Gaming history up for sale

Ever felt nostalgic for your first video games? If you can rustle up £5,000 by 10 November, this could be your chance to get hold of one of the most extraordinary games collections we’ve ever seen. An American gamer is auctioning 1,768 items from video gaming history on eBay, including classic games and consoles from Atari and Commodore as well as rarer finds.

For example, it’s a chance to get your hands on a Nuon console – for which only 8 games were ever made, 7 of which are included in the sale. The full, awesome list of systems represented is:

“Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, Coleco ColecoVision, Coleco Gemini, Coleco Telstar, Commodore 64/128, GCE Vectrex, Mattel Aquarius, Mattel Intellivision, Mattel Odyssey 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Xbox 360, Miscellaneous APF TV Fun, Miscellaneous Handheld Games, Miscellaneous PC Games, Miscellaneous SC Eight Thousand, Miscellaneous Sega Pods, Miscellaneous TV Games, NEC Turbo Duo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Nintendo 64, Nintendo Super NES, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo Pocket, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Texas Instruments TI 99/4A, VM Labs Nuon.”

Even with shipping costs of at least £500 (he says he’ll only ship to the US, but we’re sure he could be persuaded), it looks like a bargain to the right person. And it seems a shame for this to go private – anyone know a museum that might be interested?

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