The DS games arent region locked so you could import. Though I dont know the value difference between US and AU dollar so maybe that isnt feasible.Looking at the australian prices it seems like I would be lucky to come across those prices. O_O
Argh, I would actually really want capcom to put the previous phoenix wright games on eshop, ironically enough.
Why is it not possible to offer a physical release through online stores? I would buy it straight from Capcom.com if I have to.
It's not the same situation at all. It might appear similar, but the major difference is that Aksys is a localization publisher. They did not develop VLR; they just picked up the distribution rights for the US and localized it. Capcom is not in the same position at all with Ace Attorney, and that creates a huge cost difference.Could someone explain to me why Aksys is able to release virtues last reward physically on both the vita and 3ds but Capcom can't for this? Virtues last reward has alot of voice acting so would be harder to localise. Aksys is also a much smaller company and Ace attorney would have a larger fan base. Is Capcom just incompetent or am I missing something?
Also I have a U.S 3DS but live in Australia. Will I experience any hurdles trying to download this?
It's not the same situation at all. It might appear similar, but the major difference is that Aksys is a localization publisher. They did not develop VLR; they just picked up the distribution rights for the US and localized it. Capcom is not in the same position at all with Ace Attorney, and that creates a huge cost difference.
That sounds like to me Capcom has -less- costs than Aksys, not more. The question was why Aksys could afford a physical print run for VLR (on both the 3DS AND Vita, no less) but Capcom, a larger company with no middleman and more cash in hand, can't do the same for an established franchise.
I don't understand the obession with physical copies of games.
It's not about cost, it's about opportunity cost. Instead of spending dozens of thousands of dollars printing 5k~10k cartridges (whatever the minimum run Nintendo allows these days for 3DS games) they can spend it elsewhere they think might get a higher return.
Going digital will produce significantly less total profit (and overall sales and franchise growth) but cut out that minimal risk.
Bad news for many fans: game will come out in English only. No Spanish, no German, no Italian, no French. This is really sad and like killing the game here in Spain.
Motohide Eshiro (producer) confirmed this at E3.
Capcom re-confirms decision for Europe.
I wish there was a last option for Nintendo to retail-publish/translate this. Localization was excellent for previous versions, and it's obviously a crucial part of the game. I wouldn't mind waiting one year more...