Over 20,000 games are owned by an American. He is considered the record holder of the largest collection of video games in the world.
A man from Texas holds the record for the largest collection of video games in the world: American Antonio Monteiro has exactly 20,139 games in his house. This is reported by the Guiness Book of World Records.
Counting the collection alone took eight days, according to the report. Only then can Monteiro receive the record.
Many rarities in the collection
Monteiro's collection includes more than 1,000 games for the Playstation 1, over 900 for the Playstation 4 and over 500 for the X Box One. In addition, it has all the games published in North America for various consoles such as Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Xbox, Sega CD, Atari Jaguar, Pocket Neo Geo, Sega Dreamcast, NES, GameCube, Wii or Wii U. In current consoles like the Nintendo Switch is still in the process of expanding its collection.
The rarities of his collection include, for example, all games for the Nintendo 64 DD. This is an accessory for the Nintendo 64, which allowed access to the online service "RandnetDD". The device appeared only in Japan and was sold about 15,000 times. Nine games appeared for 64DD.
Another rarity is the "Max Basic Rifle Marksmanship Program," a shooting practice of Nintendo that was only handed to the US military.
Over 100 gaming consoles
Monteiro is said to have started in his childhood to collect video games. As a favorite he calls it "Castlevania IV". "I love this game," says Monteiro. "I think it's a work of art." In addition to the games, Monteiro has more than 100 consoles and can play all games in his collection.
The last record was also American: Michael Thomasson. He had more than 11,000 games and sold his collection in 2014 for $ 750,250.