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« on: December 10, 2000, 12:46:00 PM »
Doesn\'t everyone in Japan already own this system?

December 8, 2000

December 8, 2000 was a big day in Japan. Sony\'s new model PS2, which features a DVD Remote control and updated DVD drivers went on sale, and was joined by the Game Boy re-release of the mega popular Dragon Quest III. So is it any wonder that the nation was struck with somewhat of a buying frenzy?
Famitsu.com is reporting that both items were popular enough to draw lines hours in advance at videogame stores in Tokyo\'s Akihabara, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku districts, and no doubt in other areas as well. The site mentions one store in particular, Shinjuku\'s Yodobashi Camera, as having 100 people lined up. The store ran out of the new PS2 systems by 1:00PM, although obtaining the Enix remake of Dragon Quest was a bit easier.

The site also mentions that many gamers were purchasing a PS2 system with a new 8Meg memory card (the system doesn\'t include this, as the DVD drivers are now hardware-based) along with Dragon Quest III for the Game Boy. Who says Japan doesn\'t celebrate Christmas?


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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2000, 07:43:22 AM »
SyxxKorn. You don\'t have to post a whole lotta news here. I\'m sure people can find their way to IGN by themselves. So let\'s reserve this forum for debates, ok?
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2000, 09:53:55 AM »
Really though, you only need to post one topic, that says "Today\'s news!" but instead, you try to get your post count up. Sad.

Of course a game was easier to find. That newsource you got it from is obviusly biased towards Sony. ohterwise, they wouldnt have said that last DQ statement. A game, no matter what, will always have more availability than a console.

For example: I couldnt find a PS2 launch day, but you can bet I could find tons of Majoras Mask and Pokemon G/S, and Shenmue.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2000, 02:48:50 PM »
Yea, calm down on the posting please. Its not "your job". People can make it to IGN/CoreMagazine and other places. And that is dumb. Why the hell did they make a big deal out of a revision? Oh well. Who can understand the Japanese gamer--after all they do enjoy those annoying Bemani games.

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2000, 04:37:23 PM »
strange how you were more concerned about me than the post itself... you could have PMed me ya know.  Whenever there\'s a problem I have no problem fixing it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2000, 04:43:55 PM »
get off his back he\'s doing fine, he posts intelligently. not retardily.

IM BACK. you have a problem with that? get in the back.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2000, 05:00:30 PM »
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get off his back he\'s doing fine, he posts intelligently. not retardily.

 


Actually, he doesn\'t post like an intelligent person. But, he also does not post like a fool. He\'s an "average
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2000, 05:07:37 PM »
if you insist.
IM BACK. you have a problem with that? get in the back.

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2000, 05:26:19 PM »
I think he has a lot of stupid and frivolous posts. It\'s worth it though, others (like me) get to argue with him. :D
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2000, 05:31:51 PM »
That is correct EThugg, very fun to argue with :)

Why the heck would you buy that pack? It includes no memory crad that the previous one did not. But ooooh, a remote, whoopee.

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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2000, 04:42:39 PM »
I think that all your opinions are fair...

I can settle with those...
\"In the last 12 months 100,000 private sector jobs have been lost and yet you\'ve created 30,000 public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecidented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.\" - Daniel Hannan

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2000, 04:46:56 PM »
No memory card with the European PS2s. That sucks. PS, TTT should have came with the console too :D
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2000, 05:52:15 PM »
Hey, us people in the US didn\'t get that stuff either!
\"In the last 12 months 100,000 private sector jobs have been lost and yet you\'ve created 30,000 public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecidented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.\" - Daniel Hannan

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2000, 07:58:53 PM »
hey nsync admirer, syx-x-xkorny, do you stay online 24/7?  or 24 hours, 7 days a week?  You post too much things that isn\'t really important and many of us already knew these knew.  We have brain, we can go search them by ourselves.
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