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Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by caffeinedreamer Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:52 pm

Okay, so some time ago I posted in "The Rarest, Most Valuable Xbox Games" article here, asking for a complete list of games that were exclusively released for the Japanese Xbox. There was a reply that linked to a Wikipedia article detailing 15 or so such releases, but I know for a fact that there are many more.

I have been living in Japan for two years now, picking up Xbox games I haven't seen before in the West. I'm going to list what I've found in person, and online. Any additions you could make or challenge me on would be great. I'm unsure as to whether all of these were really released, so I'll be bolding the ones I own or have seen around.

This list seems to be everything. If you can confirm special editions or any missing game(s) please do!

Angelic Concert [Special BOX Edition also available]
Aoi Namida
Bistro Cupid [Dokidoki Recipe BOX Edition Also Available]
Bistro Cupid 2 [Special Edition also available]
Braveknight: The Knight of Lieveland
C.A.T.: Cyber Attack Team
Daemon Vector
Dennou Taisen DroneZ
Dinosaur Hunting
Double S.T.E.A.L. - The Second Clash
Drihoo
ExaSkeleton
Flight Academy
Fuel (canned)
Galaxy Angel
Innocent Tears [Ltd Edition available?]
Jikkyou World Soccer 2002
Jockey's Road
Kikou Heidan J-Phoenix + [Ltd Edition available?]
Magatama
Magides Fight
Metal Wolf Chaos
Muzzle Flash
Nakajima Tetsuya no Othello Seminar
N.U.D.E.@Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment [big box Ltd Edition too]
Nobunaga Mahjong
Nobunaga no Yabou: Ranseiki
Petit Copter
Plus Plum 2
Psyvariar 2: Extend Edition [Ltd Edition available?]
Rent-a-Hero No. 1
Sentou Yousei Yuki Kaze
Shikigami no Shiro Evolution Blue
Shikigami no Shiro Evolution Red
Shikigami no Shiro II [Ltd Edition available?]
Shikigami no Shiro [Ltd Edition available?]
Shin Megami Tensei: NINE [big box Ltd Edition too]
Takahashi Akiko no Mahjong Seminar
Tenerezza
The Wild Rings
Thousand Land
Touge R
Triangle Again
Triangle Again 2
Umezawa Yukari no Igo Seminar
World Billiards Tournament: Break Nine
Yonenaga Kunio no Shougi Seminar

Criticism / comments / corrections / additions welcome!
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by Ack Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:03 am

Well, since you've got N.U.D.E., you've got the most expensive one I know of. Also, is Metal Wolf Chaos as awesome as its gameplay videos make it look?
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by caffeinedreamer Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:07 am

Metal Wolf Chaos is probably the best game on this list.

Is N.U.D.E. expensive? How expensive? I knew I should have picked up that big box edition.
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by Ack Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:10 am

caffeinedreamer wrote:Metal Wolf Chaos is probably the best game on this list.

Is N.U.D.E. expensive? How expensive? I knew I should have picked up that big box edition.


Well, according to Wikipedia:

"N.U.D.E. never received an official release outside of Japan and import copies are very difficult to acquire. Only a handful are found on eBay each year, with copies in 2008 selling for an all-time high of up to $150 + shipping."
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by caffeinedreamer Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:12 am

Oh, snap. Need to keep my eye out.
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by Ack Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:14 am

Yeah. Play-Asia is out, and NeoSeeker lists the current price as $139.95. There's no listing at Video Game Price Charts, but that's not surprising since it's an import title. If you see it and it's less than $100, it's probably the lowest you'll ever see it.
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by caffeinedreamer Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:22 am

I've seen it several times here for >$10. :(
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by d123456 Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:06 am

Touge R
Anybody knows anything about this? screenshots? videos?
any good?


That and the Outrun2 version is definitely a different game from US/EU, better graphics, fixed bugs, etc. So you could count that as improved.
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by caffeinedreamer Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:45 am

Touge R Review

Could you give me more info on the Japanese version of OutRun 2 please? Extras, etc.?
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Re: Japan-exclusive Xbox Games

by d123456 Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:38 am

caffeinedreamer wrote:Touge R Review

Could you give me more info on the Japanese version of OutRun 2 please? Extras, etc.?

thanks for the review, 2/10. It cannot be that bad, cannit? :lol:
As for the Japanese Outrun2. I know of only this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OutRun_2
if I win some money I am buying a Japanese 360 with a japanese outrun2 and ROCK!
Very curious myself, there are videos on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUGKQcWiOS8
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