Good news for all retro computer users, including MSX:
A new retro shop will be opening in Akihabara during the next few weeks. The name: BEEP.
According to their still under construction website (http://www.akihabara-beep.com), they’ll deal with retro computers, retro games, arcade games, and fanmade items. In the updates they’re posting on Twitter (@BEEP_akihabara) we can see that they have lots and lots of MSX-related stuff, including several piles of unopened, brand new Pioneer PX-V60 MSX computers that they’re selling for 19,800 yen each (they sell used ones for 8,000 yen).
They’re planning to open during the Japanese silver week, which is the week from September 21st to 25th. Unfortunately, that week I’ll be traveling out of the country, so I really, really hope they get a bit delayed so I can attend during the opening. :-)
Take a look at their Twitter feed: it’s worth it.
Akihabara BEEP Nakaei Building (basement) 3-9-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0021
— BEEP＠秋葉原 (@BEEP_akihabara) August 10, 2015
並べるとそれらしくなってきました これから防犯の準備します pic.twitter.com/Qfza2OxCP4
— BEEP＠秋葉原 (@BEEP_akihabara) September 3, 2015