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Information on the Odyssey² in Japan is somewhat sketchy, but it seems that the console was distributed by Kooton Trading Taitari Enterprises (a division of DINGU company) starting in December 1982. Kooton imported American Odyssey² games as-is, making only slight changes to the packaging before putting them up for sale in the Japanese market. The primary alteration was the addition of a pale or metallic rectangular sticker on the side of each game box. These stickers contained Japanese characters, with many titles written in katakana, the phonetic Japanese alphabet used to print foreign words. Other than these stickers, the only difference between Japanese and American Odyssey² games is the inclusion of a folded, cheaply-made manual printed in Japanese. The Japanese manuals are black-and-white only, and their print quality is so low that they almost look photocopied. Obviously, Kooton spared no expense in producing them!

Japanese Odyssey² games are fairly rare and come up for sale infrequently, so it's hard to know exactly how many games were ever sold in the Japanese market. The Database lists only the games that I have seen photographic evidence of or own myself. Each game is listed by the English translation of its Japanese title, when available.

TitleRegionPublisherNumberRarity
Alien Invaders—Plus (Japan)JapanPhilips94289
BeesubooruJapanPhilips94089
Casino Slot Machine (Japan)JapanPhilips94269
Electronic Table Soccer (Japan)JapanPhilips94239
Gorudo RasshuJapanPhilips94379
Itazura Monkii GeemuJapanPhilips94329
Konpyuutaa GorufuJapanPhilips94109
Nazo no UFOJapanPhilips94309
Pachinko (Japan)JapanPhilips94259
Purei Sansuu GeemuJapanPhilips94139
RibaashiiJapanPhilips94219
Robotto Gundan GeemuJapanPhilips94479
Supiidouei/Rannabauto/Angou KaidokuJapanPhilips94009