Imports On The PlayStation Store Launches On September 21

By Spencer . September 16, 2010 . 4:04pm

choaWhen Sony Computer Entertainment America updates the PlayStation Store next week you’ll be able to access Imports on the PlayStation Store, a new area loaded with games directly from Japan.


MonkeyPaw Games is filling the imports section up with two PsOne titles, GaiaSeed and Cho Aniki. Both of these titles will be available for the first time in North America and, no, they aren’t localized. They’re horizontal shooters so they shouldn’t be too hard to figure out, but they do have Japanese text on menus to fumble through.


Here’s a look at the first two imports coming to PlayStation Network on September 21.



GaiaSeed2 GaiaSeed3 GaiaSeed4 GaiaSeed1


Cho Aniki

ChoAniki9 ChoAniki10 ChoAniki12 ChoAniki13 ChoAniki14 ChoAniki15 ChoAniki16 ChoAniki17 ChoAniki18 ChoAniki19 ChoAniki20 ChoAniki1 ChoAniki2 ChoAniki3 ChoAniki4 ChoAniki5 ChoAniki6 ChoAniki7 ChoAniki8

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  • Kamion

    This has so much potential…

    I hope they will release other stuff on there. Cave is busy with Microsoft but I can dream…

  • ManaKnight

    I really look forward to what we see with this. I’d love to see Japanese imports on U.S. PSN.

  • YoFace

    Or, or, OR they can give us Squaresoft games that haven’t made their ways here yet.

  • mirumu

    Wow. This is a great idea. I’d hope it won’t discourage them from translating something they might have done otherwise, but for those games they’ll never translate giving us an easier way to buy is very welcome.

  • Day2Day

    I’m glad that Sony realized that there’s a huge market for import games here. Maybe some developers will catch on as well and start localizing games that they know we want…

  • Guest

    OMG this is great news!!

  • meh it probably won’t have that many good games like psone classics

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    There’s a lot of stuff that is already localized that we have yet to see in PS stores outside Japan.Great news and lots of potential and all that but where the hell is Xenogears?

  • Bruce

    i hope we get more then shooters , since ps1 has many rpgs that has never been released in the u.s

  • cj_iwakura

    Does… does this mean Shin Megami effing TENSEI will be available on the PSN in the states?


    • Kunio_kun

      ^Meh, RPGs probably will not happen via this service… And even if they did, you and I both know the original Growlanser (*drool*) would probably still get overlooked… But wouldn’t it be FREAKIN’ SWEET to play G1 or the PS remasters of the Langrisser games!?!

  • Marl Kingdom games please. :D

  • Hours

    Finally, it’s great to see imports on PSN.

    I hope they branch out into a bunch of different genres. I’d love to see some obscure RPGs and text adventures on there.

    • Kunio_kun

      “I’d love to see some obscure RPGs and text adventures on there.”

      Me too, conveniently rolled into one neat little package known as Suikogaiden 1 and 2!!!

      P.S.: Is that a Bruiser Khang avatar???

  • Wow, how come no one commented on the weirdness of that Cho Aniki game?

    • Kunio_kun

      It’s not weird, you’re weird for obviously never having heard of Cho Aniki before…

    • Draparde

      it’s okay…i thought it was weird and never heard of Cho Aniki before too…

  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms V is the only import that I care to play in the PSOne gen.

  • RupanIII

    Cool.. but not as cool as I thought at first. I got all excited and thought they were like creating a portal to all the games on Japan PSN that aren’t on American PSN.

  • About time. But this doesn’t solve my downloading import DLC problem….

  • SupaPhly

    what I do is buy a playstation network code (1000, 3000, 5000, 10000 yen) on play-asia, and they send you the code instantly through your account

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