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PlayStation Vita Cases Will Look Like This

Uncharted gets snapped.

Images from Sony’s TGS 2011 booth have revealed the design of the PlayStation Vita’s game boxes, Uncharted: Golden Abyss recognized as one of the pictured titles.

Fairly small in size and blue in colour, the inlay for Golden Abyss appear to emulate that of the new PlayStation 3 template which was introduced back in 2009.

Sony has yet to confirm whether this will be the final design for the game cases or if there will be a variation from region to region. The PlayStation Vita will launch on December 17th in Japan with a European release expected in early 2012.

Source: Kotaku

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42 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Ah, that will be new Nathan Drake Tree Skipping Simulator.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:36.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      It actually reads:
      Base Jump: Oh No, Parachute Failure!

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:42.
      • scotty34
        Member
        Since: Apr 2011

        He has got to break a leg at least doing that jump!

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 22:09.
      • grimm
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Maybe there’s water off picture at the bottom? :D

        Comment posted on 16/09/2011 at 15:42.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      That’s some amazing skipping action!

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:08.
  2. nemesisND1derboy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Looks like a step down from the attractive Blu-Ray cases. Hopefully this isn’t final.

    Also, I presume that the box art for Uncharted isn’t final either. It looks like a badly cropped screenshot with a logo slapped on it.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:37.
  3. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    I like it.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:39.
  4. Jim H [Teabags]
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I’m not really a video game collector and I don’t want to sound like a dweeb, but the blue will clash with my 110-strong library of PS3 games.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:42.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      It looks like the same colour.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:43.
      • SoulGamer
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        looks just like blu-ray cases. I would have thought they could have made the boxes smaller but this means it aligns perfectly with the PS3 case dimensions

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:54.
      • david24
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        looks more like the shape of a DVD case rather then a blue ray.

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:24.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Same thing. Not to mention the PSP games… Harumph!

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 12:43.
    • Awayze
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      PS3 cases are clear and PSV cases are blue, I dont see how they will clash.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 22:33.
  5. Amphlett
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I’m going to sound all green and grumpy but, when the media is the size of an SD card, do Sony really need all that packaging?

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:09.
    • CNWLshadow
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      I suppose it’s done to accommodate the publishers who can still be bothered to make a half decent instruction manual/insert for the game.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:22.
      • bacon_nuts
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        I think you’re right as to booklets being the cause of the size.. I haven’t more than flicked through one in years though.. They seem largely pointless now. Might as well be in game with minimal info in some sheet form. and in a much smaller box.

        Comment posted on 16/09/2011 at 00:00.
    • antem92
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      That was my thought as well. Now I’m not an Eco warrior or anything but the packaging seems very large for the tiny disc, and a waste of plastic.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:50.
    • Grabacr
      Banned
      Since: Apr 2010

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 17:03.
  6. david24
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    wow. they really need to be that big just to fit a sd card in!?

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:23.
    • KillFelix
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      No, they need to be that big so people can see them on the shelves, and so they can also house a reasonable sized manual.

      What I had an issue with (thank god they don’t do it anymore)is when they used to house PC games in HUGE cardboard boxes that literally just had a CD Jewel case in with the game in. In fact sometimes it was just a paper sleeve!

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:33.
      • jayjay119
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        DS and 3DS games cases say no!

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 14:17.
    • billsmugs
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=444975

      This thread on NeoGaf shows they are actually quite small (scroll down on the link for comparison to PSP/DS cases.

      Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 16:22.
      • iiekka
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        good job with the link, they are indeed much smaller than they look in this picture! as thin as a psp case but not as tall

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 16:40.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        thx for the link get a better idea of them now.

        Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 20:07.
    • KillFelix
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Well they look the same width as a DS case, but taller, as to differentiate the two at a glance – ie brand identity, which is very important in marketing.

      Comment posted on 16/09/2011 at 07:55.
  7. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I don’t really care what the case looks like. The only thing I would say is the smaller the better.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 13:29.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      You keep telling yourself that ;)

      Comment posted on 16/09/2011 at 08:38.
  8. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    There’s no need for it to be that big, hell the PSP cases didn’t need to be as big as they were. Sony should take a leaf out of Nintendo’s packaging IMO. Environmental protection and all that!

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 14:16.
  9. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Overkill for an SD card.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 14:18.
  10. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    That’s too big Sony!
    Give us PSP cases- they’re quite big too, but not as big as that!

    Comment posted on 15/09/2011 at 14:19.