Japan, Say Hello to Budgeted PS3 Titles

on August 13, 2009 11:46 AM

I’m envious of Japan.  Not because they can get away with looking like real-life RPG characters, or because they get the coolest gadgets known to man almost before anyone else.  I’m envious simply because they’re getting a shitload of PS3 titles for a fairly cheap price.  Will that stop me from getting them?  Nope.  According to Kotaku, Japanese folks will be able to get a handful of PS3 titles at a budget price this September.  If you’re some sort of Internet idiot-savant, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of “Where do I get to import games from?”  Well, fortunate for me, I live a couple of train stops from China Town here in New York City.  If you’re one of those poor bastards that reside in, let’s say, Mississippi, or some other culturally deprived state, you’re pretty much better off ordering from an online seller like Play-Asia.com (where you can import your anything-gaming-related things from).  If you’ve confined yourself from the games I’m about to list that are budgeted, you need to whip out your credit card and get ready to place some orders.  And here they are:

  • Afrika
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Gundam: Target in Sight
  • Ridge Racer 7
  • Eternal Sonata

Hm.  I guess the only one I’m getting on that list is Ridge Racer 7… The titles mentioned above will get a price reduction to ¥2,980 – which is about $30 or so.  Eternal Sonata, however, will be roughly 39 bucks.  There’s a handful of titles there for you folks who’ve missed out on greats like Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet.  For you RPG whores, if you haven’t picked-up Eternal Sonata yet, now would be an excellent time to get it.  The only way I’ll be able to beat these prices is if some random crackhead from my neighborhood manages to get their hands on one.  Then, I’ll be paying two dollars for a used game.  Shwing!

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.