I’ve a couple of dumb argument stories. The first was in the days leading up to the UK launch of the GameCube, and long story short, a serial bullshitter kid on my school bus said he had Luigi’s Mansion, and when I told him it wasn’t out yet he escalated to say that he had a Japanese GameCube before claiming he had something else yet to be released. He never owned one as far as I know.
The second story I was present for but not part of. I was at my local retro, second-hand games shop the day after Sony had their PS3 2006 E3 conference, and a guy walks in asking if they have any in stock. What ensued was an excruciatingly long conversation where this guy was trying to explain that his friend in Japan had one and that games are out over here, among other things. In the end the shopkeeper feigned defeat and explained that he ran a retro second hand shop and wouldn’t have any so soon after launch.
What is it with “I have a Japanese one” line?