No Paper Instruction Manual For Super Mario 3D Land On Nintendo 3DS

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  1. Zekrom_cool
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    It’s been confirmed that the Japanese release of Super Mario 3D Land won’t contain a traditional paper manual. Instead, players will be able to access the instruction manual digitally via the Nintendo 3DS. Expect future Nintendo releases to follow suit.
     


  2. jamesaa

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    As long as it doesn't mean your forced to spend time playing a "tutorial" level or whatever crap then i'm fine with it, can't say i read them anyway.

    Now they just need to remove the 1,000 health and safety leaflets they stick in every box ¬_¬
     
  3. KingVamp

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    Yes, save money and go a little green.

    b4,butiwantmymanual

    Well you should still be about to download one from the internet. :P

    Wonder if these digital manuals will still have advertisements at the end. :P
     
  4. DinohScene

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    Was expected.
    Everything paper will be digitalized, Plastic containers are being reduced.

    The last DVD I bought had the recycle logo cut out of the plastic case.
    Maybe Ninty wants to save on trees.
     
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  5. BrightNeko

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    :( I dislike this, I love big bulky manuals and they are being phased out slowly. Boxes feel so light and fragile now DX
     
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  6. DeMoN

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    Dang, I liked those instruction booklets, they're collectibles.
     
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  7. wrettcaughn

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    lol...I just bought the "new" Oblivion GotY Edition and it isn't packaged with a manual... For a Mario game I think I can get by, but for a deep game like Oblivion...wtf?
     
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  8. Bladexdsl

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    don't need them i never read manuals
     
  9. Yatashi Strife

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    For most people its more of a want than a need, like DeMoN said about collecting them. i actually dislike the game cases being lighter also because for some reason it feels like it holds less significance to me... its kinda weird but ill get used to it.
     
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    i wonder if this will take a couple dollers off of 3ds games? :ninja:
     
  11. ferofax

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    lighter boxes feel like a rip-off, regardless of actual content. it's pretty much human instinct to shake the box and expect something good if it's huge, heavy and rattles. it'll take a while to adjust, but this is good, i guess. can you refer to the digital manual on the fly? or do you have to exit to the game's main menu to access the manual?
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    This is practically the case for Tetris Axis too.
    It's instruction booklet is literally 6 pages, 6.
     
  13. Yatashi Strife

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    dont hold your breath, i highly doubt it because its not like they are phasing out instruction manuals period, there are just using a new method to acess them. going green.
     
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    inb4 Sony are tree murderers.

    I think that's cool, but I like the extra little bulk for some reason..
    They should make the case fancier with that extra space, aswell as giving it more bulk.
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    It kinda bugs me when games don't have a large physical manual. I usually never read them but they add weight to the package which I somehow enjoy. Maybe I'm a bit OCD with my games.

    Still, it's a bit more "eco friendly" and saves on production costs, so it's a win-win.
     
  16. prowler

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    Digital manuals are nothing compared to the real thing.

    Why do they even bother with a digital manual anyway? In recent Nintendo manuals instead of a number to ring, they basically tell you to Google.
     
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    better for the environment
     
  18. shadowmanwkp

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    Don't forget the reduced costs. Now they can simply put the manual on the cartridge
     
  19. The Real Jdbye

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    But but, I always read the manual before I get home to play it... What will I do now while waiting for the bus?
    If I start playing it I might get so into it I don't notice the bus stopping...
     
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    Look at the Flag...
    No manual but still as expensive I guess.

    Gotta recover from those big financial loss Ninty.