Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jun 29, 2011

GameStop Rescinds Trade-In Decision On The Mercenaries 3D

Many of you may know about the recent announcement about Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D dealing with the save game issue, as it’s been a pretty big problem for most players out there. In case you’ve forgotten, it was found out that all of the game content would be saved directly to the cartridge, and none of it would be able to be deleted. This means that there will be no way to delete save files to start the game over. Players will have to play all the way to the end, and restart to begin anew.

That being said, most people didn’t know about GameStop making the decision to refuse any trade-ins on the 3DS title solely because of this reason. They decided that because of this issue, no one would want a used copy of the game, so they would only be losing money on it. This decision, however, has since changed and the retail company will now be accepting all trades on the title. A GameStop spokesperson told IGN that, “GameStop did ask the U.S. store base to stop accepting trades on Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as we evaluated the save system for the game. Upon further review of the process with our publisher partner, Capcom, GameStop will resume taking trades on the game effective Wednesday, June 29.”

Capcom also released a statement about the issue, answering what all players were wanting to know, “In Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, all mission progress is saved directly to the Nintendo 3DS cartridge, where it cannot be reset. The nature of the game invites high levels of replayability in order to improve mission scores. In addition, this feature does not remove any content available for users. Secondhand game sales were not a factor in this development decision, so we hope that all our consumers will be able to enjoy the entirety of the survival-action experiences that the game does offer.”

Basically, Capcom is saying that used game sales did not weigh the decision to have the save data play out this way, and gamers should play through the title again and again to maximize its replay potential. I suppose it’s good that GameStop has changed their minds about the issue, but the same question still stands. Who would want to by Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D pre-owned?


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