1. Mohammed2935

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    Hi

    I thinking of buy new Pokemon Platinum from Amazon and I told the seller to send me pics of the game so is it the real game or bootleg?
     

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    Can't tell from the box.
     
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    I've still got my case from a decade plus ago, and...well, the back's different.
    But then I realised that might be because my box is Australian, so the formatting on the black bottom half on my box could very well be different to the formatting on an American or European box.

    https://i.imgur.com/lpcd6GY.jpg
     
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    How can you tell then?

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    Hmm ok, the sellers copy looks real too.
     
  5. I'd be wary, if you ask for pictures of the game and they specifically avoid showing you the cartridge...
     
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    True, yeah; the cartridge should have a serial code on the front (i.e. my Platinum cart - which I bought from a physical store - has NTR-CPUE-AUS), and, if it hasn't worn off over time, another code written in monospace black on the back (my cart has CPUEN1J11).
    There should also be something written on the green part of the chip, above the 'teeth' contacts (DI T-3 Y10-01, looks like, on mine).

    Also, y'know, accurate artwork and stuff.
     
  7. To be fair, it appears to be sealed, and if they genuinely still had a sealed copy from back in the days, they probably wouldn't want to break the seal just to show pictures of the cart. But that being said, it's not very difficult to re-seal used games, or even bootlegs, and attempt to pass them off as brand-new.

    For games like these, I wouldn't really bother going for brand new. Price is prohibitively expensive when you can just get a used copy in more than decent condition for a much better price. Speaking of which, if the seller is selling it for relatively cheap, I'd stay away, as this means it's most likely fake (nobody would sell a genuine brand-new sealed copy for a low price.)
     
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    I bought it new with new heart gold from the same seller on Amazon.

    I paid alot of money for them, I sure they are real.

    the seller rating is 100%

    both of them cost me $673 with tax ...... the tax was big hehe.

    I sure they are real.
     
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  9. Yeah, probably real then.
     
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    I will update when they arrive to Kuwait hehe they are going to Aramex usa first.
     

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    The seller sent me pic of heart gold ..... real and new yay hehe
     

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