Capcom Threatens Used Game Sales With One-Save-Forever Resident Evil Title

Posted by | June 28, 2011

Capcom’s Resident Evil: Mercenaries for the 3DS comes with an interesting feature; a save file that can’t be erased or reset. The game supports only one save file, forever.

This feature seems to be a bullet aimed straight between the eyes of the used game industry, from which Capcom receives zero monies. Already, used stores are offering especially depressing trade-in prices for the game.

Digital Trends has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    June 28, 2011 7:21 am

    Imagine if, say, Eagle Furniture found a way to make your couch catch fire if you tried to sell it. That’s what the video game industry is trying to do to your games, right now.

    The best cure is to avoid any games with this kind of anti-consumer “feature” because any company that rides this train is simply trying to remove your rights and ownership to your own property. They are saying, in maybe not so many words, “We, your corporate overlords, may own things. You, the paying consumer serfs, may not.”

    That’s sharecropping at best, neofeudalism at worst, and a company that makes a policy of this sort of thing better deserves a firebombing than your money.

    Keep that in mind.

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