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01. Dec, 2005 18:50 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Biohazard 4, Yoshitsune-ki, Homura, K-1 World Grand Prix 2005, Monster Hunter Portable, SD Gundam Gashapon Wars, Naruto & Mario Party toys & much more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our weekly roundup featuring a summary of all new Japanese & Asian items from the last 7 days.

More than 40 Japanese titles were published in this week, combined with a number of Korean & Asian version games. Top PlayStation2™ sellers include Capcom's BioHazard 4, Banpresto's Yoshitsune-ki (Japanese/Asia), D3's K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 and Taito's shooter Homura.

Banpresto's SD Gundam Gashapon Wars has been the most popular Gamecube™ release. Portable gaming highlights have been Bandai's Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Ressen, Sega's Super Monkey Ball DS and Square-Enix's Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 (all Nintendo DS™) as well as Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable (Japanese/Asia) for PSP™.

Apart from this week's video game sellers, a large number of interesting toy related products have been released, including Pikmin 2 Collection Figure Vol.3, Mario Party Collection Candy Toy, Baby Naruto Swing Keychain Gashapon and the 2006 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Calendar.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week. Also make sure to scroll down for a summary of the hottest titles shipping next week:

PlayStation2™:
BioHazard 4 (w/ Bio4 Gun Collection replica)JPN US$ 64.90 sold
BioHazard 4 Memory Card 8MB US$ 28.90 sold
Crash Tag Team RacingJPN US$ 64.90 1w
HomuraJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Inuyasha: Juuso no Kamen (Bandai the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
K-1 World Grand Prix 2005JPN US$ 64.90 sold
K.League Winning Eleven 9 Asia ChampionshipKOR US$ 64.90 sold
Kamen Rider HibikiJPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Kenka Banchou (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Kessen III (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Kino no Tabi 2: The Beautiful WorldJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Lucky Star: Moe Drill [DX Pack]JPN US$ 59.90 sold
Madden NFL 06JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Monkey Turn V (Bandai the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka Sousei (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 42.90 sold
Panzertales World Tank Museum for GameJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Pop'n Music 10 (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Pop'n Music 9 (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Princess Maker 4KOR US$ 59.90 sold
Saikyo Shooting Collection Vol.2: Sengoku Ace and Sengoku Blade (Taito Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Samurai Kanzenban (PlayStation2 the Best Reprint)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Sengoku Musou Moushouden (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 29.90 sold
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (DVD Pack)JPN US$ 49.90 sold
TearRing Saga Series: Berwick Saga (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Tough: Dark FightJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Yoshitsune-kiJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Yoshitsune-kiASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Yoshitsune-ki [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 109.00 1-5d



Xbox™:
Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneASIA US$ 39.90 sold


Gamecube™:
Crash Tag Team RacingJPN US$ 64.90 sold
SD Gundam Gashapon WarsJPN US$ 64.90 1w


Gameboy Advance™:
Cinnamon FuwaFuwa DaiboukenJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Super Donkey Kong 3JPN US$ 39.90 sold



Nintendo DS™:
Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu RessenJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Danzen! DS de Precure o Awasete Dai BattleJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Lucky Star: Moe DrillJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Mawashite KoronJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Power Pro Kun Pocket 8JPN US$ 48.90 sold
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2JPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Soreike! Anpanman: Anpanman AdventureJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Super Monkey Ball DSJPN US$ 48.90 1-2w
Tottoko Hamtaro: Nazo Nazo Q Kumonoue no ? JouJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Zoids Saga DS: Legend of ArcadiaJPN US$ 48.90 sold



Sony PSP™:
Crash Tag Team RacingJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Derby Time (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Dokodemo Issyo (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Hand DicKOR US$ 39.90 sold
Monster Hunter PortableJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Monster Hunter PortableASIA US$ 39.90 sold
Need for Speed Underground Rivals (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Tales of Eternia (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
25th Anniversary Seiko Matsuda Concert Tour 2005: Fairy (~Seiko Matsuda)JPN US$ 59.90 5-15d
Atarashiki Nihongo Rock wo Kimi ni Katari Kakeru - Sambomaster Shoki no Live Eizoshu (~Sambomaster)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Do You Know? Tour 2004 (~Nobodyknows+)JPN US$ 42.90 5-15d
Eizo Sakushin Shu Vol.2 (~Asian Kung-Fu Generation)JPN US$ 52.90 5-15d
Let's Music Tour 2005 (~Mika Nakashima)JPN US$ 46.90 5-15d
Music Film Chitose Hajime Live - Fuyu no Hainumikaze (~Chitose Hajime)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Seventh Heaven T.M.R Live Revolution '04 (~T.M.Revolution)JPN US$ 47.90 5-15d
Sweet Home Rock'n Roll Tour (~Yuki)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Tour 2005 To All The Dreamers (~Soul'd Out)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d



Magazines & toys:
Arcadia Magazine [January 2006]JPN US$ 12.90 sold
Baby Naruto Swing Keychain Gashapon US$ 1.90 sold
Capcom Classic Games Tags Gashapon US$ 1.90 sold
Dragon Ball Z TV GameUS US$ 29.90 sold
Dragon Quest Crystal Monsters 2 US$ 4.90 sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [January 2006]JPN US$ 16.50 sold
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children CalendarJPN US$ 39.90 sold
Full Metal Panic: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Chidori Kaname Swimsuit Ver. US$ 44.90 sold
Genshiken: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Kasukabe Saki US$ 44.90 sold
Inuyasha: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Miroku US$ 39.90 sold
Inuyasha: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Sango US$ 39.90 sold
Inuyasha: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Sesshou Maru US$ 39.90 sold
Love Hina: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Naru Narusegawa Swimsuit Ver. US$ 49.90 sold
Mario Party Collection Candy Toy US$ 2.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Winter Figure Collection Ver.2 - Asuka Langley US$ 19.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Winter Figure Collection Ver.2 - Rei Ayanami US$ 19.90 sold
Pia Carrot 3: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure - Kinoshita Takako Swimsuit Ver. US$ 44.90 sold
Pikmin 2 Collection Figure Vol.3 US$ 4.90 sold
Story Image Figure Extra G-Taste Vol.3: Hiroki Yagami - Maid Princess US$ 34.90 sold
Story Image Figure Extra G-Taste Vol.3: Hiroki Yagami - Swimsuit Princess US$ 34.90 sold
Story Image Figure Extra G-Taste Vol.3: Hiroki Yagami - Tightdress Princess US$ 34.90 sold
The Encyclopedia of Game.Machines US$ 29.90 sold
Tsubasa Chronicle Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold



Video game soundtracks:
Castlevania -Lament of Innocence- Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 26.90 sold
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 33.90 sold
Ray'z Premium Box -BEYOND- [4CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 93.90 sold
Rune Princess Audio CollectionJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d



A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow tomorrow.



Looking forward to next week, around 30 new titles are expected to be published in. Also as additional highlight, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console will debut in Japan. Below is a pre-summary of the hottest titles from next week:

Xbox360™:
Xbox 360 Sale Commemoration Pack (price subject to change)JPN US$ 529.00
EverypartyJPN US$ 64.90
FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World CupJPN US$ 69.90
Need for Speed Most WantedJPN US$ 69.90
Perfect Dark Zero [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90
Ridge Racer 6JPN US$ 69.90
Tetris: The Grandmaster AceJPN US$ 59.90


PlayStation2™:
Monster Farm 5: Circus CaravanJPN US$ 64.90
Rogue GalaxyASIA US$ 59.90
Rogue GalaxyJPN US$ 64.90
Ryu ga GotokuJPN US$ 64.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy MuyomeASIA US$ 44.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy MuyomeJPN US$ 48.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy Muyome (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 79.90


Nintendo™ platforms:
Bleach GC! Tasogare Ni Mamieru ShinigamiJPN US$ 59.90
Harvest Moon DS for GirlsJPN US$ 48.90
Mario Kart DSJPN US$ 48.90
Summon Night Craft Sword Monogatari: Hajimari no IshiJPN US$ 48.90


Sony PSP™:
Geki Sengoku MusouJPN US$ 54.90
Geki Sengoku Musou [Premium Box]JPN US$ 79.90
Metal Gear Acid 2JPN US$ 52.90
Metal Gear Acid 2ASIA US$ 49.90


Access our preorder lists for further upcoming video game, movie and music releases.



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