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[Back in stock] Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne on Amazon for $40


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#181 jeremywoods

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:08 AM

That sucks, I'm sorry. Mine came from Play-asia, and there was nothing wrong with it.


its alright i guess. as long as the most important part of the package (the game) is perfect and working

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#182 fairtrade

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:23 AM

Christ, back in stock again? How many of these fuckers did they make when they reprinted???

#183 Vinny

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:28 AM

Christ, back in stock again? How many of these fuckers did they make when they reprinted???


I'm guessing a lot... Atlus has to reprint in massive numbers if they want to actually turn a profit on these. The more they print, they lower they can sell them at and still pull a profit.

If the Rhapsody/Persona 2 reprint are anything to go by, then each Gamestop will have at least 2-3 copies sitting around within a few months.

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#184 Metalic Sand

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:42 PM

Nocturne is appearing in my goldbox at $2 off. Just letting everyone know in case you mite be able to get it also

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#185 jererjerer

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:09 PM

well...they don't have to print a lot to make a lot of money-at this stage, all they gotta pay is the actual material cost (we are assuming they've already amortized all the developing expenses in the years past-there's also the setup fee, which I am going to say that it'll be minimal if they are reprinting in any meaningful quantity)-bottom line, any copy they print, even one (virtually speaking) will be generating actual gross profit.

#186 breakingcustoms

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:28 PM

man, I've seen 1-3 of these on GS shelves at every single store I've been to (roughly 10 different stores in the past 2 weeks)...definitly a huge reprint occured.

and of course, they all look brand new, but they are marked as used...gotta love GS

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#187 Peanut932

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:00 AM

After reading about the defects, I decided to test my game. When I opened it, there were white flakes all over the inside. The flakes probably came from the manual. I guess it was left over from when it was cut to size. I had to brush the flakes from the case as well as the top & bottom of the disc. I then played the game, and no problems so far. For anyone that had any gameplay glitches, were there white flakes on your disc?

#188 fidgeteer

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:02 AM

When I opened it, there were white flakes all over the inside. The flakes probably came from the manual. I guess it was left over from when it was cut to size. I had to brush the flakes from the case as well as the top & bottom of the disc. I then played the game, and no problems so far. For anyone that had any gameplay glitches, were there white flakes on your disc?


When I received the game and carried it with one hand, I heard a wobbling sound coming from the inside of the case -- usually, that means the disc is loose. But when I opened the case, the disc was seated firmly on its toothy spindle. Removing the disc, I found the flakes you mentioned, as well as a bit of black powder. These dusted the disc as well. I blew as much of it off as I could, applied tape and then a disc cleaner. The dust was gone, but the surface didn't look immaculate (and still doesn't).

By the way: The manual was in perfect condition.

I then played through the first chapters of the game and got as far as the Labyrinth of Amala. No glitching, frustrating load times or issues arose whatsoever.

One tiny spot on the disc's surface still worries me. I'm debating whether to keep it or send it back and run the risk of worse problems with a replacement.

If only there were a way to quickly check game discs from beginning to end. Nocturne is epic. It isn't as if I'll have 40 hours to play this weekend.

It would be aces if there were an auto-check function on next-gen consoles, wouldn't it? Your PS3 would scan your disc for errors and generate a report.

#189 Peanut932

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

I blew as much of it off as I could, applied tape and then a disc cleaner. The dust was gone, but the surface didn't look immaculate (and still doesn't).


I used a soft lens brush to brush off the flakes, gently moving from the inside ring to the outside edge. I didn't see any black powder; just the white paper flakes. I have the silver slim PS2. Do the glitches have anything to do with the PS2 model?

update: The game froze as I was entering Shibuya. The white screen pops up, and it just stays there. I guess the white flakes had nothing to do with it. :bomb:.........Fuck !!!!!!

#190 XxSmityxX

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

I just ordered one today...

So as an FYI they are still in stock
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#191 xeno

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:08 AM

bumping because the game is still in stock as of 10:07pm june 16 ,2008
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#192 kp_assman

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

all yous guys who have it sealed better open it up and see if it works or not!!!

i got it off amazon in april and opened it this past sat only to find out that it takes forever to load
the 30day return window is over so..............

#193 nikkai

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

all yous guys who have it sealed better open it up and see if it works or not!!!

i got it off amazon in april and opened it this past sat only to find out that it takes forever to load
the 30day return window is over so..............


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#194 breakingcustoms

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

get this...Gamestop bumped this price up to $49.99 used now...haha

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