Thursday, May 4, 2017

Trip to Japan

So I went to Japan last month for two weeks. It was really neat. They have really fast quiet trains (with video game commercials running on the walls inside and outside on the buildings), and quiet polite people, usually. The food was ok, I'm spoiled cuz I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I think our Americanized Japanese food is slightly better. Which is unusual since most countries I visit I think the authentic food is better than the Americanized stuff. Italy definitely follows that paradigm. Anyways so I was shopping over there in the malls for knickknacks and  I looked in the video games section cuz I have to, its Japan right? And I noticed that the prices are astronomical every place I looked just for the games. Makes me really glad to be living in the US. I'm attaching a picture for your reference.

Now just divide everything by 100 to get an idea of how much everything costs in dollars (yes I know the exchange rate isn't exactly that but its close)

68 dollars to buy Zelda Breath of the Wild (52.99 online in the US), 96 to buy that other game, 85 for Heroes 3, even the cheapest games were 47 bucks. Ouch, those poor Japanese gamers. At least it looks like they had the switch in stock but maybe that was just the display copy :)

Anyways, if you ever go to Japan, definitely visit in the spring, the flowers are gorgeous and the weather is nicest I think