20,139 games. That’s the current Guiness World Record for the biggest video game collection owned by any one person.
Antonio Monteiro is the proud owner of this extensive collection of video games (and still counting, according to him!), all packed and organised nicely in a self-styled library in his Texas home in the US.
Monteiro has been an avid collector of video games, ever since his first taste of it when he played his first-ever game, Golden Axe on the Sega Genesis. Since then, he has gone on to collect over 20,000 games across eight generations of video game consoles.
In the 10-minute video, he enthusiastically gives an overview of his library. Over the years, he has collected over 1,000 PlayStation 1 games, complete North American collections of Nintendo GameCube, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation Portable (PSP), to name a few.
His ongoing collections include current-gen consoles, such as the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, with Collector’s Editions of those consoles also sitting pretty in his library.
He even owns some of the more obscure machines out there, such as the Atari Lynx, Neo-Geo Pocket, and super rare console extensions such as the Nintendo 64dd.
Furthermore, he even has really interesting titles such as Timeless Math, a series of educational PS1 games for schools to use in their curriculum in North America, and even the Max Basic Rifle Marksmanship Program,
Monteiro clearly has a favourite among his 20,139 babies, and that is Castlevania IV for the SNES, which he describes as a “masterpiece”.
And the best part? He shows you everything with a smile. Monteiro is a true blue gamer, and is someone we’d all be if we had all that money.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.