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Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!


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#31 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:11 PM

Shin Megami Tensei fans... Persona for PSP is $19.90 at PlayAsia and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon -- Raiho Special Edition is $19.99 new at Gamestop.

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#32 donssword

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:58 PM

Ooh... nice list. Thanks!

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#33 Vice

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:28 PM

I love this thread. Most games I buy are Japanese games. Thanks, OP for putting all of these up, and thanks everyone for mentioning games they're interested in. I forgot about My World My Way until this thread, and now I have to search for it. And I would have never known about Fragile Dreams if it wasn't for another post about the pre-order bonus soundtrack at GS. I also never knew about the translation of Flower, Sun, and Rain. Going to track that one, too. Again, big ups.

My contribution, although it isn't out yet:

Deadly Premonition, developed by Marvelous Entertainment, being published by Ignition here in the states. Called Red Seeds Profile in Japan and being sold at full retail. $19.99 here, and we get it a month earlier. Screw Alan Wake. http://www.amazon.co...66092658&sr=8-1

#34 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:26 PM

Shin Megami Tensei Persona for the PSP drops to $17.99 at Newegg...the lowest I have ever seen. Go to front page for details.

Battle Fantasia for the xb360 for $12.99 from Amazon Warehouse.

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#35 trogoldito

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:29 AM

Definitely picking up Persona for $17.99 at Newegg. I hope to see the Disgaea series on this list soon.

I've bookmarked this thread and check it daily now. Thanks for keeping this up to date.

edit: damn it, looks like Persona is OOS at Newegg.

#36 ZerotypeX

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:51 AM

Thinking about Battle Fantasia from amazon warehouse, but money is tight. Thanks for the info op
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#37 HughMBeing

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:23 AM

Great thread. Thanks for putting this all together, kndy.
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#38 EcchiBoi

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:28 AM

This is an awesome list. Some eccentric games on there (Chulip) but all of them interesting in their own way.

I like to try Yggdra Union, as well as Kenka Bancho and Hammerin' Hero for PSP.
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#39 VideoGamesIzFun

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Awesome thread!! I want to start by saying it is a shame Natsume doesn't have any 360 games.

I would like to add to the thread that alot of SNK games are on clearance at Toys R Us (in-store) for $5. I recently picked up KoF 11, but also saw Neo Geo Battle Colleseum, Fatal Fury Vol 1, Fatal Fury Vol 2, Art of Fighting Collection, and SNK classics all for PS 2

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:07 AM

You also forgot Zoids Assault
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16874120004&Tpk=zoids%20assault

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:48 PM

Bump. LOVE this thread. Let's keep it up!

#42 morrodox

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

Dang... I already bought most of the ones I wanted at higher prices.

Anyone going to a Frys in their area want to pick me up a Jake Hunter? If so send me a PM. I'll add shipping and throw in a couple of bucks for the trouble.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

i'll wait until a deal on demon's souls pops up at some point

#44 Callidus

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

Definitely adding this thread to my favs... thanks a ton Kndy

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

i'll wait until a deal on demon's souls pops up at some point


There were some Demon's Souls $15 clearance YMMVs in the Target thread, if you were curious.

#46 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

Hi everyone, I'm not posting this on the front page but with "Ryū ga Gotoku 4" (Yakuza 4) coming out in Japan and the third game is coming out on the PS3 in a few weeks, maybe...just maybe their might be another "Fatal Frame" like surge in price for the past two games. I enjoyed the past PS2 games and maybe others may want to get it because I'm noticing prices started to jack up.

Anyway, the game is from Sega and if you haven't yet purchased any of the "Yakuza" games, the cheapest right now are:

Yakuza - [USED][PS2] - $9.99 - Gamestop ->not sure of this company but Glyde has it for $6.75 (new?)
Yakuza 2 [NEW/USED][PS2] $19.99/$17.99 Gamestop

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#47 denpanosekai

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

Oh man great thread! I just picked up Steal Princess along w/ 2 other games from that ebay seller, since he has really cheap shipping to Canada.

Disgaea DS is 10$ [new] at vgp.ca (+3$ shipping)

kndy...Yakuza is a great game but I'm not sure what you're trying to do.

#48 trogoldito

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:02 AM

Newegg has Persona (PSP) back in stock, but it's back to $39.99. Sucks I missed out on the $17.99 deal.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:03 AM

Deadly Premonition came out today at Gamestop, but won't be until next week at Amazon. My store had two copies, one sealed, one gutted. Haven't popped it in yet, but it looks like a great game with lots to do. Almost like D2 meets Silent Hill.

Also the Yakuza 3 demo is out in the PSN store for anyone on the fence about it. Myself included.

#50 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

Newegg has Persona (PSP) back in stock, but it's back to $39.99. Sucks I missed out on the $17.99 deal.


PlayAsia has it for $19.99 and used via Amazon Warehouse for $15.99 (front page updated)

Battle Fantasia for XB360 - $14.99 new at newegg right now!

Natsume's Animal Wildlife Expedition - $15.99 new at newegg.com

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#51 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:57 PM

Oh man great thread! I just picked up Steal Princess along w/ 2 other games from that ebay seller, since he has really cheap shipping to Canada.

Disgaea DS is 10$ [new] at vgp.ca (+3$ shipping)

kndy...Yakuza is a great game but I'm not sure what you're trying to do.


What is $9.99 Canadian in US dollars by any chance? Hehe... Yeah, that "Steal Princess" is a great deal since it's a game that people are not going to find that easily. I think the seller has around 15 more.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:13 AM

wish i could remember what gamestop i saw that copy of chulip at

#53 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

I'm not posting this on the front page but for Square Enix fans... "Final Fantasy Dissidia" new: $19.99 P.C. Richard

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#54 denpanosekai

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:32 PM

What is $9.99 Canadian in US dollars by any chance? Hehe... Yeah, that "Steal Princess" is a great deal since it's a game that people are not going to find that easily. I think the seller has around 15 more.


$9.57. You can change the currency in the right-hand sidebar. vgp.ca is extremely popular with European importers.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:35 AM

Rosenqueen.com has Ar Tonelico (w/out artbook) for $19.99 and Ar Tonelico 2 w/ Netherworld Harmony Set CD for $29.99. Not bad considering Amazon has them for $37.19 and $39.99 respectively. And you don't get the CD included w/ Ar Tonelico 2 on Amazon.

I just ordered both along with Disgaea 2 (PSP) w/ Laharl prinny plushie ($39.99).

Shipping was only $5 (but I live in CA so YMMV on shipping).

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:44 AM

Anyone buying Mimana Iyar Chronicles? The launch copies seem to be bundled with a soundtrack CD. So I"m not sure if I should jump on it before the CD bundle is all gone, or just wait for an eventual price drop.
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#57 rainking187

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:53 PM

Anyone buying Mimana Iyar Chronicles? The launch copies seem to be bundled with a soundtrack CD. So I"m not sure if I should jump on it before the CD bundle is all gone, or just wait for an eventual price drop.



I am. The whole "launch copies come with a bonus" thing is hard to read. On one hand Aksys did do something similar with BlazBlue, but that was specifically labeled as a limited edition. On the other hand Atlus does this all the time, and as far as I'm aware none of their "launch copies come with bonus" games have had any release without the extras.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:11 AM

Do all Personas come with the soundtrack? The reason I'm asking is because I was going order it off Amazon, because my local Gamestop still has it for $29.99 and the box is beat up badly.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:00 AM

Was at Toys R' Us today, saw a bunch of SNK PS2 games on clearance for $5. Art of Fighting Collection, Fatal Fury Collection 1/2, SNK Arcade Classics 2. YMMV of course, they aren't on the website at this price. This was in Topeka, KS.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:22 AM

Do all Personas come with the soundtrack? The reason I'm asking is because I was going order it off Amazon, because my local Gamestop still has it for $29.99 and the box is beat up badly.


If it's Persona PSP then they were still coming with the soundtrack from amazon as of a week or two ago.