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GungHo releasing a half dozen PSone Imports on PSN today


JRPGs and dating-sims and bears. Oh my!
Mar 12
GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th... read
Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers Resurrection physical release has dual subs


Let's get physical!
Mar 06
Darkstalkers Resurrection is slated for a global release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week. Unlike other territories, however, Japan will be receiving a physical edition of the enhanced fighting compila... read
Vita price drop

Sony announces a price drop for PS Vita in Japan


About $200 for both WiFi and 3G
Feb 18
Opening this early morning's PlayStation Vita Japanese streaming event, Sony announced a price drop for Vita. The new price of 19,980 yen comes out to about $200 USD for both the WiFi and 3G models. Again, this is for Japan r... read

Uh, what? Wii U GamePads are also region locked [Update]


Huh?
Dec 25
[Update: The Japanese message above reads, "The update cannot be completed with an overseas Wii U GamePad." In other words, it seems that you can use an imported GamePad to play games, you simply can't apply firmware updates ... read

E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West


Guess it's time to import the damn thing
Dec 13
Capcom has done just about everything possible to waste any consumer goodwill they've built up over the years. Even recent attempts to reconcile with fans have been met with scorn by some. The other day, I surmised that even ... read

GungHo Online releases six PS One Classics on PSN


Another importer!
Dec 04
I want all the Japanese PS One games as downloads on the PlayStation Network. Monkey Paw Games is doing a fine job of supplying us with titles, but now GungHo Online gets in on the act with six new digital imports. The best p... read

E.X. Troopers is now available from Japanese importers


Lost Planet spin-off out now for PS3 and 3DS
Nov 24
E.X. Troopers has yet to be announced for a release on Western shores. And if Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson's words are anything to go by that's not likely to happen. So unless you're still holding out ... read

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun. For the month of October, the series will focus on games that may make ... read feature

Persona 4 Arena: Atlus statement clarifies region-lock


Jul 06
We heard yesterday that Persona 4 Arena could be region-locked on the PS3, and a statement from Atlus USA today confirms that. Bad news for importers, for sure. Atlus USA feels your frustration, though. Beyond this, Atlus wan... read

Persona 4 Arena will be region-locked on PS3


Jul 05
Thinking about importing Persona 4 Arena for the PS3? Already have? Wait. Or maybe cancel your pre-order.  An Atlus representative dropped some bad news for importers on their official forums: The PS3 version of Persona ... read

Anarchy Reigns release expected in 2013 now


Jun 18
Once again, we have a vague idea of when Platinum Games' brawling action title Anarchy Reigns will be arriving in North America and Europe. It's going to be another lengthy wait. Originally planned for release in Fall of... read

Importers: US Vita PlayStation Store is now up...kinda


Feb 08
Conrad told you earlier that a few Vita games were up on the PlayStation Store tonight, but now the full Vita PS Store has launched. This is the day that importers with Japanese Vita systems and US PSN accounts have been wait... read

Mushihime-sama HD buzzing onto the Xbox 360


Jan 31
Cave shooter Mushihime-sama, or "Bug/Insect Princess" in the West, is gearing up for an HD conversion on the Xbox 360. You may recognize the name from "the hardest video game boss ever" video, which featured the sequel, Mushi... read

Kingdom Hearts 3D shows off three enticing flavors


Jan 20
Square Enix announced details regarding the Japanese release of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and now my 3DS isn't looking so appealing anymore. You can expect the highly anticipated... read

It is possible to use one PlayStation Vita with more than one PlayStation Network account. And despite what others are saying, it's not that difficult to switch between two or more accounts. Really! Importers have been on the... read feature

Importing Vita? Uncharted: Golden Abyss has English


Dec 05
Are you importing a PlayStation Vita? If so, we've got good news. While every other launch title you import will likely be in Japanese, at least one version of Uncharted: Golden Abyss will have an English option. It's no... read

MonkeyPaw announces Magical Drop, Dezaemon Kids!


Nov 01
The PlayStation Network gets two more imports this week from MonkeyPaw. While we already have Magical Drop F on PSN the original is now on its way. Arcade Hits: Magical Drop is the first game, and it has the super-fun versus ... read

MonkeyPaw to launch PS Import section in Europe


Oct 05
Yay for our Euro friends. MonkeyPaw Games will launch a PlayStation Import section on the PlayStation Store for Europe today. Like us here in the US, you'll now have access to direct-from-Japan PS One imports and classics. It... read

Deus Ex boxed PC copies are only kind of region locked


Aug 21
If you're thinking about importing a boxed retail copy Deus Ex: Human Revolution from the UK, you may want to reconsider. It came out on Thursday that the title would be region locked to both the UK and Russia. Initially, the... read

Pandora's Tower, The Last Story coming to Europe in 2012


Aug 17
It has now been confirmed that all three of the three titles Nintendo of America won't publish are coming to Europe, with news with Pandora's Tower and The Last Story will join Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii in 2012.  O... read

BioWare has no issue with you importing The Old Republic


Aug 09
Australians have a hard time when it comes to games, with exorbitant prices, Nintendo snubbery and outright bans. One game not coming to the island is Star Wars: The Old Republic, but BioWare has gamers' backs. Ther... read

You like yakiniku, don't you? Hell, it's not worth asking, as I'm convinced that everybody likes yakiniku. Even vegetarians. Yes. I'm telling you now that even if you haven't tried this Japanese/Korean barbecued meat on a woo... read feature

Flying laser vacuum game coming to PSN


Jul 18
The above video gives you a glimpse at Kyuuin a Japanese PlayStation 1 game that is getting a release next week on the PlayStation Network. The story seems to involve some kids saving a mythical book-world from evil with the... read

New imports for PSN: Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou


Jul 05
It's like MonkeyPaw reads my mind. They keep cranking out import PSOne titles for the PlayStation Network that I've been wanting. This week they've announced two new titles for PSN: Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou. I wanted a... read






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