Any PCB shops left in Japan?

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Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by hedorah » October 15th, 2019, 12:27 am

Hey Guys,

Been out of the scene for a few years, but figured a Japan visit next week might rekindle my activity. Was doing some searches for PCB shops in Tokyo and it seems like Mak is the only game in town? Gfront and Try seem to be gone? Is there anyone else around? Also Mak's prices suck or I need to wake up the realization of PCB prices in 2019. Either way any other suggestions for shops to visit?

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by aerobert » October 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm

Game Kanaya

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by Awbacon » October 15th, 2019, 3:04 pm

MAK still exists I believe. At least their website does and they have an address listed on google maps

I just recently purchased a pcb from Tops too

https://www.tops-game.jp/

Not sure if they have a physical location though

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by cthulhu » October 15th, 2019, 4:03 pm

Awbacon wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 3:04 MP
MAK still exists I believe. At least their website does and they have an address listed on google maps

I just recently purchased a pcb from Tops too

https://www.tops-game.jp/

Not sure if they have a physical location though
Nope, Tops doesn't have a physical shop, mailorder only.
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Post by suicider » October 15th, 2019, 5:43 pm

You could check out KVC lab. As far as I understand they do have a shop in Tokyo too.

https://kvc.jp/
http://kvclab.com/

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by hedorah » October 15th, 2019, 7:47 pm

Great, thanks everyone.

Will check out Beep and try to find KVC Lab if I can.

I have always wanted to visit Game Kanaya, but no Osaka on this trip sadly, so maybe next time.

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by Awbacon » October 16th, 2019, 3:13 pm

cthulhu wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 4:03 MP
Awbacon wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 3:04 MP
MAK still exists I believe. At least their website does and they have an address listed on google maps

I just recently purchased a pcb from Tops too

https://www.tops-game.jp/

Not sure if they have a physical location though
Nope, Tops doesn't have a physical shop, mailorder only.
I wasn't sure on Tops having a physical location. Bummer to hear they don't

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by Brettster » October 17th, 2019, 9:48 pm

MAK is still there, was there last month, floor 6 :)
and beep is excellent too, about 5 mins walk away from each other
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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by Yamazaki » October 18th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Beep has some really high-level prices though..

MAK is cool - the clerks are also very nice!



G-Front is like already mentioned online sales only. I was there last April and stood before their door - no one opened it....

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Post by Pete » October 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Not just Western shops facing retail crunch eh :(

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Post by kevin2me » November 23rd, 2019, 2:46 pm

Yamazaki wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 8:52 MP
Beep has some really high-level prices though..

MAK is cool - the clerks are also very nice!



G-Front is like already mentioned online sales only. I was there last April and stood before their door - no one opened it....
I stood outside up-front 3 times 3 different days thinking sign said closed or back later...

, until last day there I did a google translate said which said RING THE BELL doh... nice lad in there bought Marvel vs Capcom 2 off him and VT1, and got capcom IO in MAK I think thays one upstairs with nice staff and flying with all their stock.
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Post by Yamazaki » November 23rd, 2019, 3:19 pm

haha

I actually rang the bell - still nobody wanted to let me in :D

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Post by kevin2me » November 23rd, 2019, 5:03 pm

Yamazaki wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:19 MP
haha

I actually rang the bell - still nobody wanted to let me in :D
it was probably inside stroking his cat Dr evil style 😅

I was like get that cat off those Jamma boards!! capacitors cracking off lol Mak was much better, must book trip back over
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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by Yamazaki » November 24th, 2019, 9:37 am

MAK was great! Bought my EspGaluda there

Very nice clerks!

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by geosnow » November 24th, 2019, 10:35 am

japan shops prices are 50-100% more than in Europe, except CAVE pcbs.

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by kevin2me » November 24th, 2019, 11:56 am

geosnow wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 10:35 am
japan shops prices are 50-100% more than in Europe, except CAVE pcbs.
Ya but at least they have stuff in stock 😂
It's not often you get to browse and go oooh that I want that...

I wanted to bring triforce 3 home too bit suitcases were full,next trip I bring 2 huge empty suitcases... Super Potato 🤤🤤🤤
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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by aerobert » November 26th, 2019, 11:50 am

It's cheaper to just take it all to the japanese post office and send it to yourself, than the effort to buy suitcases and haul it through the airports.

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by RoZioN » November 26th, 2019, 12:00 pm

eh, no its not. You buy a 4kY suitcase at Don Quiote and most airlines have a 1 bag flying in 2 bags flying out policy. Why would you pay extra for shipping/customs and everything else?

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Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Post by buffi » November 26th, 2019, 1:08 pm

RoZioN wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:00 MP
eh, no its not. You buy a 4kY suitcase at Don Quiote and most airlines have a 1 bag flying in 2 bags flying out policy. Why would you pay extra for shipping/customs and everything else?
I have done exactly this twice, but prefer to use Bic Camera cause it's less chaotic compared to "Donki".
Usually not a lot of arcade games though, since prices aren't much better than online in EU.

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