The Entire History of Gaming Consoles Is Up for Grabs at Less Than $1Million Thanks to French Fan’s Stunning 50-Year-Old Collection

Published 09/06/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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The Esports industry has seen a sharp incline thanks to the franchises who’ve kept the players hooked. They have not only published thousands of video games but also released advanced consoles with time. However, with time, players have chosen their sides, staying true to their favorite video game franchises.

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Some famous examples of popular franchises are Sony’s Playstation, Microsoft’s Xbox, Sega, Nintendo, and many more. These companies have ruled over the industry, competing against each other to become the best. 

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While the video game market has one of the largest caps in the world, the console industry is no less. It acts as the medium to play all video games, conditioning players to upgrade with the release of new ones. 

A majority of players generally give away their previously owned consoles, as they feel the bare minimum need for them. They either sell it, exchange it, or throw it away, just to make enough place for the new one. However, there’s a handful of them who keep them close to their heart, considering them to be a special part of their life. Such has been the case with a French console collector who’s unintentionally collected a massive amount of them. 

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Players from different parts of the world are always looking for a console update whenever possible. They instantly buy the fresh one, sidelining the previous one to the dark. A majority of them don’t even bother to search for it as they are too engrossed in the newer one. However, there’s always a little group of people who showcase their products, cherishing them for years together. 

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Such has been the case for Kariaure, the French console collector, who’s collected over 2200 consoles to date. The rarity of a few consoles in his collection is what makes it so special, as one can barely find them. The collection has products released 50 years back, making them a vintage collection overall. 

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Kariaure even claims that 200/300 products in his collection are the only products left under the category, making them extinct from this world. Interestingly, the French collector claimed he never had the intention to collect them and that it happened randomly. However, he was happy that it did, as he became the sole owner of some of the most historical products. 

Dark Path in Kariaure’s life

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During his collection journey, the French collector faced multiple setbacks. Due to this, he had to sell the majority of the product, ultimately losing pure gold. But, that did not stop Kariaure from fulfilling his dream as he again got back on track collecting them. 

In 2018, the French guy achieved his biggest dream, registering over 2000+ consoles under his name. However, once again, he’s now facing another setback, conditioning him to sell his console museum to the world. Now, the collection is available for €980,000, roughly a million dollars for US enthusiasts. 

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What are your thoughts about this? How much would you pay for this exotic collection of Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Sega consoles? Let us know your valuable answers in the comments section.

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Atharv Phadke

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Atharv is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University, Atharv has a keen eye for writing engaging content. He enjoys all kinds of games but thoroughly follows FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite.
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Paras Pande

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