to fit. Or else, you can find them in IKEA right now.

Source: Michael Thomasson/YouTube

This is the third time Thomasson has sold off his collection. He first did it in 1989 to raise money for a Sega Genesis. Then again to pay for his 1998 wedding.

“I was heavy into collecting when we married so she knew what she was getting into,” he says of his wife, JoAnn.

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