It's still up in the air. There was a JP interview posted today that talked about there being a pre-order bonus for both the Collector's Edition & PS3 version (Kinda like how they had Onion Helm & Garlond Goggles for CE & Standard editions for 1.0). Have to wait for official announcement I guess.
They'll decide on that once they pin down a solid release date. Right now ARR is in global Alpha with the PC beta coming in the next couple of months along with the PS3 beta, then we should get a solid release date. If Square Enix is Square Enix, I wouldn't doubt a CE will exist, so for now just pay attention to FinalFantasyXIV.com for any new news. I hope that helps.
Your mileage may vary, but I'm absolutely going to buy this one for the extras. The bonus video disc that gives the story so far from FFXIV version 1.0 and music from the Final Fantasy series easily justify this purchase for me despite the fact that I bought the PC collector's edition prior to 1.0's release. Some folks will be more interested in the art book, but I've never cracked the spine of an art book in a collector's set in the past and I don't expect that I will start. Can't wait to see everyone in game!
Art books generally sell me on collector's editions, it's my favorite part followed by soundtracks. Still considering, but most likely going to get the PS3 collector's edition. I also bought the 1.0 Collector's edition, but I wouldn't mind the Option to play on my PS3 if something were to break in my PC for some reason (it's getting old, probably time for a new one now, comming up on 5 years since I built it I think.)
SE announced a trlease date of 27 Aug 2013 for both the PC and the PS3 versions of FFXIV: ARR. Appears that the collector's Edition will contain the same items for both platforms. Pre-orders are now available through SE. Since I have had the PS3 version backordered since Aug 2010 I will wait til it appears here and upgrade to the Collector's Edition. Full details can be found at the following location http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/index.html.
Additionally, people who registered the special edition for the original 2010 release will automatically get the in-game bonuses for this special edition (and yes, they can be received by your existing characters). More info about the transition from version 1.0 to 2.0 can be found here: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=14019fb32d90859f118dccb8cd96bf81c212957d
I just pre-ordered it and it came out to about $87 dollars. Is this shit even worth it? I mean, promo items in these FF MMOs have historically been miserably useless so I have very little in faith in the Helm of Light, I already have my old token still registered from FFXI (because if you un-register it, you will never be able to re-register it and it becomes a piece of useless junk), and I'd rather use my Goobbue to show off with than the Coeurl!
The behemoth barding is pretty neat, though, I guess. And the physical stuff seems solid. Still, almost ninety dollars...