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Thursday, January 19, 2023

CAPCOM Lunar New Year Sale 2023

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Rabbits! ...And Rabbids?

Last year, at the end of January 2022, many videogame companies put their videogame catalogues on sale to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year 2022 was dedicated to tigers... and in 2023, it's dedicated to rabbits. Somewhat fittingly for a game somewhat based on rabbits, one of the companies that has put their games on sale is Ubisoft, and you can purchase the normal version of MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPE, which just came out three months ago, for 25% off. This is the same Sparks of Hope that failed Ubisoft's hopes of a strong holiday quarter in 2022, and the game underperformed in sales, as did JUST DANCE 2023—likely why JUST DANCE 2023 was at the top of Nintendo of America's fitness game list for 2023, because perhaps Ubisoft asked them to do that and try to promote the game. (You should instead listen to Nintendo of Europe and get Ring Fit Adventure, even though that is currently at full price while JUST DANCE 2023 is at a whopping 50% off until February 3, 02:59 Eastern.)

Anyway, let's get to CAPCOM:

CAPCOM Lunar New Year Sale 2023 Nintendo eShop Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney games
All of the CAPCOM games cease being on sale on February 2, 2023 at 02:59 Eastern. Note that's a day sooner than Ubisoft's.
Better remember to look at these and not forget amidst your Lunar New Year celebrations.

If you get, say, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles at 37% off (or $25)—or Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection for 41% off (or $35), which includes both The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles AND Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, you can enjoy the subject of the winner of the Best KoopaTV Article of 2022 award. In that write-up, I mentioned that this game is on sale all of the time, and here we are, ten days later and it's on sale.

As for those games on the 3DS, even though you cannot add funds directly from the Nintendo 3DS, you can still add funds through your Nintendo Switch and those funds will be connected to your 3DS wallet, assuming they have the same Nintendo Account. You may also go and download the games from and be able to add funds that way. Each of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice are $5, which is a tremendous bargain.

If it has Ace Attorney in the name, it's great. The highest-quality adventure game franchise available. You'll laugh. You might cry. You'll enjoy great music, great stories, and great characters, all while putting your brain to use trying to solve cases, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence implicating the true killer. You'll have a great time. That's a KoopaTV guarantee!

Ludwig PROBABLY won't write about rabbits throughout the Year of the Rabbit, so... what are your favourite rabbits in videogames? For the purposes of the Zodiac, do hares and bunnies count as rabbits? Because then Ludwig would pick Hariet Broodal. Bonny de Famme from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice ought to count as an honourable mention, though Ludwig prefers Betty.

The last CAPCOM sale was a month ago for the winter holidays of 2022.
The next CAPCOM sale is in March 2023... the biggest discounts to date, because after the sale ends, there is no more 3DS eShop.


  1. Unfortunately all these sales seem to incentivise waiting a while to get Ace Attorney games at a significantly cheaper price. Even 37% off is a pretty good deal. I paid full price for the grear ace attorney and while I love the series and want to support it, I do need to kinda watch the cash. I think mostly I'm just a little salty that I paid full price (or close to that) for dual destinies and Spirt of Justice twice when I could have gotten a great discount. Oh well, still great games.

    1. There is some inherent value to playing through the games as soon as you can at full price, so then you can participate in the community or Internet at large without fear of spoilers.

  2. Another CAPCOM sale? I picked up the Mega Man X Legacy Collection, like I said I was thinking about, last time. And guess what? Mega Man X2 is EVERY BIT as stupidly, punishingly difficult for me as when I was 8 years old. The only real difference now is that I have the internet so I can look up where the hidden stuff is without calling a friggin' 900 number.

    1. Every month or so!

      Maybe I should try playing Mega Man X3 on my Wii U again. I stopped playing it because the game froze or something when I was trying to use Zero and resetting that, I'm pretty sure, would erase all of my progress on the game.

  3. Bonny gets an honorable mention but not Hareley?

    1. Was considering Hareley, but the problem is that it's not a real character and it doesn't have a canon name. ...Well, Iris calls it “little Hurley” and Naruhodo thinks it ought to be "Hareley". Who gets to be in the right?

      Anyway, 6-2 is my favourite case in Spirit of Justice, so there's that to consider.

    2. The Steam emoticons officially use Hareley.

      (Although the Steam emoticons also use "Shrewnosuke" for the Ryunosuke mouse, which I refuse to accept; a mouse and a shrew are not the same thing, and the Japanese "Chuunosuke" sounds cuter.)

    3. I consider it canon!

      (I consider those two never-going-to-be-localized joke cases canon, too.)

    4. Weeelllll we have a difference of opinion, so YOU GET BONNY DE FAMME.


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