3DS Games Go Black For Grown Ups

3DS Games Go Black For Grown Ups

Nintendo kicked off a trend last year whereby “adult” games for the Wii – at least in Japan – were packed not in a white box, but a black one. Well, that goes for the new 3DS now, too.

While it doesn’t change the fact the 3DS’ Japanese box art template is disappointingly plain, it does at least look a little classier than the stark white border running down the front of the box on most other cases.

On the Wii, the black box art template (as in, the Wii-branded graphic was used for all games that earned a “CERO C” (the equivalent of “teen” or “M15”) rating or above. The first game spotted sporting the same colour scheme on 3DS is Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell 3D.

[via Siliconera]


  • I can see Nintendo trying something good here, but seriously there is a rating on the box for a reason.

    If someone is stupid enough to ignore that, then they fail at life.

    • Its more than that it works from a marketing perspective too in differentiation of product by giving adult games a nice new visual look.

      Sure the rating is still the main thing but otherwise its a much larger and more obvious visual cue.

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