No More Permanent Saves For Capcom

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?

Source: EuroGamer

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  • Gern

    I disagree with your opinion on the used game market.  The used market is good for gaming.  It allows consumers to trade in or sell their existing games to buy new ones.  My son and I do this.  Without being able to trade in and/or sell our games, we would not have the disposable money to buy new games.   The other alternative is the iTunes app store or Steam for games, but then that appears to be a race to the bottom lowest price, which is good too. 

    I think back to the days when I was a kid and could only save enough money from my paper route to buy one new game every two months.   However, if I had something like a Gamestop or ebay to trade in and sell my used games, I would have bought more games.  It helps the industry.