Video Game News



 
 

Capcom explains digital-only Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

2013-05-15 20:00:00·  2 minute read   ·  Jordan Devore@DtoidJordan
0

Why North America and Europe aren't getting a boxed copy

When Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies leaves Japan this fall, it'll be available exclusively through the 3DS eShop. This reality of the publishing business has been met with backlash from some percentage of fans who really would just like a boxed copy, thanks. Taking to the Ask Capcom forums, senior VP Christian Svensson has clarified the nature of this release.

"... it is a sign of the times that increasingly our business is going digital and not everything is going to be in both formats," he commented. "Not every game is appropriate for both formats given the economics involved. This is similar to Darkstalkers Resurrection or [Resident Evil 4 HD] or Okami HD being physical in Japan, but digital in the West. Their COGS (costs of goods sold) and retail margins and reserve issues are entirely different there given the market differences. It's a sad fact, but it's still a fact."

One user raised a question I had wondered about as well, which is, will Dual Destinies be hurt by the eShop's discoverability? "I think you're selling yourself and the AA community short," Svensson wrote. "I also think you underestimate our relationship with [Nintendo of America] and what I hope will be our ability to keep it surfaced for more than just a few weeks. NOA has been extremely supportive of [Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate]. I see no reason why they wouldn't be equally supportive of AA:DD."

Svensson also brought up an interesting point about messaging. "We worked very hard to ensure a Western release on this title. If we'd said 'no, it's not coming', it would have triggered the inevitable 'please bring it to eShop, at least' cries. Instead we shortcutted that and brought it straight to eShop."

Dear Capcom: Please Reconsider Digital-Only for Ace Attorney 5 [Ask Capcom]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10457Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers295

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 



On Destructoid: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies   (11)   From our game database:

  • Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies announced for iOS - Kyle MacGregor
  • Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies - Aerox
  • Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies demo on eShop today - Tony Ponce
  • Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies hits the eShop in October - Jordan Devore
  • Not all DLC heading West in Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies - Wesley Ruscher
  • You must defend this whale that's been accused of MURDER - Hamza CTZ Aziz
  • The new Ace Attorney game has been rated M - Hamza CTZ Aziz
  • Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies screens are looking sharp - Darren Nakamura
  • Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies physical release possible - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    #3DS #Capcom #eShop #japan #Phoenix Wright
     


    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.



     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!

     
    spacer
  •