AFTER revealing the Final Fantasy 16 release date at The Game Awards, the game is now available for pre-order.
There are three editions available for purchase, each with different additional bonuses.
The Standard Edition costs £69.99 ($69.99), the usual price for a full game on PlayStation 5.
It comes with a regular copy of the game, some in-game bonuses, and six cloth wall banners if ordered through the Square Enix website.
Next is the Deluxe Edition, which is slightly more expensive at £99.99 ($99.99).
This includes the same bonuses as the standard edition plus a large cloth map and steel book case for the game.
The edition that fans are shocked by, however, is the Collector’s Edition, which costs a whopping £329.99 ($349.99).
This edition includes all of the previous bonuses, plus a digital soundtrack, an extra steelbook, eight pins, and a giant statue of two of the summons from the game.
To put the cost of this edition into perspective, the Xbox Series S is currently retailing for £199.99 in the UK thanks to Christmas deals.
The most expensive version of the Nintendo Switch, the Switch OLED, is also cheaper than this game, currently selling for around £300 depending on the retailer.
However, gamers have been known to spend on luxury products from their favorite series, and Final Fantasy fans were still eager to get their hands on the pricey edition.
This hasn’t been easy in all regions, however, with the majority of fans in Australia getting nothing.
The Collector’s Edition was only in stock at one retailer in the country, and only tier five members of the store could apply to pre-order.
To become a Tier 5 member, you must be among the top 10,000 top spenders in the store in a year.
The figure fluctuates, but in the past it has meant between A$10,000 and 15,000 (£5.5,000 to £8.3,000) was spent that year.
Despite the high barrier to entry, the Collector’s Editions sold out almost immediately due to the small stock allocated to the country.
Stocks appear to be more popular in Europe and the US, although they still come with a hefty price tag.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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