Monday, 20 February 2017

Nintendo Switch retail boxes are an ocean of wasted space

We've finally received the Nintendo Switch here at Ars' Oribiting HQ, and while we're embargoed from telling you anything about the hardware or software at this point, we are allowed to talk about the physical game cartridges and their retail packaging. And when you open your first Nintendo Switch box, one thing immediately stands out: there is a lot of empty space.

Of course, packaging for physical video games has always had a decent amount of empty space. Historically, that's come partly out of a desire to include large instruction booklets and supporting material, and partly it's out of a marketing desire to make the product stand out on the shelves (we're looking at you, big box PC games).

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