Platinum Hits is a term used to refer to a line of select Xbox games that were considered by Microsoft to have sold considerable units on the platform in the nine months after release, and have dropped in price from their original MSRP to a newer, lower price, generally that of $19.99, although multi-game packs may sell for more. A similar budget range in PAL markets is known as Xbox Classics for £19.99 and Best of Classics for £9.99. In Japan, they are known as Platinum Collection games and generally cost ¥2800, with a number of games such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Dynasty Warriors 6 at a higher price point of ¥3800. Sales requirements may vary by region.
On September 8, 2006, Microsoft announced the Platinum Collection would be extended to the Xbox 360 platform. On September 20, 2006, at Microsoft's Pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, they announced Platinum Hits for the Xbox 360 in North America, priced at $29.99 and Classics in the UK for £24.99. A second wave of titles was released in early 2007, with additional games being added periodically.
Platinum Family Hits are special Platinum Hits that have been designated appropriate for all ages. All current Platinum Family Hits are rated "E" by the ESRB, except for T-rated X-Men Legends and three E10+ rated games Sonic the Hedgehog, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. As with Platinum Hits, the new suggested retail (MSRP) is $19.99.
Best of Platinum Hits are select best-selling Platinum Hits that have a suggested retail price of $9.99 and a slightly different "Best of Platinum Hits" logo on the package design. Best of Platinum Family Hits are chosen from the Platinum Family Hits line.
Games in Platinum Hits seriesEdit
Games in Best of Platinum Hits seriesEdit
Games in Platinum Family Hits seriesEdit
Games in Best of Platinum Family Hits seriesEdit
Games in Classics seriesEdit
Games in Best of Classics seriesEdit
Games in Platinum Collection seriesEdit
Games in Platinum Hits for Xbox 360 seriesEdit
Games in Xbox Classics for Xbox 360 seriesEdit
Games in Platinum Collection for Xbox 360 seriesEdit
Games in Greatest Hits for Xbox One series (Europe)Edit
Games in Greatest Hits for Xbox One series (Japan)Edit
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- "Gears of War 2 (Platinum Hits)". xBox 360 Game Reviews. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- Official list of Platinum Hits
- Official list of Best of Platinum Hits
- Official list of Platinum Family Hits
- Official list of titles in the Platinum Collection
- Official list of titles in the Xbox One Greatest Hits
- Official list of Xbox Classics (UK)
- Official list of Xbox Classics (Australia)
- Microsoft to start $10 hits program on Gamespot.com