You may have already heard, but in case you missed it, The Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition is totally set to cost $1,300 of real money. Now I know that not everyone’s mind works like mine, but surely after getting over the shock at just how much Capcom are asking for, essentially, a jacket, I began to think of ways in which I could spend $1,300 or £800 that didn’t leave me feeling incredibly shortchanged. Or that made me laugh. So sit back and enjoy, alternate ways to spend a Resident Evil 6 Special Edition.
Food for thought
So, you suddenly find that you have $1,300 and your feeling a tad peckish, instead of rushing to the nearest cyber cafe and ordering Resi 6 plus jacket you could instead swing by McDonalds and grab yourself approximately 402 Big Macs which would leave you with 217,000 calories clogging those arteries. More importantly, after that many hypothetical hamburgers, you’re going to be pretty thirsty, so swing on down to the nearest store because that much cash could also grab you 533 litres of Mountain Dew. Perhaps fresher breathe? Well $1,300 could also leave you staring down the business end of 26,660 sticks of gum.
But what about the jacket?!
Maybe you really, really want a leather jacket, you’ve been looking at it for a while and you’re already Googling “Capcom Japan Pre Order” well cool those jets hot stuff. I think a lot of our readers and your genorosity and believe if you were going to wear a leather jacket out, you’d want your friends to match. Conveniently, 1,300 big ones will net you a respectable 16 non Capcom leather jackets, which is a whole lot of cow.
Keep it in the industry
Cow slaughter for meat and clothes really not your thing? Well you are on a gaming site, honest, so how about you get spending that money right back into the industry. Swing by your local game store and instead of putting your name down for a pre order of Resident Evil 6 you could instead purchase in full 21 brand new, full price games WITH CHANGE! If you fancy grabbing some Indie or Arcade titles on the good old Xbox 360 then you’ll be pleased to know that you could instead pick up 84,000 Microsoft Points or if you’re stuck on the bus with only your mobile to hand, more good news. Thanks to the low, low average cost (excluding free) of mobile games you can pick up 902 mobile games, I dare you to try and fit that many onto your handset. Go ahead, I can wait.
Nah, I think I want to get away from it all
Perhaps you just want to get get the hell out of dodge even more good news! Over here in rainy England I managed to find an awesome deal, for £800 the current equivalent to $1,300, you can get yourself a room at the finest hotel in the country, A room in the Ritz for one night could be all yours with £20 to spend on some tissues to get over the fact you just blew that much money over here. Of course you’ll need to get here first but you can easily get some cheap return flights from the USA to the UK. If I haven’t quite managed to sell you on a bit of time in my neck of the woods fear not, because the same amount can get you a flight to Japan so you can ask Capcom, in person, who the hell they expect to spend that much money on Leon’s jacket, when he hasn’t even worn it or signed it.
No, I didn’t and I bet neither did you but now the thought is there and it’s time to price that stuff up. While you may not fancy recreating the special moment in the Resident Evil 6 logo, you may wish to see a giraffe in the flesh, for a better understanding of what a giraffe is. Spoiler! Its like a horse with a huge neck, luckily I did the math, so you don’t have to with $1,300 you could pick up 49 tickets to the zoo and they have way more than just giraffes. Also as a side note, the infamous giraffe, I only just noticed, seems to be wearing boots. With that kind of money to blow up the wall you’d be able to purchase 53 boots which is plenty to go round and if you lost one, you even have a spare.
Stop being childish
Ok then I will dedicate the following entries to over 18′s only, sorry kids time to head on out and remember smoking and drinking are super bad for you so don’t do it and stay in school. Like most adults, I drink and smoke, I’m a bad example. But with that kind of money we could totally buy a ton of booze and cigarettes, like a lot guys. Say I head down to the good, old english pub 2 minutes down the road, in America you have more bars than pubs, but the point is working from averages, we could get 217 drinks at our local watering hole. Feel like staying home instead? Not to worry because $1,300 will also net you 42 litres of Jack Daniels but don’t forget smokers, you could be getting in on this too! Feeling classy? Why not get yourself 32 and a half fine cuban cigars, for the not so classy myself included you could also get your hands on 3,823 Marlboro packs, which would be just terrific.
While this has been a light hearted piece, the main thing was to highlight something, which has truly astonished me. I really can’t understand that kind of money being spent on a game, I don’t think I’ve spent that much money on gaming even over the last two years let alone just the last twelve months. If anyone has seriously considered buying the premium edition then please let me know in the comments, I am intrigued.