If you haven't bought a Japanese 360 yet, you might want to consider an Asian 360 instead. It might be cheaper than a Japanese console, it has the exact same region coding, and it already includes a 220v PSU.
The Otomedius game released in North America was Otomedius Excellent, which is garbage. However, the previous game Otomedius Gorgeous can only be played on Japanese 360 consoles. Gorgeous includes the original arcade version of Otomedius, which is very good and worth playing.
Senko no Ronde DUO is one of the best reasons to own a Japanese 360. If anyone wants to play some PvP, please let me know.
Raiden Fighters Aces goes for very different prices depending on the version. The North American version may be dirt-cheap, but the Japanese version goes for ~$100, and both versions are region locked. Something to consider when buying a Japanese 360.
I would have thought have thought the sequel would have been the better game for Otomedius..... I'll have to check that out sometime..... but judging from the videos though it looks exactly the same
Senko is great I just got it in the mail but I'm not paying for live lol
I recently picked up Virtual On Force as well
For 100$ you can find an NA Xbox 360 and Raiden Fighters Aces
So the only reason why the JP version of Raiden Fighters Aces goes for that much is because of its limited availability?