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World’s largest video game collection back on the market

Did you miss your chance to purchase the world’s largest video game collection? It seems as if you’ll be getting another.

Back in June, Michael Thomasson sold his pristine Guinness world record-holding stash of video games for a whopping $750,250 (roughly £477,300). Or at least, he thought he had.

For some unknown reason (given that Thomasson is taking legal advice on the matter, it seems the winner didn’t come through with the funds), that sale has fallen through. On the plus side, it means that this 11,000-strong gamers’ treasure trove is back up for grabs.

In an interview with Rawrcade, Thomasson has revealed that he’s considering putting his extensive collection up for sale with an established auction house like Christie’s. He’ll also consider a direct sale to a game fanatic.

If that last point didn’t make you perk your ears up, check this quote from Thomasson: “I am not looking for anywhere near the number that the auction closed at originally.”

If you fancy a little slice of gaming history – well, okay, a whopping great slice of gaming history – then you can drop Thomasson an email now.

The range of formats covered is pretty comprehensive, with complete U.S. collections for the likes of the Atari Jaguar, Sega Dreamcast, Tapwave Zodiac, and plenty of other consoles you may never have heard of. Among the collection, some 2,600 games still have their factory shrink wrap on them, while 8,300 have their box and manuals.

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Via: Engadget