Monday, February 23, 2009

General Stock Update - Monday

We received the Japanese version of Yakuza 3 or Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 today, earlier than expected. We expected our UPS driver to make his 12 p.m. arrival after stopping at all the other local shops. But, that was not that case today.

As I turned into the store backalley, the driver was graciously awaiting our arrival as he re-organized his own truck. In any event, Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 is always a smash hit among import fiends and game lovers alike. We're now on low stock, and are expecting another Japanese wave (not asian version) by the end of the week. As for other items arriving this week, the american front looks promising with Killzone 2 PS3 arriving early on thursday.

Stock Update - Hori & Madcatz Fighting Sticks

I'm sure many are wondering restock dates and times for the Hori and Madcatz sticks. Honestly, we do not know. We have just a few sticks left for retail, but next restocks are unknown. I've spoken to hori and they're just not sure if they're going to produce another batch anytime soon. Seems like the only ones available are the ones floating around in Japan at inflated costs, or the remaining ones on ebay that are being sold for ridiculous prices.

As for madcatz sticks, we received the same news concerning the second wave of sticks. Customers that have requested pre-order holds may see their sticks by the end of march.

We were able to source a few hori sticks locally, but at high prices. Every few days, you may see us price adjust, only because we have to buy high as well.

Stock Update - Hori Fighting Stick 3 HP3-01 - In Stock

The Hori fighting stick 3 for PS3 (HP3-01) is in stock! The joystick contains 3 turbo functions (slow, normal, and fast) with (5/12/20 times/second respectively). The joystick is connected via USB.

We were eager to open all the boxes today to find all boxes in mint condition. A few of our loyal employees will be taking these home tonight and giving us a formal review tomorrow once again.

Surprisingly, this stick is now highly sought after now that every single hori stick on the planet is out of stock. ETA for Hori & Madcatz sticks are still unknown.

Pricing Error - Mad World Wii

Thank you for all those that have pre-ordered the game this weekend, unfortunately, a pricing error occurred and the game was priced $30 below retail at $19.99. All orders placed this weekend will be refunded and no additional funds will be charged.

We sincerely apologize for this error, as it was in no intention as a publicity stunt.

-from publisher-
From renowned developer PlatinumGames comes a highly stylized, over-the-top brawler created exclusively for the Wii. A terrorist group known as the Organizers has taken over Varrigan City, forcing all citizens into their insane “Death Watch” game, where “kill or be killed” is the only rule. As Jack, a mysterious game participant, players will set ingenious traps, use imaginative tactics to pummel opponents and battle in vicious hand-to-hand combat with daggers, bats, chainsaws and more using the arcade-style controls of the Wii Remote™. While the spectacular mayhem ensues, enthusiastic sports announcers entertain the spectators with humorous commentary detailing the game highlights. The bloodiest, most creative kills earn the most points and increase the chances that Jack can save the terrorized city – let the games begin!
  • Exciting, visceral gameplay. Created exclusively for the Wii, MADWORLD features fast and instinctive arcade-style gameplay with brutal finishing moves delivered by the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
  • Massive playing field to explore. Varrigan City is divided into six completely unique areas. Anything in the environment - sign posts, garbage cans, passing trains, etc. – can be used to attack enemies.
  • Over-the-top violence and irreverent content. Exaggerated characters, monstrous bosses and outrageous commentary add to the irreverent and humorous tone.
  • Unique graphic novel style. Black and white stylized graphics immerse players in an innovative world.
  • Multiplayer mini-games. Throughout each level players can polish their skills and punish their opponents in several fun, ultra violent, mini-games with friends.