In another unsuccessful attempt to find a Pokémon Go Plus (I think there's been a recall of them over here as I saw something about a new version coming out soon) at the Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, I jumped back into the Book Off just outside Sunshine City hoping that Ever 17 was still there. It was and I was able to find Muv-Luv there as well. I don't remember if I mentioned the range there or not, but the 360 range has only about 60 or so titles.
Again, this wasn't meant to be a day to collect games, but I'm starting to think that no matter what I do, I'll always be tempted to find a bargain. Today I went off to Daiba to see the giant Unicorn Gundam which did not disappoint. It doesn't matter if you've never seen a Gundam episode (yes that's me), that thing is HUGE and worth the trek over to Daiba.
Today was meant to be all about doing tourist things, so I wasn't really expecting to make this post for a few more days. After a day out looking at Asakusa and the Tokyo Sky Tree (which had a Macross exhibit to my delight... only way you can get me to go up 450m in a tower and keep me there for more than a few seconds), I ducked into TRADER3 and Mandrake since they were close to where I was staying. I managed to walk out of there with a few more from my list.
The targets for today were the two HARD-OFF's out near Mitaka. I'm picking this as the first day because it's close to the Ghibli Museum which I guess is somewhere most people looking for games might also want to see, so if you're planning on going to the museum, then you can also add these to your list of things to go to in the area.
Technically the hunt starts tomorrow, but I thought that I'd just list a few things that I've bought here and there while walking around. One of the first things was a Japanese 360 console. I had spotted one for ¥5,960 in a Book-Off near Sunshine City, Ikebukuro but by the time I got back to it with cash it was gone (so much for the Xbox doesn't sell well in Japan comments, but then again a Brisbane Tekken player later told me that with the amount of foreign players here for EVO, games and hardware was disappearing fast as he had lost a stick the same way). I did end up getting another in a Book-Off in Akihabara on the way back to base for ¥6,000.
A few hours prior to the link going live to "purchase" tickets for Day 3 of Evo Japan, I noticed something that worried me about the application process. We had to complete an order through a Google Docs form which we would then be invoiced via Paypal at a later point. This isn't the strangest way to take orders, but I knew from that point that the order form would be for single tickets and sure enough when 3AM rolled around (4AM for those south of the border), only one ticket per application could be purchased.
Today was a rather eventful day for me. I had to re-lodge my Passport application due to Australia Post losing it (as if we didn't see that coming). While in the city I saw that Neverwinter was having another Double XP weekend and given that I was staying up until a stupid hour tomorrow morning to get Evo Japan Day 3 tickets, I decided that it was time to try and get 2 characters to level 70.
The primary reason for this trip to Japan is to take part in the Evo Japan tournament. I don't expect to get anywhere, but it's more just to say that I've been and attempt to meet and greet some of the old guard that I used to communicate with on the Tekken forums nearly 15 years ago. The other reason is to source Japanese Xbox 360 and find some games to go with it. These are going to be hard to find for a few reasons, 1) I still haven't figured out how stock is organised in Japanese stores... Alphabetically? Nope, 2) The titles will be in Japanese so I'm going to be relying on Google images to show me covers and to pick them that way. Following is the list of games that I'm going to attempt to find (please don't judge me on the type of game they are... it's just for the GS I swear).