When Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies was announced to release in the US fans couldn't contain their excitement. That was until they found out that the game would only be releases digitally on the 3DS eShop. Fans of owning physical copies of their favorite justice simulator might not be out of luck if support is large enough.
Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson responded to fans on the Capcom-Unity forums and had this to say:
[[quote]]In the days after we announced AA5 for the West being digital only, and the requests of others for a physical release, we mobilized our US team to put together possible options that may address the concerns.
As a part of that process, Eshiro-san and I have met mulitple times, including the morning where he gave the interview where he made the statement above. I was not quite ready to open the possibility to folks until we had a few more ducks in a row but Eschiro suggested he mention the potential in an an interview he was having that afternoon.
So, if you'd like to be heard, you can post on this thread (I'll leave it open), PM me on Capcom-Unity or hit up my twitter (@chrissvensson) as many folks already have. I need some additional ammo and these requests fit that need.
If things go well and demand is there, in a few weeks I may be able to present an option that puts the ball back in the fans' court (in "tennis" terms, not "of law" terms). I want to stress the word "may" so as to not misrepresent the situation or promise anything. We are trying. Again, timing and pricing would be at a disadvantage to the digital option as an assumption you should make.[[/quote]]
Even seeing a limited run of the game would be a great way to show that Capcom wants to get back to fans liking them and not just trashing them whenever they get a chance. Check out the source below if you want to see the official forum and post if you would like to see Ace Attorney 5 get a retail copy release in the US. Would you rather download Ace Attorney 5 or buy a physical copy? Let us know what you would rather have in the comments below.