Rare Video Game Collection Sells for $1.2 Million on eBay

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This is not your average gamer’s collection. A video game collection of more than 7,000 titles was recently sold on eBay – for some $1.2 million. 

The collection, sold by a 32-year-old collector by the name of Andre, includes 22 full sets for many of Nintendo’s consoles, every single Sega console and even games for the older NEC video game systems. But that’s not even the tip of the iceberg: some of the sets come with every video game completely factory sealed.

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The collection also includes two extremely rare items, just to name a few of the noteworthy picks in the collection. It includes a game called Go-Net for the Sega Genesis – according to Andre, only two copies exist on the planet. Likewise, the collection also includes Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold, a game for the Super Famicom that is reported to have only eight copies ever produced. (The Super Famicon is the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo.)

Though he started compiling this particular collection about 15 years ago, Andre admitted that he still had more games up his sleeve. “What I put on eBay is just a part of my collection,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I still do have thousands of other games that I didn’t put there.”

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The Canadian buyer who won the auction will have to pay up $1,230,699.99 along with $1,230.70 in shipping costs. But perhaps, it is worth the cost given the effort in putting together collection.

“I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory sealed, just for the challenge of it,” Andre wrote in an email to the newspaper. “Some titles are extremely hard to come by brand new when they’re 25 years old. Now that the mission is complete, maybe it’s time to move on.”

Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.