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How Limited is Your Limited Edition?

MasonicGamer.com: When it comes to video games and memorabilia I’m a collector. Like many others I’ve been attracted to the Limited Editions, Collector’s Editions or just the ultra-rare since the first day I was able to earn an income for myself. Whether it’s my favourite franchises from today or re-capturing the days of my youth, I can’t help but jump at the opportunity to add something cool to my collection. I can’t quite remember if I’ve went on this tangent before as it is a touchy subject with me, but here we go anyway!

It seems these days I lean towards the ebay auctions and local buy and sells to find the oldies and rarities of yesteryear than lining up at the local game shop to get my hands on the latest and greatest shiney edition. There are however, those select games that come out that I say “oh yeah, gotta get that LE/CE.”

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Nyxus1295d ago

Everything is limited, the question is how limited?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Take the top selling game for example.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref...

Not so limited. All limited additions are still available. Ha fooled by marketing again!

sarshelyam1294d ago

@shutUpAndTakeMyMoney

You reference Black Ops II? Did you bother to even look at that link you posted. Every Hardened or Care Package Edition is now being sold through (not by) Amazon via third party sellers, and at a premium well beyond the original MSRP's.

The average Hardened Edition is selling well over $20 more than the original MSRP, while the average Care Package Edition is selling at more than $100 over the MSRP.

You just made Nyxus' point more relevant. The bottom line is that Limited Edition's may certainly be available, but when they've moved from the hands of the legitimate retailer, into this after-market/grey-market territory, they're bolstered as Limited and their valuation skyrockets.

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Incipio1294d ago (Edited 1294d ago )

@ abigailmark2

Bullshit

On point:

LE/CE editions don't sell very well so it simply always seems like there's a lot because there's a lot on hand at stores. And when stores get annoyed that they're not selling well, they move them off the sales floor and they go to online retailers.

jon12341294d ago

i just made $1500 dollars by working at........

haha jk!

but any heres jerry seinfelds joke on limited edition things

"I like the names they have for cars. Like, no baron has ever owned a LeBaron. Or the Ford LTD. "LTD." Limited. It's a "limited" edition...what did they make, fifty million of those? "Yes, it's 'limited' to the number we can sell."

Perjoss1294d ago

@ abigailmark2

You Capcom DLC department employees need to stop coming in here and boasting like that.

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TekoIie1295d ago

My username is limited to one N4G user :3

Starbucks_Fan1294d ago

I'm pretty sure my Gameboy Micro Famicon edition damn limited

GuyThatPlaysGames1294d ago

I always refer to Seinfeld's joke he says about something being limited.

Thatguy-3101294d ago

I honestly would KILL for a Uncharted 2 dagger. Honestly would have liked if they made the CE more easy to get like purchase at a reasonable price. But I guess that's what makes it more special.

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Root1295d ago

That Phurba Dagger....damn

ND really should of sold them, I would of paid for it.

ginsunuva1294d ago

I know I want one so bad. But it's expensive to make. And I guess actually limiting it makes it all the more special.
*looks on ebay*

nirwanda1295d ago

I love my limited edition bioshock with the big daddy figure, and my limited edition oblivion but most of them aint worth the extra money.

majiebeast1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

For me its not really about how limited it is, i just love the stuff that comes with the game's. I bought skyward sword mainly for the gold painted wiimote.

I still love the Helghast cloaker figurine that came with the Killzone 3 helghast edition its so detailed. Same for the infamous 2 hero edition and halo reach legendary edition all worth their money. Others like the batman AA and god of war 3 goodies were badly made. The uncharted 3 drake statue also looks incredibly bad but the belt buckle,ring and box look amazing.

Hassassin1295d ago

yep, I agree... I'll only buy it if it has quality and looks awesome. But its always a plus to know it's a limited edition, you feel the items are more special than just cool looking paperweights.

MsmackyM1295d ago

Well the Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collectors Edition was extremely limited.

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