MSX in retro-gaming stores in Japan

By fkr

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10-04-2015, 19:44

Dear MSX geeks.

I recently visited Japan and, being an MSX geek myself (or more like a former MSX geek) I wanted to check out some of the retro gaming stores over there. Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit Akihabara in Tokyo, but I did manage to visit Den Den town in Osaka. These are apparently the places to be for this kind of stuff.

To be honest, it was a bit disappointing. I guess the MSX sections in the retro gaming stores are getting smaller and smaller these days. Still, I did see some cool stuff. I took some photos that you might find interesting.

Here are the photos I took in Game Tanteidan in Osaka. Of the two shops I visited in Osaka, they had the largest MSX section. Some games are quite pricey, as you can see. They also had some used MSX 2 (perhaps 2+) models lying around, wrapped in shrink wrap plastic. Link: http://postimg.org/gallery/nxexcbtm/f662d28f/

Here are some photos I took in Super Potato in Osaka (this is the one in Den Den town - I also stumbled upon another Super Potato store, which didn't have MSX stuff in stock). Check out the cool Metal Gear flyer! Link: http://postimg.org/gallery/2gife85ig/0574ff1a/

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By AxelStone

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10-04-2015, 20:17

Snatcher 29.800 yens Sad Sad

Really not too much stuff Crying

By kanima

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10-04-2015, 20:21

Thanks for sharing the photos. I think the Metal Gear flyer is for the NES version though.

By Grauw

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10-04-2015, 20:54

Eight years ago, I bought Snatcher in Den-Den town for 10.000 yen… guess prices have been going up.

By marcos.m.carvajal.1

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11-04-2015, 21:46

I wonder what an japanese MSX Geek would think of a typical western MSX game. Did they even had cassete games?

By Manuel

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11-04-2015, 22:50

Sure, there are also quite some Japanese tape releases.

By shwaikh

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14-04-2015, 11:37

Look for the bright side Guys ..

People like to keep their MSX stuff and not sale it through shops Smile

I was in japan few months ago I visited Trader in Akihabara there were only few titels

but then back home in the COMICON there was a good presenting for MSX in the retro games corner ... what really surprised me that I met some users who are new for MSX they didn't use it in the old days ... like famous @alzaid on instagram