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The Players Information To AKIHABARA

The Players Information To AKIHABARA




We be part of Nick at Retrobreak for a retrospective take a look at his tour in 2016 the place he picks up a few of the highlights of the world for sport gathering and looking down bargains –  then we are going to examine in on his very current 2020 tour for extra wonderful new discoveries very quickly.

Check out all the most effective sport retailers in Akihabara! from Tremendous Potato, Buddies, Mandarake and extra!

Watch his video tour: The Players Information To  AKIHABARA 

Nick’s abstract:

Retro Camp.

Undoubtedly one to keep away from, it is a set of two retailers which draw within the vacationers with it is flashy banners written in english in addition to Japanese. You will see that a few of the hottest import video games on show right here, however waaaay overestimated, for instance, Mom 3 is in all of the glass cupboards close to the entrance of those shops they usually have the nerve to strive charging upwards of ¥8000 (about £60!) Positive they’ve some very cool stuff on show however it’s finest simply to look in right here and save your cash for a few of the different retailers talked about later on this publish. There’s a new Retro Camp retailer opened up on the opposite facet of the highway, within the basement of one other constructing. One thing appeared a bit off about this place, I did not see a single Japanese particular person in there, and I went again thrice… They did not appear to specialize in something specifically. I did decide up two Rockman video games for the GBA in there although, and regretted it later when I discovered the identical video games for nearly half the value! Subsequent up, one other one strictly for wanting, not shopping for. By far essentially the most well-known retro sport store in Japan.

Tremendous Potato.

They’ve some actually uncommon video games on show right here, however once more, it’s totally dear. They do be certain that the video games are in nice situation although, theres all the time somebody behind the counter cleansing the video games. That is additionally a great place to search for some rarer costs however do not go to those shops anticipating to discover a whole lot! Solely store right here as a final resort. for those who see something you are intrested in, jot it down and try the following place…


Go to the sixth ground of this big constructing to discover a huge array of retro video games, all in wonderful situation. This can be a unbelievable place to buy they usually have quite a lot of choice. The video games listed here are all graded based mostly on the situation of the sport cartridge, the field and the handbook. the costs fluctuate in keeping with the situation so for those who do not thoughts having a barely dented field it is possible for you to to avoid wasting fairly a bit! however do not buy but, theres a number of extra locations to look…


There’s three principal Dealer buildings in Akihabara, the one to go to for retro goodness is Dealer 1. Go to the second ground and be ready to spend hours wanting up and down each shelf. This place is a treasure trove of retro video games, all in nice situation. (Undecided if they’re all examined although so higher examine first.) Right here, I managed to seek out an ideal deal on a Famicom Gameboy Micro, I’ve seen them to upwards of ¥25,000 in some locations, I picked one up right here for simply ¥17,000, in order that simply goes to point out how a lot it can save you by buying round! (Thats a couple of £60 saving!) This is a humorous video of me prehaps shopping for a number of too many issues from right here!


This store is not in the principle avenue of Akihabara however nicely price monitoring down! The primary ground of this store has a load of PC Engine video games all at affordable costs, the most effective i’ve seen in Akihabara up to now. I picked up Raiden full in field for simply 6000 Yen! I might seen it earlier within the day at tremendous potato going for 11000!

SO in abstract a mixture of experiences from his 2016 go to – I ponder what has modified since – nicely we are going to discover out when Nick went again to check the expertise in 2020, so we are going to revisit that once more right here quickly.

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