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16. Dec, 2004 21:42 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Sony PSP™, MGS 3 Snake Eater, Tales of Rebirth (PS2™), Guilty Gear Isuka (Xbox™), Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, Super Robot Taisen GC (NGC™) & more


With less than 2 weeks to go until Christmas and Sony releasing the PSP™ console in Japan (Click here for more launch details), the current week has kept our entire staff busy around the clock.

More than 30 new titles were published in Japan in this week. Apart from a variety of PSP™ related items, a lot of other interesting titles have made the way into our shelves. PlayStation2™ highlights from this week include Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater (shipping as Japanese regular edition and Premium Box) as well as Namco's RPG hit Tales of Rebirth (available as Japanese and Asian version).

Further hot movers from this week include Milestone's Dreamcast™ shooter Chaos Field, Nintendo's Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat for Gamecube™, Guilty Gear Isuka for Xbox™ and much more.

As usually, here is a summary of all items released in this week:

PlayStation2™:
Boboboubo Boubobo: Shuumare! Taikan BouboboJPN US$ 48.90
Boboboubo Boubobo: Shuumare! Taikan Boubobo (w/ EyeToy)JPN US$ 64.90
Grand Theft Auto III (Best)JPN US$ 32.90
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 Chou KetteibanJPN US$ 64.90
Legions Gekitou! Saga BattleJPN US$ 64.90
Magna Carta Special Box [Limited Edition]KOR US$ 169.00
Mahjong SangokushiJPN US$ 32.90
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake EaterJPN US$ 59.90
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater [Premium Package]JPN US$ 179.00
Nobunaga no Yabou Online: Tappi no ShouJPN US$ 64.90
Panzer Front Ausf.B (Enterbrain Collection)JPN US$ 39.90
RPG Maker 3JPN US$ 64.90
Shin Sangoku Musou 3 (Koei Best)JPN US$ 22.90
SuperLite 2000 Mezase! Chess ChampionJPN US$ 25.90
Tales of RebirthJPN US$ 64.90
Tales of RebirthASIA US$ 54.90
Viewtiful Joe 2JPN US$ 59.90
Winback (Koei Best Series)JPN US$ 20.90
Tales of Rebirth Memory Card 8MB US$ 32.90


Sony PSP™:
PSP PlayStation Portable (PSP-1000)JPN N/A
PSP PlayStation Portable Value Pack (PSP-1000K)JPN N/A
PSP PlayStation Portable (PSP-1000) + Ridge Racers BundleJPN US$ 579.00
PSP PlayStation Portable Value Pack (PSP-1000K) + Ridge Racers BundleJPN US$ 629.00
Armored Core Formula FrontJPN US$ 59.90
Dokodemo IssyoJPN US$ 59.90
KOLLONJPN US$ 39.90
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan DaijitenJPN US$ 59.90
Lumines (Music & Luminary Action Puzzle)JPN US$ 49.90
Mah-jong Fight ClubJPN US$ 59.90
Metal Gear AcidJPN US$ 59.90
Minna No Golf PortableJPN US$ 59.90
Ridge RacersJPN US$ 59.90
Shin Sangoku Musou / Dynasty WarriorsJPN US$ 64.90
The Legend of Heroes Gagharvtrilogy White WitchJPN US$ 59.90
Vampire Chronicle: The Chaos TowerJPN US$ 59.90
Famitsu PS2! No. 1/14 PSP Special US$ 9.90


Gamecube™:
Donkey Kong: Jungle BeatJPN US$ 54.90
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 69.90
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 Chou KetteibanJPN US$ 64.90
Super Robot Taisen GCJPN US$ 79.90
Viewtiful Joe 2JPN US$ 59.90


Xbox™:
Guilty Gear IsukaJPN US$ 48.90
GunGriffon Allied StrikeJPN US$ 64.90
Shrek 2 (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 48.90
SWAT: Global Strike Team (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 48.90


Dreamcast™:
Chaos FieldJPN US$ 48.90

PS one™:
Daikoukai Jidai IV: Porto Estado (Koei Best Series)JPN US$ 20.90

Nintendo DS™:
Ridge Racer DSUS US$ 39.90
Hori Headphone DS US$ 12.90


Gameboy Advance™:
Duel Masters 3JPN US$ 48.90
GetRide AMDriver: Shutsugeki Battle PartyJPN US$ 48.90
Kawaii Pet: Game Gallery 2JPN US$ 39.90
Kisekaewanko Ex / Puzzle Rainbow MagicJPN US$ 39.90
Ritorubateishie Keki No ShiroJPN US$ 48.90
Shinkata Medarot: Kabuto VersionJPN US$ 48.90
Shinkata Medarot: Kuwagata VersionJPN US$ 48.90
Wagamama * Fairy Milmo de Pon!JPN US$ 48.90
Wanko MixJPN US$ 48.90
Zettai Zetsumei Den Chara Suji-San 3JPN US$ 48.90
Zoids Saga FuzorsJPN US$ 48.90


Soundtracks, toys & misc:
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance Konami Figure Collection US$ 8.90
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty Konami Figure Collection US$ 8.90
Naruto 3D Trading Figure US$ 8.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type A: Torchic Orange US$ 6.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type B: Black US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type C: Pearl Blue US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type D: Purple US$ 5.90
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Beginners's Edition Vol.2JPN US$ 2.99
Iyashi Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99
Tensai Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99
Genki Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99




Looking forward to next week, another roughly 30 titles are expected to be released in Japan. Highlights include Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special, K-1 Premium Fighting 2004 Dynamite!!, Onimusha Special Box and The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic (all PlayStation2™) as well as Biohazard Double Feature (Gamecube™) and Metal Wolf Chaos (Xbox™).


Further, new software supply for Sony PSP™ and Nintendo DS™ is on the way with Mahjong Taikai and Puzzle Bobble Pocket (PSP™) and Puyo Puyo Fever (PSP and NDS).


Please feel free to access our more detailed preorder list here.



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