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#1
Other countries
Posted on: 2008/9/20 16:06
VB Gamer
Joined 2008/9/5
Canada
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10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (11 Years)
I've noticed that on the main index page it says this:
"Released back in 1995 only in Japan and the USA"
I know that the VirtualBoy was also marketed in Canada in 1995.

I also saw this article in the media (mentioning PVB!) that says that someone found 100 new Virtual Boys in the United Arab Emirates:
http://www.thenational.ae/article/200 ... /PAGETHREE/439268714/1119

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#2
Re: Other countries
Posted on: 2008/9/20 16:34
Administrator
Joined 2000/1/8
Germany
2537 Posts
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yeah, you're right, it should be "north america", not "usa". changed that.

so finally the article is online! i actually did a quite longish interview with the author matt kwong a while ago. too bad there is (was) no way to get one of the vbs. btw, i was told that the vbs were not sealed, aka shrinkwrapped, in contrast to what the article says.
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#3
Re: Other countries
Posted on: 2008/9/20 17:18
PVB Elite
Joined 2003/7/25
USA
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That's a pretty cool article. BTW, I've had several brand new VBs... I sold a couple 6 or 7 years ago, and they didn't sell for that much (I think $50-$75... they still popped up on ebay every now and then). Then I sold another ~3 years ago and it sold for $250 on ebay... and they actually bought it to play, not to keep unopened (they asked me to test it before shipping). I also sold an unopened Mosaic VB, which sold for ~$350.

But yeah, new systems were never actually sealed.

DogP
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#4
Re: Other countries
Posted on: 2008/9/20 22:26
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2007/10/27
Sweden
418 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (12 Years) 40+ Game Ratings
I got mario tennis, 3 virtual league baseball and the vb (with box, batterie pack, instruction booklet and so on) for only 118 euro less then 2 years ago and that included shipping and all

so yeah it depends where u look
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#5
Re: Other countries
Posted on: 2008/9/29 0:37
Virtual Freak
Joined 2007/12/5
USA
80 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
Thats a pretty cool article. Nice read, thanks.
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#6
Re: Other countries
Posted on: 2011/11/13 14:33
Virtual Freak
Joined 2011/9/3
Mexico
69 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
what did happen whit that VB?
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