Unofficial reports from lucky early owners of the Halo 3 Limited Edition found that unlike the regular Xbox 360 green game boxes, the Halo 3 Limited Edition ships in a black tin box with center hubs too shallow to adequately hold the DVDs in place. As a result, consumers may find discs that have been freely floating around inside the box that have been scratched up by the very hub that was supposed to keep it in place. Whether the game is playable quickly becomes irrelevant because the stock simply cannot be sold in such conditions.
Although Halo 3 has yet to launch to the public, forum participants who work at game stores have chimed in with their own experience after examining (by shaking and listening for loose discs) their inventory. The game store owners were not limited to one territory, meaning all Limited Edition discs could suffer the high chance of being scratched before use. So far, reports of scratched discs apply only to the $69.99 Limited Edition, but not to the $59.99 Standard Edition or the $129.99 Legendary Edition.
News source: DailyTech