suikoden v promo

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suikoden v promo

Postby ukretro » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:50 am

Hi I'm new here and this my first post,

I picked up the pal promo version of suikoden v today and am struggling to find any information about it online.

I know promo versions are usually very limited and rare, wondering how limited it was and any other information you guys can give me.


Thanks.

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Raww Le Klueze
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Re: suikoden v promo

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:23 pm

There's not much to say about it, you can find promo versions of pretty much any game. Promo versions are used by some publishers in Europe as review copies given to games magazines or store displays to save money on not having to print large covers and manuals. Though they are rarer than the normal releases the value tends to be lower since there's less to them, though the games are almost always the full version.

Their limitation tends to be exaggerated by people trying to sell them, but it's probably in lower 1000's range. No one knows exactly how many are made, but it would vary between companies and depending on game as well as depend on what the most cost-effective print run volume is.
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Re: suikoden v promo

Postby Pyriel » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:43 am

As a general rule with stuff like that, if it's particularly rare, desirable, or valuable it will be easy to find information on it. Obvious exceptions exist for one-of-a-kind or extremely rare and obscure items, like unreleased prototypes and so on, but your average game demo, promo, or evaluation copy won't fall into that category.

I think even a prototype or beta of Suikoden V would be unlikely to fetch a premium, so the promo is probably worth at most a few bucks more than the actual game to a collector. There'd likely have to be something special in the early copies to drive up the value, like a brief excursion to Scarlet Moon, or a cut revelation that Hikusaak died in Falena while meeting with Arshtat or something.

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Re: suikoden v promo

Postby ukretro » Fri May 01, 2015 4:29 am

Ok great well I only paid £8 for it so I'm happy.

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Re: suikoden v promo

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Fri May 01, 2015 4:51 am

That's a fair price. I'd say anyone who paid more than €20 for any of the Suikoden promos was overcharged.
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