Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2    Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2

Black label US copy of. But here's what makes this copy truly special.. Disc 2 has a pattern of manufacturing defects.

Making it a dazzling collector's item! The defects are subtle enough that I didn't notice them for nearly 25 years! First, the basics: This copy is in very good condition (see details below). Various light scratches and scuffs on the front and back.
The interior is in very good to excellent condition. Very good to excellent condition. I've provided up-close photos of booklet binding as well as the front cover to show some of the few imperfections that I could find.

Disc 1 has some minor scratches, some of which can be seen in the first disc photo. Disc 3 is near-mint -- virtually no blemishes -- and can be seen in the second disc photo. Note that any isolated specks you see in any of the photos are dust. The real showstopper is Disc 2. Aside from being in very good condition (just a few light scratches), this disc comes with a pattern of factory defects along the outer edge.

The defects appear as a series of 12 perfectly spaced black circles, each 30 degrees apart, each with near-microscopic debris radiating outward. These defects are NOT on the exterior surface of the disc, but rather UNDERNEATH the polycarbonate layer, on the metallic optical film. See third, fourth, and fifth disc photos for examples of this very-difficult-to-photograph phenomenon. And the cherry on top: these defects are beyond the region of the disc that contains data, so they will not interfere with gameplay!
I spoke to someone who worked in the industry at the time, and he reminded me that these game discs were not burned with lasers but rather physically stamped. He said that it looks like the defect pattern in Disc 2 is due to some mechanical failure in the stamping process prior to the polycarbonate layer being applied, which apparently resulted in a disc that slipped past the facility's quality assurance screens.
I will accept a return of this item, but only if you find that it is not as described above. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! This item is in the category "Video Games & Consoles\Video Games".
The seller is "maybefuzzyslippers" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • UPC: 0711719416326
  • Platform: Sony PlayStation 1
  • Release Year: 1997
  • Rating: T-Teen
  • MPN: SCUS-94163
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Game Name: Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2    Final Fantasy VII PS1 Black Label, Complete CIB FACTORY DEFECTS ON DISC 2