The world’s largest video game collection is now available to purchase, Ars Technica reports, as collector Michael Thomasson, who has bought more than 11,000 video games and over 100 game consoles over the last 20 years needs the money to better support his family. Bidding started at $1 on Wednesday at GameGavel, and in a mere six days, the price topped $100,000 – though the reserve price has not been met yet.
Thomasson told Retro that he has been collecting games and consoles since the 80s, with his yearly budget for purchasing games and gaming systems being somewhere around $3,000. The gamer’s collection was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest such collection in the world in July 2013, two years after he submitted his claim, time during which his collection was thoroughly cataloged.
His full collection, as documented by the Guinness World Records, is available for sale, and he won’t be holding any title or platform back.
Here is a video covering Thomasson’s 2013 Guinness Book of World Records awarding process