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    Why is it so hard to get a copy of it for under $30-50
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    it had a short print run and I think it was the first SMT game to come out on PS2. I bought mine from a Strawberries for $35 about a year and a half ago. Check other used CD stores and all that, ou may find one for around the $30 range. It is definatly a good game and is worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw_Charlie View Post
    Why is it so hard to get a copy of it for under $30-50
    Simple economics...

    Low supply (a single small print run, never reprinted).

    High demand (one of the best JRPG's for the PS2, well known ebay cash cow).
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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    Simple economics...

    Low supply (a single small print run, never reprinted).

    High demand (one of the best JRPG's for the PS2, well known ebay cash cow).
    If Atlus can do 3 reprints of Disgea, why can't they reprint SMTN? Is it a licensing issue? Seems like Atlus ends up reprinting just about every semi-popular title in their catalog, so it strange that they haven't touched this one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norkusa View Post
    If Atlus can do 3 reprints of Disgea, why can't they reprint SMTN? Is it a licensing issue? Seems like Atlus ends up reprinting just about every semi-popular title in their catalog, so it strange that they haven't touched this one yet.
    The SMT series is an original Atlus IP, so they could reprint it all they want, but it's still not going to happen.

    Atlus (USA) has never reprinted a game in their catalog except Disgaea...which isn't even an Atlus game. The reprints were done at the request of the original developer Nippon Ichi (before Nippon Ichi America existed). This is the official company line from the Atlus.com forums.
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    I see but did Atlus have anything to do with all those PS1 GQD reprints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norkusa View Post
    I see but did Atlus have anything to do with all those PS1 GQD reprints?
    I remember someone saying it was a 3rd party doing those reprints.

    Didn't Nocturne already have a reprint? Or did Atlus just stop making them without the CD after awhile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadiantSvgun View Post
    I remember someone saying it was a 3rd party doing those reprints.
    Yes, GQD (Game Quest Direct).

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    Didn't Nocturne already have a reprint? Or did Atlus just stop making them without the CD after awhile?
    No reprint for Nocturne. This was confirmed this past summer on the Atlus.com forums. I'm not sure if a non-soundtrack version ever existed. This is the first I've heard of it. If anything, Atlus had tons of Nocturne Soundtrack CD's left over. They were giving them away for free a year or so ago with each purchase at the atlus store.
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    Either way, I think anywhere between $35-50 is a good price for the game. If you just simply wanted to play the game, I'm sure you could find a disk only copy and save yourself the cash. I'm not really a completist though so I will buy games occasionally with just the disk.

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    I remember buying the game the day it came out. And when I was working at EB, I told people to buy it before it becomes expensive and hard to find. And I see some of those people now saying they wished they had listened to me.
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