One record that straddles the line between cool and crazy now belongs to Antonio Romero Monteiro of Richmond, Texas, who officially has the largest video game collection in the world.
“I’m really excited to be finally sharing this with the world,” Monteiro said.
He shows off full North American game sets for several consoles, as well as his absolute favorite game (Castlevania 4 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System) and his very first game (Golden Axe for the Sega Genesis).
The collection tops off at an insane 20,139 games and over 100 systems (both regular and collector’s editions) on which to play them.
It took the folks at Guinness a whopping eight days just to count them all, which sounds ridiculous until you see it for yourself. What first appears to be one impressive game room keeps extending further and further, filling room after room from floor to ceiling—a true nerd paradise . . . “Nerd-vana,” if you will.
In the end, we’re not quite sure if Antonio deserves admiration or psychiatric help, but we’re totally jealous either way.