Splinter Cell: Conviction’s Collector Edition price drop due to problem

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Splinter Cell: Conviction’s Collector’s Edition which is going to be released in America was originally priced at $80. However today Ubisoft has announced that the collector edition’s price will be dropping $10 to a slightly more affordable price of $70.

While fortunate to buyers, the price drop comes from an unfortunate reason indeed. For the Conviction Collector’s Edition will come in a steel case and includes an art book, comic book, decals, USB drive, and an in-game outfit and weapon. However one item included in this collector’s edition is defective and may contain nothing that is advertised. That item itself is the USB drive.

The USB drive was intended to carry large amounts of development information and small goodies for the computer that is inserted into. However Ubisoft performed a “random sampling” of their collector’s edition and as it turns out, the USB drives are completely blank in most cases. Not every one of them was defective so chances are if you receive a USB drive with the information on it, you have just gotten quite lucky.

Though not all is lost for those who have either pre-ordered the collector’s edition or those who are going to purchase it, because on April 15th Ubisoft is going to release information on how to obtain the missing material on the game’s official website.

This information only involves those who of us in America, as the special editions in other countries are meant to vary slightly. The game itself is due for release in the US on April 13th

I’m glad they at least were able to come out an admit that there was an issue with their product as opposed to releasing it with full knowledge of a problem. Not only that but they have also reduced the pricing of said product making it much the better. Ubisoft has pulled a great PR move here in my opinion. Because now they have not only admitted their mistake they are going to make up for it with a price drop in the special edition as well as providing the missing content at a later date. Who’s looking to pick up Splinter Cell itself? Anyone who pre-ordered worried about whether or not their USB drive will contain any data at all?

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  • jenn

    i would love a random game from capsule computers

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  • Cindy H. @lifeonprint

    Wow, Thanks for the info!


  • This is interesting … At least you might get one that works and if it does then it will be worth a little more. I wonder if the USB drive will at all ? if it works and you can download the contents back from what UBISOFT will advise, then its not all that bad and the good thing is u will be getting it for $10 cheaper 😉

    The Aussie version of the Collectors edition is pretty lame. Once I have it in my hands ill do a video unboxing so you can all see what we get compared to rest of the world. Don’t forget out collectors editon will be worth something along the lines of $90-$120 !!!!


  • Enzo3000

    It’s good of them to do that as most developers would just say sorry and leave it at that. And, the lucky people who actually do have it are basically getting it for free!

  • Andrenekoi

    It’s fine if the USB drive is not defected, and you have an option to download what was expected to come with him.

  • versapak

    Well that is certainly good of them to acknowledge the problem and drop the price accordingly.

    Looks like a decent collector’s edition overall, and the fact that the extras that may be missing from the USB stick will still be available as a download makes that edition an even greater deal.

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