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09. Dec, 2004 20:13 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Psyvariar 2 Ultimate Final, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs Z-Gundam, Taiko no Tatsujin 5, Yoshi Universal Gravitation & much more


The busy Christmas season continues in the second December week, which has been filled with plenty of new releases. More than 30 new titles have been published in Japan this week.

Highlights for PlayStation2™ include Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs Z-Gundam, Success' shooter Psyvariar 2 Ultimate Final, Namco's drum music title Taiko no Tatsujin 5 and Konami's anime based Tennis no Oji-Sama: Rush & Dream.

Well selling for Nintendo's consoles have been Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs Z-Gundam (Gamecube™) and Yoshi Universal Gravitation (Gameboy Advance™).

As usually, here is a summary of all new releases from this week:

PlayStation2™:
Crash Bandicoot 5JPN US$ 59.90
Crash Bandicoot 5ASIA US$ 54.90
Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator YoshimuneJPN US$ 49.90
FIFA Total Football 2JPN US$ 32.90
Freedom Fighters (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 32.90
FutakoiJPN US$ 64.90
Futakoi [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 109.00
Godzilla Kaijuu Dairansen: Chikyuu Saishuu KessenJPN US$ 59.90
Kamen Rider BladeJPN US$ 59.90
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs Z-GundamJPN US$ 64.90
Psyvariar 2 Ultimate FinalJPN US$ 59.90
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 68: The Tousou Highway: Nagoya - TokyoJPN US$ 25.90
Simple 2000 Ultimate Series Vol. 22: Stylish Mahjong UsagiJPN US$ 25.90
Sonic Mega Collection PlusJPN US$ 48.90
SSX3 (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 32.90
Taiko no Tatsujin 5JPN US$ 48.90
Taiko no Tatsujin 5ASIA US$ 48.90
Taiko no Tatsujin 5 (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 79.90
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Kiss of Prince ~ Flame Version (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Kiss of Prince ~ Ice Version (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Love of Prince Bitter (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Love of Prince Sweet (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Rush & DreamJPN US$ 64.90
Victory Wings: Zero Pilot SeriesJPN US$ 49.90
Winning Eleven Tactics: European Club SoccerJPN US$ 64.90
Pop'n Music Controller 2 US$ 49.90



Gameboy Advance™:
Crash Bandicoot & Spyro Christmas Special PackJPN US$ 79.90
Crash Bandicoot Advance: Wakuwaku Tomodachi DaisakusenJPN US$ 48.90
Futariha PrecureJPN US$ 48.90
Hello Idol DebutJPN US$ 48.90
Inyou TaisenkiJPN US$ 48.90
Keroro Gunsou Taiketsu! Keroro Cart de Arimasu!!JPN US$ 48.90
Korokke! Great Jikuu No BoukenshaJPN US$ 48.90
Poke Inu - Poket DogsJPN US$ 48.90
PukuPuku Tennen Kairanban Youkoso!JPN US$ 48.90
RockMan EXE 5: Team of BluesJPN US$ 48.90
Spyro Advance: Wakuwaku Tomodachi DaisakusenJPN US$ 48.90
Twin Series Vol.3 Insect Monster / Suchan LabyrinthJPN US$ 48.90
Twin Series Vol.4 Hum Hum Monster / Fantasy Puzzle HamsterJPN US$ 48.90
Twin Series Vol.5 Wanman Sherlock Ex / Magic Country Cake Shop StoryJPN US$ 48.90
Twin Series Vol.6 Wanwan Idol Academy / Talk with DogsJPN US$ 48.90
Yoshi no Banyuuin Ryoku / Yoshi Universal GravitationJPN US$ 48.90



Gamecube™:
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs Z-GundamJPN US$ 64.90
Fighting Stick Cube US$ 39.90

Xbox™:
Need for Speed Underground 2ASIA US$ 44.90
Sonic Mega Collection PlusJPN US$ 48.90

Sony PSP™:
Portable Liquid Crystal Filter US$ 5.99
Portable Privacy Filter US$ 8.99



Toys:
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Pajamas Time Figure - Rei Ayanami US$ 18.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Pajamas Time Figure - Asuka Langley US$ 18.90
Famicom Game Sound Museum Candy Toy US$ 7.90
Naruto Real Collection 5 Gashapon US$ 3.90





Looking forward to coming week, we are again expecting more than 30 new titles to be released in Japan. Highlights for PlayStation2™:

Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake EaterJPN US$ 59.90
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater [Premium Package] (presold)JPN N/A
Tales of RebirthJPN US$ 64.90
Tales of Rebirth Memory Card 8MB US$ 32.90
Viewtiful Joe 2JPN US$ 59.90

and for Gamecube™:

Donkey Kong: Jungle BeatJPN US$ 54.90
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 69.90
Super Robot Taisen GCJPN US$ 79.90
Viewtiful Joe 2JPN US$ 59.90

and additional highlights for other platforms include Chaos Field (Dreamcast™) and Guilty Gear Isuka (Xbox™).


Additionally looking forward to next week, Sony will is going to launch their PSP™ handheld in Japan. Supply expected to be extremely slim in the first few days (and maybe weeks) after the Japanese launch. A special PSP™ update is expected to follow during this weekend. All customers who have preordered the system will receive an update e-mail from us as well.



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