MGS4 already in Bargain Bins?

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Metal Gear Solid 4 hasn't even been out a month and a half, but according to Japanese sites, it's hitting the Sofmap "wagon sale" bargain bins where it joins the likes of Virtua Fighter 5 and SEGA's PSP brain trainer. The Konami stealth game was originally released for ¥8,800 (US$82), making it one of the pricier PS3 titles. (Expensive third party PS3 titles tend to book for around ¥7,800 or $72.) Here, what seem to be new copies of MGS4 are going for ¥3,980 ($37). We're not sure if this is an isolated Sofmap store or if other shops in the Sofmap chain are picking up on this price slashing or if this is just a Sofmap summer sale thingy. Amazon Japan has new copies going for slightly above ¥7,000, while the Special Edition is going for ¥5,980. Who knows.

What we do know is that the game sold a ton when released, already placing it in the top sellers of 2008. And it got great reviews in Japan. And it is a great game. So don't think of this as a bad thing! Even if Konami is losing money on these remaining copies, Japanese gamers have less of an excuse to pick up the title. Could help the game sell a million copies eventually. So this is all good, really.

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Source: Kotaku.com

god damn this frigging sucks... how come the japanese always get all the cool stuff or cheap games?. well im glad thats just an offer exclusive to japan i would be really pissed if they were selling MGS4 in 30 bucks already in america bc i had to pay $64.99 like 2 weeks ago.
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Posted by MissMorphine
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Metal Gear Solid 4 hasn't even been out a month and a half, but according to Japanese sites, it's hitting the Sofmap "wagon sale" bargain bins where it joins the likes of Virtua Fighter 5 and SEGA's PSP brain trainer. The Konami stealth game was originally released for ¥8,800 (US$82), making it one of the pricier PS3 titles. (Expensive third party PS3 titles tend to book for around ¥7,800 or $72.) Here, what seem to be new copies of MGS4 are going for ¥3,980 ($37). We're not sure if this is an isolated Sofmap store or if other shops in the Sofmap chain are picking up on this price slashing or if this is just a Sofmap summer sale thingy. Amazon Japan has new copies going for slightly above ¥7,000, while the Special Edition is going for ¥5,980. Who knows.

What we do know is that the game sold a ton when released, already placing it in the top sellers of 2008. And it got great reviews in Japan. And it is a great game. So don't think of this as a bad thing! Even if Konami is losing money on these remaining copies, Japanese gamers have less of an excuse to pick up the title. Could help the game sell a million copies eventually. So this is all good, really.

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Source: Kotaku.com

god damn this frigging sucks... how come the japanese always get all the cool stuff or cheap games?. well im glad thats just an offer exclusive to japan i would be really pissed if they were selling MGS4 in 30 bucks already in america bc i had to pay $64.99 like 2 weeks ago.
Posted by EpicSteve

A 360 in the bargain bin in Japan, fitting.

Posted by AndyWilliams24

Didn't notice that, nice spot Steve. :D

Posted by Messier

I think the blogs didn't have a lot to write about today.

Posted by Strife88

It looks more like an HD drive than a 360.

Yeah, Japan just mass produces everything and then this happens. I guess it's good for them and their economy.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Japan will always get the coolest stuff dirt cheap before anyone else.