The issue that refuses to die

While Capcom continues to take flak for the Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file debate, it's worth pointing out that it's far from the first publisher to use non-deletable save data on 3DS.

As owners of Super Monkey Ball 3D, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 will attest, these games also offer save data that cannot be erased, yet they've all evaded the public thrashing that's rained down upon Capcom's 3D action game.

The profile of this issue has undoubtedly been raised by Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, but it is not a one-off event. If you know any other games that offer permanent save data, let us know in the comments below.