The Best (PlayStation)

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Official The Best and PS one Books badges used on PlayStation game covers

The Best is a Sony PlayStation budget range in Japan and parts of Asia. Similar budget ranges include Greatest Hits in North America, Essentials in PAL regions and BigHit Series in Korea.

For the PlayStation, The Best was followed by PS one Books when the PS one was released in 2001. These games were top selling popular titles that were made available again in a low-priced version under this new label. Games released under the PS one Books label did not come in standard jewel cases like other PlayStation games, but instead came packaged in slim jewel cases. The games' instruction booklets were typically placed outside of the case, with both booklet and case sealed in plastic packaging. The software contained on the discs was usually the original retail game, however bug fixes were applied for a few titles. PS one Books titles were still being released until late 2006.

The first PlayStation 3 The Best titles were released on March 19, 2008.[1] However Armored Core 4 had been prior released as early as January 10, 2008 in the Best Collection.[2]


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  1. ^ PlayStation 3 the Best
  2. ^ "アーマード・コア 4 (The Best Collection) – PS3" – via Amazon.
  3. ^ "エースコンバット2 (PS)". Famitsu. Kadokawa Corporation. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ "エースコンバット3 エレクトロスフィア (PS)". Famitsu (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  5. ^ "クロックタワー2 PlayStation® the Best | ソフトウェアカタログ | プレイステーション® オフィシャルサイト". Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "グラディウス外伝 [PS]". Famitsu. Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  7. ^ a b "Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu Release Information for PlayStation – GameFAQs". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  8. ^ "ロックマン X3 PlayStation® the Best for Family – ソフトウェアカタログ – プレイステーション® オフィシャルサイト".

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