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  • Hey guys! Chad is back with me today

  • He's a Twitch streamer

  • He streams Japanese games and all that cool stuff

  • So Chad's like the gaming pro

  • So I thought for today's video it would be awesome to have him join us

  • and explain how buying games works in Japan

  • and we're gonna go show you guys some places where you can get games for good deals

  • So we're out in the inaka (countryside)

  • I thought if you guys come here on an exchange

  • or to work as an ALT or something

  • you're probably not gonna be put right in Tokyo

  • More often than not you'll be out in the countryside area

  • We're gonna show you some of the shops out here that you will see a lot

  • They're really cool places to buy games

  • Used, you can get amazing deals and it's just fun to go shopping there

  • So yeah that's what we're gonna do today!

  • Make sure you go check Chad out on Twitch when you're done watching this video

  • Let's head out to the stores and have some fun!

  • So the first store that we are going to is called Wonder Goo

  • This is a chain store, you can rent movies from here

  • And you can also buy games, they have an awesome games section

  • So we're gonna check that out

  • So we came inside, and they have Animal Crossing here

  • They're selling it for 4080 yen

  • I found mine in Nakano for 3500

  • We're gonna check out the smaller store later and see if they have a better price

  • As you can see they have all the new games here

  • There's also a used section that we're gonna go look at now

  • So Chad was just saying that if you are studying Japanese

  • It's always cool to buy games designed to teach children Japanese

  • And I think that's a great idea

  • I used to play lots of these really simple children's games

  • and they have furigana over the kanji, so if you're not good at reading kanji you don't need to worry

  • This one has practice for writing kanji

  • So that's really awesome, and it's Doraemon so that's always cool

  • This is one of my favourite games

  • It looks like it's the newer version that I don't have yet

  • Tomodachi Collection

  • I'm pretty sure this is out in America as well under another name

  • This one is so fun

  • So if you come over to the corner of the store

  • You can see they have what looks like a junk pile here

  • With lots of random used stuff for sale

  • You can find games that don't have the packaging so they're a lot cheaper

  • This Pokemon Pearl is only 990 yen

  • 200 yen for some of these games

  • They're for older systems

  • It's always cool to check out the discount piles

  • You can find some good stuff in there sometimes

  • if you don't care too much about the packaging

  • Chad found Mario Party! And what is that??

  • Whoa it's a Supra!

  • I've never seen this game before

  • Some N64 games

  • Oh my gosh wow this is worth getting

  • It's only like 790 yen

  • Still in the box

  • That's nice

  • There's even some Famicon games

  • It's so cool looking at the old Japanese games that never came out in North America

  • Oh look, Pokemon Stadium!

  • Whoa, 2 bucks!

  • Sonico!!

  • 50% off? What! Why is no one buying this

  • If only I had a PS3

  • So if you guys want to reserve a game and get it right when it comes out

  • You wanna look for this: shinsaku yoyaku

  • And Chad is gonna show us what you need to do here

  • So when a new game comes out, like God Eater is coming out on Oct. 29

  • So you just take this right here

  • So you fill out your name, your number and where you live in Japan

  • That's really all you gotta do, and the store will fill out the rest for you

  • Usually it's free, you don't have to put any money down

  • And you just walk away with it

  • So you just hand that to them, and you're good to go

  • In Japan, when new games come out they can do whatever they want with prices

  • because there's no international release

  • So basically they can decide like, yeah this game is worth 80 bucks

  • When back home, this would be $60 no questions asked

  • So when it comes out worldwide, then they'll put a limit on it

  • This is only in Japan

  • So they're like, well we're the only ones who have it so we can do whatever we want

  • Price it up

  • And of course Amiibos are big right now

  • So you can find those at all the game shops

  • Plushie amiibos!

  • Those are so cute

  • So this is the store that I'm excited to tell you about

  • It's called Chiba Kanteidan

  • Now this is just one that they have in Chiba here

  • They're gonna be different depending on where you are

  • But basically what it is, it's a recycle store or a thrift store

  • where you can get games for really super cheap!

  • They also carry new games here

  • And their prices are a little lower than the big chain that I showed you before this

  • So if you can, look for smaller recycle stores like this

  • They'll probably have better deals

  • On the outside wall here they have all the prices they will pay you

  • They will buy games off of you for this price

  • The money that they give you is a little higher than other places as well

  • Check out the giant Famicon and Super Famicon section!

  • So cool!

  • Dreamcast, wow

  • Some are still in the boxes too!

  • Wow, that's amazing!

  • That is super nice

  • Oh that's a good game too!

  • They're in such good condition

  • I've noticed that Japanese people keep their stuff in such good condition

  • So even if you buy it at a recycle store, they're still gonna look amazing

  • Close to new, often

  • Set of PS2 games for 6 bucks!

  • 6 bucks for like 10 games!

  • That's crazy

  • Check out the discount bin

  • Yah again, look for the discount bin

  • You never know what you'll find in here

  • Hulk Hogan, omg

  • This looks... erotic

  • Wii Fit! I love Wii Fit

  • I wanna get it again

  • Chad has found some random tonkatsu game

  • We have no idea what this is

  • Some kind of puzzle?

  • And for some reason there's a picture of a tonkatsu on the front

  • But yeah these are the kind of random games that you can find in Japan

  • Honestly, the game selection in Japan is intense

  • Soooo many more games than you can find in Canada

  • Here is another game for practicing your Japanese writing

  • I love this kinda stuff

  • It's so much more fun than practicing out of a text book

  • I totally recommend games for Japanese study

  • Oh this one even comes with a brush! Wow

  • That's really cool

  • I need that, my Japanese writing is so ugly

  • It's great, it tests it and everything

  • You can go for a train vacation

  • Through your DS

  • I can totally see a train-otaku wanting this

  • I kinda like it actually

  • Can't come to Japan? Just buy this game and you can travel Japan

  • There's different versions, you can get the other rail line

  • I hope that gave you an interesting look into what game stores are like here

  • and gave you some ideas of some places where you can get a better deal

  • as opposed to like the super big stores in Akihabara and stuff

  • Make sure to check out Chad's Twitch channel!

  • I will link it down below

  • For all the information on new games in Japan

  • And thanks for watching guys, bye!!

Hey guys! Chad is back with me today

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VIDEO GAMES in Japan! 日本のビデオゲーム

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/31
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