"Whitney Houston" has been released as a 10-track physical CD, vinyl LP and cassette, and also as a digital album. The original CD release was sold in a long display box.
The album also was released as a limited edition portfolio box with LP, 1987 calendar, postcards, and songbook.
A Taiwan 20-bit gold CD was released including a lyrics sheet. That edition includes the piano version of "Greatest Love Of All" and an alternate version of "How Will I Know" where Whitney's adlibs are "hey hey" after the bridge.
In 2010, The Deluxe Anniversary Edition was released to commemorate the album's 25th anniversary. This 2-disc set includes the remastered album plus remixes and live recordings. The bonus DVD contains four music videos, an interview with Whitney and Clive Davis, and live performances. The anniversary edition also was released as a digital album.