Where Do I Import

Quick question to you, my lovely readers. Being the host of a Podcast dedicated to Monster Hunter, I have a good reason to import the new Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which due to be released soon in Japan. It seems that the game will be released with a special edition Sony PSP which I am vaguely interested in because of it’s seemingly improved analogue nob.

Monster Hunter 3rd PSP

All I want for christmas is a Monster Hunter 3rd PSP… alright, Sony, where is my check?

But this creates the problem: how do I import this? For some time I liked using PlayAsia.com to import my Japanese games. This worked well until recently. Now it seems like a lot of items tend not to be available for shipment to Germany, including Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. This is only limited to some specific items. PlayAsia does ship to Germany in general. I chalk it up to the Internet being broken.

So what now? Of course I can always use eBay. Fair enough, there are enough deals in there already. But I would still prefer a real online shop. I would want to order the game AND the console from the same source in order to save on shipment.

So I have a question to my readers, especially those living in Europe: do you know a good online store to import Asian games from?

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

2 responses to “Where Do I Import”

  1. Yu-Chung Chen

    If you find such a shop, I hope they carry this as well:


  2. Clayton Hughes

    I sort of doubt that Amazon.co.jp ships to Germany (I know that their US shipping is a little sporadic), but just in case –

    PSP – http://tinyurl.com/25v6zyq
    Game – http://tinyurl.com/2aomo7w


The Game Design Scrapbook is a second blog of group of three game designers from Germany. On our first blog, Game Design Reviews we describe some games we played and point out various interesting details. Unfortunately, we found out that we also need some place to collect quick and dirty ideas that pop into our minds. Hence, welcome to Game Design Scrapbook. You will encounter wild, random rantings. Many of then incoherent. Some of them maybe even in German. If you don't like it, you might enjoy Game Design Reviews more.


follow Krystian on Twitter
follow Yu-Chung on Twitter
follow Daniel on Twitter