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Sony Announces Platinum Hits Quattro Pack (GT5, GoW3, KZ3, U2): Greatest Box Art Ever

Yoshichan

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AwakenedCloud

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Normally, I don't care about Greatest Hit Box Art, but wow. No way I'd ever put those ugly cases in my collection.
 

funkystudent

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SCEE have gotten a lot better with many things but god damn it if they dont know how to ruin a box art with there yellow platinum boxes and ugly purple, grey or blue Bubbles on covers.
 

Jive Turkey

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That's a true work of art there. I love the statement it makes about the current state of art in the industry. Very avant garde.
 
Who designs this stuff?
Someone with a clear list of marketing goals:

1.) The product must look cheap to attract the attention of budget buyers.
2.) The box art must convey that there are four games in the box.
3.) The box art must convey what those four games are.
4.) The box art must convey that these games are for the PlayStation 3, only for the PlayStation 3, and have been "certified good" by the "Platinum" moniker.
 

Kurod

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If I ever felt the desire to purchase one of those packs I'd flip that sheet around asap. Even if the boxart isn't reversible I'd just pen in the names.
 

demosthenes

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They should sell this for $30 or $40 max. Start leveraging their old software and sell it for dirt cheap. Just get the games out there into ppls hands and playing them and they'll come around for more. It blows my mind that Sony with this first party lineup doesn't do this at all.
 

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Wow, that's bad. So I guess Killzone 3 will be going Greatest Hits here soon in the US? I've come around to the red GH boxes. I got the Uncharted 1 & 2 GH dual pack as a gift and I thought the red cases would be an eye sore but they're not bad.

Especially compared to the horror in the OP...
 

subversus

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I see nothing wrong, looks like a pirate "ALL PRINCE OF PERSIA GAMES ON 1 DISK" dvd to me.
 

pieatorium

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Should have been Killzone thing in a tank top dropping his hankercheif to signal the start of a drag race between Kratos and Drake.
 
They should sell this for $30 or $40 max. Start leveraging their old software and sell it for dirt cheap. Just get the games out there into ppls hands and playing them and they'll come around for more. It blows my mind that Sony with this first party lineup doesn't do this at all.
They do a lot.

Primarily by bundling everything constantly, or lowering to $20 and letting stores cut the price to half during sales, presumably taking the losses on their end.
 

Replicant

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We know you love platinum games so we've put platinums in our platinums so you can see how awful our photoshop skill is!!
 

demosthenes

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They do a lot.

Primarily by bundling everything constantly, or lowering to $20 and letting stores cut the price to half during sales, presumably taking the losses on their end.
I know they bundle a lot but it just seems like they're lazy about it. Even if it were digital only so they don't have to incur any costs to print the game and ship it. Hell, retailers won't even be mad b/c hardly any of them are selling them new anymore.
 

Yoshichan

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Someone with a clear list of marketing goals:

1.) The product must look cheap to attract the attention of budget buyers.
2.) The box art must convey that there are four games in the box.
3.) The box art must convey what those four games are.
4.) The box art must convey that these games are for the PlayStation 3, only for the PlayStation 3, and have been "certified good" by the "Platinum" moniker.
 
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Wow, that's bad. So I guess Killzone 3 will be going Greatest Hits here soon in the US? I've come around to the red GH boxes. I got the Uncharted 1 & 2 GH dual pack as a gift and I thought the red cases would be an eye sore but they're not bad.

Especially compared to the horror in the OP...
Probably. It's been $19.99 on Amazon.com for a while. You should go ahead and pick up a copy before they change the box art.
 

shintoki

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It shall be found next to shovelware you didn't even know existed and old copies of COD3.