Capcom will introduce one-save game support for "Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D" for the Nintendo 3DS
So far, only "Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D" for the Nintendo 3DS has been confirmed as a one-save game

With new video games hitting store shelves at $60 a pop, it's easy to see why the used game market is a successful one. Not everyone can afford to buy every new title as it comes out, so resorting to a used copy or swapping with friends is the next best thing. But now, Capcom is putting an end to any chance of saving some money by introducing one-save games.

One-save games make certain video games a one-time-only soiree. Once you play through the game entirely, unlocking all of the hidden treasures and extras, a user will not be able to erase the game's data and start over again. What does this mean? The next person who plays a used copy can only continue playing the saved data with that particular player's settings, and cannot start over fresh for their own personal gaming experience. 

So far, only "Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D" for the Nintendo 3DS has been confirmed as a one-save game. The one-save feature has been added to the game's manual in both the U.S. and U.K.

Capcom is looking to make one-save games in what seems to be an attempt to demolish the used video game market and make more money on new titles. Used video game sales do not benefit video game publishers, and only time will tell how this one-save game feature will affect Capcom's profits. 

One has to wonder if other video game publishers will follow suit.

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