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Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum Hits

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:33 pm
by jlo138
Black Label is the Original Release, but in order to get a GH /PC /PH you have to sell so many copies in a certain period of time (doesn't always apply). Now with that said the GH /PC /PH is re released with different artwork (or the same but altered) and a price change. Also bug fixes sometimes happen and additional content is included (sometimes). Now wouldn't the print run on the GH /PC /PH be lower which should make it more sought after (if using that as a reason)? It's not like they sold as many GH /PC /PH as the original releases.

There are diffent variables that apply to each collector which may be artwork, bonus content, bug fixes, music disc and special addition packaging that makes one more collectable over the other... Even "not for resale" or multiple games on one disc editions may be sought after.

I'm starting to collect sealed copies of my favorites and I generally look for what's the cheapest. Except PH on the 360, those are ugly looking.

So what do you prefer and why?

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:41 pm
by emu_kidid
I prefer original editions of my games, mostly because I've only ever bought or wanted to buy games when they were first released.

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:38 am
by Benji_Black
The "Greatest Hits" style cases really mess up a good perfect looking row of games.. especially the bright yellow gamecube ones. I always go with originals if possible for that reason.

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:55 pm
by jlo138
What's nice is when you pay for a "Factory Sealed" game and get this... images below...
Seller didn't add a picture and isn't required to since it was listed as "Brand New".

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:29 pm
by Streetwalker
Sorry I didn't get what you meant. :/

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:54 pm
by jlo138
Streetwalker wrote:Sorry I didn't get what you meant. :/
The game packaging is opened but still has the security stickers. Notice the game store label. The contents inside the case are sealed new but the case is out of the plastic wrap and is all scratched up. It can't be listed as Brand New since the case which is part of the purchasing content is Used condition. All is there except the plastic wrapping.

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:16 pm
by Streetwalker
Hmmm yeah indeed. I don't really get the point of collecting sealed games though. :P All games should be ripped and stored in a reliable datacenter but collecting sealed ones... :roll:

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:43 pm
by emu_kidid
I like when I buy a bunch of games and one turns out to be factory sealed :P

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:12 pm
by Streetwalker
Yeah it's nice that the game is sealed but I'd open it up to play it instead of leaving it sealed on the shelf. :P

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:43 pm
by AC_Orange
I collect black labels only, however I am after Starfox Adventures Player's Choice as it is a higher version than the original. They must've patched something

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:50 pm
by ShadowOne333
AC_Orange wrote:I collect black labels only, however I am after Starfox Adventures Player's Choice as it is a higher version than the original. They must've patched something
Actually, the Player's Choice bundles are usually new revisions of the game, which might include some translation fix, bug fixes, glitches, etc.
Sometimes it is a more enhanced version of the game, but the box doesn't help. XD

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:07 am
by emu_kidid
Metroid Prime NTSC had a 1.1 or 1.01 to fix the infinite door opening issues.

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:00 am
by AC_Orange
ShadowOne333 wrote:
AC_Orange wrote:I collect black labels only, however I am after Starfox Adventures Player's Choice as it is a higher version than the original. They must've patched something
Actually, the Player's Choice bundles are usually new revisions of the game, which might include some translation fix, bug fixes, glitches, etc.
Sometimes it is a more enhanced version of the game, but the box doesn't help. XD
I haven't really seen any others that are different other than Starfox Adventures (I am talking about PAL only here)
Super Smash Bros had 1.00, 1.01 and 1.02 while PAL is still only 1.0

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:12 pm
by MarioMania
Black Label for me

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:29 pm
by iamdablasta
AC_Orange wrote:
ShadowOne333 wrote:
AC_Orange wrote:I collect black labels only, however I am after Starfox Adventures Player's Choice as it is a higher version than the original. They must've patched something
Actually, the Player's Choice bundles are usually new revisions of the game, which might include some translation fix, bug fixes, glitches, etc.
Sometimes it is a more enhanced version of the game, but the box doesn't help. XD
I haven't really seen any others that are different other than Starfox Adventures (I am talking about PAL only here)
Super Smash Bros had 1.00, 1.01 and 1.02 while PAL is still only 1.0
What? Pal had most updates ever and was beyond 1.02 (it said 1.02, but had more fixes).
http://supersmashbros.wikia.com/wiki/Li ... ces_(SSBM)
All pal releases are 1.02+ if I am not mistaken.

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:35 pm
by AC_Orange
Check redump only 1.00 exists in PAL

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:38 pm
by Streetwalker
But is redump actually complete ?

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:50 pm
by AC_Orange
When it comes to Super Smash Bros Melee it is complete, people including myself have reported that the Player's Choice is indeed identical to Black Label. If there was another version surely someone would've dumped it by now

Re: Black Label vs. Greatest Hits /Players Choice /Platinum

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:02 pm
by iamdablasta
Oh god, I don't remember what version I have and I can't check either, we're moving and it's packed far far away. Unreachable.
I was pretty sure PAL was 1.02 only, but maybe the pal 1.02 is marked 1.0 being the one and only pal release?