Submitted by killyourfm 1108d ago | news

Gamestop won't accept trade-ins of Resi Evil: Mercenaries 3D company-wide

VGW: A report earlier this morning surprised us with news that Gamestop in North America would be purchasing used copies of Capcom’s Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and selling them used. We also relayed the news (and have since unpublished it) but decided to follow up personally with several Gamestop locations, primarily because we were curious what the specific trade-in value would be. As it turns out, three separate Gamestop managers have told us a completely different story. (3DS, Capcom, Resident Evil)

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Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1108d ago
If thats the case then this has done what Capcom wanted, stop used sales of this game. If that was their intention.
killyourfm  +   1108d ago
you know it was. Now, let's hope it also deters sales of new copies.
jony_dols  +   1108d ago
I'd love if the 3DS was jailbroken and all these 2nd hand game counter-measures were stripped away.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1108d ago
If they won't be selling used copies, then I can guarantee you that Gamestop won't be pushing the game.

Sure, there will be some promotional cases on the wall, but it won't do anything.

Say hello to yet another big-name, low-selling 3DS game.
Tuxmask55  +   1108d ago
Well, it's also stopping sales of new Capcom games if this is the case.
GCO Gamer  +   1108d ago
They stated that, that wasn't the purpose of the feature. But, I can't think of another release why they would put that in the game.
BakedGoods  +   1108d ago
Yeah, it's totally the reason. Games since the NES days had erasable data.
GCO Gamer  +   1108d ago
They had no right to screw with people experience like this, if hate the current state of the gaming industry it's madding. You can't turn without them pinning some money out of you.
lizard81288  +   1107d ago
Well, around the interwebs, people are saying some are taking used copies.

so i guess its where you live at.
ozstar  +   1107d ago

Showing your dedication to gamers i see.

DOA is the only low selling big-name game thus far, your argument stinks of fanboyism.
ScubaSteve1  +   1108d ago
so then what if gamestop employees rent this game then what
coryok  +   1108d ago
gamestop employees cant rent games that are new, only used.

since they wont have any used copies, i doubt that theyre going to be renting them
femshep  +   1108d ago
they only can't rent new DS games since erasing the save file is non exsistant for a lot of ds games, they can rent any other game though as long as in stays in new condition
dedicatedtogamers  +   1108d ago
I worked as a Gamestop assistant manager for over a year. I can tell you for a fact that yes, employees can indeed rent new games as long as there are enough copies in stock.
xGet_In_There  +   1108d ago
Yes they can. I took new release games every time they came out, then brought it back when I was supposed to. It's a managers discretion.
coryok  +   1108d ago
it was written in a little pamphlet book thing that they wouldnt rent out new games when i worked there (havnt worked there in a long time), so i never even tried

sorry about that! i geuss they do rent out new copies
killyourfm  +   1108d ago
Knowing Gamestop, they had a very early heads up on this issue and communicated with their managers that employees wouldn't be able to rent any copies.


EDIT: @coryok: Are you a gamestop employee? Because yes, they totally can and do rent new titles, regardless of their written policies.
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coryok  +   1108d ago
i wonder if this will have an impact on game sales. i would assume that gamefly buys a lot of copies of games, and without them i wonder what the sales will be. i also wonder if gamestop telling people buying it that they cant return/trade it in makes people think twice about buying it
Les-Grossman  +   1108d ago
I am guessing that this game will be a failure. But if anyone that wants to buy this game does not know about this I doubt Gamestop & the other stores will tell people about this. It will take away sales. I know I will not be buying this game
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Sandworm79  +   1108d ago
If i want to purchase an item and u warn me i cant return or trade it in,i aint buying. Like some chick asking me to meet her parents before she would tell me her name.something must be off.
peeps  +   1108d ago
So not only are they repackaging a 'bonus' game from Resi 4 + 5 but they are fully aware of what they are doing and thus are trying to minimise people buying the game for cheap pre owned.

Imo this tactic will decrease sales of new versions cus obv I can't speak for everyone but I would have thought this is the sorta game people would wanna pick up but only for cheap in a sale/pre owned
Raven_Nomad  +   1108d ago
This is hardly the first game to do something like this. DC Universe Online cant be resold either. Also a ton of companies do the online pass thing. Developers are greedy animals lately.......
radphil  +   1108d ago
DCU is an MMO...you can't resell them for YEARS.

This is making it so you can't even reset your data.
cochise313  +   1108d ago
Wow capcom has stooped to a new low. think tactic is worse than activision.
jagstatboy  +   1108d ago
Feel sorry for all the people that won’t know about this and will buy the game on ebay.
shades72  +   1108d ago
I'm buying this new so not really an issue for me. However, this sort of action seems like it would encourage piracy more than discourage used sales.

I do think some might be making a bigger deal out of this than it should be. Look at all the new sales of other games, these aren't affected by used sales. If the game is good then people will buy it.

If people want to buy cheap, they can still enjoy the game with someone else's save file. It's only if you're bothered about scores and unlocks it becomes an issue.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1108d ago
this is kinda bs what if somebody started it, had to stop for a while, eventually came back but wanted to start over to recap the beginning???? this makes it impossible, i have done that numerous times this is kinda beat
Ness-Psi  +   1108d ago
it's also gonna kill sales of new copies as well.
BX81  +   1108d ago
Gamers cry way too much. Either buy it new or save over the old data!
radphil  +   1108d ago
You didn't read the article.

"As has been widely reported, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D has a permanent save file, which doesn’t allow gamers to erase their progress and restart, significantly decreasing the used value of the game."
BX81  +   1108d ago
I read it. That's why I said either buy it new or save over the old files. The later applying to used games that let you, clearly.
CYBERHATER  +   1108d ago
Who pissed them off?
khan_saab  +   1108d ago
This was a surprisingly well written article for N4G. Well done.
Hicken  +   1108d ago
Capcom has shot itself in the foot. Used games are what happens when you give a game 4 hours of depth and people get tired of it. Be glad you got that first sale, instead of being mad someone ELSE didn't buy new what they didn't feel was worth it.
Servbot41  +   1108d ago
I was going to rent it from Gamefly to see if I liked it and buy it from them. Now, I won't be renting it, I won't be buying it, and I will be telling friends and customers I talk to to avoid the title.

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