Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stock Update - Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Rise Dragon Pack) PS3

Our japanese suppliers have confirmed with us that they have already received Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 & the Rise of the Dragon Pack. After we consolidate a larger shipment, we expect to receive these tuesday/wednesday of next week.

The rise of the dragon pack is extremely limited and we have only ordered enough for pre-orders. Additional allocations of the system will arrive approximately one week after stock depletes.

Copies of the game itself are expected sell out by weeks end. Additional restocks of this title will also arrive the following week.

Confirmed Arrival - 2/23 - Big Title Next Week - Ryu Ga Gotoku - Yakuza 3 - PS3

-from wikipedia-
Ryū ga Gotoku 3 (龍が如く3) is the fourth installment in the Yakuza video game series, developed and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3 video game console. The game will be released in Japan and South East Asia on February 26, 2009. According to a January 2009 interview with videogaming247's Mike Borden, a western release is unlikely

Unlike Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! (often confused with Yakuza 3), which was a spinoff, this latest installment will continue the adventures of Kiryu Kazuma from Yakuza and Yakuza 2. The game will take place both in Kamuro-cho (fictional version of Tokyo's Kabuki-cho) from the first two games and in Okinawa.

Ryū ga Gotoku 3 takes a departure from the first two games with its choice of setting: instead of focusing on the gritty cityscape of Tokyo, it switches gears and sends Kiryu to the tropical island of Okinawa, where he runs a center for orphaned children with his adoptive daughter Haruka. The orphanage is on land that is owned by Shigeru Nakahara, a boss over a mob known as the Ryudo Ikka. Nakahara is under pressure from the country's government to sell the land. Kiryu once again finds himself in a series of tough situations.

Update - Big Title Next Week - King of Fighter Unlimited Match 2002 PS2

The upcoming Unlimited Match version of the game will feature additional characters and changes to the team roster, with the number of default teams now increased up to 18 (including the regular and alternate versions of the Orochi Team) and new stages and artwork will be added. All of the characters featured in the series between KOF '99 and KOF 2002 will be included with the exception of K9999 (a character conceived as a pastiche of Tetsuo Shima from the manga Akira). A new character officially called Nameless (codenamed Ж′ or Zhe Prime) has been designed to take his place in the game and will feature all of K9999's special techniques. The game will have a total of 66 characters in total: 44 characters from KOF 2002 (including Nameless), 16 characters from the NESTS arc (including King and Shingo), and 6 unconfirmed hidden characters (it is uncertain whether this includes additional characters from previous console versions).

Additional characters

Team switch-ups

The New N.E.S.T.S. Team

  • Kula Diamond
  • Foxy
  • Angel

KOF '96 Women Fighters Team

  • King
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Kasumi Todoh

Jhun Team

  • Jhun Hoon
  • Lin
  • Shingo Yabuki

KOF EX Psycho Soldiers Team

  • Athena Asamiya
  • Sie Kensou
  • Bao

Master Team

  • Heidern
  • Takuma Sakazaki
  • Chin Gentsai

Pretty Girl Fighters Team

  • Li Xiangfei
  • Hinako Shijo
  • May Lee

Art of Fighting Team

  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Robert Garcia
  • Yuri Sakazaki

Kyo Pairs Team

  • Kusanagi
  • Kyo-1
  • Kyo-2

Stock Update - Fighting Stick 3 PS3

I'd have to say, the amount of sticks selling the past few days has been quite ridiculous. Honestly, we can't even keep up with demand. I wouldn't be surprised if street fighter IV would be more effective than the stimulus signed by President Obama.

After reaching out to our suppliers the past few days, all remaining reserves of any controller resembling a fighting stick have been snatched by retailers and wholesalers alike. Luckily, we were able to lock down small quantities of the ps3 fighting stick 3. Initial quantities will arrive on friday, but the remainder of the shipment will arrive early next monday.

For those wondering about the quality and sales stats of the other sticks, I would highly recommend the Hori Real Arcade Pro EX for 360, and the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 For PS3. We've already had a few returns from customers who prefer hori over madcatz. The madcatz sticks have received generous hype, but Hori still trumps in quality and durability.

Customers were primarily concerned with the madcatz sticks sticky lollipop joystick. I don't like creating a false sense of urgency, but I do strongly encourage all buyers to purchase any stick as soon as possible to avoid any unreasonable price hikes into the $300's.

Stock Update - Sacred Blaze PS2, Shining Force Feather DS

Sacred Blaze Shining Force Feather
Shining Force Feather DS - Sold out until next Wednesday
Sacred Blaze PS2 - Sold out until next Wednesday

Stock Update - DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra

Initial shipments of dodonpachi have been depleted and additional copies will arrive mid next week.

PSP Idol Master Update - Delayed until Next Tuesday