Why is Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D so cheap?

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Mar 31, 2013
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    In shops im close to its like 10-20$ which is very cheap for a 3DS title, and in the eShop is freaking 13$?
    Can someone tell me why its so cheap? Is it a bad game, what are pro's and con's?
    Thinking of getting it from the eShop.
     


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    I got it two days ago myself for just €9.99 from the eShop. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. It's probably cheap because it has received so many bad reviews due to the fact that you can't delete your save in the game, making it worthless for the second hand market. Ironically, in the download version you actually can delete your saves :lol:

    Edit: Oh and Resident Evil Revelations is now available in the eShop as well. For €29.99.
     
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    Thanks for the answer lol
    But yeah if u delete the game then the save goes too LOL that's awesome.
    Have u tested that?
     
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    Really?
    You can delete saves? Wow awesome!
    Might buy it now <3
     
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    I haven't tested it as I still need to finish it :P But yeah, since the saves are stored in the sd card, you can delete them. If you can't find the right save file, heck, just wipe the game from your sd card and download it again :D
     
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    Well try it after u beat it.
    I am not in a hurry to buy it.
     
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    Its probably becuase it doesnt have much content, Revelations has a much more fleshed out Raid mode, but for 13 bucks its a steal
     
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    Perhaps if this game gets enough sales they will increase the price. So I would hurry if I were you.
     
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    It's not much of a game... if you ask me heck it should even be more cheaper then 10$ *wink wink*
     
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    Are there still people playing coop?
     
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    On a related note, you could possibly delete the save of the retail version with Nintendo's new save data transfer tool if you also own the eShop version.
     
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    Considering I got well over 100 hours out of it and I bought it day one, £9 really is a steal... Much better value for money than Dillon's Rolling Western or HarmoKnight, as an example... I imagine it's so cheap now because it's both pretty old, not made by Nintendo themselves and more akin to a minigame than a full retail release. I'm almost tempted to buy the eShop version - it suits the medium.
     
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    Mind you Jill's ass is less shiny than in Revelations :angry:
     
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    i assuming that third parties have a bit of freedom when pricing their full retail games digitally, which is why Bit Trip Saga is also dirt cheap for a retail game

    that or they want to price there digital retail games competitively with nintendo since for some ungodly reason they still charge $40 for a digital copy of Pilotwing Resort
     
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    oh god yes! making competition between games inside the eshop might lower the price of other games too...
     
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    Actually you can delete the save in the game of the download version. You just have to select new game and your old save is overwritten. I guess there is no new game option in the retail version?
     
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    Correct, once you start the game its pretty much locked in, unless you manage to corrupt the save or something
     
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    This game feels very much like an app rather than a full fledged game, or just a sub-component of a full fledged title. At $10 or so it's quite a decent price.

    The new digital version has rewritable saves now. Retail copies still have saves which cannot be reset IIRC. That's why it's cheaper.

    I'd rather get revelations though, even at GBP29 VS GBP10. Because I don't see myself playing mercenaries that much. Revelations has raid mode + a survival horror story packed into it + incredible graphics. I'll gladly buy a preowned copy of revelations than get a digital version of mercenaries 3D.
     
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    Also this game proves that Capcom talked rubbish when claiming that a Resident Evil 5 port for the Wii is not possible. Heck, with their mobile MT Framework they could have done a decent Resident Evil 5 3DS port.
     
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    If you took out the cartridge when it was saving, or any other time it says 'Do not remove the game card', wouldn't that delete the save? I did that trick with one of my old DS games, and it worked.
     

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