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Dress like a DJ: DJ Max Portable shirts available

Hot of the heels of the DJ Max Portable concert, comes DJ Max Portable 2 T-Shirts. Seeing as how great music is only half the equation, it makes sense for some of the art to be shown off in a wearable form. There are currently three designs for sale, but only while supplies last. The shirts are attractive enough, that even non-gamers are likely to compliment you on your wardrobe choice. Each shirt comes in at the reasonable price of $34.90.

I'm not sure I'd ever look as cool as the models wearing the threads in the promo images, but I can't let that stop me from trying.

Deal of the Day: LocoRoco for $15

Surprisingly, LocoRoco wasn't included in today's Greatest Hits update. Maybe it didn't sell enough copies? Regardless, import retailer Play-Asia is offering the blubbery platform game for cheap: only $14.90, plus shipping. Although this is an import version, this package offers English text ... even though of all games, this probably doesn't need it.

[Via CAG]

Deal of the Day: Gold PSP for $160, and other import deals

Play-Asia is having their Crazy Week sale, which truly lives up to its namesake. The store is slashing prices 20% for every in-stock item not released in the past 30 days. That includes hardware, which means the import Champagne Gold PSP is only $160: that's cheaper than buying a boring black Core system in America!

But that's not the only deal in the store. You may be interested in picking up the original DJ Max Portable, the GPS receiver, Pink PSP, Silver PSP, or the PaRappa pouch. Happen to find other noteworthy deals? Tell us!

[Via CAG]

Import game releases for the week 2/18/07

Every week PSP Fanboy brings you the import releases for the coming week. Since your PSP can play games from any region, the only limitation is your bravery and langauge skills. It's a big week for import PSP games as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd hits Japan's retailers. There's also another Simple 2500 game and games that let you drive a Taxi and control and airport.

Continued after the jump ...

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Japan is mad for Monster Hunter Portable 2nd [Update 1]

Monster Hunter never found much of an audience in the US, but in Japan it's a big deal. How big of a deal? Well, when's the last time you saw this many versions of a game to buy:

1: Stand-Alone Game
2: Accessories Set (the game and themed accessories of UMD holders, headphones, and collectible card)
3: Hunter Pack (the game and themed accessories of a champagne PSP, 2 replacement faceplates, one carry case, strap and soft Monster Hunter toys)

[Via DCEmu]

[Update 1: Corrected links and formatting.]

See also:
Sony goes bling with new Champagne Gold

Silver and Blue, for your import consideration

One of our readers, Brandon, made note that the new Silver and Blue PSPs are available for importers at These are both going for $199, the same retail price as an uncolorful American PSP. Remember: import PSPs can play all games. The only catch is: they can't play other region's UMDs. Not that that should matter anyways.

Deals of the Day: tons of sales, everywhere

These retailers are simply crushing my wallet. My AMEX card is almost maxed out! Here are some highlights from the web: [Via CAG]
Holiday Sale! Highlights include:
  • Mortal Kombat Unchained $40 $18
  • Gitaroo-Man Lives! $40 $30
  • Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins $40 $30
  • Bounty Hounds $40 $30
  • Bomberman $30 $18
  • Power Stone Collection $30 $20
Invisible Shield [Via CAG]
Get 40% off screen protectors [Via CAG]
Every Extend Extra only $20

Decal Girl [Thanks, Joel!]
$6 face plates

Play-Asia [Thanks, Joel!]
Talkman for $13

GPS receiver available for importers

Now that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is out, many hardcore gamers will probably want to find the PSP's GPS peripheral so they can unlock even more content in Snake's latest adventure. After instantly selling out on's Japanese website, it appears that the GPS device is now available for eager importers:

Play-Asia has them in stock for $68.70 ($59.90 + $8.80 shipping).
Yes Asia has them in stock for $63.49 ($63.49 + free shipping).

See also:

The GPS games: more details revealed
Getting excited about GPS

[Thanks, Joel!]

Deal of the Day: PSP import games for under $10

Deal of the Day: PSP import games for under $10
If you're too cheap to get any of your loved ones any games from IGN's list, has compiled some cheap games from Play Asia that may be better suited for your cheap frugle ass.
And actually, Mecury Meltdown did make IGN's list, so if you are buying some games for someone really young or really dumb, he probably won't even be able to tell the text is in a foreign language.

Deal of the Day: Mercury Meltdown only $9

Play-Asia just keeps the PSP deals coming. Like Kangaeru Exit, the import site is offering Tama-Run (aka Mercury Meltdown) for cheap: only $8.90, plus shipping. That makes it a heck of a lot cheaper than buying it in the US. You don't need to know Japanese in order to play this game, as evidenced by the demo, so you may want to jump on this deal now, before it gets sold out.

[Via IGN Boards]

Deal of the Day: Kangaeru Exit only $13

Did you like the Exit 2 downloadable demo? If you did, you may want to pick up the import version of the game. Entitled Kangaeru Exit, the game is now available for only $13, plus shipping, at Play-Asia. You don't really need to know the language to play this game, and it hasn't been announced for US release. Considering how the game will certainly cost a lot more if it ever comes out in the States, you may want to jump on this deal now.

[Thanks, Joel!]

Gurumin offers big-eyed RPG fun for only $10

Gurumin is a super-happy-time-fun Japanese RPG that's coming over to the States this February. It comes from Falcom, developers of Ys (which was eventually ported to the PSP, with absolutely terrifying load times). As seen in the video above, the game appears to have some pretty solid, if not terrifying, big-eyed chibi gameplay. If waiting for 2007 doesn't suit you, then you might be interested to know that Gurumin is $10 at Play-Asia for this week only. Not only will this save you a great deal of time, and money, but it'll force you to improve your Japanese skills. And isn't that far more valuable than simply getting a good deal on a game?

Another video, after the cut.

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Deal of the Day: Inventory blowout at CompUSA

Deal of the Day: Inventory blowout at CompUSA
Last week, Play-Asia had a great deal on a few imports, and now CompUSA is offering similarly cheap games that were actually released in the U.S. These deals are good instore and online, but most of the online titles are now out of stock. Also, rumors are the games actually ring up cheaper instore.

Click here for a list of your nearest CompUSA's inventory blowout, then type in your zip code, select your store and proceed to spend money.

The list is pretty lengthy, so check it out after the break.

[Via Cheapassgamer - Registration required]

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Deal of the day: New round of PSP price drops at Play-Asia

Deal of the day: New round of PSP price drops at Play-AsiaPlay-Asia sure has been on a roll this week. First it was Gitaroo Man Lives for only $20, and now they've recently slashed prices on even more games.
I'm not too sure how import friendly any of these games are, and quite frankly, there are a few of them on the list I'm not familiar with at all. However, with the incredibly cheap prices of King's Field and Myst, it looks like I may have to pull the trigger.

Click here for the full page of recenly discounted games across all platforms.

(Via Play-Asia)

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