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Pack-in game

A pack-in game is a game that is included with the purchase of a video game console. It is a form of product bundling.


  • Characteristics 1
  • Alternate-format pack-ins 2
  • Pack-in games 3
  • References 4


Pack-in games are generally intended to be desirable enough to help sell the system, and make good use of its positive features. Sometimes a pack-in game will be changed to a more popular game, or another game will be added, along with the original pack-in, if it is perceived that a newer game will sell more systems. Pack-in games are often the most plentiful games at used game shops.

Alternate-format pack-ins

In the case of Super NES, Super Mario All-Stars was added as a free mail-in offer. Other systems have included pack-in games on a built-in chip, such as Solitaire for

Pack-in games


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