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Press Kits

In my mind, with the release of the Playstation 1 came the birth of the press kit. There isn’t a clear definition of what a press kit is, but most collectors agree that it should at least contain a (promo) copy of the game. These kits are sent to journalists and reviewers to present their new game in a special way and they often contain amazing extra’s that were never available for the average customer.

The rarest kits aren’t necessarily the most expensive ones, and the first Playstation 1 kits are extremely rare but never fetch big amounts. Lately, current gen press editions of big series such as Uncharted and Bioshock command a high price.

Nowadays a lot of brochures and promo items get sold on eBay as “press kits”, but only a select few games get a real press kit release.

Tekken 5 (Playstation 2)

God of War 3 (Playstation 3)

Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)

Injustice: Gods among Us (Xbox 360)

Everybody’s Golf 2 (Playstation 1)

Vib Ribbon (Playstation 1)

Resistance 3 (Playstation 3)

War of the Monsters (Playstation 2)

Ended:

Assassin’s Creed 3 “press kit” (doesn’t have the game)

Tekken 3 (Playstation 1)

ICO (Playstation 2)

Written by Dr. Retro

Dr. Retro has a PhD in Retro Gaming

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