You misunderstand. The problem is the first Ace Attorney Investigations game got pirated a lot more than actual copies sold. Combine that with the DS being dead by the time AAI2 was released, and Capcom would have lost a lot more money than they would have gained back.
Also, it's much cheaper, and easier, to handle reprints of a series than it is to localise and translate a game that hasn't come to our shores. I'm not sure why you think they can be compared.
Bulls****. Just because the game got pirated more than it sold doesn't necessarily mean piracy is to blame. It simply meant that the game was so poorly advertised that majority of the gamers who played it were pirates. Do you honestly think that if all those piracy turned into sales, that anything would change?
Your other points make sense, though, just not piracy. --- Currently playing: 999, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Scribblenauts Unlimited
And of course the only one I don't have is Justice for All :( Well I have the Japanese version with English text but I would have liked to have the entire series as the US version :( --- Please excuse me for my poor English. Thank you.
Those of you who think piracy was a minor issue last gen for the DS and PSP clearly haven't been around some of the more unsavory forums about ROMS and such. It most definitely WAS a big issue. --- Main: Nova/Spencer/Hawkeye Side: Strider/Dante/Doom