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Beloved Japanese gaming store Super Potato has opened an eBay shop

Beloved Japanese gaming store Super Potato has opened an eBay shop
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Beloved Japanese gaming store Super Potato has opened an eBay shop

Beloved Japanese gaming store Super Potato has opened an eBay shop

Visiting Super Potato in Akihabara is often a key purpose why many die-hard players wish to enterprise to Japan. The flagship Super Potato store (of the eight whole in Japan, according to its Twitter) is nondescript, but its cabinets are lined wall-to-wall in uncommon but moderately priced video games and consoles. It’s a magical place that’s a store-meets-museum. It’s enjoyable sufficient to only go searching, however in the event you’re a collector, there aren’t many locations left the place you may stroll in and choose up a Digital Boy headset or discover a cache of Sega Dreamcast video games that by no means launched exterior of Japan.

My level is that you simply completely ought to go sooner or later in the event you can. However fortunately, going there in particular person isn’t the one method you may peep the store’s huge assortment of retro Japanese video video games. Per IGN, the beloved store has taken not less than a few of its wares to eBay, and you may shop your coronary heart out with out leaving the nation or your pc seat.

Most of the video games listed are for the Famicom and Super Famicom launched in Japan, in order that they’re in Japanese. (Word: you probably have an NES, this reasonably priced adapter will allow you to play imported Famicom video games on it. For SNES, this YouTube video walks via breaking two tabs in its cartridge bay to let Super Famicom video games match inside.) Super Potato’s on-line store at the moment lists video games like Last Fantasy I + II for the Famicom, Super Metroid for the Super Famicom, in addition to Japanese variations of the unique Recreation Boy and Nintendo 64 for a good value, I would say.

Delivery to the US for many gadgets prices $20, which can be cheap. I’d count on Super Potato’s eBay listings to vary often, so it’s a fantastic web site to bookmark, particularly if importing video games is a interest. Who is aware of what you’ll discover tomorrow or the subsequent day?

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You most likely received’t discover this restricted version model of Metallic Gear Stable for the PS1, signed by Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa.

Tourism has sharply declined world wide throughout the pandemic, and since Super Potato probably depends on gaming-obsessed vacationers for a bit of its income, branching out to eBay looks like a wise strategy to give players what they need. However as soon as the pandemic ends, I extremely recommend visiting the store in particular person you probably have the chance. Then take as many photos as you may so you may keep in mind the store — or in my case, to place them in articles like these.

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Within the elevator, eagerly anticipating the doorways opening to Super Potato’s packed cabinets.

Images by Cameron Faulkner / GadgetClock


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