Platinum Hits

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Platinum Hits is a term used to refer to a line of select Xbox games that were considered by Microsoft to have sold considerable units on the platform in the nine months after release,[1] and have dropped in price from their original MSRP to a newer, lower price, generally that of $19.99,[2] although multi-game packs may sell for more. A similar budget range in PAL markets is known as Xbox Classics for £19.99 and Best of Classics for £9.99. In Japan, they are known as Platinum Collection games and generally cost ¥2800, with a number of games such as GTA4 and Dynasty Warriors 6 at a higher price point of ¥3800. Sales requirements may vary by region.

On September 8, 2006, Microsoft announced the Platinum Collection would be extended to the Xbox 360 platform.[3] On September 20, 2006, at Microsoft's Pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, they announced Platinum Hits for the Xbox 360 in North America, priced at $29.99 and Classics in the UK for £24.99.[4] A second wave of titles was released in early 2007, with additional games being added periodically.[5]

Platinum Family Hits are special Platinum Hits that have been designated appropriate for all ages. All current Platinum Family Hits are rated "E" by the ESRB, except for T-rated X-Men Legends and three E10+ rated games Sonic the Hedgehog, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. As with Platinum Hits, the new suggested retail (MSRP) is $19.99.

Best of Platinum Hits are select best-selling Platinum Hits that have a suggested retail price of $9.99 and a slightly different "Best of Platinum Hits" logo on the package design. Best of Platinum Family Hits are chosen from the Platinum Family Hits line.

Original Xbox[edit]

Games in Platinum Hits series[edit]

Games in Best of Platinum Hits series[edit]

Games in Platinum Family Hits series[edit]

Games in Best of Platinum Family Hits series[edit]

Games in Classics series[edit]

Games in Best of Classics series[edit]

Games in Platinum Collection series[edit]

Xbox 360[edit]

Games in Platinum Hits for Xbox 360 series[edit]

Games in Xbox Classics for Xbox 360 series[edit]

Games in Platinum Collection for Xbox 360 series[edit]

Xbox One[edit]

Games in Greatest Hits for Xbox One series (Europe)[edit]

Games in Greatest Hits for Xbox One series (Japan)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldstein, By Hilary. "Top 10 Xbox Platinum Hits". 
  2. ^ "Platinum Punch." Official Xbox Magazine 16. March 2003: p. 14
  3. ^ Gantayat, By Anoop. "Xbox 360 Goes Budget in Japan". 
  4. ^ Microsoft Announces Platinum Hits Lineup for Xbox 360 - Xbox
  5. ^ Microsoft Announces New Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
  6. ^ "Gears of War 2 (Platinum Hits)". xBox 360 Game Reviews. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 

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