The World's Largest Video Game Collection is Sold for $750,250

Probably would have only got $100 store credit in a GameStop trade-in

We'd bet that everyone reading this has a game collection of some size. It may have been amassed over multiple decades and contain a range of retro classics, it may be mostly from the past couple of console generations, and in every case there are likely some titles we wish we still had but have traded-in for a newer, shinier game.

It's safe to say that Michael Thommason, from New York, wasn't one to trade anything in. He owned the largest certified collection — as acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records — which was officially totalled at 10,607 games, though unofficially he placed the number at nearer 12,000. It's a staggering range that you can see in the video below.

Due to real-world and family commitments, however, Thommason decided to auction off the collection, which includes the games, the Guinness record certificate and a lifetime subscription to Retro magazine; 56 bids were made before Peeps_10091970 secured the collection, paying a whopping $750,250 at its close. That includes over 2600 factory sealed games, with the remainder boxed with manuals.

Though Thommason will lose his collection, it seems like a handsome financial reward for his outstanding efforts.

[via eurogamer.net]