During the last few years of the PlayStation’s life, Sony realized that the green labeled “Greatest Hits” logo just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So they came up with a new strategy of Collector’s Editions.
Boxed in a cardboard sleeve, redone in special CE packaging, each set would contain 3 jewel cased games that all adhered to a theme. Some were sequel based, some were genre based, and some just stuck with a license. The idea was a valid success, and ended up generating 11 different sets along with two smaller Twin Sets.
Here is where the 3 CD Collector’s Packs come into play. All sets adhere to the following criteria:
- 3 Complete Games per box set or Two in the Twin Packs
- Either Genre, Series, or Sequel based
- Each CD’s PSRM digit ends in a 4 rather than 0
- The SLUS / SCUS digits all end in CE or TP for the Twin Pack
- Each set has its own SCUS / SLUS digit, but no overall PSRM.
- Only the outer box is sealed; the inside jewel cases are opened
- The barcodes on each jewel case are replaced with “Part of a Set” warnings