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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) $15.99 at Best Buy (YMMV, should I even bother??)


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#1 Urahara

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:30 PM

I just bought a copy of Sakura Wars for the Wii last night for $15.99 at a Best Buy in Austin. They had three copies.

As I type this I realize that I'm an idiot and I should have asked them to do a district lookup to see which stores might still have it in stock. The $15.99 is a $4 clearance price reduction.

There is no trace of the game on the Best Buy website, so I'm honestly not sure if anyone else will benefit from this, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to do a heads up, even if this ends up being a One Guy Got Lucky, Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now kind of a thread.

The BB SKU is 9806935, so I'd recommend calling a store and getting them to do a lookup for you of any stores in the vicinity that may have it.

I looked for the PS2 version but I didn't see it in, not that I was expecting to. Their PS2 stock was as threadbare as usual. I'm still surprised to find Sakura Wars in their Wii stock. I had thought the game was a bit too niche for them to consider carrying.

From what I've read, there's a lot of discussion regarding the quality of the localization by NIS America. Something else to consider.

Good luck, I hope some of you who want in on this manage to get the game.

#2 Yagami

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:57 PM

Questionable localization > no localization.

About 10 years too late though for this series.

#3 Dr Mario Kart

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

I'm Austin, which one was it?

#4 Ilikecoldbeverages

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:05 PM

I'm Austin, which one was it?


Hi Austin, it's the Wii version.

#5 Dr Mario Kart

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:06 PM

I meant which Best Buy :|

#6 Urahara

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:13 PM

I meant which Best Buy :|


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:34 PM

Thanks OP. I called a store, got two stores that had in stock and I called one of the stores. They said they couldn't pull up anything with the SKU. Annoying, now I gotta decide if I want to make the long trek or not.
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#8 fyrflash1969

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:23 PM

Sakura Wars would be on my list of one of the five best games I have played this year.. and I play everything.. Awesome game and extremely underrated.

#9 inefficiency device

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:49 PM

I found it boring and dated. Like someone said earlier; too little, too late.

#10 paean

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 03:15 AM

I found it boring and dated. Like someone said earlier; too little, too late.


I agree with this post.

#11 Celsius

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:37 AM

If it had JP voices I would've picked this up, but I heard the dub and decided to pass.
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#12 Chuplayer

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:38 AM

I found it boring and dated. Like someone said earlier; too little, too late.


I also agree with this post. Letdown of the decade, if you subscribe to the idea that decades go from, for instance, 2001 to 2010.

Personally, I think decades go from, for instance, 2000 to 2009, but I'm willing to break my own rule to put Sakura Wars: So Long My Love into the decade category. That's how much of a letdown I found it to be.
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#13 Josef

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

Down to $11.99 at my Best Buy (even though the price marker listed it as $15.99).

#14 rainking187

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:37 PM

I liked the game. I was a little annoyed my dating sim kept getting interrupted by robot battles, but other than that good game.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

Going to call my nearest store if any in stock.