VHS Preservation Project #6: Sony UK 1997 PlayStation promo video

The Video Game VHS Preservation Project is an attempt to digitise as many video game VHS tapes as possible for the purposes of preservation. Click here for more information.

The sixth tape in my VHS Preservation Project is actually the successor to one I’ve already uploaded.

A while back I gave you Blown Away, a promotional video released in late 1996 to promote Sony’s range of new and upcoming PlayStation titles.

This follow-up was released later in 1997 and offers a bunch of new games and weird new visualisations.

Interestingly, after uploading Blown Away I was contacted by the marketing chap behind it, who explained a lot more about the purpose of these videos. It’s an interesting story, so if you want to know more check out my commentary version of the video below.

How to watch

You can watch the video right here:

Commentary

I’ve recorded a commentary track for this video (and will be doing so with all videos in the future), in case you want a bit more context on what you’re seeing. If you’re interested, get stuck in:

If you have VHS tapes you’d like to donate to this project that you can’t already see in the header image on this article, please do send me an email or a DM on Twitter and let me know what you have.

I’m based in the UK so I’m mainly looking at doing UK videos for now, but will happily tapes from the US and other countries too as long as you don’t mind the shipping costs.


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