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Man claims to own every North American PS2 game

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jul 2011 14:24 User comments (17)

Man claims to own every North American PS2 game Thanks to PlayStation Collecting, user Ahans76 has posted his full collection of every North American PS2 game ever sold.
The user says he started buying games on launch day of the PS2 and while it was a small hobby at first, he eventually reached 400 games and decided to go for it.

Every game in the collection is sealed and a first release.

There are a number of "Greatest Hits" in the collection, but only if they add extra content that was not originally available.

A few of the pics here:


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17 user comments

17.7.2011 16:19

Are those games even worth anything, or is the book case more valuable?

27.7.2011 18:21

I know some collections are pointless ... but this has got to be one of the most. It's very cool I'll admit, until you realize you've spent so much money on games you will never ever play.

I myself have a console collection. Not too much point to it, but it's nice. I can play games from any era, and I could get a good sum of money in the future.

37.7.2011 18:25

Impressive. I'm sure this will be worth a lot later.

48.7.2011 0:52

Yeah...but if you figure the money spent and inflation, the collection will actually lose value.



58.7.2011 1:37

I don't think collections always work that way, KillerBug.

What about super old baseball cards in perfect condition? I'm sure you couldn't say the same about that with such confidence. There are people that will want things like this in the future and would pay top dollar to have it. Right now, I'm sure each game is worth no more than $30 at best.

68.7.2011 5:43

Old baseball cards are valuable because few were made and most were destroyed...value comes from rarity. Other than the shrink wrap, there are probably only a handful of rare things in that whole collection...even the cases are not rare like in most forms of collecting, as DVD games stay in the original packaging, with the original manual. I just don't see the value increasing anywhere near as fast as NES games...and most NES games (even in original shrink wrap) are still worth less than when they were new. Now, if he has a few titles that they made fewer than 100 copies of (I don't think any such titles exist on the PS2), those might be worth something...in 30 years.

The article says he has over 1800 games and that most were bought as new releases...even at a low estimate of $40 per game, that is still $720,000...just think about that for a second...he paid $720,000 for games he does not play, and which will not even reach original value again for at least 30 years.

Come to think of it tho...if he had $720K to piss away like this (not to mention his other collections), money clearly isn't an issue for him.



78.7.2011 6:29

I bet this guy still lives at his mum and dad's basement ROFL!!!!

88.7.2011 7:13

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Old baseball cards are valuable because few were made and most were destroyed...value comes from rarity. Other than the shrink wrap, there are probably only a handful of rare things in that whole collection...even the cases are not rare like in most forms of collecting, as DVD games stay in the original packaging, with the original manual. I just dont see the value increasing anywhere near as fast as NES games...and most NES games (even in original shrink wrap) are still worth less than when they were new. Now, if he has a few titles that they made fewer than 100 copies of (I dont think any such titles exist on the PS2), those might be worth something...in 30 years.


The article says he has over 1800 games and that most were bought as new releases...even at a low estimate of $40 per game, that is still $720,000...just think about that for a second...he paid $720,000 for games he does not play, and which will not even reach original value again for at least 30 years.

Come to think of it tho...if he had $720K to piss away like this (not to mention his other collections), money clearly isnt an issue for him.
40 x 1800 = 72000 = 72K = just one mercedes

98.7.2011 11:39

Sealed non blu ray DVD's have lost their value to the point of almost being worthless. The same goes for these games. If he did it as a hobby, more power to him. If he did it as an investment, he is going to be very dissapointed.

On the other hand, he made it all the way to afterdawn news!!

108.7.2011 11:44

If I was to pick something to collect it would not be recent video games. I doubt he will ever get the amount of money he payed for them back. Why did he have to buy them on release for full price? other then it going to greatest hits if the game sells really well, the game will just go down in price. I am betting 40-50% of this collection he paid $60.00 a game so the total is more then 72K.

118.7.2011 16:36

I just wanted to add, a quick ebay search shows one rare sealed PS2 game for as much as $1999.99. Now I'm sure most people won't be paying this. Many more PS2 games well above what they where originally purchased for. Of course this is not going to happen for all games but something to think about.

128.7.2011 19:06

he doesnt have all the ps2 games in north america, mine are still on my shelf. shitty editors

138.7.2011 21:32

Dude needs a boyfriend or girlfriend .... OCD to say the least

149.7.2011 3:16

Originally posted by BURNED:

40 x 1800 = 72000 = 72K = just one mercedes
LoL...whoops...only the price of two Mercedes C300 sport sedans...each with the Premium package and sold at list price...and enough left over to buy a laptop.

I still don't think the guy has money problems...unless they were caused by his collecting.


1510.7.2011 10:03

Actually, there are a select few sellers on ebay which are getting premium prices for rare copies of games. Just because a few 1,000 copies of a game were made, doesn't mean everyone has that game due to loss via stolen, losing, scratch, breakage, etc.

There are people paying $100.00 for some ps2 games. There are people paying more than that for Atari games which are a rare find. It may take 30 years but some of those will be worth more than their original prices, though, I highly doubt he would recoup what he spent.


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1611.7.2011 13:26

Guys/gals, it's a hobby... Let's not take things negatively. The money was not spent in one shot, it was spread out throughout the collection. It takes a lot dedication, i.e. there are a number of lesser known games and this dude had to learn them. For every hobby, there's that hardcore or extreme end. Personally, I think the dude got an impressive collection and kudos to him.

Collecting baseballs/comic books are no different... Everything is "collectible" even feces (fossilized dinosaur crap anyone?). I remember one guy collects empty potato chip bags, people willing to pay $1000 for some empty bags, can you believe it? Of course not... On the topic of values, it only worth whatever another person willing to pay for it.


Peace!

1711.7.2011 14:29

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Guys/gals, it's a hobby... Let's not take things negatively. The money was not spent in one shot, it was spread out throughout the collection. It takes a lot dedication, i.e. there are a number of lesser known games and this dude had to learn them. For every hobby, there's that hardcore or extreme end. Personally, I think the dude got an impressive collection and kudos to him.

Collecting baseballs/comic books are no different... Everything is "collectible" even feces (fossilized dinosaur crap anyone?). I remember one guy collects empty potato chip bags, people willing to pay $1000 for some empty bags, can you believe it? Of course not... On the topic of values, it only worth whatever another person willing to pay for it.

Well of course, no doubt about that. If I could go back and recall all of my purchases of games from my early days of the Atari, Adam Computer, Vic-20, C164/128, Nintendo, Super Nintendo TurboGrafx, NeoGeo, Sega master, Genesis, Saturn DreamCast, ps1,ps2,ps3, xbox, xbox360, and all the other modern computer games i have owned etc...and game-boy, sega game gear i have owned, I am sure it is nearly over 900 games. That is only about 50-56 games per system, so...but that is covering over 30 years, not 10 or so years like this guy.
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