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Ace Attorney 5 Sales Forecasts Are “Aggressive” Say Capcom USA


Capcom were quick to announce a western release for Ace Attorney 5, but there hasn’t been any word on spin-off title, Ace Attorney Investigations 2, seeing a western release in any form yet.


Asked if high sales of Ace Attorney 5 and the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD release on iOS would help sway a localization decision, Capcom USA Senior Vice-President, Christian Svensson, says it wouldn’t hurt.


AAI2 isn’t being held hostage so please don’t read this that way but if they do well, they certainly can’t hurt,” Svensson says on the Capcom forums. “Justification for higher forecasts via stronger than expected sales in the franchise would be helpful.”


Svensson also added another important point that fans may like to know.


“Bear in mind… the forecasts for AA5 I’ve put in are aggressive (high) relative to the historical performance of the franchise (needed to make sure it came over), so I’m counting on you guys to not make me a liar.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.