There's nothing like spending a little time in Japan for expanding your gaming collection, as reader Manuel learned firsthand. He told us he spent ten weeks there a couple of years back, and he found himself in gaming heaven -- loads of nifty, cheap items just itching to be smuggled away under cover of night. Okay, that part probably wasn't necessary (also, we made it up), but everyone needs a little excitement in their life, right?

It was the prices that enchanted Manuel as much as the availability, he says. The most expensive item in these pictures was a brand-new N64 for just ¥1980 -- only sixteen dollars under current exchange rates -- and the cheapest were as low as ¥20, which translates to about seventeen cents. That's an irresistible bargain for even the most frugal gamer! No wonder he started piling things up!

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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