Elden Ring: which edition to buy?

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Elden Ring’s release date has passed and if you’ve read the reviews, you might be thinking about buying a copy. If you decide to buy the game, you’ll want to choose the right Elden Ring edition for your level of interest and budget, and this guide will help you do that.

The Elden Ring from FromSoftware is available at: Playstation 5Playstation 4Xbox Series XXbox Series SXbox Oneand Windows PC through Steam.

The game has received extraordinary reviews from critics and gamers alike and it should probably be on your shopping list if you’re looking for a new game to play on your console or Windows PC.

There are several Elden Ring editions, including a Standard Edition, a Digital Deluxe Edition, a Collector’s Edition, and a Premium Collector’s Edition. Each comes with a different set of bonuses and a different price point.

If you decide to buy Elden Ring, you will want to choose the right edition. Each edition has its pros and cons. In this guide, we’ll walk you through each edition and also tell you about the key differences between a physical and digital version of the game.

Elden Ring Standard Edition

The Elden Ring standard edition is the most basic version of the game. You can get a copy of the game for $59.99 or less.

If you don’t want to pay the full $59.99 for a copy of Elden Ring, keep an eye out for offers as we continue to push out the game’s release date.

Given its popularity, it could take weeks before we see huge price cuts, so you’ll need to be patient if you don’t want to pay full price. That said, we did see a few deals, although they were mostly limited to the Windows PC version.

Green Man Gaming has 12% discount on the price taken of a copy of Elden Ring for Windows PC. In addition, Fanatical is: Elden Ring selling for $52.79 now† These aren’t the only offers, so you’ll want to shop around before you buy.

The standard edition is the most basic version of the game, but it is also the cheapest version. It is the edition most people should buy.

Who Should Buy the Standard Elden Ring Edition? Newbies to FromSoftware games who are interested in the game but aren’t 100 percent sure they’ll like it, and those who don’t need a lot of extras or collectibles.

You can buy it from several retailers, including: AmazonBest BuyMicrosoftand Sony

Elden Ring Digital Deluxe Edition

If you would like a little more from your order, please consider ordering the Elden Ring Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition is more expensive than the Standard Edition ($79.99 vs. $59.99), but you get some extras included, including a digital artbook and the game’s original soundtrack.

If you like FromSoftware’s art direction and music, it might be worth spending the extra $20. You can find it at retailers like AmazonBest BuyMicrosoft and Sony

Elden Ring Collector’s Edition

Now this is where it gets interesting. There are two other Elden Ring bundles, but those will only appeal to diehard fans of FromSoftware games.

The first is the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition† The Collector’s Edition comes with a ton of extras, but it’s also a whopping $189.99. This is what you get:

  • 9-inch statue of Malenia – Blade of Miquella.
  • Exclusive SteelBook featuring the Elden Ring.
  • 40 page hardcover art book.
  • Digital soundtrack.

Given the hefty price, this edition should in most cases only be bought by collectors and big fans of FromSoftware games. You can find the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition at stores like Amazon and Best Buy

We’ve also put together a guide to help you track the Elden Ring Collector Edition’s stock at various retailers, and it’s worth a look if you’re not willing to pay more than $189.99 for the bundle.

Elden Ring Premium Collector’s Edition

As if that weren’t enough, there’s also the Elden Ring Premium Collector’s Edition that comes with even more extras. Here’s what the Premium Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Official Malenia helmet replica 1:1 scale.
  • 9-inch statue of Malenia – Blade of Miquella.
  • Exclusive SteelBook featuring the Elden Ring.
  • 40 page hardcover art book.
  • Digital soundtrack.

In the United States, the Premium Collector’s Edition retails for $259.99. This makes it by far the most expensive Elden Ring edition. It is also extremely hard to find.

This edition should only be bought by collectors or, perhaps, people with children who would love to wear a helmet from the game around the house.

Elden Ring: Digital vs Physical

Elden Ring is available in physical and digital formats. Here are a few things to consider before choosing one or the other.

If you’re tired of discs cluttering your house, go for a digital version. You also want to go digital if your home sometimes has disks lost or damaged.

If you play a lot of different games and don’t want to take the disc out every time you want to play, go digital. By downloading a digital copy, you can easily access the game every time you start up your console.

There are also a few reasons to go with a physical copy of Elden Ring.

If you buy a physical copy, you can sell it to GameStop or a reseller like Craigslist or eBay if you get tired of it on the road.

You can also lend your copy to friends or family members if you decide to switch to another game.

6 reasons to wait for the iPhone 14 & 5 reasons not to

Waiting for a perforation design

Waiting for a perforation design

If you hate Apple’s notch, you might be in luck, as it looks like the company is making significant changes to the iPhone’s design.

Apple hasn’t eliminated the notch in 2021, but the iPhone 13 Series has a smaller notch than the iPhone 12 series and earlier iPhone models.

In 2022, Apple will reportedly ditch the notch in favor of a punch-hole screen design. the rumor comes from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He repeated this in a newer comment though he says the change may be limited to iPhone 14 Pro models.

Analyst Ross Young believes that while the iPhone 14 Pro models will be the only ones with this new design, the punch-hole design will likely come to all iPhone models by 2023. has reiterated this position in a new report.

Korean publication the Elec supports these rumours and claims that Samsung Display will assist in the manufacturing process. Like Kuo, the site says the new design will be limited to the Pro models.

A newer report from the Elec states that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will ship with LTPO OLED screens with a hole punch.

The panels will reportedly be supplied by Samsung and LG. Another report from the same publication sheds more light on Samsung’s OLED plans for the iPhone 14.

If true, it would bring the iPhone more in line with Samsung’s high-end Galaxy phones, which also use a hole punch design.

The perforation isn’t as invasive as the notch, which should be music to the ears of those who don’t like the notch.

Jon Prosser has shared an image of alleged iPhone 14 Pro schematics and they show what the hole puncher might look like.

91Mobiles has shared views of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro design. According to the site, these are based on leaked CAD images. They show round and pill-shaped cutouts that replace the notch.

Tasty @dylandkt suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a pill-shaped camera cutout on the top of the screen.

We’ve heard the iPhone 14 Pro’s design has been finalized, as have the essentials entered the pilot production phase of the new iPhone models.

Supposedly CAD images of the iPhone 14 Pro Max point to thinner screen bezels. As for the cheaper iPhone 14 models, they are expect to keep same thickness and bezel size as the iPhone 13 series.

We’ve also seen renders of the purported design Apple will be deploying on the low-end iPhone 14 models. The renders, from MySmartPricehint at a design that has remained virtually unchanged from the iPhone 13s.

The device in the images has a notch and also has the same rear camera setup as the iPhone 13.

We’ve also seen leaked iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max display panels confirm all this information.

Apple won a patent for under-the-screen cameras for biometric authentication on the iPhone, so it’s pretty clear that the company is working to get rid of the notch at some point. It’s just a matter of when.

If you’re not thrilled with the look of the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13think about waiting for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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