First Quarter 2006 Archive [Beginning of January to the end of March]
03.27.06 GBA Yggdra Union
  NDS Contact, Kageyama Hideo no IQ Teacher DS, Kanbayashi Type Brain Power Development, M.A.R. Heaven Karudea no Akuma, Xenosaga I & II DS, Docking Pouch DS, Lovely Boston DS, Smart Case DS Lite, Smart Pouch Lite, Silicon Jacket DS
  PS2 Another Century's Episode 2, Black Cat [Regular and Limited], Gunparade Orchestra Midori no Shou, Harukanaru 3 Limited Edition, Immortal Grand Prix, Shinobido Takumi, Ys V Lost Kefin Kingdom of Sand, Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2
  PSP Lemmings [EUR], Megami no Etsubo, Naruto Narutimett Portable, Simple 2500 Series Vol. 6 The Sensha
  TOYS Monsieur Bome Vol. 11 Jungle Emmy, Girl Fighting Cammy
  X360 The Conveni 200X, Over G Energy Air Force, Rumble Roses XX, Tengai Makyo Far East of Eden Ziria, Zoids Infinity EX Neo    
Summary Supplies of the NDS Lite start trickling in and NCS fills a majority of customer-confirmed preorders and new orders. More NDS Lites are expected in each of the next few weeks and we'll work to fill demand. NCS also opens up preorders for Valkyrie Profile Artifact Box which ships in late June.
03.20.06 DC Under Defeat Limited Edition, Under Defeat Regular Edition
  GBA Dragonball Advance Adventure [Best], Dragonball Z Bukuu Tougeki [Best], Marie, Elie, and Anise Atelier [Best]
  NDS Cocoto Kart, Cooking Mama, Pokemon Ranger, Puzzle Series Vol. 1 Jigsaw Puzzle, Puzzle Series Vol. 2 Crossword, Puzzle Series Vol. 3 Sudoku, Style Book Cinnamoroll, Style Book Fushigi Boshi no Futago Hime Gyu!, Style Book Junior City, Ys Strategy
  PS2 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, Harukanaru Jikuu No Kade 3 Unmei No Meikyuu, Jan Sangoku Musou, Magister Negi Magi Kagai Jugyou, Oretachi Game Center Nekketsu Dodgeball-bu, Oretachi Game Center Rabio Lepus, Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires, Wizardry XTH: Unlimited Students  
  PSP Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution, Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival
Summary NCS opens up preorders for Kinnikuman Muscle Suits and a plethora of preorders rush in. Who knew there was big love for Kinnikuman cosplay out there? The latest DC release also ships to market this week in Under Defeat and NCS pledges to do something to get G.Rev's Senko no Ronde converted for the Dreamcast.
03.13.06 NDS Chou-Gekijou-Han Keroro Gunsou, Phoenix Wright [Reproduction]
  PS2 Final Fantasy XII, FFXII Playstation 2 Bundle, FFXII 8M Memory Card, FFXII Cordless Controller, Guitar Freaks V & DrumMania V, Sotsugyo 2nd Generation
  PSP Dancing Blade Momotenshi, World Rally Championship
Summary Capcom reprints the scarce Phoenix Wright game and NCS stocks enough copies of the game to last a few months. Preorders are also opened for the FFXII Original Sountrack, Valkyrie Profile Trading Arts figures, and the PS2 version of Valkyrie Profile Silmeria. Sony announces the worldwide release date for the PS3 as November 2006. On Friday, NCS posts up the Summer 2006 preview which contains a few products that are perfect for the beach.
03.06.06 NDS Tengai Makyo II: Manji Maru
  PS2 Evangelion Iron Maiden 2nd, Ichigeki Sacchuu!!! Houhoi-san, Lens Cleaners, Mahou Sensei Negima! Silver Medal, Mai-Hime: Tree of Fate, Metal Saga: Chain of Cloud, Mobile Suit Z Gundam: AEUG vs Titans, Sjmple 2000 Vol. 93: The Unou Drill, Venus & Braves [Best]
  PSP Lemmings, Max Games: Bomberman, Max Games: XI Colosseum, Max Games: I.Q. Mania, Sakura Taisen 1 & 2, Tokimeki Memorial: Forever with You, Shutoku Battle: Zone of Control [Best]
  TOYS Evangelion Matryoshka, Gamera SF Movie Selection Vol. 2, Harry Potter Wizard Chess
Summary Preorders for the GC and PS2 versions of Rajirugi are open along with preorders for Mon-sieur Bome Vol. 12 and King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2. Towards the end of the week, Famitsu scores FFXII a perfect 40 and stokes demand for Square's upcoming adventure.
02.27.06 CD Dirge of Cerberus OST, More Friends: Music from Final Fantasy OST
  MAG Famitsu Wave DVD April 2006
  NDS Doraemon: Nobita no Kyouryu, Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana, Scratch Guard DS, Screen Guard DS Lite
  PS2 Capcom Classics Collection, Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Climax U.C., Ninkyouden Toseinin Ichidaki, Pop'n Music 12 Iroha, Tenka-bito
  PSP Blade Dancer, Eyeshield 21 Portable Edition, Rockman Rockman, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Summary A fairly busy week and the first sleeper of 2006 is Ninkyouden Toseinin Ichidaki. Few gamers outside of Japan will play the game since it wasn't hyped by the usual suspects but it's an enjoyable beat 'em up with a feudal Yakuza backdrop to revel in. NCS also found solace in Tenka-bito which is a fast paced war game that's played like Warcraft. 
02.20.06 CD Rajirugi Original Soundtrack
  GBA Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Expert 2006
  NDS Sangokushi DS
  PS2 Clannad, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Full House Kiss 2, Galaxy Angel - Broccoli Best Quality, Genso Suikoden V, Genso Suikoden V 8M Memory Card, Giga Wing Generations - The Best, Ibara, Makai Senki Disgaea 2, Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Limited Edition, Metal Wolf REV, Metal Wolf REV Limited Edition, Samurai Champloo, Sega Ages Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku, Sega Ages Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box, Sengoku Musou 2, Separate Hearts, Separate Hearts Limited Edition, Zero Shikikan Josentoki Ni, Zero Shikikan Josentoki Ni Limited Edition 
  PSP Gamble Con Fight, Initial D: Street Stage, Initial D: PlayGear Pocket, Mai-Hime Bakuretsu!, Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner, Ooedo Senryoubako
Summary No one at NCS watched the Olympics either... A flood of imports arrive this week with Ibara leading preorders followed by Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box. The European versions of Tales of Eternia and Breath of Fire III continue to sell briskly and remind us of how DC Shenmue II sold when that was only released in Europe with English subtitles.
02.13.06 DC Rajirugi
  GBA Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection Vol. 3 
  PS2 Bleach, Dance Dance Revolution STR!KE, Monster Hunter 2 dos
  PSP Breath of Fire 3, Tales of Eternia
Summary A supplier in Japan accepts our preorders for the FFXII potions and NCS starts preorders for our customers in the USA and Europe. We also start preorders for a Koi Nanase pillow, Biohazard 4 Trading Figures Series 2, Dragon Box DVD Box, Ken Obata Illustrations Limited Edition, Rirakuma Hair Accessory, Naruto Alarm clocks, and a quintet of Seiken Densetsu themed Scratch Guard DS accessories for the Nintendo DS.
02.06.06 NDS Unou no Tatsujin! Soukai Machigai Museum
  PS2 Meine Liebe 2, Nobunaga no Yabou Kakushin, Simple 2000 Vol. 95: Zombie vs Kyuukyuusha, Siren 2, Welcome to Sheep Village,  Yamiyo ni Sasayaku 
  PSP DJ Max Portable, Gradius Portable
  TOY One Piece POP Series 4, RAH Darth Vader ROS, RAH Jack Bauer
Summary Preorders open up for Real Action Heroes Annu Yuri and DX Kikaider which ship in a few months and we're pleased with the quality of the Medicom Annu Yuri compared to the Takara version. NCS also opens up preorders for the Gundam Seed Destiny: Union vs Z.A.F.T. coin-op kit which ships in the summer.
01.30.06 CD Front Mission 5 OST, Rogue Galaxy OST
  GBA Magical Vacation, Mother 1+2, Tactics Ogre [Value Selection]
  MAG Famitsu Wave DVD March 2006
  NDS Eyeshield 21: Max Devil Power, Hippatte! Puzzle Bobble 
  PS2 Ar Tonelico, Law of Ueki, Tourist Trophy
  TOY Dot Graphics Sound Keychain, Dot Pin Series 3, Evangelion 1/8 scale plug suit figure, Sengoku Cannon Koyori figure
Summary The Lunar New Year kicks off and NCS posts the prognostications from oracles for the Year of the Dog. Stock markets are supposed to do well but conflicts brews around the world. A diverse product mix arrives this week from the Rogue Galaxy OST to Dot Graphics sound keychains, to Polyphony's latest racing game - Tourist Trophy which we're learning to ride. NCS also opens up preorders for the NDS Lite which is scheduled to ship on March 2. 
01.23.06 NDS Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei, Danshaku (aka Nanostray), DS Adult English Training
  PS2 Ar-Toneliko: Sekai no Owari de Shi Tsudzukeru, Canvas 2 [Regular and Deluxe Pack], Derby Uma O Tsukuru! 5, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Finalist, Fragments Blue, Namco Museum Arcade Hits!, Oretachi Game Center: Nekketsu Kouha Kunio, Oretachi Game Center: Quarth, Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo, Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkakuten, Shadow Hearts: From the New World Special Pack, Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Ueki no Housoku
  PSP Yarudora Portable: Blood The Last Vampire
Summary The number of releases rise up this week with NDS Bleach and PS2 Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuten leading preorders. Early preorders for Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi should include a bonus Iroha figure but we'll update accordingly once our shipments arrive this week.
01.16.06 GBA Hudson Collection Vol. 5: Shooting Collection, Hudson Collection Vol. 6: Bouken Jima Collection
  NDS Biohazard: Deadly Silence, Iron Feather, Kero Kero 7, Lost Magic
  PS2 Blazing Souls [Regular and Limited Edition], Rule of Rose
  PSP Densha de Go! Pocket: Chuuousenhen, Street Fighter Zero 3 Double Upper, Ys: Napishtim no Kou
  X360 Wrestle Kingdom [HDD Save-Fix Reissue]
Summary Temperatures in New York rollercoaster from moderate (50 F) to stinging (16 F) in the space of 24 hours... up and down. Import releases regain the footing this week with roughly 15 new titles reaching market. NDS Biohazard DS leads preorders followed by SFZ3 Double Upper.
01.09.06 PS2 Bakumatsu Roman: Last Blade 2-in-1 Online Collection, Gunparade Orchestra: Shiro no Shou [Regular and Limited Edition], Sega Rally 2006
  PSP Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy V: Umi no Oriuta
  X360 [eM] -eNCHANT arM-
Summary The previous week was fairly slow in terms of new releases but most companies in Japan return to full strength this week and the number of titles shipping to market increase. A full assemblage of restock also arrives this week to fill backorders and new orders.
01.02.06 PS2 Duel Savior Destiny [Regular and Messiah Box]
  PSP Taito Memories Pocket
Summary NCS starts the new year with preorders for Kingdom Hearts Formation Arts Vol. 2, New Final Fantasy Playarts figures, a pair of Oretachi Game Center preorders, Naruto plush series #5 preorders, an offer for the Konami Guitar ASC, and Dreamcast Under Defeat preorders.
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