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07. Dec, 2006 14:58 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys Update: Japanese Wii™ launch, Blue Dragon, Ryu ga Gotoku 2, Kirby: Squeak Squad, PaRappa the Rapper, Pump It Up EXCEED Portable & lots more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our weekly summary in which we are summarizing all new products listed at Play-Asia.com from the last 7 days.

It's yet been another fantastic week filled with plenty of interesting new releases. Before we are starting with our usual summary of highlights from this week, we'd like to point the attention once more to our Christmas Shopping Guide and our Japanese Wii™ launch roundup news.

Speaking about the Wii™, top sellers this week include Odoru Made in Wario, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Ennichi no Tatsujin, Elebits (Japanese) and the US version release Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent.

Microsoft finally pulled their trump card and released Mistwalker's long-awaited Japanese RPG hit Blue Dragon (in stock as Japanese and Asia release version). Also in stock for Xbox360™ are BandaiNamco's Zegapain NOT and the Asia release version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: Premium Edition.

While it remains calm around the PS3™, some PlayStation2™ highlights have been released this week with Sega's yakuza style action adventure sequel Ryu ga Gotoku 2, Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II Plus and Namco's drum game Taiko No Tatsujin bang tap! Toomori7daimei (Asia, Japanese and w/ Drum Controller Set).

It's been a while since the last Gamecube™ game was released in Japan. This has changed now with Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Our most interesting NDS™ mover this week has been the US release version of Kirby: Squeak Squad. For PSP™ we've got the Korean rhythm action game Pump It Up EXCEED Portable as well as Sony's PS One™ port of PaRappa the Rapper (Japanese / Asia).

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week. Next week is also expected to be hot again, so make sure to read down further for a preview of all upcoming highlights.

Nintendo Wii™ Hardware:
Nintendo Wii (for Japanese games only) (White)JPN N/A sold
Wii Remote Control (White)JPN N/A sold
Wii Nunchuk Controller (White)JPN US$ 18.99 1-5d
Wii Classic ControllerJPN N/A sold
Wii AC AdapterJPN US$ 33.99 1-5d
Wii AV CableJPN N/A sold
Wii S-Video CableJPN US$ 49.99 wait
Wii Component AV Cable [ W/O package ]JPN N/A sold
Wii SD Memory Card 512MBJPN N/A sold
Wii Points Prepaid Card (1000 Wii Points / for Japanese network only)JPN N/A sold
Wii Points Prepaid Card (3000 Wii Points / for Japanese network only)JPN N/A sold
Wii Points Prepaid Card (5000 Wii Points / for Japanese network only) + Wii Classic ControllerJPN N/A sold

There's currently a huge shortage on Remote Controls and Component AV Cables. As substitution for the Wii™ Remote, Play-Asia recommends the Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii (w/ Remote) bundle. As alternative for the official Wii™ Component Cable, Play-Asia suggests to wait for the Third Party release, which is expected to be in stock on or before December 20th.



Nintendo Wii™ Software:
Caduceus Z: 2-tsu no Chou Shittou / Trauma Center: Second OpinionJPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
CarsUS N/A sold
Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King WiiJPN US$ 73.99 1w
ElebitsJPN US$ 63.99 1w
Ennichi no TatsujinJPN US$ 49.90 1w
Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii (w/ Remote)JPN N/A sold
KororinpaJPN US$ 47.90 1-2w
Necro-NesiaJPN US$ 51.99 1w
Odoru Made in WarioJPN US$ 46.99 1-5d
Red SteelJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
SD Gundam: Scad HammersJPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
Super Monkey Ball: Banana BlitzJPN US$ 71.99 1w
Super Swing Golf PangyaJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Tamagotchi no Pika Pika Daito-ryo-!JPN US$ 17.99 1-5d
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessJPN US$ 63.99 24h
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double AgentUS US$ 46.99 1-2w
Wii SportsJPN US$ 63.99 1w
Wing IslandJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d



Xbox360™:
Blue DragonJPN N/A sold
Blue Dragon (Japanese language version)ASIA N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: Premium Edition (Game of the Year Edition)ASIA N/A sold
Xbox 360 Core System Blue Dragon Premium PackJPN N/A sold
Xbox 360 Core System Blue Dragon Premium Pack [First Time Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Xbox 360 Faceplate (Blue Dragon)ASIA N/A sold
Zegapain NOTJPN N/A sold



PlayStation3™:
AV Cable US$ 19.99 1-2w
Component AV Cable N/A sold
Monster GameLink Component Video and Fiber Optic Digital Audio A/V Kit US$ 69.90 wait
Monster GameLink Fiber Optic Digital Audio Cable N/A sold
Monster GameLink HDMI Digital Video/Audio Cable N/A sold
PS3 BD Remote ControlJPN N/A sold
S-Video Cable N/A sold

The Sony hardware shortage situation continues as well. We've only been able to fetch small quantities of this week's first party hardware releases. More supply is likely to arrive after Christmas.



PlayStation2™:
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Ar tonelico: Sekai no Owari de Shi Tsudzukeru Shoujo (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 33.99 1w
Densha de Go! Final [PlayStation2 the Best Version]JPN N/A sold
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Dokapon the World (Asmik Tokudane Series)JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Genso Suikoden V (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 37.90 1w
Madden NFL 07JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II PlusJPN N/A sold
Momotaro Densetsu 16JPN N/A sold
Ryu ga Gotoku 2JPN US$ 54.99 1-5d
Taiko No Tatsujin bang tap! Toomori7daimeiASIA N/A sold
Taiko No Tatsujin bang tap! Toomori7daimeiJPN N/A sold
Taiko No Tatsujin bang tap! Toomori7daimei (incl. drum controller)JPN N/A sold
Tomb Raider: LegendJPN N/A sold
Tsuyo Kiss: Mighty Heart (Princess Soft Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Yoake Yori Ruriiro na: Brighter than Dawning BlueJPN N/A sold
Yoake Yori Ruriiro na: Brighter than Dawning Blue Memory Card 8MB N/A sold
Yoake Yori Ruriiro na: Brighter than Dawning Blue [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 108.99 1w



Gamecube™:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessJPN N/A sold

PC Games:
The Typing of the DeadJPN N/A sold



Nintendo DS™:
Akko ni Omakase! Brain ShockJPN US$ 21.99 1-5d
Animal Crossing Card Case DS N/A sold
Anpaman Toasobo Aiueo KyoushitsuJPN N/A sold
Chaodori Mutacchi! Happy AnniversaryJPN N/A sold
Cinnamoroll: Ohana Shishiyo - KiraKira de Kore CafeJPN US$ 48.90 1w
DS Dengeki Bunko Inukami! feat. AnimationJPN N/A sold
DS Dengeki Bunko Inukami! feat. Animation [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
DS Dengeki Bunko: AlisonJPN US$ 17.99 1-5d
DS Lite Animal Crossing Protective Seal and Stickers N/A sold
DS Puzzler: NumPlay Fan & Oekaki LogicJPN N/A sold
Doko Demo Raku Raku! DS KakeiboJPN US$ 44.90 1-2w
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Mai-Ichi-Yoru [Kamiko Box]JPN US$ 44.99 1w
Kageyama Method Dennou Hanpuku: Masu x Masu Hyaku Masu KeisanJPN US$ 36.99 1w
Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate ZenshuuJPN US$ 23.99 1w
Kirarin * Revolution: Naasan to IsshoJPN US$ 23.99 1w
Kirby: Squeak SquadUS N/A sold
Leather Cover DS Lite (beige) N/A sold
Leather Cover DS Lite (black) N/A sold
Leather Cover DS Lite (dark brown) N/A sold
Magnet Stand US$ 14.99 1-2w
Mahjong Fight Club DS Wi-Fi TaiouJPN US$ 98.99 1-5d
Otogi Juushi AkazukinJPN US$ 62.99 1-5d
Pokemon Connector Protection Cap DS N/A sold
Pokemon Connector Protection Cap DS Lite N/A sold
Keys Factory Pokemon Headphone DS (Set A) N/A sold
Keys Factory Pokemon Headphone DS (Set B) N/A sold
Power Pro Kun Pocket 9JPN N/A sold
Simple DS Series Vol. 11: Mouichido Tsuueru - The Otona no ShougakkouJPN US$ 20.99 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 12: The Party Right Brain QuizJPN US$ 31.99 1w
Table Game Spirits 2JPN N/A sold
Tenohira Gakushuu: Chikyuu no Narabe KataJPN US$ 39.90 1w



Sony PSP™:
Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 30.99 1-5d
Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousenhen (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka Kanjousenhen (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-Hen (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
GPS ReceiverJPN US$ 64.90 5-15d
Mahjong Fight Club Zenkoku Taisen VersionJPN N/A sold
PaRappa the RapperKOR N/A sold
PaRappa the RapperJPN US$ 52.99 1-5d
PaRappa the RapperASIA N/A sold
PaRappa the Rapper PSP Pouch (PJ Berry) N/A sold
PaRappa the Rapper PSP Pouch (PaRappa) N/A sold
PlayGear Pocket New Version (black)JPN N/A sold
PlayGear Pocket New Version (white)JPN N/A sold
Pump It Up EXCEED PortableKOR N/A sold
Sarugetchu PSP Pouch (PJ Berry) N/A sold
Sarugetchu: Pipo Saru RacerASIA N/A sold
Sarugetchu: Pipo Saru RacerJPN N/A sold
Taito Memories Pocket (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
Tomb Raider: LegendJPN N/A sold
Xiaolin ShowdownUS US$ 13.99 1-2w



Gameboy Advance™:
Yggdra UnionUS N/A sold

Toys & Misc:
Capcom Girls Collection 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Morrigan N/A sold
Disgaea 2: 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure - Etna N/A sold
Disgaea 2: 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure - Flon N/A sold
Ikkitousen: 1/8 Scale Painted PVC Figure - Ryofu Housen N/A sold
Magister Negi Magi Figure Collection - School Version N/A sold
Mai-Hime Trading Figure N/A sold
Mai-Hime Z 1/10 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Natsuki Kruger N/A sold
Creator's Labo #010 Pre-painted PVC Figure: Mine Blue To The Beach N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - Robot Animation Hero & Heroines Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Cagalli Yula Athha N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - Robot Animation Hero & Heroines Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Fllay Allster N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - Robot Animation Hero & Heroines Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Lacus Clyne N/A sold
Nanase Koi Pre-painted PVC Figure - Nurse Version N/A sold
PSE Products #4 UJ-14 (1/8 Scale Painted PVC Figure) N/A sold
Shakugan no Shana Trading Figure Collection DX N/A sold
Shining Tears 1/7 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Elwing N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 1/6 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Mikuru Asahina (Bunny Girl - Black Ver.) N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 1/6 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Mikuru Asahina (Bunny Girl - Red Ver.) N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Action Figure - Sheep Wolala N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Action Figure - Lynx (Topaz) N/A sold
Tsukasa Bullet Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mariko Imai N/A sold
Tsukasa Bullet Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mizuki N/A sold
Witchblade 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Amaha Masane - TV Ver. N/A sold
Zoids Genesis 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kotona Elegance N/A sold



Calendars:
Calendar 2007: JigokushojoJPN N/A sold
Calendar 2007: Mahou Sensei Negima!JPN N/A sold
Calendar 2007: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE & xxxHOLiCJPN N/A sold
Calendar 2007: School RumbleJPN N/A sold



Video Game related Soundtracks:
Athena The MusicJPN N/A sold
Hikari to Kage (Tales of the World Radiant Mythology Theme Song)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Mabu Love Alternative Collection of Standard Edition Songs: NameJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
The Smile of You (Elebits Theme Songs)JPN N/A sold



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



Looking forward to next week, more hits will continue to come in with a total of more than 50 new releases expected in Japan.

Here's our quick pre-summary of what is not to miss out.

Xbox360™:
Chikyuu Boueigun 3 / Earth Defense Forces 3JPN N/A
Oneechanbara vorteXJPN N/A
Phantasy Star UniverseJPN N/A
Winning Eleven XJPN US$ 34.99


PlayStation3™:
Fight Night Round 3ASIA N/A
Full Auto 2: BattlelinesUS US$ 23.99
MotorStormJPN US$ 72.99


Nintendo Wii™:
Bleach: Wii Shiraha Kirameku RinbukyokuJPN US$ 59.99
Pokemon Battle RevolutionJPN US$ 44.99
Rapala Tournament FishingUS US$ 33.99


PlayStation2™:
Grand Theft Auto TrilogyUS US$ 25.99
Okami (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (CapKore)JPN N/A
Vampire DarkStalkers Collection (CapKore)JPN N/A
Wild Arms: The Vth VanguardASIA N/A
Wild Arms: The Vth VanguardJPN US$ 46.99
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy SkyJPN N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: L]JPN N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: M]JPN N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: S]JPN N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: XL]JPN N/A


Gamecube™:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessUS N/A
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Limited Edition Official Strategy GuideUS N/A
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Official Strategy Guide (GameCube Version)US N/A


Nintendo DS™:
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinUS US$ 24.99
Chocobo to Mahou no EhonJPN US$ 14.99
Gintama: Gintoki vs. DokataJPN N/A
Naruto: Shinobi RetsudenJPN US$ 17.99
Nintendo MP3 PlayerEuro N/A
Puyo Puyo! 15th AnniversaryJPN N/A
Ryuusei no RockMan: DragonJPN US$ 39.99
Ryuusei no RockMan: LeoJPN N/A
Ryuusei no RockMan: PegasusJPN US$ 38.99
SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DSJPN US$ 24.90


Sony PSP™:
Daisenryaku Portable 2JPN N/A
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99
PSP PlayStation Portable - Silver (PSP-1000SV)JPN N/A
Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous EvolutionASIA N/A
Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous EvolutionJPN US$ 63.99



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



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