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#1141 slowdive21

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:08 PM

Really? I thought it came out at $29.99. Anyways, I saw the same bundle at kmart, which was odd, though their price was $49.99 a few months ago.


It was 29.99 originally, but they must have a had a sale on it. There were no promotions applied to my order, so it must have been a sale rather than a lightning deal. The invoice says 19.95. I think that is the only reason I bought it since I already had the original with the extras.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:33 AM

For anyone who's interested, theres a "Chance" gamestop might have Rune Factory:Tides of Destiny in tommorow (The release date isnt till the 12th).

They gave calls to all the pre-order's saying it would be available tommorow, and multiple people have confirmed Gamestop does already have it in stock, but are waiting till tommorow to see whats going on. (Might be another case of early releases)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:41 AM

Yeah I got my text message from them. If they indeed allow us to buy them tomorrow, I will be one very happy girl. :3

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:34 AM

For those interested, Hyperdimension Neptunia may be getting re-released at a lower price. According to this interview with NIS America,

The sell through was really great, but there weren’t many copies printed. The install number is really small. That’s the reason many people cannot find Neptunia. Right now, we are talking with Sony to see if we can re-release Neptunia at a cheaper price.


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#1145 Kenshindono

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:41 AM

For anyone who's interested, theres a "Chance" gamestop might have Rune Factory:Tides of Destiny in tommorow (The release date isnt till the 12th).

They gave calls to all the pre-order's saying it would be available tommorow, and multiple people have confirmed Gamestop does already have it in stock, but are waiting till tommorow to see whats going on. (Might be another case of early releases)


I was wondering if i should get this game now or wait for a price drop. It was in my gold box the other day but i passed, waiting on a <40 price (preferably 29.99) The only thing is i dont want it to sudenly be rare because of a low print run. ANyone heard anything about this game? Are we safe to wait or should we grab a copy now?

For those interested, Hyperdimension Neptunia may be getting re-released at a lower price. According to this interview with NIS America,



It doesn't mention, but im assuming it would just be the game by itself? not a special edition? I still have my launch copy sealed, along with the pre order playing cards, sealed as well. Its worth so much now that i dont want to friggin open it and still havent played the damn thing =P

Id love a copy to open and play

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:44 AM

Rune Factory Frontier was rare when it was out of print so I would get Tides of Destiny now

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

It doesn't mention, but im assuming it would just be the game by itself? not a special edition? I still have my launch copy sealed, along with the pre order playing cards, sealed as well. Its worth so much now that i dont want to friggin open it and still havent played the damn thing =P

Id love a copy to open and play


There are some used copies floating around at some gamestops. If you just want to play it, picking it up at $50 isn't too bad unless they re release it for $40, but I doubt we'll see it at that. Plus if it's in good condition, you'll probably get your money back from someone who is collecting and wants to just play it too.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

Rune Factory Frontier was rare when it was out of print so I would get Tides of Destiny now


Natsume is pretty good at keeping stock around.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:12 PM

I was wondering if i should get this game now or wait for a price drop. It was in my gold box the other day but i passed, waiting on a <40 price (preferably 29.99) The only thing is i dont want it to sudenly be rare because of a low print run. ANyone heard anything about this game? Are we safe to wait or should we grab a copy now?


Wondering the same thing myself since I ended up over-paying for a copy of Rune Factory Frontier for the Wii last year on Ebay. I totally forgot about the release and checked Amazon one day to see it was going for $85+ from market sellers! Jumped on Ebay and scooped a BIN copy for $70 only to have it come shrink-wrapped:bomb: Due to it being the first transaction under my account and not wanting to start off with bad feedback or something, I just ate it and threw it on the pile. A few months later I decided to expand my Wal-mart run to a 50 mile radius and found a store clearancing tons of games. After some digging, found 2 copies for $19.99 apiece (correctly y-sealed this time), so said what the heck and bought them both.

Needless to say, I ended up giving the shrink-wrapped copy to my son, but it still stung to have paid less for 2 good copies, than some re-wrapped garbage. Think I'm just going to press my luck this time and wait for some drops, keeping a close eye on inventory levels at various retailers.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:51 PM

Any hopes of Catherine dropping? Its price has been really steady for the past few months and has even risen a little bit

#1151 Dark_Sage

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:33 PM

Any hopes of Catherine dropping? Its price has been really steady for the past few months and has even risen a little bit


Just hold out, at least until Black Friday. It'll hit $30 (game only) or less easily.

#1152 DEADCiTiES

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:17 PM

Catherine was $39.99 at Amazon just last week.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:58 PM

Rune Factory Frontier was rare when it was out of print so I would get Tides of Destiny now

Before it became rare it actually dropped to $20 on Amazon. Was kicking myself for the longest time for not picking up at that price. Thankfully managed to pick up a $25 copy a few days ago from the new XSeed online store.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:10 PM

Before it became rare it actually dropped to $20 on Amazon. Was kicking myself for the longest time for not picking up at that price. Thankfully managed to pick up a $25 copy a few days ago from the new XSeed online store.


Yea, I picked one up at some point too. Didn't even know it was rare, or I might have sold it.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

HOLY Fuck, I had no idea XSeed opened an online store! Thank God!

I was about ready to pay 60+ for a new copy of Rune Factory Frontier. This is better for all parties involved: I get the game cheaper and XSeed gets my money instead!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:37 PM

I'm interested in getting Atelier Totori but not sure if i have time to play it currently. Does the premium editions of these games sell out fast or is there a drop in price usually til they disappear.
Also wish i could find a premium edition Atelier Rorona as i been reasearching this series and sounds interesting since i like JRPGs. should i play that one first?

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:42 PM

I'm interested in getting Atelier Totori but not sure if i have time to play it currently. Does the premium editions of these games sell out fast or is there a drop in price usually til they disappear.
Also wish i could find a premium edition Atelier Rorona as i been reasearching this series and sounds interesting since i like JRPGs. should i play that one first?


Rorona was overproduced. It's 39.99 at Gamestop right now, and in my area most have at least one premium edition left. I would try that; many still have multiple sealed. Who knows if that's any indication of Totori production. Each game in the series builds on the concept, but you wouldn't miss anything story wise. It would probably just feel like a downgrade going from Totori to Rorona as far as mechanics and polish go.

#1158 Dark_Sage

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:47 AM

I'm interested in getting Atelier Totori but not sure if i have time to play it currently. Does the premium editions of these games sell out fast or is there a drop in price usually til they disappear.
Also wish i could find a premium edition Atelier Rorona as i been reasearching this series and sounds interesting since i like JRPGs. should i play that one first?


I tried playing Rorona and couldn't get into it. I suggest going with the better entry -- Totori -- to see if you like it or not.

#1159 slowdive21

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:03 PM

I am not sure if this is a Japanese niche game, but amazon has
Fate/Extra Limited Edition up for preorder. It came up in my goldbox for 37.99. It says it is for the PSP.


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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:10 PM

why do we have to make a giant, jumbo thread for everything now?

#1161 bojay1997

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:08 PM

why do we have to make a giant, jumbo thread for everything now?


Only for MSRP deals like most of the games in this thread. It reduces clutter while still getting us all the info we need to plan our purchases. It's a perfect solution.

#1162 Kenshindono

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:13 PM

Wondering the same thing myself since I ended up over-paying for a copy of Rune Factory Frontier for the Wii last year on Ebay. I totally forgot about the release and checked Amazon one day to see it was going for $85+ from market sellers! Jumped on Ebay and scooped a BIN copy for $70 only to have it come shrink-wrapped:bomb: Due to it being the first transaction under my account and not wanting to start off with bad feedback or something, I just ate it and threw it on the pile. A few months later I decided to expand my Wal-mart run to a 50 mile radius and found a store clearancing tons of games. After some digging, found 2 copies for $19.99 apiece (correctly y-sealed this time), so said what the heck and bought them both.

Needless to say, I ended up giving the shrink-wrapped copy to my son, but it still stung to have paid less for 2 good copies, than some re-wrapped garbage. Think I'm just going to press my luck this time and wait for some drops, keeping a close eye on inventory levels at various retailers.


that sucks. I hate that shrinkwrapped bs. Pisses me off as a collector. The thing is im noticing some real retail games are like that these days, mainly capcom DS games and the like, making it hard to tell if your getting screwed on ebay and sites like that. I really wish there was just a Y-fold standard across the board or something

Well, shit. I should have grabbed Rune factory when it was in my gold box a few weeks ago. Too damn late now. Hopefully it will show up in there again? @ Frontier. Did it get a reprint? i see it cheaper on amazon now


I am not sure if this is a Japanese niche game, but amazon has
Fate/Extra Limited Edition up for preorder. It came up in my goldbox for 37.99. It says it is for the PSP.


ya, i was gonna go through them but it seems gamestop is the only one that gets a real pre-order bonus =(
http://www.gamestop....9#bonusFeatures

they have some exclusive little art/fact book that comes with the game. Amazon doesn't seem to have it so i guess i have to order through gamestop. The really lame thing is that its ONLINE ONLY Which is friggin bullshit. I gotta pay shipping and hope it doesn't arrive damaged. I dont get why i cant pre-order in store

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

I don't see that as a huge problem. If you put a factory sealed non-Y fold DS game next to a resealed copy it is very easy to tell them apart. In fact that it is hard to see if a Y-fold is resealed cause there are some machine that can look just as good as a factory sealed Y-fold

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#1164 Kenshindono

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:52 PM

really? how is a factory sealed non y fold ds game easy to tell from a reseal copy? Ive gotten stuff through amazon direct that looked like a shoddy re-seal job. I've also seen stuff at target, walmart, and toys r us that look like shoddy reseal jobs. Theres no real standard to it, its really hard to tell unless im missing something

Hell i just got a copy of castlevania for the DS from amazon a few weeks back that if it was a 3rd party seller or something on ebay i would have thought it ws a reseal job. I think all the reprints of the ace attorney games were the same way

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:03 PM

Put 5 or 6 factory sealed non Y fold games next to each other and you should be see they are more or less the same. If you got a reseal you should be able to tell right away.


At the same time I got reseal Y-fold that the only way I was able to tell it was a resealed was to open it and found that it was missing a code.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:20 AM

I think Best Buy is resealing their used games with Y-fold now. I've seen several games there that look factory sealed with the Y-fold, but the case and artwork underneath were obviously stained or worn. They had some fairly obscure PS2 RPG titles too, but didn't want to risk it being scratched to hell without being able to see it first.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:41 PM

A heads up that Rune Factory: Frontier is $20 on Amazon right now (though currently out of stock - ships in 2 to 4 weeks). Sucks, since I just paid $25 for it.

#1168 DEADCiTiES

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

thanks for the tip .. just placed my order :)

#1169 vherub

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

considering the price includes shipping, the xseed store isn't a bad deal, especially on rune factory frontier.

Also, now that xseed has their own store, I don't think their games (non-le) will go oop and then get resold above msrp. Considering the high prices on rune factory frontier were part of the reason they created the store in the first place.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

it got a reprint thats why its so low now.
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