The End of the Swap Disc

As the title eludes not so subtly to, I am officially off of swap discs when it comes to playing imports after over three years of doing so! I present to you my most current purchases from Play-Asia:


That’s right, a new Japanese PS2 (and two more memory cards; $14 ea.), model SCPH-90000 which, as you will see in the photos, is another redesign of the PS2, but this time it is far more subtle in the changes from its predecessor. Changes that I have noticed are:

– flat front bezel instead of ridged
– PS2 logo on top is now near front instead of the back of the system
– addition of vent on bottom
– internal power supply
– removal of 56k modem port




The games I bought were a handful of SNK releases along with a copy of a tough to find and pricey domestic release that was reprinted (sans soundtrack).

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, $44.90
King of Fighters NeoWave, $34.90
SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom, $32.90
King of Fighters NESTS, $20.90 (includes KOF ’99, 2000, and 2001)
Bakumatsu Roman 1 & 2, $24.90 (includes Last Blade 1 & 2)



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