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#151 arcane93

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

:psp: My Lord 2 dropped to $19.99 new http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=77248


Pretty sure $19.99 is the list price on this? That's what it was when I bought it back in May. Anyway, it's down to $19.98 now. Enjoy that 1 cent savings! ;)

#152 Takeda Kenshi

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

Legacy of Y's from Fry's is down to $9.99

http://www.frys.com/product/5814503


Just a warning: In a few months the PSP version of Ys 1 & 2 will be released. It is far better than the DS version. Unless you really want it now, and even then, I say wait for the vastly superior PSP version.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:47 PM

Just a warning: In a few months the PSP version of Ys 1 & 2 will be released. It is far better than the DS version. Unless you really want it now, and even then, I say wait for the vastly superior PSP version.

Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately I don't own a PSP and don't intend to buy one

Great for those who do though :)
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#154 groundskeeper

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:01 PM

Just a warning: In a few months the PSP version of Ys 1 & 2 will be released. It is far better than the DS version. Unless you really want it now, and even then, I say wait for the vastly superior PSP version.


Are you talking about Y's Seven coming for the PSP? I believe that is supposed to be a completely new game.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

Are you talking about Y's Seven coming for the PSP? I believe that is supposed to be a completely new game.


No, Ys I&II was announced to be ported to PSP as well, on top of Seven being released.

#156 mortalgroove

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

From the Abyss dropped to $9.99 used...not sure if it's a good DS game though. Have been keeping my eye on the games for the Hollywood Video closures but nothing major in terms of sales that I have seen of late for Atlus, Aksys, NIS America, etc.


Out of stock on Gamestop, but . . .

It is $11.79 new at Amazon (fulfilled by Amazon, so eligible for prime):

http://www.amazon.co...S/dp/B0018YDKAE

Might give it a shot, I am a sucker for RPG's on the DS. ;)
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:08 AM

Out of stock on Gamestop, but . . .

It is $11.79 new at Amazon (fulfilled by Amazon, so eligible for prime):

http://www.amazon.co...S/dp/B0018YDKAE

Might give it a shot, I am a sucker for RPG's on the DS. ;)


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:41 AM

Thanks for the head's up! In for 1! :D


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:29 AM

No, Ys I&II was announced to be ported to PSP as well, on top of Seven being released.


anyone notice amazon has the deluxe verison shown on the normal verison ..... wonder if you could take a screen shot order the 29.99 verison and then complain when you dont get all of the extras :)
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:48 AM

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#161 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:47 AM

Price drop for Aksys BlazBlue (PS3/XB360) New and Used $19.99/$17.99

also a price drop for Atlus PS3 game "Demon's Souls" used for $24.99 and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey on Amazon for $20.98 (new).

NIS America's "Disgaea 3" for PS3 is $12.99 at Gamestop. Phantom Brave and Mana Khemia 2 had a price drop reflected on first page.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:02 PM

BTW I saw Badman 2 labeled at 29.9x at Fry's yesterday, so it might have been a price drop.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

Price drop for Aksys BlazBlue (PS3/XB360) New and Used $19.99/$17.99

also a price drop for Atlus PS3 game "Demon's Souls" used for $24.99 and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey on Amazon for $20.98 (new).

NIS America's "Disgaea 3" for PS3 is $12.99 at Gamestop. Phantom Brave and Mana Khemia 2 had a price drop reflected on first page.


Strange Journey is actually $20.98 + $7.99 shipping on amazon (through a 3rd party seller). It's still $29.98 from amazon or apparently $20.99 through amazon's warehouse deals.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:20 PM

dark spire is up to 5.99 used at gamestop with no new copies available according to your link. Me thinks this is a supply/demand kinda thing as there are no gamestops around me that have it.

#165 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 06:34 AM

dark spire is up to 5.99 used at gamestop with no new copies available according to your link. Me thinks this is a supply/demand kinda thing as there are no gamestops around me that have it.


Thanks for the info. I ended up purchasing Dark Spire with the CD today for $15 (half off at Hollywood Video). Gamecrazy usually was a store that got in Atlus games and noticed quite a few there. Mainly dungeon crawlers but I'll probably strike when the sale reaches 70% off.

As for updates on pricing, for those who love Japanese simulation games...Princess Debut (Natsume) for the DS is $9.99 used.

Has anyone seen "Jake Hunter: Detective Memories", all I see is the first version of the game that was released.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:22 AM

Has anyone seen "Jake Hunter: Detective Memories", all I see is the first version of the game that was released.

They're selling that full Jake Hunter game for $10 at Anime Expo.

#167 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:53 AM

Looks like a good number of Aksys and XSeed games have went down in price. Price changes on the first post on the front page.

Games that dropped under $10 that are worth checking out and may be of interest to you:

Castle of Shikigami III ($9.99 - new - wii)
The Sky Crawlers ($9.99 - new - wii)

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:12 AM

Has anyone played Rockin Pretty? I know it is mega short, but I can't find a lot of reviews on this one, and the reviewer on Amazon savaged it.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:08 AM

FYI anyone looking at Mana Khemia 1 for PSP should probably go for the PSN digital version. It's the same price as the UMD used copy @ Gamestop (and works the same on all PSP's as long as you've upgraded the firmware) and the load times are about 75-90% shorter on the digital version vs. the UMD version.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:11 AM

Has anyone played Rockin Pretty? I know it is mega short, but I can't find a lot of reviews on this one, and the reviewer on Amazon savaged it.


It's nothing special at all, just a cute rhythm game. The music is pretty much all MIDI so it sounds blah. I haven't played the game since it came out, but I don't remember the controls being terrible.

I'd say it's worth picking up if its like $10 and you like rhythm games.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:26 PM

FYI anyone looking at Mana Khemia 1 for PSP should probably go for the PSN digital version. It's the same price as the UMD used copy @ Gamestop (and works the same on all PSP's as long as you've upgraded the firmware) and the load times are about 75-90% shorter on the digital version vs. the UMD version.


If this is the "Students" game there is an "install" option that really speeds the game up.

I got the Mana Khemia PSP UMD from Best Buy last year in a clearance bin for $5 and played it. It was bad load times until I found the install option in the manual.

#172 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:38 PM

It's nothing special at all, just a cute rhythm game. The music is pretty much all MIDI so it sounds blah. I haven't played the game since it came out, but I don't remember the controls being terrible.

I'd say it's worth picking up if its like $10 and you like rhythm games.


I thought about picking it up yesterday but wasn't sure because I wanted to read up about the music. I read the elite beat agents comparison.

Anyone able to score "Castle of Shikigami III" for $10 in their area? No such luck here.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:09 PM

Anyone able to score "Castle of Shikigami III" for $10 in their area? No such luck here.


This isn't a new drop -- I got it for $9.99 from GameStop all the way back in January. At this point, it probably is going to be pretty hit-or-miss to find it.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

I thought about picking it up yesterday but wasn't sure because I wanted to read up about the music. I read the elite beat agents comparison.

Anyone able to score "Castle of Shikigami III" for $10 in their area? No such luck here.


I found one a month or two ago while driving through Keene, NH. One popped up in my area a while back, I waited a day before going back, and it was already gone.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

Not sure if anyone has said this in the thread yet... but if possible buy a new copy of these games and help out these amazing publishers
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:31 PM

I bought CS3 for $20 months ago. Just a dang fine bullet hell shmup with replayability out the ass in the form of 8 different characters and different story dialog for each pairing that's clever enough to be worth listening to if you don't mind a slightly dodgy translation.

Real nice voice work though except for Mihee, but I think she has the same awful lack of energy in the original Japanese.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:39 AM

Bought the last copy of SMT Strange Journey for $19.80 at the Campbell Frys.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:56 PM

Bought the last copy of SMT Strange Journey for $19.80 at the Campbell Frys.


Awesome....this is a great price and it comes with the soundtrack online!!!!

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

But with shipping it goes up to nearly $24 for me but it may be cheaper for those who have Prime via Amazon. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil's Survivor is also $19.80.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:15 AM

Considering the low price at Amazon is a third-party, seller and no eligible for Prime, Fry's is still the better. Of course, if you can find it. I really need to go to the one near me (Downers Grove, IL) more often as things tend to disappear fast.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:10 AM

Snagged a Strange Journey for $19.99 at Fry's in San Diego. One copy left, but it's not in as good shape, in case you're a collector.