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Would You Pay $1,300 For The Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition?

That's what Capcom wants to know, so they're asking.

The publisher will release a ridiculously pricey special edition of Resident Evil 6 in Japan this fall: It comes with "a faithful replica of Leon's leather jacket" along with four tablet covers, and it'll retail for 105,000 yen, or nearly $1,300.

...that's a lot of money, even for the hardcore franchise followers. It definitely seems like something that would probably remain in Japan, but Capcom is asking North American gamers if it's something they'd possibly purchase. The poll is up over at the Capcom-Unity website and as of right now, the split is 75/25 in favor of "No way. Not interested." That's hardly surprising, but perhaps it's mildly interesting to note that 1/4 of voters really would pay that much money for this collector's edition. That jacket must be pretty high quality, wouldn't you say?

Anyway, feel free to vote. The chances of me paying $1,300 for a video game, regardless of the extra stuff, is pretty damn slim...the "extra stuff" would have to be an ounce of gold or something.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6

Tags: re6, resident evil 6, re6 premium edition, premium edition poll, capcom

5/11/2012 9:42:05 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

Oxvial
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 9:57:11 AM
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Never! and the one that come with this idea needs to be fired from Capcom.

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556pineapple
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:17:14 AM
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That jacket would be cool, but I'd rather buy a knock-off for a lot cheaper if I get one at all. It's really not that important to me.

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Geobaldi
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:25:38 AM
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I'm not even going to pay for the regular edition, so no on this one as well.

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jimmyhandsome
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:27:20 AM
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no. I don't even buy the $99 limited/premium editions of new releases

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Godslim
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:27:21 AM
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no.

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Excelsior1
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:36:16 AM
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No way.

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rogers71
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:15:14 AM
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OMG!!!!!! 2 words.....HELL NO!!!!!!!!!

The way that crapcom has crapped all over the RE series the last 2 installments, they will be lucky if I pay 59.99 for the game much less drop 1300 for some more bull****!!!!! What are these developers thinking?

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coverton341
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:18:24 AM
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Okay, so pricing out four tablet covers and a leather jacket has me sitting at $900 and adding in a video game brings me to $960.

Mind you, I was looking for very expensive tablet covers and jackets. I honestly don't believe that for a video game bundle they are going to go with top of the line items, especially considering that they contracting out to a couple of manufacturers who are just going to slam out the requisite amount of items.

Seems like a money grab by exploiting people's desire of "swag".

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CH1N00K
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:27:22 AM
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After feeling my 15 bucks was wasted on the last Resident Evil gold edition bargain bin game that I bought? Sure why not, in fact why don't I post my credit card number on this site so that everyone who visits here can pre-order it now?

It's 4526 7628 BLOW ME!!....(New Visa's have weird numbers....) I want to see what this jacket looks like though so if I ever see someone who has one, I can run up to them, point and laugh and steal their wallet as they clearly have more money then brains...

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TheCanadianGuy
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:27:54 AM
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i'll keep this short and sweet. NO.

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Clamedeus
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 12:44:34 PM
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The jacket does look pretty cool, but no way am I paying $1,300 for a game and extras. :0

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daus26
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:01:55 PM
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Take the 4 covers off the package and throw in a car. Then I'll take it.

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Oyashiro
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:18:12 PM
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I wonder how much it cost to make that jacket? I would laugh if it ended up being made out of pleather or something.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:19:30 PM
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Leon's leather jacket MUST have some kind of new-age weapon system that reacts to any semblance of a life or death situation ....as well as possibly feature a jetpack that responds to voice recognition.

Maybe they could also throw in Wesker's affinity for dodging well-placed headshots, for good measure ;)

Otherwise, I think that I just may have to pass on this one :/

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Clamedeus
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:51:55 PM

Haha. :D

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gumbi
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:43:03 PM
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Oh please... This is ridiculous. I could buy a new PS3, a sweet leather jacket, and a dozen new games for $1300.00

And lets be realistic, the majority of that 25% that voted for it are bluffing. They're voting for it because they think it's cool, but I'll bet less than 1/4 of that 1/4 would actually cough up $1300 for it.

But I guess, considering what it likely costs to produce, Capcom probably doesn't need to sell a ton of these for it to be profitable...

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Clamedeus
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:52:38 PM

If I was rich and had a lot of money to throw away then I probably would but.. I'm not rich. lol xD

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slugga_status
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 2:43:15 PM
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ummm..no...that leather jacket better do something for that type of money or better yet a hidden vial of the t-virus

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CrusaderForever
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 2:47:21 PM
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LOL!!! That's a good one! I thought you were serious! :)

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JLB1
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 2:55:55 PM
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That kind of money, and I would have gotten a nice and powerful gaming PC to indulge in the Steam sales.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 3:08:35 PM
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I bet the jacket is cheap and too small. For this price it should come with a woman dressed as Jill Valentine that does... stuff.

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rogers71
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 3:57:19 PM

Holy crap!!!! World, you should work in the marketing department for capcom. HA HA, I would have to sell some stuff and scrounge up 1300 for your idea. I would love a woman dressed like Jill that does......stuff. LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 5:23:07 PM

Just call me Don Draper :)

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CONTRABAND
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 4:44:14 PM
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I will spend the $1,300 on a gun for the real zombie attack!

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 5:04:42 PM

CONTRABAND,

Hey, you can take the whole family of 10 to New Jersey's "Zombie Survival Course" for only a few dollars than Crapcom wants.....


Sign up now.....

http://www.zombiesurvivalcourse.com/

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souljah92
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 4:58:03 PM
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I would spend the $1300 on condoms to prevent getting aids, seriously though, you can get most high brand jacket, take the goose jackets for instance for like $500, like balls i'd pay $1300 for a game and jacket

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 4:58:04 PM
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OK, capcom has now gone certifiably nucking futs!

But if they decide to throw in a working flamethrower too, I'll be all over it.

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JackDillinger89
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 7:40:01 PM
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Sure if it comes with a b**w J*b. Most leather jackets dont cost 1300. Im not even interested in a regular edition of RE6. Id rather buy black ops 2. RE franchise isnt the pinnacle of zombie games anymore. Treyarch changed that :)

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Geobaldi
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 8:50:54 PM

Designer leather jackets can go for higher prices then this. I know one, for example, that costs over $8,000. That's why I've been trying to find out who makes this one. But I can't find that info anywhere.

But yeah, a typical leather jacket is priced far less then this one is. And as far as zombie games go, The Indie Stone has made the best zombie video game to date, and it's still in alpha for the most part.

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Robochic
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 7:43:30 PM
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nope this is just the dumbest thing i've heard of a gaming company doing

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 7:43:34 PM
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I already have a leather bomber jacket, still expensive but not even close to that price.

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Pyramid
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 9:18:45 PM
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NO!!!

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Raze22
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 12:51:48 AM
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Capcom what were you thinking when you made the dragon's dogma collector's edition a Japanese exclusive yet you offer us this? Once again, what were you thinking?!!!!

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matt99
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 1:38:26 AM
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If you pay more for a game than you did for the console and TV combined there's a problem.

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___________
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 5:50:15 AM
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f*ck no!
my poltix leather jacket who are the rolls royce of leather jackets only cost me 900!
50 bucks says the leather jacket in this wont even be real leather, just synthetic vynel or something else made to feel like leather.
if it was made by a italian craftsman then ok i could justify that price, but 50 bucks says it wont be, it will be a 200 dollar jacket there charging you 1000+ for!

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Rogueagent01
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 5:53:41 AM
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After reading the comments I realize I am amongst a ridiculously small group that would be willing to cough up that kind of cash for something like that. And mind you I don't even like the RE series, other then the first one.

However I would only consider paying that kind of money if it was a truely limited edition. Had I been working when Kingdoms of Amalur came out I absolutey would have bought there special edition that was something like $275 or $375. But if I remember correctly they only made 300 of them, so I would have bought it and never opened it up, it would have drove me nuts not knowing who signed the statue.

I love REAL collectors editions. Not the ones that most game companies release where they make tens of thousands of them, those I pass on unless it is something that really interests me. I miss the good old days of getting cool swag with the games, not like today where most of the games just give you a code to redeem some DLC, or a flimsy piece of paper that has the world map printed on it. In a way you can absolutely call me a sucker, but since I like collecting and I don't open the stuff up(I'll usually buy 2 copies) 30 years from now I'll be the one saying ha...look at that bid on Ebay! I can retire off this one item, lol(hopefully). And if not at least my grandkids will have an awesome collection to either sell or show off to there friends.

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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @ 9:17:33 PM

i like your style man

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Draguss
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @ 8:34:09 PM
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Must be one hell of a jacket...

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