Where you need to go to score cheap games in Japan

By Spencer . July 18, 2006 . 11:01am

Unlike the USA where games are priced relatively the same from store to store, video game prices fluctuate in Japan. Since each store has a different price for the same game you can save a bundle by being at the right store at the right time. “There is no magical shop which always has the best deals; though some are better than others. You have to identify five or ten good game shops and spend some time every week checking them for new deals” says Alex Kierkegaard about buying games in Japan. For all of you guys shopping in Akihabara, Alex wrote up a guide for game shopping in Electric Town.


Here are his top ten picks:

1.) Media Land (メディアランド)

2.) Book Off (ブックオフ)

3.) Gamers (ゲーマーズ)

4.) Messe Sanoh (メッセサンオー)

5.) Sofmap (ソフマップ)

6.) Lammtarra (ラムタラ)

7.) AsoBitCity

8.) Tokiwamusen (トキワムセン)

9.) Yamagiwa Soft (ヤマギワ ソフト)

10.) Ishimaru Game One (ゲームワン)

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