It looks like the 3DS ‘pre-owned’ section at your local games vendor may be getting smaller by the day. Following on from the recent furor surrounding the decision to restrict Resident Evil Mercenaries to a single save game, now Namco Bandai are following suit with the forthcoming Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions.
So that now makes three separate publishers taking this stance, including Sega with Super Monkey Ball 3DS. Whether this is genuinely a move against pre-owned sales, or instead just limited to those types of game that, we must remember, feature no story mode, so arguably there is no need to ever start a second save.
Regardless, Blockbuster has already stated they wont be stocking copies of games that feature this restriction, and the fact is that it does severely damage a game’s resell value, not to mention you can’t pass it on to a friend or family member when you have finished with it. Should you have that option though as an owner of the game? Or are you taking sales from the people who slaved over the development of a title? Is it any different to lending your mate a copy of the latest film to watch? Sound off below.