Phoenix Wright ordered back in stores

Hard-to-find courtroom DS game being restocked in retail; Capcom says decision was made based on "demand."

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Gamers and lawyers don't always have the best relationships. However, one barrister appears to have won the affection of DS owners enough to see him get a second chance in stores. Capcom's Phoenix Wright enjoyed a short stint in retail before its stock ran low and its supply wasn't replenished. Some gamers screamed "objection!" at the lack of copies of the game, which was first released on the DS in October.

Supply and demand can do tricky things to a game's price, and soon the game began appearing on online auction sites with a price tag nearly triple the $29.99 SRP.

Much to the chagrin of secondhand retailers, Capcom has responded to gamers' appeals and decided to bring Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney back to stores. A Capcom representative today told GameSpot that the company is shipping more units and that gamers "interested in purchasing a copy should check with their store," implying that Internet reports that the game is now back in stores are true.

As of press time, online retailers EBgames.com and GameStop.com did not have the game in stock. However, some forum posters have claimed to see the game in stores again as well as on online retail site NCS for $35.

In Phoenix Wright, gamers investigate crime scenes and defend clients in the courtroom. For more information on the T-for-Teen-rated game, read GameSpot's verdict.

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Gyakuten Saiban is a great game! It is a special experience as a lawyer and detective. Hope the English version will also be a great success.

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I love this game and am glad others do also.

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Well, I paid $40 for it online and it was still TOTALLY worth it... not to mention I can resell it when I'm done and get most, if not all, of my money back!

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It's June 26th and it's still out of stock. They're on batch #3 which is supposed to come out mid-August.

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wish they would send another wave soon...finally getting ds when ds lit comes out and i want the game, but not a ebay auction prices.

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yes!

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Great news

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funny story. i got phonix wright after it had been cancelled for regular pricew and i didnt even realize it was rare. i walked right into the first gamestop i came across and bought it and luved it. Only later did i learn it got cancelled and ppl were buying it for lots of money. glad to see it back in stores!

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well its about time!

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YES ITS BACK!

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Oh Capcom, try not to make the same mistake on the European release. Yep, we're still waiting for the FIRST publishing wave over here. That's why I bought an American copy. Poor Americans :p

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Finally, I was wondering if Capcom was ever going to really put it back into retail. :)

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this is a great game, and i'm glad to see that capcom is bringing it back to the states :)

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Oh yeah. And not one DS or PW bash in the comments. Hecks yah.

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finally

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YEEEEES

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We got a new Nintendo franshise!!! Now for Revolution...

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Good! That game deserves to be sold. I am going to buy the game as soon as I get money and other games first.

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this game is awesome!!!

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oh by the way plz read my review for this

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good finally this is such an awesome game (i have had it for awhile)

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finally some good news for the fans

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I saw it listed on Amazon by sellers for 66$ -69$ ; a bit pricey! Hope they get it back in stores soon

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Good news for anyone that doesn't own the game. Go out and pick this game up.

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well this is good i was planing to get it tho i wont but this is still good news since i might get it later on

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Come on sequel!

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Awesome news. I have been wanting to play this but havent seen it anywhere.

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I'm THRILLED. Thank you, Capcom!! I'm so happy this game is being given a chance that so few games really get. Congrats to the letter writting campaign, too! Looks like it worked!! I'm SO happy! ^_^ Now I just need to convince my friends to go get it. XD

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Now that can get their filthy eyes off the money swallowing PSP, and focus on the real money maker.

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I never picked it up before because it's soo short, but seeing the popularity and how Capcom took notice, I might need to rethink buying this game. Thx, Capcom.

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WOOT

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yes, yes! now I can finally get it! I was broke the first time it was out, so I'm happy now :)

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Awesome! It is well deserved! The game was great! Hopefully this means there will be a sequel as well.

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Capcom you know what this demand means? It means potential sales and the growth of fanbase for the sequels. *hint hint*

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Game are selling slower and slower these days but at a pretty steady clip. Retailers and game companies should be wary which titles they pull off the shelf prematurely. And lets be honest, we are far enough along into the current generation of systems to get that price point to the sub 50's and 40's for new games. Talk about an industry stimulator.

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I already have this, and yet I can't help but be happy after hearing about this. NOW LET'S GET #2 AND #3!!! Whooooooooooooooop Capcooooooooooooom

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HOLD IT! No wait, they didn't.

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is it just me... or does anyone else feel like they need to go buy this game even though they had no previous desire for it?

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umm its cool i guess

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I think Capcom is biased to the PSP anyway, which is the reason for so little copies to this game.

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That's the power of word-of-mouth, folks. Thank you, Capcom, for re-releasing this gem! The possibility of getting the other games over here now seems more likely than before.

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Objection! . . . I mean, excellent.

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It's nice to see a publisher actually responding to a demand. Too many times when a good game gets a small run and becomes in demand the publisher does nothing about it and the only people who benefit are eBay sellers and second hand stores. Nintendo just rereleased Mario DDR after it had basically sold out of its run in just a few months, and now Capcom finally rereleases Phoenix Wright. Hopefully this is the start of a trend. When a game is good, the developer and publisher should be the ones repeaping the rewards, not used game stores.

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how bout a sequel to UN Squadron too.... now that capcom opened their eyes!

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Well, CRAPCOM, you just made my day. i am going to attempt to get the game here, but I live in the freaking sticks and there's no way I'd be getting it without a trip to BB. Oh well, now I can get this, SPP, and Tetris DS next week. BJ

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dang i didnt kno it was THAT popular. hope i can get a copy before it sells out... AGAIN! who would win in a court room battle - Pheonix Wright or Jack Thompson? PHEONIX of COURSE! DAAAAAS RIAAAAGHT!

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Awesome

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this game is so much fun =)

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yes, yes, YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!

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