Recent reports have led us to believe that Capcom’s lawyer adventure is boosting its availability. Is it the truth? Updated yet again with availability and pricing info!
If you’ve had trouble buying a copy of Phoenix Wright, Capcom’s fantastic lawyer game on the DS, lately, you’re not the only one. Much to the chagrin of potential buyers, the game’s been out of stock with retailers for some time, due to low production numbers in the United States. There seemed to be some hope, however, when reports of a new shipment were confirmed. And soon, too, with a projected date of tomorrow. Oh yes, it would seem that gamers the country over would finally be able to experience this Triple-A game. It was a nice happy ending…
PGC was as excited as anyone when we heard such reports, and so we went right to the source, hoping to make sure the claim was true. According to Capcom, though, the game is not sold out nationwide, so there is a chance your local store still has a copy from the original shipments. But the company is finally starting to acknowledge the widespread shortages, saying that more units are on the way. Here's the official statement from Capcom:
"Based on demand we are shipping more units. Consumers interested in purchasing a copy should check with their store."
As of this writing, even Capcom's official game store is still sold out. But it seems that supplies are on their way:
"From our end, we can verify that units have been shipped and at the same price as we originally shipped them. On the retail side, we can't control what they price the product at."
It seems, then, that the distributor supplying NCS is simply marking up the game's price due to the high demand. Normally priced copies should be entering the marketplace soon, so there is no reason to pay more than the suggested retail price of $30 USD.
So what can you do if your local retailer doesn’t have a copy yet? You'll have to keep on asking your nearest outlet to order more copies. Until they arrive, though, practice those "OBJECTIONS!"