It's as if some gaming deity peered down from the heavens and saw its disciples weeping over the West's lack of cult JRPGs, one of this week's biggest pieces of gaming news is Amazon Japan will start shipping video games internationally! Meaning you can finally get your hands on DOA Xtreme 3, if that's how you choose to live your life, or something as innocuous as Dragon Quest Builders, for considerably cheaper than your standard import!
The move, discovered by some heroes over at NeoGAF, is live as I type and, naturally, requires you to create an account with the e-commerce behemoth's Japanese's storefront before purchasing goods. And it, and a big IT I may add, also only works with items sold directly by Amazon themselves, not third party sellers. So you may have to stick with your wallet busting importer for the truly obscure stuff a lil while longer.
Now you may be thinking "I can't read or write Japanese. How the hell am I supposed to order anything off the darn site?" Well you're in luck, avid gamer, because the site now comes complete with a handy In English button emblazoned atop it.
Don't be mistaken though, games are still as pricey as they are in the West, but the shipping fees aren't as eye-watering as they could be via a smaller company. Also, be wary as to your consoles. Sony and Microsoft may not have region locked the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS can only play content from the country they were bought in.
Which SUCKS because:
This could've been our chance to get our hands on the SNES themed 3DS! But with shipping costs for games being so low... I guess it could still work out?
I need to have a think about that...
What about you?
Excited for Amazon Japan's incredible incentive?
(Sources: NeoGAF, Kotaku)