Final Fantasy IX

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Black Label Release

Double Jewel Case Release with 4 CDs and Mini Guide

 

Genre:
Role Playing Game
CDs:
4
Publisher:
Squaresoft
Released:
November 14, 2000
Developer:
Squaresoft
UPC:
6 62248 90010 0
Sony ID:
SLUS-01251, 01295, 01296, 01297
PSRM:
020480, 021230, 021240, 021250
Players:
1 Player
Memory:
1 Block
Accessories:
Analog, Vibration
ESRB:
Teen Animated Violence, Mild Language
Box Copy:

The Crystal Comes Back

“Without question, FFIX is the best-looking game in the series. In every way, FFIX takes the best of the old and mixes it with the best of the new.” – Electronic Gaming Monthly 

 

Enclosures

Final Fantasy IX is famous for a bit of a gaffe with how it handled its official Strategy Guide. Squaresoft decided to split the information between the printed guide book and the online site PlayOnline.com. The problem is that practically the entire guide was trapped behind the site, so consumers paid $15 to $20 for what was an empty book. Square’s hybrid idea quietly died and was removed.  The pamphlet was included up until the Square-Enix merger happened.

Variants

Here we go. Final Fantasy IX has a hilarious amount of known variants, that are split into 4 groups: Squaresoft, Square-Enix, Canadian, and then Square-Enix Store Silver bottom reprints. We’ll keep them sorted that way for sanity purposes.

Squaresoft Releases

After the original release featured above, the game was re-released as a Greatest Hits.
SLUS-SLUS-01251GH, 01295GH, 01296GH, 01297GH  / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Squaresoft Greatest Hits

Squaresoft Greatest Hits Release – SLUS-SLUS-01251GH, 01295GH, 01296GH, 01297GH / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

Square-Enix Greatest Hits Releases

The first Greatest Hits re-release after Square and Enix merged into Square-Enix was printed with white discs.

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Square-Enix USA Greatest Hits 1st Release

Square-Enix Greatest Hits with White Discs – SLUS-01251GH, 01295GH, 01296GH, 01297GH / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

The second Greatest Hits Square-Enix release changed the discs back to the ‘clear’ or silver discs, but then adjusted the back design to relocate the ESRB descriptor box to the left corner.

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX 2nd Greatest Hits Release with ESRB Relocated

Square-Enix Second Greatest Hits – SLUS-SLUS-01251GH, 01295GH, 01296GH, 01297GH / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

Canadian Releases

The first Canadian release is the original black label Squaresoft release. The SLUS ends in F, but it’s not displayed anywhere but the back insert spine and the French manual.
SLUS-01251F, 01295, 01296, 01297  / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Canadian Black Label Release

Canadian Black Label – SLUS-01251F, 01295, 01296, 01297  / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

Canadian Greatest Hits Release, via Square-Enix.
SLUS-01251GH-F, 01295GH-F, 01296GH-F, 01297GH-F  / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Canadian Greatest Hits Square-Enix

Canadian Greatest Hits Square-Enix – SLUS-01251GH, 01295GH, 01296GH, 01297GH / PSRM-020480, 021230, 021240, 021250

Square-Enix.com Store Silver Bottom Reprint Releases

Even after the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 had moved on, Square-Enix has been constantly reprinting a select group of their original PlayStation games and selling them through their online store. These reprints are on standard silver CD-Rom discs and have at least three known reprints.

Version 1

The first disc has the thinnest text of the three known Silver Bottom versions, and the manual has a super bright, almost lime green spine.

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Greatest Hits Square-Enix Store Version 1

Square-Enix Silver Bottom Reprint Version 1

Version 2

Next up is the second version which has the first disc having a slightly thicker font. The manual has the standard green stripe with the faint “Greatest Hits” text repeating.

PSX PlayStation Final Fantasy IX Greatest Hits Square-Enix Store Version 2

Version 2 Square-Enix Store Version

Version 3

The third version’s Disc 1 has a really thick font (possibly a printing issue) and the manual’s green spine has the most predominant “Greatest Hits” background text.

PSX PlayStation Greatest Hits Square-Enix Store Silver Bottom Version 3

Square-Enix Store Silver Bottom Version 3

 

Misprints

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