Bookoff Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
Enjoy nostalgic game software more easily once again! Two BOOKOFF limited design retro game compatible machines will be on sale from December 1st (Friday) at some BOOKOFF stores in the Kanto region (Tokyo and 6 prefectures)
Bookoff Corporation Co., Ltd. (Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Representative Director and President: Yasutaka Horiuchi) is a subsidiary of Bookoff Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Representative Director and President: Yasutaka Horiuchi) and operates reuse shops such as BOOKOFF. Yasutaka (hereinafter referred to as BOOKOFF) will be releasing BOOKOFF limited design retro game compatible machines (2 models for FC and 2 for SFC), where you can enjoy nostalgic game software once again, at some BOOKOFF stores in the Kanto region (1 metropolis and 6 prefectures) in 2023. Pre-sale will start from December 1st (Friday). *Release at other regional stores is scheduled for December 22nd (Friday).
■Product details homepage: https://www.bookoff.co.jp/event/lp/retrogame_info [Image 1
BOOKOFF limited design Retro game compatible machine FC and SFC 2 models ■What is a retro game compatible machine?
A retro game compatible machine is a game machine that allows you to use game software released in the Showa and Heisei eras as is and enjoy them all over again. The two products being released are the stationary “8-bit Compact V2,” which allows you to enjoy nostalgic FC games on a large TV screen, and the “16-bit Compact,” which allows you to enjoy SFC games. The official Book Off character “Yomu Yomu-kun” is drawn on the main body, and it is a gem that can only be purchased at Book Off.
■Retro game compatible machine release background
In recent years, retro games have become popular among a wide range of generations, from those who played games from the Showa era to the early Heisei era, to young people who have never played games from that era. The reason for its popularity is the nostalgic pixel graphics and the pikopiko music.
Bookoff is also strengthening its efforts, including holding periodic retro game purchase campaigns and expanding its retro game sales floor. As a result of these efforts, retro game sales in the fiscal year ending May 2023 have increased by 158.5% compared to last year, and customer needs for retro games are also increasing. Therefore, in order to make it easier for more people to enjoy retro games, we have decided to release this retro game compatible machine as a
collaboration product with the cooperation of Columbus Circle, a well-established compatible machine manufacturer.
BOOKOFF store retro game section
We started accepting reservations from September 26, 2023, and we received a response and applications that exceeded our expectations, but we are pleased to announce that some BOOKOFF stores in the Kanto region (Tokyo and 6 prefectures) will be accepting reservations on Friday, December 1, 2023. ) We will start pre-sale from . In addition, the release date of “8 Bit Pocket Plus Clear White (FC Compatible) Bookoff Limited Version”, which has been postponed to BOOKOFF stores outside of Kanto, will be released on Friday, December 22, 2023. It is scheduled to be released on.
Product name: 8-bit Compact V2 (FC compatible) Bookoff limited version Price: 3,980 yen (tax included)
Product name: 16-bit compact (compatible with SFC) Bookoff limited version Price: 6,980 yen (tax included)
*Since this product is a compatible machine, we do not guarantee full operation of all FC and SFC games. In some games, the audio may differ from the original. In addition, some games may experience unstable operation, such as audio or video disturbances.
Friday, December 1, 2023: Sales start at some Book Off chains in Kanto (Tokyo and 6 prefectures)
Friday, December 22, 2023: Scheduled to start selling at some Book Off chains outside of Kanto
■About 8 Bit Pocket Plus
8 Bit Pocket Plus Clear White (FC Compatible) Book Off Limited Version ■About Bookoff Group
BOOKOFF started in 1990 in a 35 tsubo space in a residential area in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Since then, we have continued to grow together with 65 franchised companies under the two management philosophies of “contributing to society through business
activities” and “pursuing the material and spiritual well-being of all employees,” and currently the entire group operates domestically. It operates approximately 800 stores outside Japan, has approximately 80 million users annually, and sells over 600 million items annually. Additionally, in line with the growth of the reuse market, we are actively developing our premium service business in department stores and other locations, and expanding our business not only within Japan but also overseas. Based on our mission of “providing a fun and fulfilling life to many people,” we will continue to challenge business areas other than reuse and aim for sustainable growth. Corporate site: https://www.bookoffgroup.co.jp/
Service site: https://www.bookoff.co.jp/
Online store: https://shopping.bookoff.co.jp/
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Bookoff Group Holdings Co., Ltd.