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$1.2 Million Ultimate Games Collection

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the lots-of-free-time dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "If you're a collector of video games, counting the complete back catalog of titles for one system as part of your collection is a commendable achievement, but what about having full gaming sets for 22 different systems? I doubt anyone has ever done that through game purchases alone, but one eBay seller is offering such a set. The price? A cool $1.2 million. That's a crazy amount of cash to spend on games, but when you find out what's included in this auction, and the condition the games are in, it might actually sound like a good deal. Here's the list of systems the auction is offering full game sets for along with the number of games for each one:

Nintendo Famicon – 1,050 games
Nintendo Famicon Disk – 200 games
Nintendo Virtual Boy – 19 games
Nintendo Super Famicon – 1,500 games
Nintendo 64 – 200 games
Nintendo DD64 – 10 games
Nintendo Gamecube – 320 games
Sega Master System (Europe) – 300 games
Sega Mark 3 & Master System (Japan) – 80 games
Sega Game Gear – 200 games
Sega Megadrive – 450 games
Sega 32 X – 19 games
Sega Mega CD – 115 games
Sega Saturn – 1,150 games
Sega Dreamcast – 550 games
PC Engine Hucard – 300 games
PC Engine Supergrafx – 6 games
PC Engine CD – 120 games
PC Engine Super CD – 300 games
PC Engine Arcade CD – 12 games
PC-FX – total games not stated
Pioneer Laseractive – total games not listed."

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what, no atari 2600? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593401)

Sheesh

Re:what, no atari 2600? (3, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593821)

Tell me about it. The platform I loved the most was the C64. Of course, the Amiga has some rockin' games, too.

Re:what, no atari 2600? (3, Informative)

ezakimak (160186) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594029)

no Atari 5200?
no Atari Jaguar?
no Colecovision?

Re:what, no atari 2600? (3)

logical_failure (2405644) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594171)

No Intellivision, either.

Re:what, no atari 2600? (2)

Mr Z (6791) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595063)

I came here to say that...

Re:what, no atari 2600? (3, Informative)

tuffy (10202) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594747)

It's obvious why just by looking at the pictures. The games are almost entirely Japanese, so US systems like Atari aren't represented.

Re:what, no atari 2600? (4, Insightful)

optimism (2183618) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594643)

How was this not modded up?

The Atari 2600 games, and the cabinet arcade games of 1978-1983, were the foundation. There is no such thing as an "ultimate games collection" without them.

Re:what, no atari 2600? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594733)

He got my mod point. I fully agree that the game collection is pretty cool and impressive, but it's hard to say it's complete. The odyssey was pretty cool too.

--wmbetts

for collecting, not for playing (5, Informative)

tuffy (10202) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593425)

It's over 6,000 different games, many of which have never been opened. No one has enough free time to play them all, so the collecting itself becomes its own reward.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (4, Interesting)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593523)

6,901 + unstated number of Pioneer Laseractive and PC-FX.

Let's assume 7,000 in total. If you spent just 30 minutes on each game and played 8 hours a day, every day, it would take approximately 62.5 weeks to play them all.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (4, Interesting)

SomePgmr (2021234) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594135)

Obviously I'll never have that kind of cash, but just a quick look shows some of those single items are like $750 ea, and I'm sure some are more. If 10% of the items are worth something like that, that's already $525,000 on the face of it. That puts the rest around $107 ea.

For someone that would have to spend years hunting down all that stuff in original factory wrap, and that has that kind of expendable money, maybe it's actually worth it.

Hard to say... I'll never be that person.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593619)

Just like torrenting porn you never watch.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

zero.kalvin (1231372) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593879)

People do that ?

Re:for collecting, not for playing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594321)

A friend of a friend do it all the time.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594425)

i download a lot of porn, but i watch every single video. there are about 30 videos in my queue ATM.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594749)

You have 30 videos in your ATM queue?

That's oddly specific. Do you have a job, or do they not care if you take long bathroom breaks?

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595445)

Do you have a job, or do they not care if you take long bathroom breaks?

He could be a government worker with an office and a closed door.......

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594103)

There's always time for porn!

Re:for collecting, not for playing (2)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595099)

Depends on how you watch it.

Yeah, if you break out a glass of wine and actually watch the whole thing to give a review on the riveting plot twists and depth of the characters... it might take you some time.

It's like being a tourist or being a Navy Seal that is rapidly inserted into the field of battle to kill them all and let God sort them out later.

I think most men are probably the latter with porn (we got shit to do man) and have seen pretty much all the good parts that would be put in the movie trailer.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (3, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593693)

If you want to play classic video games, you're better off buying flash adapters and modchips.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594611)

... and if you want to play today's video games in 2030, you can't.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (2)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594659)

I wouldn't bet on that. Future emulators will likely be able to emulate not only the system, but the online servers as well.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (3, Insightful)

Surt (22457) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595245)

That'd be a nice trick. Who is going to rewrite the thousands of hours worth of server code that doesn't ship with the client and is never released to the public?

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

mister_playboy (1474163) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595125)

I think you misspelled "download emulators and roms".

USB adaptors are available for many system's controllers if you want accuracy of input.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595241)

No thank you. Emulators are inferior to actual consoles. Get a console, any console, and compare it to an emulator hooked up to the same display with a video switch. You'll see.

Re:for collecting, not for playing (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593955)

It's over 6,000 different games, many of which have never been opened. No one has enough free time to play them all, so the collecting itself becomes its own reward.

Considering the quality of some I've seen that list should be pared down considerably to those which are actually playable, rather than some poorly thought out crud (or poorly executed port) which you wouldn't want for free, even if the time spent playing it didn't subtract from your lifespan.

AMIGAAAAAAA (1)

unixhero (1276774) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593435)

Where are the Amiga games?

Re:AMIGAAAAAAA (2)

INeededALogin (771371) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593811)

Where are the Amiga games?

Commodore was a Canadian company. This was an auction of his Japanese related property. RTFA(Read the f'n Auction:-P

Re:AMIGAAAAAAA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593877)

Who gives a shit about the Amiga

Wheres the ATARI games?

Re:AMIGAAAAAAA (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593907)

Where are the Amiga games?

Most addictive game I played on Amiga was Ralph Reed's BattleMech. Must have spent over 1,000 hours on that game alone.

Most regretable was Ultima V, which some idiot bypassed the keyboard API and wrote his own keyboard polling routines, which worked like $#!% on the Amiga 2000 - I think my profanity laced phone call to support had a lot to do with that lack of successor, but considering I have a game I heavily anticipated and paid a lot for, I think I was justified.

Re:AMIGAAAAAAA (1)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594797)

Most addictive game I played on Amiga was Ralph Reed's BattleMech. Must have spent over 1,000 hours on that game alone

You're not alone :-).

Hmmm... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593439)

.torrent?

If we ignore, for a moment, the probably-imperfect state of emulation of some of the odder consoles on that list, does anybody have a good ballpark figure for the total size required to contain this collection?

Re:Hmmm... (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593551)

Most of them are older games, so even 7,000 games would probably fit on a modest sized thumb drive.

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593673)

Except there are over 2000 CDs and 300 mini-DVDs (1.4GB) in that collection which could be almost 2TB of data.

Re:Hmmm... (3, Interesting)

Charliemopps (1157495) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594363)

You're assuming those CDs and mini-DVDs are full... They are not. Even WII games usually come in under 200MB unless its a premier title like Zelda. I think where your real space hogs would be is in those pioneer discs. Those have real video, that's played at key points when you make the choices. Even the crappy games (probably all of them) fill the entire disc.

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593725)

I've got a pretty good collection floating around in my archives. NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, and Atari, all together it all fits on two CDRs, but seriously you can't build that same collection through pirating, piracy tends to settle towards a common denominator, namely the quality of the emulator, so my N64 collection was very limited fourth gen coverage was pretty good, but not quite complete. Almost a decade ago, I had some rare roms, but not close to this collection.

Re:Hmmm... (4, Informative)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593797)

Complete sets for all of these consoles are available through torrents. I have downloaded most of these, and they come in under a terabyte. IIRC, the Dreamcast and PC Engine CD are the largest torrents, each a couple hundred gigs. The cartridge based systems obviously take much less space.

FWIW, a complete PSX torrent comes out at about 500GB. And that's USA only, with ECM stripped and 7zipped.

Re:Hmmm... (2)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594757)

Complete sets for all of these consoles are available through torrents

How do you load a Torrent onto an old Nintendo or Sega game box?

Re:Hmmm... (3, Interesting)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594821)

They sell flash devices now that read the ROM file and present it to the console as if it were a real cartridge. For the NES, the only one around AFAIK is the PowerPak. For the Genesis, your best bet is the Everdrive. For the PCE, there is a card from NeoFlash but I don't recommend it, mine broke. The creator of the Everdrive is rumored to have a PCE card in the works, so I'd wait for that.

Re:Hmmm... (2)

Applekid (993327) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594359)

No need to ignore software emulation limitations anymore. There are many devices today that can run games loaded off commodity flash drives, on actual hardware. See: Everdrive, Powerpack, Acekard, and others.

Re:Hmmm... (2)

Quila (201335) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594963)

For the Nintendo 64 at least, that's a maximum of 12.8 GB. However, few games actually hit that 64 MB max, and many were down in the single-digit range. So I'd guess no more than 8 GB.

Re:Hmmm... (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595153)

does anybody have a good ballpark figure for the total size required to contain this collection?

I would say about half of a shipping container, maybe a little more since they're all in their original packaging.

Re:Hmmm... (1)

mister_playboy (1474163) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595179)

ever heard of romhustler dot net?

Not as easy as a all-in-one torrent, but they have lots of stuff and nice hosting.

If you take away the Gamecube... (1)

BTWR (540147) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593443)

Then this is mostly mid-80s to mid 90s technology. Seems like an awesome collection, but... a million dollars!?!? Seems like a lot cooler ways to nerd out for that kind of dough...

Gaming is fun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593455)

And so commences the speedrun to end all speedruns!

Average price (1)

sanosuke001 (640243) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593469)

So, according to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-FX#Software) PC-FX had 62 games and Pioneer Laseractive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_LaserActive#Software) had 49 (including region specifics), that means its ~$164 per game. How does that sound like a deal? You could probably scrounge around the internet for 1/4 of that...

Re:Average price (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593539)

For the fanatic completionist, it may actually be a good deal. For anybody else, not so much. 60-80% of the games can probably had for peanuts, if they are even worth enough to not have been tossed by now; but there are always some that are damn rare. The difficulty increases, naturally, if you are one of those poor souls haunted by the fact that a mass-produced consumer product's ineffable, virginal, essences escape once the shrinkwrap is removed...

Re:Average price (1)

History's Coming To (1059484) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594653)

Exactly, if you buy this and add it to a complete collection of mint Xbox and PS series then you'll probably find someone who will pay $3m for it in a decade. It's not about games, it's about future interest. Think spending half a million (today's money) on a tulip [wikipedia.org] is outrageous? Not if somebody will pay $600,000 a year later...

Re:Average price (2)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595213)

Think spending half a million (today's money) on a tulip [wikipedia.org] is outrageous? Not if somebody will pay $600,000 a year later...

But if nobody will pay more than $15 a year later, then "outrageous" wouldn't even begin to cover it.

Re:Average price (1)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593631)

You could probably scrounge around the internet for 1/4 of that...

It saves you the work of doing that 5k times, I guess.

Re:Average price (1)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594703)

I think you greatly underestimate the "in original packaging" price multiplier.

Re:Average price (1)

dark_requiem (806308) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595177)

Well, apart from the fact that many of them are in the original packaging, and many of them are factory sealed (this is a huge boost to price for classics), you can't just take an average. For example, I'm currently selling my game collection (hate to do it, but it must be done before I move). I've got most of my games as complete boxed sets. Zelda A Link to the Past sold for $50, while Chrono Trigger sold for over $400 (and a mint sealed copy will net 7 or 8 grand)! Just looking at an average price per game treats all the games as interchangeable commodities, when in reality some games are more prized, more sought-after, and therefore more expensive than others, sometimes by a wide margin.

A day late (5, Informative)

Dinghy (2233934) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593471)

The auction ended Jul 08, 201213:59:58 PDT, so even if you dreamed of getting this collection, it's too late.

old people will buy anything for nostaligia (4, Insightful)

alen (225700) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593509)

baseball cards, my brother has a bunch of old ones including Mark McGuire rookie. I think he also has barry bonds and some other good rookie cards. dumb middle agers will pay lots of money for paper cards with photos of baseball players

1980's GI Joe and other action figures. look at ebay prices. dumb middle agers will pay top dollar for toys their parents never bought them

comic books, the list goes on

so WTF are you going to do with this stuff? put it in your closet, keep it in "mint" condition, kill anyone who dares to touch it and think how worth it everything was?

Re:old people will buy anything for nostaligia (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593557)

No Neo-Geo I would expect it for that sort of cash.

Re:old people will buy anything for nostaligia (4, Interesting)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593807)

so WTF are you going to do with this stuff? put it in your closet, keep it in "mint" condition, kill anyone who dares to touch it and think how worth it everything was?

Well, if I were to have all those games, I'd open a museum. Buy as many consoles + TVs as possible (old CRTs, if possible, for max realism), pop in as many games as possible. Put up a little placard next to each, describing the history and historical importance of the game. Keep the most popular ones on constantly, but rotate out all the rest. Supplement it with other material - old game magazines, videos, etc. Do some proper archival work as well - have all the games backed up militantly, so the games will never truly be "lost" (maybe do the playing on the duplicated copies, if cost-effective).

Charge $5 to $25 to come in and play the games all day. Run some special events, maybe have the Minibosses or the Protomen do a promotional concert every so often.

Re:old people will buy anything for nostaligia (2)

slyrat (1143997) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594627)

so WTF are you going to do with this stuff? put it in your closet, keep it in "mint" condition, kill anyone who dares to touch it and think how worth it everything was?

Well, if I were to have all those games, I'd open a museum. Buy as many consoles + TVs as possible (old CRTs, if possible, for max realism), pop in as many games as possible. Put up a little placard next to each, describing the history and historical importance of the game. Keep the most popular ones on constantly, but rotate out all the rest. Supplement it with other material - old game magazines, videos, etc. Do some proper archival work as well - have all the games backed up militantly, so the games will never truly be "lost" (maybe do the playing on the duplicated copies, if cost-effective).

Charge $5 to $25 to come in and play the games all day. Run some special events, maybe have the Minibosses or the Protomen do a promotional concert every so often.

I actually saw something similar to this in an arcade in Nashville, TN. It was an arcade with a bunch of pinball on the left, older arcade games on the right. In the middle was a large screen tv and a smaller screen tv. They had older systems and a very large shelf of games. You could pay to play by the hour and get to use any of the games in the library.

Re:old people will buy anything for nostaligia (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594769)

dumb middle agers will pay lots of money for paper cards with photos of baseball players

dumb middle agers will pay top dollar for toys their parents never bought them

"Dumb" does not mean "values something more than I do". And yes, that IS what you meant.

Re:old people will buy anything for nostaligia (1)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595079)

Apparently you are only looking at the price these are valued at, not what people actually pay for them. Baseball cards and comic books are a great example of something worth something only on paper. Your price guide may list your item X at $300, but there is some asshole, or 10, willing to sell it for $2.

Looks great until you realize... (4, Funny)

XiaoMing (1574363) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593549)

Shipping kills the deal. Red, T/D.

Re:Looks great until you realize... (3, Funny)

hawguy (1600213) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594111)

Shipping kills the deal. Red, T/D.

Yeah, no kidding, I almost placed a bid until I saw that the shipping was around $1200 -- I hate when eBay sellers price a product cheap and then jack up the shipping charges.

Re:Looks great until you realize... (1)

Applekid (993327) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594401)

Well, how much does it cost to ship such a large collection? What about insurance for $1.2M worth of irreplaceable goods? Can they even use a commodity courier service or do they have to spring for the same kind of shipping museums and the like use?

Re:Looks great until you realize... (1)

mister_playboy (1474163) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595223)

I believe hawguy was being sarcastic... :)

Re:Looks great until you realize... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594765)

Yeah. I was about to transfer a million from my PayPal account but then realized it would be a million and 1200 dollars so I was like fuck that!

Average price: around $173 per game? (4, Insightful)

bipbop (1144919) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593567)

This is about 6900 games, and $1.2M / 6900 is about $173. Sure, there are probably some valuable games in there. But that price seems very, very excessive for what it is.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (2)

slashmydots (2189826) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593643)

I think it's low. Dot Hack 1-4 and GU 1-3 for the PS2 all sealed would be worth $500-1000 easy. A ton of Japanese games are worth a fortune in other countries and some whole console + game sets are exclusively japanese in that list. I think there are enough multi-hundred dollar to a thousand dollar games in there to put the average at high-ish but not insane per game.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593817)

I'm not so sure about this. A lot of games that are expensive in the U.S. are dirt cheap in Japan. E.G. ChronoTrigger for the SNES, loose, is worth $65. In Japan, you can find it loose in stores for the Super Famicom around 100-400 yen.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (2)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593663)

At the same time, assembling such a collection is quite a bit of work. Assuming you're a multimillionaire, what is your time worth? And how much time would it take to assemble this collection otherwise?

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (2)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593973)

And the purpose of collecting is the hunt.

This guy probably got every thing he spent his life looking for, and realized that he had nothing left to find.

To just buy a complete collection whole?

Kinda pointless.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594013)

I'm so glad we have you to tell us what the purpose of collecting is FOR EVERYONE WHO COLLECTS.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (1)

Bigby (659157) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593777)

You have to account for the price of having the full collection. This is one of those cases where the whole is worth a lot more than the pieces.

If you had one Ruby Slipper from the original Wizard of Oz movie set, it would be worth some money. But having a full pair is worth SO much more.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593841)

and... SOLD for around $173/game.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (1)

p0p0 (1841106) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594059)

A lot of those games are i n the high hundred/low thousands range in cost because of rarity. Not to mention the effort gone to collect and preserve the collection it definitely equals out.

Re:Average price: around $173 per game? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594775)

I and PT Barnum will be laughing our collective arses off if someone actually pays that much for a collection of 30-year old arcade games...

Why? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593597)

Why?

So? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593633)

Where can I get the torrent?

What? No Intellivision? (1)

gemtech (645045) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593651)

That was the first game system that I bought. But in the end, not very popular.

Obligatory eBay link (4, Informative)

Anubis IV (1279820) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593669)

Since they forgot to put it in the summary [ebay.com]

Anyway, the auction already ended with a sale. Also, shipping on it was 1000 euros. Pretty ridiculous, but I suppose it would take quite a few boxes.

Re:Obligatory eBay link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594393)

There is literally a ton of stuff there, and it's large relative to its weight (compared to say a ton of rock). I'm not sure how you could ship it for less than 1000 euros unless you rented a truck yourself and delivered it personally and didn't value your time and labor.

Re:Obligatory eBay link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594571)

Thanks for the link.

100% Complete Nintendo 64 Fullset: All releases (around 200 games), complete in box with instructions!

Except for Conker's Bad Fur Day [wikipedia.org] . I wonder what else is missing.

Re:Obligatory eBay link (1)

gamanimatron (1327245) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594901)

These were Japanese fullsets, so BFD isn't "missing", it's just not relevant.

Re:Obligatory eBay link (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594909)

I suspect that might have to do with it never receiving a Japanese release, as far as I can tell. Nonetheless, I don't see him specifying that his N64 collection is Japanese-only, as he does with some of his other collections.

Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593687)

Ill give you $100 for the lot.. Collector value!? Get outta dodge.

I wonder what this bozo's listing fee is going to be.. Any bids on it yet?

Famicom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593707)

Its' famicom, not famicon.

Re:Famicom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593793)

Welcome to japanese romanization. Yes, it's short for family computer. But if you do a direct romanization of the katakana (which you can see here, since I don't trust slashdot to do unicode: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System), it's famikon or famicon.

Re:Famicom (1)

INeededALogin (771371) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594021)

Its' famicom, not famicon.

Both are technically right.

Family Computer => famicom

My poor attempt at Romaji since Slashdot doesn't support Japanese...
famarii conputa => famicon

Since the product came from Japan and was never marketed as such to the US...

All I want is.. (1)

Brad1138 (590148) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593733)

the Sega Dreamcast w/ 550 games. The best console that never made it hands down.

I saw it on ebay yesterday (1)

kelemvor4 (1980226) | more than 2 years ago | (#40593765)

Offered him 500 bucks for it. 1.2 million? He must be joking.

Re:I saw it on ebay yesterday (1)

Formorian (1111751) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594153)

Since he got 999,999.99, no he must not be joking. Some of those games are so rare, worth in the 1.5k range. I'm not surprised he got a mil for it. Since he was taking bids, his number must have been right around 1mil and decided to end it and get his cash.

Where's the CD-i and 3DO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593895)

Just saying....

Its Been Sold (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40593957)

Apparently according to the ebay listing its been sold!

NOT fullsets, for at least one system. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594163)

NOT fullset, for the Nintendo 64 at least. Look at the list of games on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_64_games) and compare to his list (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIGGEST-COLLECTION-EVER-22-SEGA-NINTENDO-PC-ENGINE-FULLSETS-FACTORY-SEALED-/300736846867?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item4605501c13#ht_165718wt_1163). He says around 200 games, wikipedia says 387 official releases (some were region exclusive though, but even if you count only the ones available in Europe, since the seller is in France, it's more than 200)

Re:NOT fullsets, for at least one system. (2)

MetalliQaZ (539913) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595283)

He claims JAPAN-ONLY fullsets. If the game wasn't released in Japan, he didn't include.

And no NEO-GEO? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594313)

I don't see the NEO-GEO in there, so no, that IS NOT the Ultimate Gaming Collection!

/I could only dream of owning one

Preservation (1)

Flipstylee (1932884) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594435)

Inspect every single one on arrival and place them into a pressure/temperature controlled chamber.

If these are all in the kinds of condition that would warrant such a high price per piece.... where is the inner geek here?
We must preserve these, as every good geek knows, you can emulate away, but nothing compares to the solid, mint, original.

To those that believe this is a rip-off: You now know how to make 1.2 million dollars, good luck hunting!

Magnavox Odyssey II (1)

jgotts (2785) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594461)

You can't have an ultimate video game collection without Odyssey II.

Re:Magnavox Odyssey II (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40594849)

I absolutely loved the Odyssey II when I was little. I still have a working system and a few game :).

-wmbetts

19 VirtualBoy Games... (1)

W. Justice Black (11445) | more than 2 years ago | (#40594651)

...in other words, all of them. Wow.

He missed one of the best (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40595019)

NEO-GEO

The hobby shop / video game store near where I grew up had one on demo. At the time it lpoked better than any arcade game. Plus the giant carts and 10 pound six button joysticks were so boss... The Ferrari of vintage gaming.

Re:He missed one of the best (1)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 2 years ago | (#40595131)

At the time it lpoked better than any arcade game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_(system) [wikipedia.org]

The Neo Geo ( Neo Jio?) is a cartridge-based arcade system board and home video game console released on January 31, 1990 by Japanese game company SNK.
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