World's largest game collection draws over $750K at auction

Last time we checked in on Michael Thomasson, the Guinness-certified owner of the world's largest video game collection, his attempts at selling his massive cache of gaming goods had attracted a top bid of $50,000. Now that the auction has ended, that total has skyrocketed to $750,250.

While a full tally of Thomasson's collection would be far too lengthy to include here, some of the highlights include complete sets of all North American games released for the Sega Dreamcast, near-complete sets for every Nintendo console ever released, and some truly esoteric hardware. It's doubtful many of you have heard of the Mattel Aquarius or the RCA Studio II, yet both consoles are included in Thomasson's massive hoard, among dozens of other machines.

Though his immense collection now belongs to another devoted gaming geek, Thomasson will not be leaving the world of video games. "I simply have an immediate family and extended family that have needs that need to be addressed," Thomasson explained in his GameGavel auction listing. "While I do not wish to part with these games, I have responsibilities that I have made to others and this action is how I will help meet them."
[Image: Bill Lundin/GameGavel]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.