Collecting is something that is common among gamers, who see the physical copies of their video games as art that must be preserved, which is somehow an increasingly less common activity due to the rise in sales of digital titles. And in something that mixes both, a YouTuber named The Completionist has taken on the task of collecting all the existing Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in his Eshop, before they closed.
Something that he has documented in a video, which the content creator himself indicated that it is perhaps “the biggest and most expensive video” he has made, saying on his Twitter account: “it took me almost a whole year. It was a long and intense journey.” All because as many will know, on March 27, the eShops of both consoles will cease to be operational, so it will not be possible to buy digital games or access the application itself.
You can read: Nintendo Switch may not be able to run games like Call of Duty due to hardware limitations, according to authority reviewing Microsoft’s purchase of Activision
In total, he has spent about $21,100 on the entire acquisition (about $22,791), buying 866 Wii U games for about $9,000 and more than $12,000 worth of 1,547 Nintendo 3DS titles, in total, he has spent 328 days on this task. . Games that he says he has not bought the intention to keep for himself. Instead, he has decided to donate all the games to the Video Game History Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the history of video games.
Bulk purchase which in his Twitter thread he says will surely make some of “those developers very surprised when they find an upsell on their long-abandoned games”, adding that thanks to these transactions, he earned “thousands of points in coins gold so I can spend more money on eshop games on my Switch. I’m going to spend it exclusively on indies.”
Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / Coverage / Instagram / Discord
Leave a Reply