Remakes are common these days and the Resident Evil 4 Remake has been eagerly awaited. But is the collector’s edition really worth $500?
Like many new releases, the Resident Evil 4 Remake comes in 3 different versions: the base game, a deluxe edition, and an even more expensive collector’s edition which comes with a mix of digital and physical goodies.
Some people on eBay try to make a big profit from the Resident Evil 4 Remake Collector’s Edition. Some copies are being scalped for up to $500. And that’s not even the worst of it.
Let’s have a look at what this edition actually includes, whether you can still buy it for a reasonable price and what to be aware of when you try to buy a copy on eBay.
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What Does the Collector’s Edition of the Resident Evil 4 Remake Contain?
The Resident Evil 4 collector’s edition comes with physical and digital bonus items. The physical items cannot be obtained any other way. They are the main reason why this collector’s edition is so popular.
- Leon Figure
- Steelbook case
- Digital Soundtrack
- Extra DLC Pack
Can I Still Buy the Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Collector’s Edition?
The Resident Evil 4 Collector’s Edition is sold out at all official retailers, so it’s unlikely that you’ll get a copy for the original retail price. You can only find Collector’s Editions second-hand (Sometimes in “As new” and even “Unopened” conditions) from private sellers.
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Who Charges $500 for the Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Collector’s Edition?
Some sellers on eBay and Facebook’s marketplace are trying to make a tidy profit from selling their RE4 Remake Collector’s Editions. These sellers most likely bought collector’s editions with the goal to resell them. They may not even be fans or gamers themselves.
Some others try to sell parts of the collector’s edition for a high price. You can see people trying to sell empty collector’s edition cases, or single items from the box.
What to Look Out for When Trying to Buy a Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Collector’s Edition?
If you are very keen and willing to spend a small fortune on a copy of the collector’s edition, keep the following in mind:
- Make sure you get all the content, not just part of it.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- If a seller refuses to answer a question, it’s bad news!
- Don’t buy from a seller who never sold anything else on eBay before.
- Use PayPal to pay, so you can get a refund in case you’re scammed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a Deluxe Edition of the Resident Evil 4 Remake?
Yes, and it comes with the following extras:
- ‘Casual’ costumes for Leon and Ashley
- ‘Romantic’ costumes for Leon and Ashley
- ‘Hero’ Leon costume and gameplay filter
- ‘Villain’ Leon costume and gameplay filter
- The ‘Sentinel Nine’ deluxe weapon
- The ‘Skull Shaker’ deluxe weapon
- An additional treasure map
- The ‘Sunglasses (Sporty)’ accessory for Leon
- The Original Version soundtrack swap
Is There a Collector’s Edition for PC Gamers?
No, the exclusive collector’s edition is only available for PlayStation and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
Will the Resident Evil 4 Remake Get a VR Mode?
Yes, a VR mode is in development but there is no official release date yet. The VR mode will be a free DLC for PlayStation 5’s PSVR 2. Other VR modes are not planned yet.