Submitted by xboxpete 79d ago | opinion piece

Do Gamers Demand Collectors Editions Or Do Publishers?

Do Gamers Demand Collectors Editions Or Do Publishers?

E3 2o14 has focused on the games! All of the Publishers have supported this overall theme throughout.

But the top games that have been announced will no doubt have their content and glamorous collectors piece already planned out (Culture, Industry)

admiralvic  +   79d ago
It's a little of both, since many odd games have gotten a CE (Catherine, Mugen Souls, Neptunia) and many huge games (just about every AAA title in the past 3 years). When it comes to bigger games, I think companies demand them (at least more so than consumers) so they can get increased coverage, constant marketing (how many times have you seen a huge Assassins Creed CE box at a retailer?), more coverage and they generally get a fair amount of support. However, when it comes to smaller games, it's certainly the fans. This is because smaller games don't usually get collectibles and are usually limited to hard to find / rare press items and low print CEs to get something from that game.

In the end though, I don't really mind CEs. Best case some fans get neat little nicknacks they can enjoy and worst case it doesn't sell and I can find it on sale for cheap.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Talesofgaming - Unrest Review

16m ago - James sat down with Indian alt-RPG Unrest, noting it had a "novel approach to the standard formula" | PC

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review | IGN Netherlands

17m ago - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is like game changed little compared to its predecessor. Howeve... | PS Vita

Dragon Quest I Coming Out In September With A New Localization.

17m ago - Siliconera: Square Enix released Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and Dragon Quest I... | iPhone

Teslagrad Interview: Using Magnetic Polarity To Solve Timed Puzzles

47m ago - Teslagrad is a unique platfomer that focuses on the law of magnetism to solve difficult puzzles.... | PS4

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4) Review

Now - Drew takes on the prince of darkness for the 1,347th time. | Promoted post

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review | FTG (Front Towards Gamer)

47m ago - Dylan Tierney writes "Danganronpa 2 does what every sequel should do – it shakes up conventions w... | PS Vita