04. Aug, 2005 13:59 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Winning Eleven 9, Grandia III, Bleach: Selected Soul, Armored Core: Last Raven, Taiko no Tatsujin, Jump! Super Stars, Rockman Dash: Hagane no Boukenshin & more

The first August week has started with an impressive lineup filled with quality releases. Two outstanding games have been released during this week, both almost equally well pre-sold at Play-Asia.com. The top seller has been Konami's PlayStation2™ soccer sequel Winning Eleven 9, shortly followed by Nintendo's anime based Nintendo DS™ fighting game Jump! Super Stars (featuring over 150 characters from 27 different licenses).

Further PlayStation2™ highlights include Square-Enix's RPG Grandia III (Japanese and Asia Version), Sony's Bleach: Selected Soul (Japanese and Asia Version), Namco's drum music sequel Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit (Asia, Japanese and Japanese with drum), From Software's mech fighting game Armored Core: Last Raven (Japanese and Asia Version) as well as Banpresto's action RPG Summon Night EX Thesis: Yoaku no Tsubasa.

Additionally well selling has been Capcom's Rockman Dash: Hagane no Boukenshin and Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin Portable (Japanese and Asia version) for PSP™, Nintendo's Gamecube™ Pokemon XD: Yami no Senpuu Dark Lugia and Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second Clash for Xbox™.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases shipping in this week:

Armored Core Last Raven Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90 sold
Armored Core: Last RavenJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Armored Core: Last RavenASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana (Gust Best Price)JPN US$ 42.90 1w
Bleach: Selected SoulASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Bleach: Selected SoulJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Bomberman Land 3JPN US$ 59.90 sold
Generation of Chaos 3 (IF Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Grandia IIIASIA US$ 74.90 sold
Grandia IIIJPN US$ 79.90 1-5d
Kyoushuu Kidou Butai: Kougeki Helicopter Senki (Taito Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
NBA Street V3JPN US$ 59.90 sold
Pachitte Chonmage Tatsujin 8JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Simple 2000 Series 2-in-1 Vol. 4: The Bushidou & The Sniper 2JPN US$ 25.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series 2-in-1 Vol. 5: The Shooting & The HelicopterJPN US$ 25.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 84: The Boku ni Oma Cafe - Kimagure Strawberry CafeJPN US$ 25.90 sold
Summon Night EX Thesis: Yoaku no TsubasaJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Taiko no Tatsujin Super AnimehitASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Taiko no Tatsujin Super AnimehitJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 79.90 sold
Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kaihoujyou Kefurokou (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Winning Eleven 9JPN US$ 62.90 sold

Sony PSP™ (incl. UMD™ Video releases):
[Hg] HydriumASIA US$ 49.90 sold
[Hg] HydriumJPN US$ 52.90 1w
Rockman Dash: Hagane no BoukenshinJPN US$ 39.90 1-2w
Taiko no Tatsujin PortableJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Taiko no Tatsujin PortableASIA US$ 49.90 sold
PlayGear Mod US$ 29.90 sold
Alien vs. PredatorJPN US$ 37.90 sold
I, RobotJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Junji Inagawa Kyoufu no GenbaJPN US$ 22.90 sold
League of Extraordinary GentlemenJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.1JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.2JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.3JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.4JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.5JPN US$ 24.90 sold

Nintendo DS™:
GoldenEyeJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Jump! Super StarsJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Power Pocket KoushienJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Nintendo DS (Red)JPN US$ 149.90 sold

Gameboy Advance™:
B-Densetsu! Battle B-Daman Honoo TamashiiJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Boku no Kabuto - Kuwagata (Minna no Soft Series)JPN US$ 34.90 sold

Pokemon XD: Gale of DarknessJPN US$ 59.90 1w

Atari Anthology (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 49.90 sold
Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second ClashJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Rapala Pro Fishing (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 39.90 1w

Toys & magazines:
Tamagotchi Connexion Version 2 (Black)ASIA US$ 19.90 sold
Tamagotchi Connexion Version 2 (Purple)ASIA US$ 19.90 sold
Tamagotchi Connexion Version 2 (Pink + Heart)ASIA US$ 19.90 sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [September 2005]JPN US$ 16.50 sold
Arcadia Magazine [September 2005]JPN US$ 12.90 sold

Video game related soundtracks:
Angelique Eternity Vocal Selection (~Nobutoshi Kanna, Nobio Tobita, Tomokazu Sugita, ...)JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Gong (Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy Theme Song) (~JAM Project)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
In the Sky (Grandia III Main Theme) (~Miz)JPN US$ 10.90 sold
In the Sky (Grandia III Main Theme) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miz)JPN US$ 13.90 sold
Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpytrot Original SoundtracksJPN US$ 27.90 sold
Sakura Taisen V - Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo - Vocal Collection New York Kayo ZenshuJPN US$ 29.90 sold
Twinkle Star Sprites -La Petite Princesse- SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 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, roughly 20 new titles are scheduled for release in Japan. Major highlight is for sure Sega's Sonic compilation Sonic Gems Collection (for PlayStation2™ and Gamecube™).

Further PlayStation2™ highlights include Nippon Ichi's Aoi no Tristia (regular print and Limited Edition), Sunrise's anime based racing game Sinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 2 and Tomy's Zoids Tactics.

For PSP™ we will have Bandai's strategy game Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no Keifu and the Korean exclusive Astonishia Story.

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


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