February 16, 2017
A Nintendo fan’s attempt at digitally preserve every SNES game has come to a screeching halt after the United States Postal Service either lost or misplaced (read as: possibly stolen) a package with around 100 games in it, according to amateur archivist Byuu.
The package was the second of five packages containing SNES games, which were being sent to Byuu by a game collector in Germany, who had sent the games as a loan. Byuu intended on sending the games back to the collector once they were archived.
The donor had planned on loaning Byuu over 400 games to archive, but with this mishap, the process has effectively come to a stall.
However, the package containing around $7,500 to $10,000 worth of games has been “stuck in the Jersey City, NJ 07097 bulk mail processing warehouse with absolutely no movement.” Apparently, the package had been sent on January 5th, 2017 and never reached Byuu.