I love finding unique Taiwanese consoles and that’s exactly what I got with this Sony Playstation. Originally I thought it was a regular Japanese version (the front of the box clearly shows NTSC-J), but after checking the back I saw the Traditional Chinese text and did a bit of research on the model number – … Continued
I happened to be in Japan during the Wii launch in December 2006 and luckily found some in stock. Plus some random photos of retro stuff for sale around Tokyo at the time.
Nintendo Switch has been officially released in Taiwan. Games have been localized into Traditional Chinese but the console interface is still in English. An eShop for the Taiwanese market is also notably missing. It’s a good start, but there’s some way to go.
Nintendo made a mess of the 3DS market in Taiwan with two different regional versions on sale at the same time and a limited number of localized games. Luckily it seems like they learned from their mistakes and have made the new Switch console region free
The sticker on this Famicom indicates that it was possibly sold in Taiwan by an official distributor, rather than a grey importer
Released towards the end of the N64’s life, and while Pokemon was at the height of its popularity, the Pikachu N64 looks great. Learn about the release of this unique console and see my flea-market-find cleaned and tested it in this post.