Frequently Asked Questions
TV Output TypesRetro Japanese consoles were originally released with RF cables before moving on to composite cables (red, yellow, white cords). We provide consoles with either type, so please check each product description carefully or contact us for more details. TV Output Types work on NTSC TVs. The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately.To play your retro console on an HDMI TV in superior quality, we recommend the use of a HD upscaler.
Japanese Game Region CodesJapanese Game Region Codes. Japanese games for all consoles are region coded to Japan and will not work with a US/EU console without the aid of a physical converter/adapter for cartridge games or CD loaders for CD based games. Physically modifying your console or games is not something we recommend doing.
Power Supply VoltageAll retro Japanese consoles we sell require a 100V power supply voltage. They are not multi-voltage so if you live in the UK or another country that uses 240V, you will need to use a step down transformer.
Setting up your Japanese Retro ConsoleBrowse through our Retro Console General Information to find out about power supply, AV Cable setup, mods, cleaning and repairing, game samples and lots of other fabulous information. Need extra help setting up your Japanese Retro Console? Just get in touch with us through our contact form and we would be glad to help.
Out of stock itemsWe deal with a list of large and small suppliers in Japan and acquire a variety of used items but ultimately, but used retro videogame consoles are not easy to source. Therefore it's not always possible to guarantee an out of stock item. In any case, we welcome customers to send through any requests for out of stock items and we endeavour to do our best in finding what you are after.
Information on Used Products and Product ConditionWe offer a wide variety of used consoles and games and inform customers as thoroughly as possible with regards to condition. Used products are sold either boxed or unboxed. Consoles, games & packaging may have superficial scratches due to age, though any larger damage will be specified on each specific product page. All items will be cleaned and tested before being shipped to you.
How long do refunds take ?How long do refunds take? Refunds are given only where a console has been shipped defective? All purchases and refunds are processed through Paypal online banking services. Once a product has been cleared for a refund you should receive the refund within a few days.
Returns and Exchanges
We always guarantee your item is shipped in full working order. This is because our team test all used consoles and games before sending them out. As we are dealing with second hand used items, sometimes it can take the slightest movement of the cartridge in the console to get it going, or a simple reset of the unit. In the unlikely event your console or game is not working, please contact us using the email form and we will do all we can to assist.
Please note we DO NOT take responsibility if you plug your Japanese console into the wrong power supply or vice versa.
Where a product needs to be returned, the customer will need to pay for return postage. Upon verification that the item was non-functional prior to shipping, postage costs will be reimbursed to the customer.
Package not arrived
Package not arrived . If you have not received your order within the following time frames, please contact us via the email form or at email@example.com.
EMS Express Airmail – 7 business days
Airmail – 14 business days
SAL economy airmail – 21 business days
Surface mail – 3 months
Package Transit Times
Package Transit Times. Package transit times obviously vary with location. Please check the following table from the Japan Post website - Osaka International Post Office.
International Parcel Post (Airmail and SAL)
and the following for Surface Mail
We guarantee delivery from our end but for peace of mind EMS registered postage is recommended.
Shipping Types Shipping Costs
Shipping Types Shipping Costs. We offer four types of international shipping from Japan.
DELIVERY TYPE DELIVERY IN
EMS express airmail (includes tracking number) 3 to 7 days
Airmail (no tracking) 7 to 10 days
SAL economy airmail (no tracking) 10 to 21 days
Surface mail (with tracking) 2 to 3 months
A tracking number can be added to delivery types with no tracking for an additional $4.
Please see each individual product's page and cart checkout for shipping costs.
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