Every avid gamer has played Devil May Cry at least once. For many of us, it’s a case of love at first sight. I’ve clocked countless hours of quality time with Dante throughout the different games in the series. And now Capcom is offering fans with deep pockets a chance to own 3 Ultra Limited Edition Bundles from the upcoming Devil May Cry 5. DMC 5 is scheduled for release on 8th March 2019.
Unfortunately, these items are available only in Japan. According to the Capcom Japan website, this limited edition bundle will feature Dante’s coat. This coat costs ¥900,000. Including tax that comes to about $8600 or 6640 GBP. This jacket is stylized after what the motion actor during game production. The bundle also includes: the game itself as well as interchangeable box art.
If you don’t have a loose $8700, but you’re still interested in the merch, the second bundle comes with Nero’s jacket. You can choose to have the jacket in pristine condition, or slightly ripped up, like it appears in DMC 5. It costs ¥800,000(pre-tax) or about $7180.
The cheapest offering in bundle, comes with V’s jacket. This costs ¥600,000 before tax or $5750.
Many of you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Limited edition bundles like this are of special interest to collectors who can hold the items and auction them off later. Someone once paid $41300 for a Bandai game called Stadium Events. The game was released in 1987 and was one of a few games available in America, designed to go along with the company’s Family Fun Fitness mat. Nintendo bought the rights to the game and mat a year later and released them under new names. Nintendo didn’t want any confusion, so all copies of the 1987 edition were pulled off the shelves and destroyed. 200 copies had already been sold. Of these 200, about 20 are said to be still out in the wild. Many are probably unusable or may be lying forgotten in someone’s attic which is what makes them so valuable.
Don’t balk at the $9000 price tag. Instead, think of it as an investment that may net a 5 or 6-figure return sometime in the future!