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PS3 Game Case Size Comparisons


#1 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67803 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 02:28 AM

http://ps3.ign.com/a...3/743937p1.html

IGN got their PS3's in earlier today and they've been doing a bunch of tests (trying the Sixaxis on the PC, plugging in various USB devices, and other sorts of things) and I found this game case comparison between PSP, PS2, and PS3 cases interesting. I didn't think the cases would be that much different from the PS2 cases, but they're much smaller. It should be a nightmare for the anal collector CAGs. :lol:


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#2 Scrubsy   The Charmed One CAGiversary!   948 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:31 AM

Small is beautiful. Thats why I love the DS cases.

#3 Ziv   Jerk Extreme CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:01 AM

I believe they're the same size as the Blu-Ray movie cases.

#4 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:05 AM

i dont mind the size, but those spines are ugly

#5 Duo_Maxwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5752 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:09 AM

Hmm, maybe it's just me but the spines seem thicker than regular blu-ray cases.

#6 Wlogan31   Economic Extraordinaire CAGiversary!   3147 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:14 AM

I said it in the other thread and I'll say it again - I really don't think that clear/white strip at the top was necessary or adds ANY cosmetic value. It looks awful...

#7 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:08 AM

Well the clear/white will be blue for the Blu Movies which helps it stand out. I guess these are white as either being early releases or because they don't want them blue so people will know they are games.

#8 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67803 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:48 AM

I said it in the other thread and I'll say it again - I really don't think that clear/white strip at the top was necessary or adds ANY cosmetic value. It looks awful...

Clear's much better than any other color that they could've chosen. It lets the cover be the focus and not that extra plastic above the cover.

#9 Ivanhoe   CagMaster CAGiversary!   1834 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 09:01 AM

a few points.

1. clear is stupid.

2. smaller is stupid.

DVD is the most popular format ever and now instead of using our same dvd storage cases we cant. The ps3 cases are smaller and wont fit correctly along side of our dvd collections that we have.

IMO this is just plain stupid on sonys part. YES we get it. BLURAY is different and "better" then DVD. They dont need to have a smaller case then a dvd case.
I dont like it at all.

Also the clear is just plain stupid. its unattractive,unappealing, and unimaginative. A blueish solid color would look much better or just let the cover of the game extend fully to the top since they are using the side to showcase the ps3 logo. And i agree it does look cheap. even if its 100% the same plastic as a dvd case. it just looks cheap with clear color.

I can only hope that this is not the final case design. And instead its just promo cases.

#10 Cobra84   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   9 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:18 PM

I can only hope that this is not the final case design. And instead its just promo cases.

They are same size as the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD cases, so I think they are final.

#11 Kayden   Banned Banned   17673 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:37 PM

Clear's much better than any other color that they could've chosen. It lets the cover be the focus and not that extra plastic above the cover.


It just looks like they were too stupid/lazy/uncreative to come up with a design for the last quarter inch. Those things look horrid. :cry:

#12 SMMM   ...roly poly fish $$$$s.. CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:48 PM

wow, those look like crap...

#13 limelicker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:02 PM

LOL.....posters being critical of a game case. I've seen it all now.

#14 panasonic   Joanna Dark CAGiversary!   4801 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:03 PM

LOL.....posters being critical of a game case. I've seen it all now.


well of course PS3 will FAILL FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF OFMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dunce::dunce::twoguns::twoguns::twoguns::twoguns::boxing::boxing:

#15 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:10 PM

The white strip at the top is absolutely necessary. I'm going to store all kinds of fun stuff in there. Broken pencils, peas, some paper clips. Extra blood for when the Great Reactioning occurs in 2021, etc.

#16 Kayden   Banned Banned   17673 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

LOL.....posters being critical of a game case. I've seen it all now.


Well, we are going to have shelves full of them. They'd be most well received if they didn't look like ass.

#17 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67803 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:03 AM

It just looks like they were too stupid/lazy/uncreative to come up with a design for the last quarter inch. Those things look horrid. :cry:

I'm glad to know that everyone will be staring at the cases instead of playing the games.

#18 Aleryn   CheapassSinceGradeSchool CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:17 AM

Nasty, hate the clear plastic top area.

#19 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12402 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:04 AM

They look really bad. Clear cases are bleh (Same with the Wii's White), but they are SMALLER then PSP cases! Damn!

To me, small means cheap. PS3 games are $60. They should have stuck with Blu-Rays Blue themed cases and just made them larger to show off the spine (Both Blu-Ray and HD use slimline cases)

#20 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19881 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:18 AM

good move by sony. This makes the X360 looks more last generation.

#21 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:41 AM

Not a fan of the CLEAR case....but I like the size of them. Are they the SAME size as Blu-Ray discs?

#22 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12402 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:29 AM

good move by sony. This makes the X360 looks more last generation.


How?
By making them close to the same size as the failing PSP?
How about by making them too close to the PSP game case so people get confused when buying?
What about the fact that they all look like the Spiderman Font?

#23 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12402 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:30 AM

Not a fan of the CLEAR case....but I like the size of them. Are they the SAME size as Blu-Ray discs?


No, smaller. Blu-Ray and HD cases are the same size (the design is a bit different though) and PSP cases are a bit smaller then those. Aside from the clear aspect these will not blend in very well for those who wish to start a BR collection.

#24 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19881 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:36 AM

How?
By making them close to the same size as the failing PSP?
How about by making them too close to the PSP game case so people get confused when buying?
What about the fact that they all look like the Spiderman Font?

people think smaller = new (ipod nano, ds lite) With the samller case, people can tell right away it is the newest thing, with X360 it has the same old dvd case.

#25 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:52 AM

I like the packaging because it's different. Playstation 1 was CD cases, 2 was DVD cases, and now this is different again.

The 360 packaging is pretty dull, and I was hoping SOMEONE would do something different this generation. I think it really makes the games stand out, and kind of screams "this is different, this is better" compared with Wii and (especially) 360 games.

#26 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:02 AM

people think smaller = new (ipod nano, ds lite) With the samller case, people can tell right away it is the newest thing, with X360 it has the same old dvd case.


This has to be the worst justification I've ever heard.

#27 Kayden   Banned Banned   17673 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:04 AM

This has to be the worst justification I've ever heard.


But probably pretty accurate none the less. :lol:

Clear is the new silver! Smaller is bigger! Its like less is more, but trendier!

#28 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:16 AM

But probably pretty accurate none the less. :lol:

Clear is the new silver! Smaller is bigger! Its like less is more, but trendier!


I'm too tired to make the "women prefer things bigger always" joke in a relatively unique or clever way, and I also don't want to pull out the joke that "haw haw the PS3 is so fucking big it must be like 1970s chic," but I guess I still fucking have to.

#29 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

I'm too tired to make the "women prefer things bigger always" joke in a relatively unique or clever way, and I also don't want to pull out the joke that "haw haw the PS3 is so fucking big it must be like 1970s chic," but I guess I still fucking have to.


It's smaller than the 360 though. The main unit is slightly larger, but no external PSU.

#30 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:21 AM

It's smaller than the 360 though. The main unit is slightly larger, but no external PSU.


Oh really?

I guess I hadn't noticed.

Yea I think the first one is a joke and/or based on previous estimates or something.

Also, I'd rather the PSU be external. If it goes dead or something down the line, it's an easy replacement.