Antonio Monteiro owns 20,139 video games and is considered a record holder for the largest video game collection in the world.

Guinness World Record reports that Antonio Monteiro (USA) has 20,139 games in his home in Richmond. Counting the collection alone took eight days, according to the report. Only then could Monteiro be awarded the record.

Monteiro’s collection includes more than 1,000 games for PlayStation 1, more than 900 for PlayStation 4 and more than 500 for the X-Box One. In addition, it has all the games released in North America¬†for various consoles such as the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox, SEGA CD, Atari Jaguar, Neo Geo Pocket, Sega Dreamcast, NES, GameCube, Wii, and the Wii U. He is still in the process of expanding his collection of the Nintendo Switch.

The rarities of his collection include, for example, all games for the Nintendo 64 DD. This was an accessory for the Nintendo 64, which allowed access to the online service “Randnet DD”. The device appeared only in Japan and was sold about 15,000 times. In total there were 90 games that released for the 64DD. Another rarity is “Max Basic Rifle Marksmanship Program,” a Nintendo shooting practice that was only delivered to the US military and never released publically.

The last record holder was also an American: Michael Thomasson. He owned more than 11,000 games and sold his collection in 2014 for $750,250. Monteiro is said to have started to collect video games since his childhood. Out of all 20,139 games, Antonio cites¬†Castlevania IV as his favorite, a game he describes as a “masterpiece” and Sega Genesis as the console that got him into gaming.


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