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14. Dec, 2006 11:46 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys Update: MotorStorm, Oneechanbara vorteX, Earth Defense Forces 3, Winning Eleven X, Bleach Wii, Pokemon Battle Revolution, beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky, Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden & much more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days.

Plenty of video game highlights keep coming in during the Christmas season. Once again it's been a fantastic week, filled with a large variety of interesting new releases. If you are still looking for a present for your loved ones or for yourself during the holidays, then don't miss our Christmas Shopping Guide.

New games were released on all three next gen console platforms in this week. Two action racers have arrived for PlayStation3™, Sony's MotorStorm and Sega's Full Auto 2 (US Version). For Xbox360™ we've got Winning Eleven X (available as Asia Version with detailed English instructions booklet or Japanese version) as well as the Japanese D3 releases Oneechanbara vorteX and Chikyuu Boueigun 3 / Earth Defense Forces 3.

Nintendo Wii™ highlights this week have been Sega's fighting game Bleach: Wii Shiraha Kirameku Rinbukyoku and Pokemon Battle Revolution (Japanese) as well as Rapala Tournament Fishing (US Version).

The PlayStation2™ continues to be an interesting platform for video game publishers in Japan. Top sellers this week include Konami's DJing simulation beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky, Sony's RPG Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard (Japanese / Asia) and the CapKore budget reprints Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future, Vampire DarkStalkers Collection and Okami.

Lots of highlights have also been released for the handheld systems. The most popular ones in this week for Nintendo DS™, including Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (US version), Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden, SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS, Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary and more.

Top selling PSP™ releases have been Konami's Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (US version) and Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous Evolution (Asia / Japanese).

Last but not least, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has also been released as US version Gamecube™ release.

As usually, here's a summary of all new titles published during this week. Also don't miss out coming week's preview on the bottom of this news post.


Nintendo Wii™:
BarnyardUS US$ 53.90 5-15d
Bleach: Wii Shiraha Kirameku RinbukyokuJPN US$ 59.99 1w
Pokemon Battle RevolutionJPN US$ 44.99 1w
Rapala Tournament FishingUS US$ 33.99 1-2w
Rayman Raving RabbidsJPN N/A sold
Wii D-Terminal AV CableJPN N/A sold
Wii Remote Control Protection FilmJPN US$ 4.99 1-5d



Xbox360™:
Chikyuu Boueigun 3 / Earth Defense Forces 3JPN N/A sold
Oneechanbara vorteXJPN N/A sold
Phantasy Star UniverseJPN N/A sold
Winning Eleven XASIA N/A sold
Winning Eleven XJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Xbox 360 Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Pack [Limited Edition]ASIA N/A sold



PlayStation3™:
All Star Yakyuken BattleJPN N/A sold
Full Auto 2: BattlelinesUS US$ 23.99 1-2w
MotorStormJPN US$ 72.99 1w



PlayStation2™:
Daisenryaku VII ExceedJPN US$ 85.99 1w
Demento (CapKore)JPN N/A sold
EX Okuman Chouja Game (Atlus Best Collection)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
FlatOut 2KOR N/A sold
Gokujou Seitokai (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Grand Theft Auto TrilogyUS US$ 25.99 24h
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade: Hachiha Katsunori (Koei the Best)JPN N/A sold
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2 (Koei Selection)JPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing & Nightfire (EA Best Hits)JPN N/A sold
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 13 Chou KetteibanJPN N/A sold
Mahjong Haoh: Shinken Battle (Mycom Best)JPN US$ 20.90 1-2w
Marheaven: Arm Fight Dream (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun & Frontline (EA Best Hits)JPN N/A sold
Nobunaga no Yabou Online: Haten no ShouJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Nobunaga no Yabou: Soutensoku (Koei Selection)JPN US$ 24.90 1w
Okami (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Saikyou Toudai Shogi 6 (Mycom Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-2w
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (CapKore)JPN N/A sold
TOCA Race Driver 2: Ultimate Racing SimulatorJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (Ubisoft Best)JPN US$ 30.90 1-2w
Vampire DarkStalkers Collection (CapKore)JPN N/A sold
Wild Arms: The Vth VanguardASIA N/A sold
Wild Arms: The Vth VanguardJPN US$ 46.99 1-5d
Wind: A Breath of Heart (Alchemist Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy SkyJPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: L]JPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: M]JPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: S]JPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky [Konamistyle Special Edition - T-Shirt Size: XL]JPN N/A sold



Nintendo DS™:
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinUS US$ 28.99 24h
Chocobo to Mahou no EhonJPN US$ 14.99 1-2w
Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren DSJPN US$ 50.99 1w
Gintama: Gintoki vs. DokataJPN N/A sold
Kabushiki Baibai Trainer KabutoreJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Keiba Navi: UmanosukeJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Kirby Outgoing Bag DS Lite (blue) N/A sold
Kirby Outgoing Bag DS Lite (pink) N/A sold
Kirby Pouch DS Lite (black) N/A sold
Kirby Touch Max DS (pink) N/A sold
Kirby Touch Max DS (white) N/A sold
Marheaven: Karudea no Akuma (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 15.90 1-2w
Naruto: Shinobi RetsudenJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Nintendo MP3 PlayerEuro N/A sold
Oshare Princess DS: Oshare ni Koishite!JPN US$ 19.99 1w
Puyo Puyo! 15th AnniversaryJPN N/A sold
Puzzle Series Vol. 8: NankuroJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Quiz! Nihongo-OuJPN US$ 17.99 1-5d
Ryuusei no RockMan: DragonJPN US$ 39.99 24h
Ryuusei no RockMan: LeoJPN N/A sold
Ryuusei no RockMan: PegasusJPN US$ 38.99 24h
SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DSJPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Slim Pouch DS Lite (black) N/A sold
Stationary Style Set DS Lite N/A sold
The Sims 2: Wonderful LifeJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Touch de Tanoshimu Hyakunin Isshu: DS ShiguredenJPN US$ 44.90 1w



Sony PSP™:
All Star Yakyuken PortableJPN N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: D-DayUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Daisenryaku Portable 2JPN N/A sold
EA ReplayASIA N/A sold
Kanji Trainer PortableJPN N/A sold
Maplus: Portable NaviJPN N/A sold
Maplus: Portable Navi (w/ GPS Receiver)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99 24h
Mobile Battery Charger US$ 14.90 1-5d
Online Chess KingdomsUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
P-KaraJPN US$ 63.99 1w
PSP PlayStation Portable - Silver (PSP-1000SV)JPN N/A sold
Shinobido HomuraKOR N/A sold
TOCA Race Driver 2: Ultimate Racing SimulatorJPN N/A sold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007US US$ 24.90 5-15d
Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous EvolutionASIA N/A sold
Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous EvolutionKOR N/A sold
Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous EvolutionJPN US$ 63.99 1w



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

PC Games:
Sakura Taisen V Desktop TheaterJPN N/A sold

Guidebooks:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Official Strategy Guide (Wii Version)US N/A sold



Toys & Misc:
Blue Dragon Character Keychain Gashapon N/A sold
Busou Shinki Pre-Painted PVC Figure: MMS Type Knight - Xiphos N/A sold
Busou Shinki Pre-Painted PVC Figure: MMS Type Samurai - Benio N/A sold
Busou Shinki Pre-Painted PVC Figure: MMS Type Santa Claus - Tsugaru N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Calendar 2007ASIA N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Coaster SetASIA N/A sold
Dot-S Puzzle Collection - Nintendo Version N/A sold
Jingai Makyo 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Ignis N/A sold
Keroro Plush Doll: Model A N/A sold
Keroro Plush Doll: Model B N/A sold
Let's! TV Play - Dragonball Z Battle Bodily Sensation Kamehameha Fusion With YouJPN N/A sold
Let's! TV Play - Dragonball Z Battle Bodily Sensation Kamehameha Fusion With You 2JPN N/A sold
Mai-Hime Z: Otomedama Maiotome Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Arika Yumemiya N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Cathy Catharine Blitzen (Camouflage Operator) N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Reiko Holinger (Camouflage Operator) N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Episode Mini Display Figure Series 1 N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Pre-painted PVC Figure: Rei Ayanami (Sorceress Ver.) N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Pre-painted PVC Figure: Sohryu Asuka Langley (Sorceress Ver.) N/A sold
Super Mario Bros. Towel In Box: Type A N/A sold
Super Mario Bros. Towel In Box: Type B N/A sold
Super Mario Bros. Towel In Box: Type C N/A sold



Video Game related Soundtracks:
beatnation Records Compilation CD: cyber beatnation 1st conclusion JPNN/Asold
Bleach Memories of Nobody Original Soundtrack JPNUS$ 29.905-15d
Bleach The Best [Limited Edition] JPNN/Asold
Blue Dragon Original Soundtrack JPNN/Asold
Sakura Taisen Zenkyoku-syu 2002-2006 [Limited Edition] JPNN/Asold
Super Eurobeat Presents Initial D Fourth Stage Supereuro-Beat JPNUS$ 29.905-15d

    


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, once again more than 50 new titles are expected to be released. Here's our small preview of what is expected to be hot.

PlayStation3™:
Armored Core 4JPN US$ 109.99
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWIIUS N/A
RailfanJPN N/A
Sonic The HedgehogJPN N/A


Nintendo Wii™:
ElebitsUS US$ 29.99
Far Cry VengeanceUS N/A
Metal Slug AnthologyUS N/A
Monster 4X4: World CircuitJPN US$ 20.90
Super Swing GolfUS N/A


Xbox360™:
A Ressha de Gyouku HX / A-Train HXJPN US$ 122.99
Lost Planet: Extreme ConditionJPN US$ 22.99
Sonic the HedgehogJPN N/A


PlayStation2™:
Armored Core -Machine Side Box- 1997-2006JPN N/A
Prince of Tennis: Doki Doki Sabaibaru - MysticJPN US$ 93.99
SNK Slot Panic Vol.1JPN US$ 19.99
Secret of EvangelionJPN US$ 9.99
Secret of Evangelion (Asuka Version)JPN N/A
Secret of Evangelion (Ayanami Version)JPN N/A
Seiken Densetsu 4JPN US$ 9.99
Seiken Densetsu 4 / Dawn of ManaASIA N/A


Nintendo DS™:
Angel Pocket with DS Diary (white & ice blue)JPN N/A
Angel Pocket with DS Diary (white & precious pink)JPN N/A
Hiite Utaeru DS Guitar M-06JPN US$ 29.99
Puzzle Series Vol. 9: Sudoku 2 DeluxeJPN US$ 68.90

Plato's Hiite Utaeru DS Guitar M-06 will officially be published in February 2007, but Amazon Japan has gained rights to distribute the title starting from next week. We will pick up limited stock from the Amazon released version and dispatch early preorders.


Sony PSP™:
Metal Gear Solid Portable OpsJPN US$ 108.99
Metal Gear Solid Portable OpsASIA N/A
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops [Konamistyle Limited Premium Pack]JPN N/A
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops [Premium Pack]JPN N/A
PSP PlayStation Portable - Metallic Blue (PSP-1000MB)JPN N/A
Tales of The World: Radiant MythologyJPN N/A
Tales of The World: Radiant MythologyASIA N/A


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



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