05. Jan, 2006 10:41 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: New Year calmness, 4 PSP™ & the first third party Xbox360™ cable releases

Welcome to the very first Weekly Games & Toys update in 2006. As common during the first January week, almost no new games were published in Japan due to the popular holiday season.

A total of 4 new PSP™ releases (2 Japanese, 1 Asian & 1 Korean) have been counted in this week. Addtionally, the very first third party manufactured cables suitable for Xbox360™ have arrived. If you didn't have luck with an official accessory so far (due to market shortage) or are just looking for a rather inexpensive solution, then it's your chance now.

Last but not least, a large number of new toy releases were shipped to us during the Christmas & New Year season. We are currently sorting out all new items and will start adding them to our pages from tomorrow.

Here's a summary of today's short update. Make sure to read down further, a couple of highlights are expected again next week.

Sony PSP™:
Puzzle Bobble Pocket (Taito Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Space Invaders Galaxy BeatKOR US$ 39.90 sold
Taito Memories PocketJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Taito Memories PocketASIA US$ 49.90 sold

Third Party manufacured accessories suitable for Xbox360™:
Component AV Multi Cable US$ 8.99 sold
Component AV Multi Cable with Optical Output US$ 10.99 sold
RGB Audio Multi Cable US$ 8.99 sold
S-AV/AV Cable US$ 7.99 sold
S-AV/AV Cable with Optical Output US$ 10.99 sold

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

Looking forward to next week, a total of 9 (+1 Limited Edition) new titles are due for release in Japan.

We are expecting a number of real "After Christmas Highlights", with SNK Playmore's 2D fighting game Bakumatsu Roman: Last Blade 2-in-1 and the long-awaited Sega Rally 2006 (First Print Limited Edition w/ Sega Rally 1995) for PlayStation2™:.

With Project Gotham Racing 3 and From Software's [eM] -eNCHANT arM-, Japanese Xbox360™ gamers are expecting intersting software refill.

The most exciting handheld console releases will be Bandai's PSP™ RPG The Legend of Heroes V: A Cagesong of the Ocean and Yakitate!! Japan for Nintendo DS™.

As special "non Japanese" highlights we further have to mention the Korean beatmania clone DJ Max Portable for PSP™ (also available as Prestige Box Set) and Capcom's US version Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube™.

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


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