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mr obscure
03-10-2009, 06:31 AM
I have 2 questions about the xbox 360,maybe you guys can help?

1. how limited are the limited xbox360 games? I have the feeling even limited editions are common with 100.000 copies made AND are some limited editions more rare then other? pal or ntsc?

2.Is it possible to get 100.000 achievement points? Is saw many people leave there xbox 360 profile under there username and saw some big scores like 13.000 and even 44.000+ but 100.000?

dylan0228
03-10-2009, 06:49 AM
I`m at 76,000 & have seen many people over 100,000. I have heard some skeptism about the legitamacy of some gamerscores, but I can assure you mine is legit.

s1lence
03-10-2009, 07:00 AM
I've got over 100K. Its quite a bit of work. Pretty much everyone that has game saved their gamerscore or hacked the system (achievement system) has been either reset or banned. Stripclubdj, Sufoor and JapanTop were a few of the more notables. To get a high gamerscore I have a good group of friends that I game with. I also play every single day/night. I have a wife and 3 kids to love and support as well.


Yes, mine score is legit. I own 5 Xbox 360s, 3 US systems, 1 EU and 1 Japanese. I also have over 400 retail 360 games, not including the XBLA.

As for the limited editions, Mass Effect and Bioshock LE's are truely Limited. There are other games thought that are more limited. The NTSC version of Asterix Olympic Games was only sold at a select Walmarts in Canada. Winter Sports 2 I've only seen on Amazon.com.

PapaStu
03-10-2009, 11:35 AM
A number are harder to get (the LE's). Halo 3's LE was produced in a lower number than the Legendary Edition, Call of Duty 4's LE has always been a tough find. After a while even most of the heavily produced ones become harder to get.

Nesmaster
03-10-2009, 12:25 PM
The NTSC version of Asterix Olympic Games was only sold at a select Walmarts in Canada.

I can vouch for that. I've only seen this game at ONE Walmart in my entire city, and no others. Obviously I bought it. :P

There's a few limited editions I wasn't even aware of out there, like Splintercell: DA and Transformers until I saw them with my own eyes, haha.

Yeah, racking up a high achievement score is a lot of work if you let it become like work. It was like my job at one point, 40+ hours per week of playing games for achievements. I'm actually glad they started resetting scores, because the fear of me being reset for using the Seriously... glitch in Gears of War was enough to break me out of my addiction... and at the cost of my health and my life, enough was enough. I never did get reset for that though, but it hardly means anything to me anymore other than something interesting to look at once in a while in terms of game history, what I've played and when I unlocked certain milestones, etc. (I've got a new passion/hobby, see signature :P)

The odd time I'll get caught up going for the odd achievement in certain games because it's fun to do, or you have games like Sonic's UGC full of fun achievements worth playing for, but I'll never spend hours grinding away for achievements ever again. I've been there and I don't ever want to go back. Any game I play now is out of curiosity or for fun, I haven't the time or patience to turn gaming into work again, lol. (FYI I stopped around 97 000 nearly a year ago and currently sit at 105 xxx...)

mr obscure
03-10-2009, 04:28 PM
Man 100K respect. I hope for you guys that you can take your score to the next xbox console.

ProgrammingAce
03-10-2009, 04:53 PM
A number are harder to get (the LE's). Halo 3's LE was produced in a lower number than the Legendary Edition

Not quite, the legendary edition had a much smaller print run, but because of the price and size, it sold like crap.

The overall print run for the legendary edition was only about 3.5% of the total initial print for halo 3. It just happens that 3.5% of a bajillion is still umteenzillion.

without getting too specific in exact quantites that is...

s1lence
03-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Man 100K respect. I hope for you guys that you can take your score to the next xbox console.

I'm guessing with all the attention to achievements it probably will.

Bojay1997
03-10-2009, 05:23 PM
I've got over 100K. Its quite a bit of work. Pretty much everyone that has game saved their gamerscore or hacked the system (achievement system) has been either reset or banned. Stripclubdj, Sufoor and JapanTop were a few of the more notables. To get a high gamerscore I have a good group of friends that I game with. I also play every single day/night. I have a wife and 3 kids to love and support as well.


Yes, mine score is legit. I own 5 Xbox 360s, 3 US systems, 1 EU and 1 Japanese. I also have over 400 retail 360 games, not including the XBLA.

As for the limited editions, Mass Effect and Bioshock LE's are truely Limited. There are other games thought that are more limited. The NTSC version of Asterix Olympic Games was only sold at a select Walmarts in Canada. Winter Sports 2 I've only seen on Amazon.com.

Winter Sports 2 isn't rare, at least not on-line. It's literally available from every major on-line retailer and several have it for $10 less than Amazon. As far as Canadian stuff, Asterix is harder to find because of its limited distribution, but the Canadian-only Forza 2 Limited Edition is also pretty rare as far as I can tell. Of course, now that all the DLC is standard in the Platinum Hits edition, other than the special box (which is just cardboard like Madden's CE box), there's no real point in picking it up.

mr obscure
03-10-2009, 07:42 PM
talking about L.E.'s i didn't even knew there was a dead rising L.E.
Is there a list of all the L.E.'s

PapaStu
03-10-2009, 08:27 PM
talking about L.E.'s i didn't even knew there was a dead rising L.E.
Is there a list of all the L.E.'s

The Dead Rising LE is Euro only. Not a Stateside release. I know we had one going here for a while. I'll dig around and see what I can find in old posts.

Nate Nanjo
03-10-2009, 08:41 PM
I would consider Tales of Vesperia Limited Edition, pretty limited. It took a while to find mine, since I missed out when it first came out.

SegaAges
03-10-2009, 10:03 PM
I got Skate 2 LE Bundle. Less than 500 made altogether. I don't know if it is available anywhere else, but when I got it, it was only available through the ea website. the only thing that really makes it a special edition is the full sized skateboard, as the game and game case themselves are the same as any other copy.

This is my pride and Joy of LE games, as I am greatly hoping this hops in price later on since less than 500 were made altogether.

mr obscure
03-11-2009, 11:16 AM
About achievement points.
Are companies free too give points or does microsoft has something to say about it.
Because some games give you more points then others.

Oobgarm
03-11-2009, 11:37 AM
1000 is the standard set by MS on retail discs, 200 for arcade titles.

Some DLC can give more points, like Crackdown, Mass Effect, Oblivion, etc.

Darren870
03-11-2009, 12:46 PM
They need to bring back the achievement contest.

They ran one like 1-2 years ago and if you got like 1000 points in less then a month you won prizes. I forget the exact details but I won a XBLA game and some themes and gamer pictures.

The 1 2 P
03-11-2009, 06:27 PM
I have noticed over the last few months that theres way more limited edition 360 games than I originally thought.

Ze_ro
03-13-2009, 12:51 PM
This one was only available via special order directly from EA. A lot of people made fun of it for being so expensive at the time, but everything in the set is extremely high quality. Mine is labelled 541/1000

http://24.79.9.107/deadspacele.jpg

--Zero

Bojay1997
03-13-2009, 01:01 PM
I got Skate 2 LE Bundle. Less than 500 made altogether. I don't know if it is available anywhere else, but when I got it, it was only available through the ea website. the only thing that really makes it a special edition is the full sized skateboard, as the game and game case themselves are the same as any other copy.

This is my pride and Joy of LE games, as I am greatly hoping this hops in price later on since less than 500 were made altogether.

Did it actually come all in one box or was it just the game and a separate skateboard like Target did for one of the Tony Hawk games a few years ago?

PapaStu
03-13-2009, 09:09 PM
Did it actually come all in one box or was it just the game and a separate skateboard like Target did for one of the Tony Hawk games a few years ago?


I'm pretty sure it was separate. I really wanted that Dead Space LE, I just couldn't justify the cost for it. Oh well. I'll live with a regular edition.

Deadman
03-13-2009, 10:15 PM
I was expecting the Resident Evil 5 collectors edition to only be $10 or so more than the standard, but $30 was quite a surprise. I'm guessing this might be because it is actually a "limited" run, instead of just an over-produced special package? If my Toys R Us was any indication, they had a ratio of about 1:25 on the Collectors edition (they only got in one copy).

roushimsx
03-13-2009, 10:33 PM
This one was only available via special order directly from EA. A lot of people made fun of it for being so expensive at the time, but everything in the set is extremely high quality. Mine is labelled 541/1000

I almost bought it but opted not to because it didn't include the bluray version of Downfall. Of course, after seeing Downfall on BD and realizing just how shitty it was in nearly every way, I feel all the more retarded for not preordering that super neat LE package. :(

Ze_ro
03-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I was expecting the Resident Evil 5 collectors edition to only be $10 or so more than the standard, but $30 was quite a surprise. I'm guessing this might be because it is actually a "limited" run, instead of just an over-produced special package? If my Toys R Us was any indication, they had a ratio of about 1:25 on the Collectors edition (they only got in one copy).
The LE's for Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 both seem to be pretty difficult to find. It's only two days after RE5 came out, and I'd be hard pressed to find a copy of the LE in the city. I had to order it off Future Shop's website. As for SF4, I was busy at work around the time it came out, and I apparently missed my chance and couldn't find one anywhere. Luckily, Stu's helping me out with this. Both of these are already selling for $130-150 on eBay. If you have the chance, get them now.

--Zero

Deadman
03-15-2009, 04:01 PM
The LE's for Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 both seem to be pretty difficult to find. It's only two days after RE5 came out, and I'd be hard pressed to find a copy of the LE in the city. I had to order it off Future Shop's website. As for SF4, I was busy at work around the time it came out, and I apparently missed my chance and couldn't find one anywhere. Luckily, Stu's helping me out with this. Both of these are already selling for $130-150 on eBay. If you have the chance, get them now.

--Zero

Which version are you looking for? I agree that the 360 version has disappeared, and I went to MANY Gamestops this weekend to check their used games (B2G1 sale you know) and only saw maybe 2 copies. The PS3 version is definitely more available, as every store except one had copies to sell.

savageone
03-15-2009, 06:46 PM
The LE's for Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 both seem to be pretty difficult to find. It's only two days after RE5 came out, and I'd be hard pressed to find a copy of the LE in the city. I had to order it off Future Shop's website. As for SF4, I was busy at work around the time it came out, and I apparently missed my chance and couldn't find one anywhere. Luckily, Stu's helping me out with this. Both of these are already selling for $130-150 on eBay. If you have the chance, get them now.

--Zero

Get them now?? You say that as if they are going to sky rocket in price when they will almost certainly come down in price by quite a lot. Neither are THAT rare. They are just currently in high demand.

I'm in the club that believes very few 360 LEs are actually all that "limited". The Dead Space (posted above) that was sold through EA qualifies. If you're buying a LE you'll have something that will hold it's value better than the normal edition but will probably never be all that hard to find, assuming you're not above eBaying or anything.

Personally, I will only get the LE when they are worth the price or if I'm a big fan of the series. I find very few LEs to be worth it their asking price. Bioshock comes to mind as something that I thought was worth it, and they kept it at just $10 more instead of all this recent $20 and $30 more junk. Although the statues, which is the main attraction imo, are really a bit naff they can be snazzed up (http://tomopop.com/post.phtml?pk=4355) if you have a bit of time. And rather than a crap tin case for the game you get a nice normal case with different artwork than the standard game. I really hate it when LE games come in tin cases. :grrr:

The 1 2 P
03-17-2009, 04:08 PM
Get them now?? You say that as if they are going to sky rocket in price when they will almost certainly come down in price by quite a lot. Neither are THAT rare. They are just currently in high demand.

I agree. Very few current gen limited editions retain their value for more than a year at best.

boogiecat
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Mine's the The Idolm@ster Live 4U Limited Edition with DVD OVA and some booklet in it.:-D

Bojay1997
03-17-2009, 11:14 PM
Get them now?? You say that as if they are going to sky rocket in price when they will almost certainly come down in price by quite a lot. Neither are THAT rare. They are just currently in high demand.

I'm in the club that believes very few 360 LEs are actually all that "limited". The Dead Space (posted above) that was sold through EA qualifies. If you're buying a LE you'll have something that will hold it's value better than the normal edition but will probably never be all that hard to find, assuming you're not above eBaying or anything.

Personally, I will only get the LE when they are worth the price or if I'm a big fan of the series. I find very few LEs to be worth it their asking price. Bioshock comes to mind as something that I thought was worth it, and they kept it at just $10 more instead of all this recent $20 and $30 more junk. Although the statues, which is the main attraction imo, are really a bit naff they can be snazzed up (http://tomopop.com/post.phtml?pk=4355) if you have a bit of time. And rather than a crap tin case for the game you get a nice normal case with different artwork than the standard game. I really hate it when LE games come in tin cases. :grrr:

I strongly agree with this. None of these LE 360 games is really rare and with all the people buying them up and keeping them sealed, I suspect prices will crash in a few years when people start liquidating collections and realizing that having one of 100,000 CE copies of a game that sold millions and is now worth $5-$10 new and mere dollars used is not a really a good investment. Heck, if you buy most of them at full MSRP now, you've already lost $30-$40 of your "investment" when Best Buy or Amazon clears them out within a few months of going on sale.

Ze_ro
03-18-2009, 01:07 AM
I suspect prices will crash in a few years
That doesn't help me when it's a game I want to play now. And I'm certainly not going to buy a regular copy of the game to play in the meantime when I know I'm going to want the LE in the future.

In the long term, sure it'll come down... but it's not like most of the other LE's that will still be available new in stores 4 months from now.

--Zero