HMV to refuse Resident Evil: Mercenaries trade-ins in UK

By Johnny Cullen, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 11:18 GMT

UK retailer HMV will not accept trade-ins of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries as part of its RePlay scheme, VG247 has learnt.

This follows the discovery of a controversial save game system that makes deleting save game files impossible, which effectively makes it pretty much useless for the second-hand market. Capcom said it was “not a factor” for the system’s inclusion.

EB Games Australia has apparently pulled its stock from its store, with GameStop reversing a decision overnight to now accept trade-ins from today in the US.

Now HMV will has said it’ll not take in copies of the game from gamers who wish to sell it onwards. However, it has confirmed to us that it will still stock the game for its release on Friday.

HMV PR boss Gennaro Castaldo told VG247 that it’s not accepting those trading in their copies of Mercenaries to “avoid any potential customer disappointment for those purchasing a pre-owned version.”

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries releases on Friday for 3DS.

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