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PlayStation drops the price of Japanese games while Japan celebrates Golden Week

by Ron Duwell | April 29, 2015April 29, 2015 9:20 am PST

Hey everybody, it’s Golden Week! Not that this means much to America, but here in Japan, we have this hodgepodge of national holidays that “coincidentally” fall within a week of each other, essentially giving the country a spring break! A week and a half of no teaching!

Naturally, I’ll be using this vacation to write even more video game news.

Well, what does that mean for you guys? Besides the pleasure of a whole lot more of me, just like last year, Sony has taken the opportunity to “spread awareness” of this important week by dropping the price of Japanese and Japan-inspired video games. A noble cause I can totally get behind. Gotta love them Japanese video games.

Check out the full list of discounts below. It’s a much longer list than last year, so I just might be going broke if I’m not careful.

Title Platform PS Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed PS3 $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
AQUAPAZZA PS3 $7.50 $10.20 $29.99
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star PS3 $20.00 $25.00 $49.99
Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! PS3 $10.00 $12.50 $24.99
Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ PS3 $15.00 $20.00 $49.99
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland PS3 $20.00 $25.00 $49.99
Battle Princess of Arcadias PS3 $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
Bionic Commando : Rearmed PS3 $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence PS3 N/A $5.00 $9.99
Catherine PS3 $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
CHAOS CODE PS3 $3.00 $4.08 $11.99
Darkstalkers Resurrection PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Deception IV: Blood Ties PS3 $18.00 $24.00 $59.99
Demon’s Souls PS3 $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness PS3 $10.00 $13.60 $39.99
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z PS3 $12.00 $16.00 $39.99
DYNASTY WARRIORS: Gundam Reborn PS3 $16.00 $20.00 $39.99
Fairy Fencer F PS3 $24.99 $29.99 $49.99
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F PS3 $20.00 $25.00 $49.99
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd PS3 $24.99 $29.99 $49.99
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory PS3 $7.50 $10.20 $29.99
KILLER IS DEAD PS3 $9.99 $11.99 $19.99
Lost Planet 3 PS3 $10.00 $13.60 $39.99
Mamorukun Curse! PS3 $2.50 $3.40 $9.99
Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack PS3 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – HD Edition PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
METAL GEAR SOLID: HD COLLECTION PS3 $16.00 $20.00 $39.99
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – HD Edition PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Mugen Souls Z PS3 $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution PS3 $20.00 $25.00 $49.99
NAtURAL DOCtRINE PS3 $16.00 $20.00 $39.99
ONE PIECE PIRATE WARRIORS 2 PS3 $12.00 $15.00 $29.99
ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Prestige Edition PS3 $29.99 $35.99 $59.99
Persona 4 Arena PS3 $7.50 $10.20 $29.99
Pier Solar and the Great Architects PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Raiden IV: OverKill PS3 $6.00 $8.00 $19.99
Remember Me PS3 $12.00 $16.00 $39.99
Resident Evil HD Remaster PS3 $14.99 $15.99 $19.99
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1 PS3 $2.99 $3.59 $5.99
Resonance of Fate PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny PS3 $7.50 $10.20 $29.99
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers PS3 $18.00 $24.00 $59.99
SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day PS3 $16.00 $20.00 $39.99
Skullgirls Encore PS3 $4.50 $6.00 $14.99
STRIDER PS3 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Tales of Graces f PS3 $8.75 $11.90 $34.99
Tales of Graces f + Tales of Xillia – Combo Pack PS3 $18.00 $24.00 $59.99
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles PS3 $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
Tales of Symphonia PS3 $6.00 $8.00 $19.99
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World PS3 $6.00 $8.00 $19.99
Tears to Tiara II : Heir of the Overlord PS3 $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
The Guided Fate Paradox PS3 $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
The Legend of Korra PS3 $7.49 $8.39 $14.99
The Witch and the Hundred Knight PS3 $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
Time and Eternity PS3 $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll PS3 $6.00 $8.00 $19.99
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late PS3 $23.99 $27.99 $39.99
Yakuza: Dead Souls PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Zone of the Enders 1 HD Edition PS3 $4.00 $5.00 $9.99
Zone of the Enders HD Collection PS3 $14.00 $17.50 $34.99
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner HD Edition PS3 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Suikoden II (PSOne Classic) PS3/PSP/Vita $4.00 $5.00 $9.99
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed PS4 $24.99 $29.99 $49.99
Citizens of Earth PS4 $8.99 $10.49 $14.99
Dust: An Elysian Tail PS4 $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS4 $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
NAtURAL DOCtRINE PS4 $29.99 $35.99 $59.99
Pier Solar and the Great Architects PS4 $6.00 $7.50­ $14.99
Resident Evil HD Remaster PS4 $14.99 $15.99 $19.99
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1 PS4 $2.99 $3.59 $5.99
STRIDER PS4 $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
The Legend of Korra PS4 $7.49 $8.39 $14.99
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure PSP $2.50 $3.40 $9.99
Metal Gear Solid : Portable Ops PSP $4.00 $5.00 $9.99
Adventures To Go! PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Carnage Heart EXA PSP/Vita $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
Class of Heroes 2 PSP/Vita $6.25 $8.50 $24.99
Class of Heroes PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Crimson Gem Saga PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
DJMAX Portable 3 PSP/Vita $10.00 $13.60 $39.99
End of Serenity PSP/Vita $4.50 $6.00 $14.99
Growlanser Wayfarer of Time PSP/Vita $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
GUNGNIR PSP/Vita $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
Harvest Moon : Boy & Girl PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Harvest Moon : Hero of Leaf Valley PSP/Vita $5.00 $6.80 $19.99
Hexyz Force PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Knights in the Nightmare PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X PSP/Vita $4.99 $5.99 $9.99
METAL GEAR SOLID : PEACE WALKER PSP/Vita $8.00 $10.00 $19.99
Mystic Chronicles PSP/Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Riviera : The Promised Land PSP/Vita $2.50 $3.40 $9.99
Strikers 1945 Plus PSP/Vita $1.25 $1.70 $4.99
Yggdra Union PSP/Vita $2.50 $3.40 $9.99
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed PS Vita $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! PS Vita $10.00 $12.50 $24.99
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND PS Vita PS Vita $3.75 $5.10 $14.99
Citizens of Earth PS Vita $8.99 $10.49 $14.99
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars PS Vita $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
CRIMINAL GIRLS: Invite Only PS Vita $23.99 $27.99 $39.99
Demon Gaze PS Vita $12.00 $16.00 $39.99
Dragon’s Crown PS Vita $10.00 $13.60 $39.99
FANTASY HERO ~unsigned legacy~ PS Vita $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f PS Vita $14.99 $17.99 $29.99
htoLNiQ: The Firefly Diary PS Vita $8.99 $10.49 $14.99
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart PS Vita $23.99 $27.99 $39.99
Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2 PS Vita $23.99 $27.99 $39.99
HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA: PRODUCING PERFECTION PS Vita $9.00 $12.00 $29.99
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – HD Edition PS Vita PS Vita $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS Vita $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
METAL GEAR SOLID: HD COLLECTION PS Vita PS Vita $12.00 $15.00 $29.99
NAtURAL DOCtRINE PS Vita $16.00 $20.00 $39.99
ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Prestige Edition PS Vita $24.99 $29.99 $49.99
SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appetit! PS Vita $7.49 $8.99 $14.99
SENRAN KAGURA Shinovi Versus PS Vita $19.99 $23.99 $39.99
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God PS Vita $6.00 $7.50 $14.99
Toukiden: The Age of Demons PS Vita $12.00 $16.00 $39.99

Gyaa! Who has the time? There is too much to like about this sale. Let’s jump in, shall we? Obviously, you can’t go wrong with Demon’s Souls or Catherine, and Atlus has dropped their prices to just $5, even lower than when Atlus just throws a random sale for no good reason.

Everything Metal Gear has been slashed to ribbons, too. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes are there for the taking if you need to catch up before The Phantom Pain launches on September 1. I’ll toss Zone of the Enders out there as well, because, you know… Hideo Kojima and stuff.

And what would a Japanese video game sale be without some great JRPGs to celebrate with. I’ll keep this short, but you should focus your gaze on Suikoden II, my favorite video game, Resonance of Fate, Tales of Symphonia, Class of Heroes, and Sting’s goofy little harem RPG Rivieria: The Promised Land. This wonderful little gem is just $2.50!

I’ve never played it, but Pier Solar and the Great Architects looks pretty decent too. I’m still waiting for a PS Vita version.

Too many games this week! Thank goodness I’ll have my Vita while I roast away on a beach. Knowing Japan though, it’s probably going to rain. I’ll need to play some games while stuck in my beach lodge. I swiped up the early Sting RPGs, Knights in the Nightmare, Yggdra Union, and of course Riviera, because I only own the GBA version and $2.50 is chump change one of my all-time favorites.

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure

I also nabbed this weird little action adventure from Nihon Falcom called Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure. I did a little Google search on this one, and for such a generic looking J-title, it has a solid reputation as a sleeper hit. I dunno, it reminded me of Brave Fencer Musashi a bit. Could be a nice find.

What are you going to get?


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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