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Tips for Buying EarthBound

May 2nd, 2013 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3


A fan by the name of G reminded me that a bunch of the MOTHER series soundtracks are still available on Japanese iTunes:

Even if you don’t live in Japan, you can still buy from Japanese iTunes if you jump through a few hoops. You’ll probably need to create a new account just for Japanese iTunes. You might also be able to use your normal credit card to buy stuff, but if not, you can get point cards for Japanese iTunes at places like Play-Asia – like here, for example. That’s how I bought the MOTHER 3 soundtracks years ago, in fact.

There WAS a short time that the MOTHER 3 soundtracks were available on iTunes outside of Japan, but they were taken down years ago for whatever reason.

Of course, if you don’t want to go through all that hassle I’m sure there are less-than-legal ways of getting the soundtracks, but if you like the music/series enough to throw some money at it, this is one way to do it.

If you do get MOTHER3i (which I personally recommend over MOTHER3+) then don’t miss out on the MOTHER3i online booklet too!


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7 Comments to MOTHER Soundtracks on Japanese iTunes

(smile, smile) said on May. 2, 2013

I’m not quite sure how to go about making a Japanese iTunes account… they require you to enter a Japanese billing address, which I do not have. 😐

Mato said on May. 2, 2013

I think you can use a placeholder or alternate address there – it’s been so long I don’t remember what I did. Here’s something about it: http://nihongoperapera.com/store/itunes-japan-registration-guide-no-cc.html

LucasTizma said on May. 2, 2013

Wow, I totally didn’t know this! I wonder if there are any quality/audio mix difference between the CDs and the iTunes versions. Now I’m curious.

Douglas said on May. 2, 2013

If they refuse to sell them in my country then I refuse to pay.
I’ve already quite easily acquired them by other means

P said on May. 2, 2013


There are quality differences between the two releases, since the standard iTunes format for distribution is AAC @ 256 kbit/s and the CD is, well, lossless. However, you won’t notice any difference unless you’re listening to the tracks through high fidelity gear.
Mix-wise there aren’t any differences.

PK Rockin said on May. 2, 2013

I would rather get the physical versions. Things like games and music feel more worth the money when it’s tangible. Getting music digitally is a last resort for me. If the album is only available digitally, or the physical version is extremely expensive, I’ll get it digitally.

Erikku8 said on May. 2, 2013

Wow, that’s really cool! I need to get that last song from Mother 3i now! As for Mother 3+, the Cd seems to be missing the Mother 3 Love Theme track, but it was there on iTunes. Weird, right?


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