Wii U Game Boxes

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by drfsupercenter, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. drfsupercenter
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    So, I hate eco-boxes with a passion. But in the USA, the only Wii U cases that exist are eco-boxes.

    I came across these on Nintendo's Japanese store:
    http://onlineshop.nintendo.co.jp/shop/item_detail?category_id=170033&item_id=919374
    And it looks like I can get a green one for my retail copy of New Super Luigi U as well.

    But import costs will make those expensive. What about Europe? Do the discs there also have holes in the boxes, or are they like the Japanese cases?
     
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    Dude,

    If you come across a way to import these official Wii U cases to the US, indeed let me know. In fact, I've been searching for some for awhile (I signed up here just because I thought you found some!)

    I've tried going for the generic Wii U cases at sites like casetopia.com, and from third-party sellers on Amazon and Ebay, but the quality of those cases are terrible. I emailed NOA on the matter, and should hear back from them this week some time. I know Microsoft went the Eco route with recent Xbox 360 games, but they switched back after consumer complaints.

    But yeah. I thought I was the only one that had this complaint for Wii U. Europe and Japan get better disc cases, better cover art, AND better Club Nintendo rewards!
     
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    i can confirm that the UK has the same boxes has the Japanese ones. at least the four game i have all do (wind waker hd ,black ops 2, new mario u and zomieu)
     
  4. drfsupercenter
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    I imported some from Japan, but they limit you to 5 per transaction meaning you can't really combine shipping easily. And with import fees it cost me way more than it should have.

    I'd suggest just using a deputy service, but be warned you'll pay a fortune in fees. Sadly there's nothing I can really do to help, since I'm limited to 5 as well...

    The UK has slightly different ones, as they have holes in them for RedTag. Otherwise they are not eco-boxes, I found some UK ones for sale too.
     
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    I don't like some eco-friendly cases on blu-ray movies due to it being much easier for somebody to accidentally poke a hole through the plastic film and/or sleeve. That is my only complaint with it. If I felt like being eco-friendly, I wouldn't be buying a physical copy in the first place.
     
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    Have to agree that this is a weird complaint.
     
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    I always worry about buying a game/movie in those eco-cases and having one of them be trashed from some disgruntled employee or customer putting a needle or small object through the back in a spot that nobody would notice and scratching the disk badly. It would be impossible to exchange it as any store would assume you did it.
     
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    Wow, that's a bit paranoid, but I HAVE had the paper inserts have rips in them just during shipping due to how flimsy the cases are.

    Luckily I found a nice supplier of legit Viva Elite Blu-Ray cases, so I bought a box full of them and just replace all my movies with those.

    Still waiting on my Wii U cases from Japan... hopefully any day now... darn slow airmail
     
  16. xXFloydianXx

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    Yeah, genuine Blu-Ray cases and normal black DVD cases are easy to replace.

    Hell, even the OG Wii cases are easy to obtain. The fact that Wii U began with Eco Boxes is what makes it difficult.

    I did get a sample *good* generic sky blue color dvd case from checkoutstore.com, but when I went to get more--out of stock. Been that way since summer.