Hit & Miss: The Value of Collector’s Edition
Wouldn’t it be great if everyday life had embedded prompts that reminded you to buy new underwear every now and then? Perhaps the opportunity could present itself as you pay at the toll booth, or with your morning coffee. Better yet, it could come bundled with your new video game. That’s exactly what you’ll get if you pick up the Deluxe “Love is Over” edition of Catherine for the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.
From statues, to helmets, art-books and soundtracks, gamers have long been given the option for collectible goodies when purchasing new games. But how many of these items are worth the extra-large price tag? Some collectibles have had fans drooling in the past such as Modern Warfare 2’s Prestige Edition Night Vision Goggles; possibly the coolest collector’s edition extra was the authentic piece of the Berlin Wall packaged with World in Conflict.
Ultimately, gamers are all for the option of a Collector’s Edition in addition to the standard game. It only becomes an issue when retailer-exclusive content and DLC dilutes the core game’s package – are the standard versions of games even complete any more?