Importing DS Games
June 23, 2006 10:56 AM   Subscribe

I want to import a Japanese Nintendo DS game.

I want to purchase a copy of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! What importers are reliable, affordable and fast? I live in the United States.
posted by The Castle to Shopping (8 answers total)
 
Here.
posted by kcm at 10:57 AM on June 23, 2006


ebay is very reliable for having this kind of stuff, although all the usual ebay warnings apply
posted by poppo at 11:10 AM on June 23, 2006


Maybe you already know this, but there'll be a US version of this game, called Elite Beat Agents, in Q4 2006. Not a localized version, but an all-new game (second in the series, I suppose).
posted by Prospero at 11:11 AM on June 23, 2006


Lik-Sang is probably a safe bet as well. For example, here is your game.
posted by chunking express at 11:16 AM on June 23, 2006


OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH I Love that game!
posted by neilkod at 11:30 AM on June 23, 2006


(sorry)
posted by neilkod at 11:30 AM on June 23, 2006


Second with the Lik Sang recommendation. I imported my pure white DS (before the DS Lites were announced) + case + 4 games, and although the initial processing time took a little while, the shipping was extremely fast and efficient and it all arrived neatly packaged in a small (heavy) box. Can't get much better than Lik Sang.
posted by saturnine at 1:50 PM on June 23, 2006


Considering you're in the US, NCS are probably your best bet since an order from them will ship from within the country - I'm not sure whether you guys have trouble with import duty over there, but considering they're charging almost exactly the same price as Lik-Sang and Yes-Asia you might as well avoid the whole issue.

I've used all three importers loads of times over the past few years, and can definitely vouch for them being trustworthy, although Lik-Sang orders can often take quite a while to arrive if you go for the basic shipping.

(Good call on getting Ouendan, by the way - it's one of the best games I've played in years)
posted by terpsichoria at 7:09 PM on June 23, 2006


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