Fake Japanese GB games?

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  1. garbanzox
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    garbanzox GBAtemp Regular

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    I've been seeing some very nice prices on Japanese GB games on eBay - titles that would normally sell for more $$ in the US. Is there a chance these are fake games? Are they worth buying?

    An example: $20 for these three Japanese Kirby games, including international shipping:

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  2. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

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    I imagine the production and distribution of games in Japan versus the US is the main factor in price, but I can't say for certain. It's true for a lot of older games, though; quite a few SFC, GB/C, and N64 games I've looked at, at the very least. Regardless, I doubt they're counterfeits.
     
  3. Necron

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    Usually Japanese versions tend to come cheaper, so it's no surprise. There is a possibility that they are fake, though.
     
  4. garbanzox
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    garbanzox GBAtemp Regular

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    But they're all playable on US systems, right? I don't mind playing less for a Japanese game as long as it works. I like the novelty of it :)
     
  5. XiTaU

    XiTaU GBAtemp Regular

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    they are legit nintendo copys buy them they are region free fun
     
  6. homsar47

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    Nope! No region lock. The actual Gameboy cartridge only contains two values for the region: Japan, and Non-Japan. These don't have any purpose, though.