ace attorney 5 digital only release

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  1. rupok93
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    http://www.videogamer.com/3ds/phoen...ies_given_digital-only_release_in_europe.html



    http://kotaku.com/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-dual-destinies-is-coming-504590832


    UPDATE: Its digital only in the whole west

    capcom had this to say in reply to kotaku:


    “Historically it’s been tough to attract long term retail support for Ace Attorney titles. With the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies we wanted as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the game for as long as possible. With that in mind we have opted for a digital only release via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

    "We understand that this decision may upset fans who wanted to have a physical version of the title to add to their collection but we believe this direction is the best to take to ensure that fans are able to enjoy the game at their own leisure.

    "We will be confirming details on the price point soon so please stay tuned for more information on the latest in the Ace Attorney series.”






    What do you guys think about this?
     
  2. weavile001

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    thank god.
    digital release only for europe.
     
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    I think its both.
     
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    well f***.
     
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    Y?
     
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    The thing is, the series is not THAT popular; they might be doing this to ensure they won't be stuck with unsold copies. It's also a lot cheaper because there are no manufacturing costs. So yeah, just a company wanting to make money IMO.
     
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    Not everyone has the best internet connections in the world, many people have issues connection 3ds to the internet, people don't want a single point of failure for a 3ds where if your 3ds is gone so is all your games, and the list goes on and on.
     
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    They would make more money if they ignored retail. Prices stay high in the eshop which sucks, but is good for them. Theres also no reselling. So theres only pros for nintendo
    i'd expect them to sell downloadcodes though
     
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    i don´t like digital downloads.
    if someone steal my 3ds, they might steal the games too, this can´t happen to games purchased on the store,well, he can steal while the game is in the slot.....
     
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    But you live in Brazil. You can buy an american retail version.
     
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    Its digital only in the whole West apparently.
     
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    that´s why i´m afraid of being robbed so much. :P

    i´m sure that the games are the same from North America , it was rare to have a game in portuguese,but now most games are translated.
    and the Eshop is practically the same thing, but translated to portuguese.
     
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    If this is true then it looks like a game i wont be getting, despite maybe wanting to play it.

    Big games should have a cart, its part of the excitement of a new game, having the case/book and cart copy so you can show it off to your friends.
     
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    Where's the source of this?
     
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    http://kotaku.com/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-dual-destinies-is-coming-504590832


    "That's right, a digital release. Hope you've got a big SD card: Phoenix Wright's new adventure ain't coming on a cartridge, according to Capcom's announcement today, which specifies that the game "will be available to purchase digitally""


    I will still get the game but just very annoyed. I am a huge ace attorney fan but I am afraid that this digital only thing will just make people not buy it even though the game is good.
     
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    Okay. but seriously, I'm just going to make my own case and boxart.
     
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    Well, at least it will be localized. Perhaps if the sales are good, they will consider bringing Investigations 2 to the west.
    @rupok93: Stop using a black font. People who use the black theme can barely read what you posted.
     
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    Dual Destinies sounds like a cheesy name that the Pokemon TCG uses for booster pack names.
     
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    I'm perfectly fine with this. The Ace Attorney games are far from blockbuster selling. Making it digital means Capcom minimise any financial risk and we get the game.

    But yeah, feel free to bitch on everyone.
     
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    Except there is a huge chance the game might sell even less because there is no retail and as an ace attorney fan I am afraid of that. How is the average joe who never bothers to go on the eshop gonna know about the game when he goes to gamestop? Are people with horrible internet connections even gonna bother to get the game? What about the people who were mildly interested in the series but now don't care because they don't buy digital releases?