I've been buying sealed ps2 games and noticed that many of the older ps2 games released had security strips in their seal on the very top of the case. I know that the newer ps2 games were factory sealed without the security strips like ps3 games. So, im just wondering how to spot a fake seal on a game that was released without security strips in the seal.
This also applies to ALL ps1 games
Hi, can someone tell me if all ps2 games that are factory sealed come with the official playstation 2 tear strip. I have a game that is perfectly sealed (metal gear solid 2 from the console bundle) which I bought off eBay but it is neatly sealed. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
They definitely do not.
You seem to think you know a lot about a game you have never bought wholesale. No, I don't think they are pumping those out of the factory now, I know for a fact they are they are pumping those out of the factory now, in shrink wrap. How do I know? The cases have a date on manufacture on them. Do you have any idea how many of those sell? I am but a pimple on the butt of Video Game sales, and I sell at least 50 of those per month.
What jrindahl says makes sense in regards to the PS1 Final Fantasy titles (again note, it's the PS1 FF games we're talking about here, not PS2 or PS3). There is no way that SquareEnix currently makes PS1 titles anymore! If you've been selling 50 of these a month, as you claim, and they are infact in shrinkwrap, then they've been re-wrapped by your distributor, or someone that your distributor gets it from (or someone before that).
Of course, the other (and even more plausible scenario) is that these are not made by SquareEnix at all, but by a pirated manufacturer! That would explain the recent manufacturing dates on their cases as well. I kind of had the feeling that you're a pirated game seller all along, instantvidegames. I guess, this just proves it!
There is no way that SquareEnix currently makes PS1 titles anymore!
What amazes me is that people can be so committed to an idea just because it "makes sense", regardless of evidence to the contrary.
Notice that Amazon themselves sell PS1 FF games, a ton of them. Do you think Amazon purchases bootlegs too? And Square Enix allows them to get away with it? No.
These FF games were released 12 years ago. Square Enix made so many that 12 years later there are still some left? No.
When these games were released, Square Enix did not even exist. The originals were made by SquareSoft, and they say so on the cover. A company called Enix merged with SquareSoft to form Square Enix. Square Enix manufactures brand new copies of 5 FF games and Chrono Cross.
The reason I sell a lot of them is because demand is still high. The reason Square Enix still makes them is because demand is still high.
Why do people debate this with zero evidence?
Why not just call or email Square Enix and ask them?
Or maybe you should go to a trade show and walk over to the Square Enix table and ask the sales rep why those pirated games are displayed on their table?
Ask the publisher:
First of all, save the history lesson, as I know all about Sqaure and Enix. The original Final Fanatsy titles for the NES / Famicom were made by Square Ltd. (even before they became Squaresoft), and the original DragonQuest / Dragon Warrior games were made by Enix at the same time. I own these games in mint and complete condition as part of my games collection.
As for your pic, Showing a couple of boxes with shipping labels that can be PHOTOSHOPPED / MADE UP is hardly evidence of anything. Why don't you show "THE ACTUAL GAME CASES THAT HAS THE MANUFACTURING DATES ON THEM" as you claim?
Certainly you know that game cases don't have manufacture dates. Certainly you know that the cardboard cases have the manufacture dates, just like the games you buy from Square Enix.
Why don't you just use the link and ask SquareEnix yourself? Or just ask your Square Enix rep the next time you talk to her? Or just ask a Square Enix rep at the next trade show you go to?
Lucky, I said cases in post 11, I did not say game cases. We both buy games by the case, but when I say "case" I mean a box of 12. I wrongly assumed that everyone knows that an individual game case never has a manufacture date, but a "case" of games always has the manufacture date.
(and possibly FF7 games, since they're PS1 games too)
I have no idea what the reason is, but SquareEnix does not still make FF7, which is why it is so expensive.
Those are not shipping labels as you reffered to them. They are inventory labels. Did you notice there is no address? See where it says "4 Inner"? If you scan the barcode, it registers the game sku and a quantity of 4. "Inner" because three of those boxes come in a case of 12. The case of 12 is marked "12 Master", and when you scan that barcode, it registers the sku and 12 units.
Inventory labels, try to keep up.
I may take another photo in an attempt to shut you up, but I doubt it will work.
Something else just occured to me....
Isn't it amazing how stupid these bootleggers are?
They make FF8 and FF9 that retail for $15, but they don't make FF7 that fetches $200.
Boy those bootleggers sure are dumb.