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05. May, 2005 15:21 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Holiday silence in Japan, official PSP™ release in Korea, Forza Motorsport (Xbox™ Asia), Nintendogs related items, assorted US version items & more


The first May week has been extraordinary calm, caused by the Japanese holiday season. While no titles were published in Japan at all during this week, we this time fully concentrate on summaryzing only Asian as well as assorted Korean and interesting US version releases.

As highlights in this week, Sony as officially released their PSP™ handheld device in Korea, along with a total of 6 titles. Most interesting among those is SCEK's developed fun racing game Glorace: Phantastic Carnival, an exclusive Korean only title not yet announced for release in other territories. We are expecting our shipment of this title during coming week and will post some impressions upon arrival.

Further interesting releases include Capcom's Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 and Atlus' Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (both US version PS2™ titles), EA's FIFA Soccer and NBA Street Showdown as well as Hudson/Konami's Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (all 3 US PSP™ titles).

Three Asian Xbox™ titles were published in Hong Kong during this week, including Microsoft's highly anticipated Forza Motorsport. And, last but not least, Namco's US version Nintendo DS™ game Pac-Pix along with a large bunch of assorted Nintendogs related items.

As usually, here's a summary of all new released from this week that are available though Play-Asia.com:

PlayStation2™:
Hello Kitty: Rescue MissionKOR US$ 48.90 sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Never Ending TomorrowKOR US$ 54.90 sold
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2US US$ 59.90 sold
Stella Deus: The Gate of EternityUS US$ 59.90 sold



Sony PSP™:
FIFA SoccerUS US$ 59.90 sold
Glorace: Phantastic CarnivalKOR US$ 49.90 sold
KollonKOR US$ 39.90 sold
Namco MuseumKOR US$ 49.90 sold
NBA Street ShowdownUS US$ 59.90 sold
Need for Speed Underground RivalsKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Puzzle Bobble PocketKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Rengoku: The Tower of PurgatoryUS US$ 59.90 sold
Ridge RacersKOR US$ 49.90 sold



Xbox™:
Forza MotorsportASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryASIA US$ 44.90 sold



Nintendo DS™ (including lots of Nintendogs related items):
Pac-PixUS US$ 39.90 sold
Nintendogs Card Palette 4+ (green) US$ 12.90 sold
Nintendogs Card Palette 4+ (blue) US$ 12.90 sold
Nintendogs Card Palette 4+ (brown) US$ 12.90 sold
Nintendogs Carrying Bag DS (beige) US$ 19.90 sold
Nintendogs Carrying Bag DS (navy) US$ 19.90 sold
Nintendogs Pouch (beige) US$ 16.90 sold
Nintendogs Pouch (navy) US$ 16.90 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Shiba & Friends: Type A US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Shiba & Friends: Type B US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Dachs & Friends: Type A US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Dachs & Friends: Type B US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Chihuahua & Friends: Type A US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Friend Seal - Chihuahua & Friends: Type B US$ 2.99 sold
Nintendogs Scratch Guard DS: Dachs US$ 8.90 sold
Nintendogs Scratch Guard DS: Shiba US$ 8.90 sold
Nintendogs Scratch Guard DS: Chihuahua US$ 8.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Chihuahua US$ 14.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Pug US$ 14.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Dachshund US$ 14.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Labrador Retriever Black US$ 14.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Labrador Retriever White US$ 14.90 sold
Nintendogs Mascot: Shiba US$ 14.90 sold



Toys:
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Figure Pure Marriage - Rei Ayanami US$ 22.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Figure Pure Marriage - Asuka Langley US$ 22.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Nurse Figure - Rei Ayanami US$ 22.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Nurse Figure - Asuka Langley  US$ 22.90 sold
Dragon Quest Monsters Gallery US$ 5.90 sold
Famicom Bank - Type A: Super Mario Bros. US$ 17.90 sold
Famicom Bank - Type B: Mario Bros. US$ 17.90 sold
Famicom Bank - Type C: Mario Bros. (first print) US$ 17.90 sold
Famicom Bank - Type D: Super Mario Bros. 3 US$ 17.90 sold
Nintendo History Keychain (plexiglass style) - Type A: Family Computer US$ 5.90 sold
Nintendo History Keychain (plexiglass style) - Type B: Disk System US$ 5.90 sold
Nintendo History Keychain (plexiglass style) - Type C: Super Famicom US$ 8.90 sold
Nintendo History Keychain (plexiglass style) - Type D: Nintendo 64 US$ 8.90 sold
Nintendo History Keychain (plexiglass style) - Type E: Nintendo Gamecube US$ 8.90 sold




Looking forward to next week, it remains calm in Japan. A total of 6 new titles (+2 Limited Editions) are scheduled for release. PlayStation2™ highlights include Nippon Ichi's Nippon Ichi (regular print and Limited Edition), Square-Enix's Front Mission Online and Success' low budget SuperLite 2000 Remember 11: The Age of Infinity.

One new Japanese PSP™ title is on the way as well with Taito's classical Space Invaders Pocket port. Further we will stock up limited quantities of Microsoft's official Japanese release version racing game Forza Motorsport.


As additional forecast to next week, Sony's PSP™ will officially launch in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 12th. Along with the console, a variety of previously published titles will become available as official Asian release version as well. We will start listing Asian version PSP™ titles in the next couple of days. In general, Asian version games are usually priced slightly lower compared to their Japanese counterparts.



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