In case you haven’t heard, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries will only have one save file – a save file that cannot be deleted. Capcom has completely denied that this is an attempt to halt pre-owned sales of the game – but if that was the intention, then it has worked, in Australia at least. Because EB games will not be accepting trades of the game, and it’s likely that other retailers will follow that decision.
“We’re not accepting trade-ins for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries,” said an EB store clerk when we called to confirm. “No-one is.”
It makes sense to the point of being almost obvious. The resell value of a game with no ability to start again from scratch is virtually nil.
What are your thoughts on the whole situation?