Complete Famicom Game Collection Selling for $7,200

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A Mandarake store in Tokyo is selling what is billed as a “Famicom (NES) Complete Cartridge Set” for ¥650,000 ($7,200). The set contains 1,051 different cartridges and is reported as having every Famicom ROM cartridge commercially sold.

It is a pity they are Famicom games and not compatible with the Super Famicom that recently went on sale for $5,500, as that combination would have been enough to cement a gaming otaku’s credentials for life…

The collection was put on display January 10 at the Mandarake Complex store in Chiyoda (relatively close to Akihabara).

The set includes 11 years worth of Famicom games, starting from the 1983 release date of the console to the last officially licensed game ever made in 1994.

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The display virtually doubles as a museum gallery for those interested in retro gaming…

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The price tag.

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Super Mario Bros., the sequel to the original 1983 Mario Bros. arcade game.

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Rockman 2, better known as Mega Man 2 internationally.

Via Akiba Blog.


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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    07:09 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Belongs to a museum, really.
    But I'd consider buying it if I was rich I guess

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    Comment by angeldaze
    10:45 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet the guy that brought the one from amazon will try and get his hands on this.

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    10:56 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh snap, that is one EXTENSIVE collection, indeed one would be the envy of the gaming community if they bought this, though the farthest back I particularly enjoy gaming is SNES gen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow..... all that for $7200? I might as well buy a PS3, XBOX 360 and a Wii with all the game there is for that money..... =D

    Comment by kenjiharima
    01:18 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still got some of those games on my old console...Mostly Teen Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles. Glad I only sold my old snes and sega ones.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    23:45 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who ever buys this will be the envy of the gaming community XD

    Comment by Konata Izumi
    01:26 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL.. i only have 30 or so..

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    Comment by delande
    03:55 09/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perfect childhood... I'm remember it forever...

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    Comment by hasegawamiki
    Comment by Grimm
    16:51 17/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have the cash needed... tempting... >=]

    Comment by Kyo
    01:08 07/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay! I hope they have 'Formation Z' and 'Macross'!

    Comment by JJ
    16:46 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    holy shit! FREAKY!!! in the pic the wallpaper on the pc monitor, is the same wallpaper that i am using! lol

    Comment by Svinto
    21:50 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now you got me interested. Care to share a link to the wallpaper? Is it on the sankakuchannel?

    Comment by karry
    16:48 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The set contains 1,051 different cartridges and is reported as having every Famicom ROM cartridge commercially sold."

    I call bullshit ! My NES rom collection has every rom ever dumped and it contains 1600 UNIQUE games, that is 1600 without taking into count all the hacks, patched versions, regional releases, etc.

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    Comment by Quen
    22:32 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wondered about that when I found this, so I did look into it…

    It seems that for North America, there were 775 Famicom games (licensed and unlicensed) released -http://www.sydlexia.com/top100nes.htm

    I wasn’t able to find a Japanese listing (which would undoubtedly contain more), but the source did specifically mention it was a collection of all the ROMカセット / ROM Cassettes (ROM cartridges) that have been commercially sold in the past - presumably in Japan, and officially licensed.

    I was never much of a console gamer so I’m not an authority on this, but I’m assuming that the other games you have are mods/fan-made games/foreign games, etc.

    Comment by Herb
    16:58 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1,051 is the total number of the official JAPANESE NES games released, so foreign/hacked/mod products are not counted.

    Comment by karry
    00:20 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you really think that there were 600 NES games exclusively produced outside of Japan ?
    Totally not a realistic number. I'd say 100-150 at most. Everything else is just localizations, and thus must be included in the Japanese carts list.

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    Comment by Yangth
    16:39 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A gamer's dream ^_^

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    Comment by hurricane567
    16:32 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    $7,200? Just games? That sounds like a good deal, really. What happens if the battery backup in Dragon Quest or Legend of Zelda is dead, though?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 11/07/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Legend of Zelda didn't come out on the Famicom so strike that concern (it was a Famicom Disk game in Japan).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:49 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Download the ROM if you actually want to play it. Keep the cartridge on display with the rest and don't tell anyone it's fucked if you ever decide to sell them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 10/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you could rip open the cartridge and replace the battery. Course, do it wrong and the value of the cartridge drops significantly...

    Comment by ANON
    16:59 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol touche my friend thats brilliant

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    Comment by basilio
    15:54 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... WOW... just WOW...

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    Comment by Narcissist
    20:34 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definately worth it.

    And why the hell didn't we get those good looking cartridges to our NES in Europe (and US?)? Instead we got some big, long and grey crap that you had to blow in all the time since they couldn't stand dust lol.

    The Famicon looks so much better than the NES too. -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know, blowing it actually never really did anything.

    Though try telling that to a 5-year-old trying to beat Super Mario Bros.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 10/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dood, blowing on the cartridge works, but only if you are the owner, otherwise, it don't do jack. Of course, if you are the owner and it doesn't work, that means the cartridge does not recognize you as the owner.

    ...feel the cartridge, be one with the cartridge...

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    Comment by raikentb
    15:55 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    su-すげええ(<_<)

    Comment by Trezaquets
    19:31 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    really, that set is something...
    I wonder how long it will take for someone to buy them.,,.,

    Comment by BuggyBY
    18:24 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm ... how much would I need to pay someone to buy the set and ship it to me via EMS?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least $7200.

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    Comment by metatron
    17:14 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    HOLY FUCK!!!

    That would complete any gamers' lives

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    Comment by Tommy
    17:26 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not interested in old arcade games I'm more on the latest or the cutting edge ones.




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