There are collector editions and then there are really special collector's editions. And then there's the Dark Souls 3 Prestige Edition. Which costs more than a console.
$799.95. That's what it'll cost if you want to pre-order the Prestige Edition for Dark Souls 3 from EB Games right now. There's actually reason to pre-order this if you're a massive fan, since it comes with the following:
- 40cm Lord of Cinder Resin Figurine
- 25cm Red Knight Figurine
- Collector's Box
- Metal Case
- 3 x Iron-on Patches
- Cloth game map
- A4 hardcover art book
- Dark Souls 3 Game
At the time of writing, I couldn't find active listings for the Prestige Edition online anywhere bar EB Games. There were some old links on JB Hi-Fi's site but those have since been taken down, although you can still view the URL by clicking on the link.
That's probably because of demand, though. Bandai Namco told me over email that JB's stock of Prestige Editions ran out in a single day. EB Games confirmed via Twitter it wasn't exclusive to them, and Bandai later added that JB and EB were the only two retailers in Australia to receive stock due to "very limited numbers". If you're in New Zealand, the only stockists there are Mighty Ape.
But damn, that's a lot of money. You could buy two Xbox One's or PS4's for that price with some of the bundles and discounts that have popped up over the last few months. Hell, you could have gotten a console AND the special edition of Dark Souls 3 and still had money left over.
What do you think? Those figurines are pretty nice.