07. Apr, 2005 15:01 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Mobile Suit Gundam: One Year War, Saint Seiya ~Chapter Sanctuary~, Electroplankton, Trizeal, soundtracks, toys & more

The first April release week has been dominated by three completely different titles, each individual one almost selling equally well at Play-Asia.com.

PlayStation2™ bestseller in this week has been Bandai's anime based fighter Saint Seiya ~Chapter Sanctuary~. Nintendo's unique experimental music toy Electroplankton (for Nintendo DS™) and Triangle Service's Dreamcast™ shooter Trizeal have been following the sales charts closely.

Additionally demanded has been Konami's baseball simulation Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2, Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam: One Year War as well as Space Battle Cruiser Yamato - Nijuu Ginga no Houkai (all for PS2™) and the Asian version Xbox™ release of Doom 3 (Limited Collector's Edition).

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

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the NeighborhoodJPN US$ 64.90
Baldr Force EXEJPN US$ 64.90
Baldr Force EXE [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Mobile Suit Gundam: One Year WarJPN US$ 64.90
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2JPN US$ 64.90
Saint Seiya ~Chapter Sanctuary~JPN US$ 64.90
Space Battle Cruiser Yamato - Nijuu Ginga no HoukaiJPN US$ 64.90
SuperLite 2000: YoshinoyaJPN US$ 25.90
The King of Fighters 2002/2003KOR US$ 49.90
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowJPN US$ 64.90
WRC4JPN US$ 64.90

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30ASIA US$ 44.90
Doom 3 (Limited Collector's Edition)ASIA US$ 44.90
Hello Kitty: Mission RescueASIA US$ 44.90
Muzzle Flash (Xbox Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 32.90
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowJPN US$ 64.90

Other systems:
Electroplankton (Nintendo DS™)JPN US$ 48.90
Harukanaru Jikuu no Uchi de: Sae Techou (Sony PSP™)JPN US$ 64.90
Wipeout Pure (Sony PSP™)JPN US$ 59.90
Trizeal (w/ Bonus CD & bandanna) (Dreamcast™)JPN US$ 64.90

Inuyasha Collection Figure US$ 5.90
Nintendo History Collection Namco Special Gashapon US$ 3.90
Naruto Jr. Chess Piece Collection Series Part.II US$ 5.90
The Legend of Zelda Wonderful Hat Figure Gashapon US$ 2.90
VIVA 2 Naruto Keychain US$ 2.90
1/5 Scale PVC Painted Figure Marinchan ~Swimming Suit Version~ US$ 54.90

Video game soundtracks:
Nintendo Sound History Series Disc System SelectionJPN US$ 27.90
SNK Playmore Pachislot SoundtracksJPN US$ 19.90
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90

Excerpt of anime related soundtracks:
Detective Conan: Suihensenjo no InboJPN US$ 29.90
Happy MaterialJPN US$ 6.90
Ichigo Mashimaro Chara-CD 2: Mari [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 14.90
Kono Haretasora no Shita de - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 17.90
Lime-iro Ryukitan X - Koi, Oshietekudasai - Original Drama CDJPN US$ 28.90
Maho Shojo Lyrical Nanoha Sound Stage 03JPN US$ 24.90
My-HiME Drama CD Vol.2JPN US$ 28.90
Ojamaru: Gekkomachi SongJPN US$ 11.90
Sukinamono wa Sukidakara Shouganai!! Character Songs Target.5 Sei HashibaJPN US$ 11.90

Looking forward to next week, the usual quiet season followed by Christmas & after Christmas business is going to start. A total of 6 (+1 limited edition) PlayStation2™ are scheduled for release in Japan.

Speaking of highlights, Hudson's RPG Tengai Makyou III: Namida (regular version and Limited Edition) as well as Konami's Remote Control Dandy SF are expected to be among the better selling titles.

Apart from the video game releases, the first lot of Japanese version UMD Video and UMD Audio discs are on schedule as well.

A more detailed preorder list can be accessed here.


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