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DS Game boxes - changes afoot?


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Are Nintendo abandoning the UK-style DS game boxes? I ask because my copy of 42 ATC has just arrived from Amazon, and it's packed in a slimmer, US-style case.

The packaging is UK, and it's not just a UK sleeve in another box, because the sleeve fits perfectly (which it wouldn't if the longer - when stretched out - UK sleeves wouldn't fit in the US boxes).

Just wondered if it was a one-off or whether the slimmer boxes are becoming commonplace over here. Anyone else had anything like this?


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my copy of 42 ATC is in a normal big case, which i like! I hope they're not getting rid of them! :)

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Yeah I've seen some UK copies of Animal Crossing and Brain Training in the slim black boxes. I'd actually prefer it if they did move over fully to those.


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Aside from looking more streamlined, the thinner boxes actually feel more sturdy than the chunkier ones. That's got to be a plus. I suppose we should be grateful that we've moved on from the days of carboard game boxes.


My theory is, the big EU cases were designed to hold an instructional booklet with many languages in it, ergo, they had to be fatter ! god im good.


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^^^Either that, or they had to hold the 40,000 leaflets on pretty much nothing that NoE feel is necessary to put in every single game box.

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