There are so many new releases this week in North America it’s easy to look over the fact that the Wii Zapper is debuting on Thursday in Japan. I was talking to someone about it earlier and mentioned how North America is getting a much better deal. If you want to get the plastic shell in Japan you have to buy the Ghost Squad Zapper bundle for 6,279 yen ($54). It’s about the same price as a regular game and you don’t get Link’s Crossbow Training.
Then he told me $50 is on the high side because Sega cut the price down to thirty bucks in the USA. However, only some retailers have Ghost Squad penciled in at $29.99. Others like Best Buy are shilling it for $50. Thirty dollars is not a bad price for Ghost Squad if you enjoy light gun stuff. Hopefully, Sega will stick to the enticing $30 price when Ghost Squad is released in November so the game flies off the rack and prompts more light gun ports from Sega. I'm not so secretly crossing my fingers for House of the Dead remakes or Let's Go Jungle.