Why are DS European covers with different colours' stripes?

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    This is such an idiotic thing to have on their cover spines it breaks the consistency, if you have a green and then one with purple/red or what have you. It also happens to be on 3DS, NGC, Wii and Wii U game covers too.

    The Americans have the better of it, i.e, no colour difference on their spines
     
  2. Ammako

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    It's the language.
     
  3. Vague Rant

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    To expand on Pingouin7's response:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_packaging#Box_art
     
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    That's really a shame that Nintendo still uses this coloured-system thingy because it'd be for the better that it wouldn't use it, heck, PlayStation and Xbox games don't have this silly thing on their covers.

    And it ain't like I can pretend it's not there 'cause when I'd look at the shelf that'd be the odd one (purple, yellow, red) from the rest (green).

    Darn tootin' Nintendo!
     
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    What annoys me is this, the 3ds, bottom half colour looks nice, top half looks silly,

    3ds xl, top half and bottom half in red or blue look nice, but the inside is black and looks standard.

    Why colour the outside when that's the side you only see when you ain't playing,

    Similar thing with those blue and black ds lites,

    Why not just have one colour all over ?
     
  6. Arras

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    Because having black around the screen helps you focus on the screen. Also, if the whole top part was black it would look weird when closed.
     
  7. McHaggis

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    It's so they can claim they push more triangles per second than competing console manufacturers.