Call it what you want, Players Edition, Collector’s Edition, Hardened Edition: some big profile games get the special treatment, with special packaging, bonus materials, and a higher price tag. You can check this list to see if your favorite game was a collector’s edition at one point. With some upcoming AAA titles featuring some rather robust Special Edition bundles, including Modern Warfare 3 and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, it got me thinking about why people buy these special editions.
What feature most appeals to you when purchasing a game’s Collector’s Edition?
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There’s a lot of options to choose from, so pick the one that typically most influences your decision to purchase these types of games (and yes, I know that influence can vary based on the game). Me personally, I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up a Collector’s Edition version of a game; I certainly have not done so with any current generation consoles. I don’t really count Rock Band, since you need the instruments to play, but if I had to give a driving reason behind purchasing a collector’s edition, it would probably be for bonus major physical items. It would take something major to upsell me to spend sometimes more than double the original cost of a game. But that’s just me.
What do you think? Vote above, and comment below!
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