When Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D hit the 3DS, many gamers saw it as one of the first real third-party supports for the console. Capcom had been at launch with Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, and bringing a Resident Evil title to the console couldn’t hurt. In a rare move, Capcom has not allowed gamers to delete their saves from the title. This has many gamers up in arms, as it’s perceived as an attack on the used game industry.
Capcom’s not the only ones to practice this (with BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II using it), but it will be the last time they attempt it. In a video interview on Capcom Unity, Capcom US’ Christian Svensson stated
It’s also fair to say in light of the controversy it’s generated I don’t think you’re going to see something like this happening again.
While characters and unlockables will stay saved in the title, Capcom doesn’t appear to want to save this idea for later.
Has this affected your purchase of the game? Would you buy a used game with everything unlocked? I honestly see it as a good thing, as I perceive the used game trade to be detrimental to gaming. You?