Will Xbox One game boxes be DVD-shaped or BluRay-shaped?

Posted by flippyandnod (387 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Will Xbox One game boxes be DVD-shaped or BluRay-shaped? (137 votes)

DVD-shaped for easy stacking with my Xbox 360 games 25%
BluRay-shaped like a PS3 game 75%

Enough of the GBs and MHz battles, this is the real issue.

#1 Edited by TheHBK (5485 posts) -

Aren't the boxes already shown?

#2 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5057 posts) -

They are Green blue ray boxes

#3 Posted by Korwin (2865 posts) -

Smaller boxes, cheaper to produce per unit.

#4 Posted by Barrock (3533 posts) -

Green bluray boxes? Oh shit! I figured they would stick to DVD.

#5 Posted by TheHBK (5485 posts) -

They are Green blue ray boxes

Weird, by the the xbox one, one, look like the art is on something bigger than the PS4 one? Look at the ESRB rating graphic, the way everything is smaller, ie the print area is bigger. Otherwise, wouldn't it look like the PS4 art?

#6 Edited by TruthTellah (9101 posts) -

It's not really a poll. heh. I mean, they've already shown what they'll look like. You probably should have done a google search before making a thread.

#7 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5057 posts) -

Here the official One

#8 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5057 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

It's not really a poll. heh. I mean, they've already shown what they'll look like. You probably should have done a google search before making a thread.

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#9 Edited by TruthTellah (9101 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

It's not really a poll. heh. I mean, they've already shown what they'll look like. You probably should have done a google search before making a thread.

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#10 Posted by Sergio (2128 posts) -

Cloud-shaped.

#11 Edited by OGinOR (314 posts) -

Immaterial...I never have to worry about physical media again.

Edit: Also - I don't think those are green Blu-ray cases, I think they're still DVD cases. For one, the corners and the way the plastic is shaped on the spines aren't the same. Two - look at the first image - the aspect ratios of the cases aren't the same. The Xbox is thinner and taller (but resized to make the ad uniform).

#12 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

You won't have to think about boxes soon enough

#13 Posted by flippyandnod (387 posts) -

He's right. I guess I should have googled. I didn't know the boxes were shown already.

But if you ask me, those things in the picture (BF4) are DVD cases, not BluRay cases. The corners are too sharp and the aspect ratio is taller and narrower.

I have to admit, I was hoping they would be BluRay-shaped given the BluRay boxes are slightly smaller and I don't buy DVDs anymore (what I do buy I buy on BluRay). So then all my movies and games would be coming in the same shape boxes.

But if I were MS, I'd shape them like DVD boxes to match 360. And that's why I voted that way.

#14 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

The question that will define the generation.

#15 Posted by isomeri (1276 posts) -

New game boxes are always exciting, but I hope that I don't end up with a single disc copy in the coming generation.

#16 Posted by Mike76x (558 posts) -

It's been discussed on the blu-ray.com, they say definitely Blu-Ray.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=220734

#17 Edited by flippyandnod (387 posts) -

"They" are no better than us. They're just guessing. Someone asked Major Nelson on his blog two months ago, he didn't answer.

@mike76x said:

It's been discussed on the blu-ray.com, they say definitely Blu-Ray.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=220734

#18 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

You won't have to think about boxes soon enough

Exactly. You'll be dead in the long run.

#19 Edited by BRich (437 posts) -

Hopefully I won't have any Xbox one boxes. No more space.

#20 Edited by GiantAdenoid (76 posts) -

I...Wha..? I just.. Green Blu-ray boxes. The colors... My god. It's full of stars!

#21 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

Blu-Ray cases/PS3 cases have always felt higher quality and I like the size more. Good to see Microsoft seeing the light on such an important issue.

#22 Posted by Dot (163 posts) -

I don't get the reason for a poll. Are you asking which we prefer?

#23 Posted by flippyandnod (387 posts) -

I'm asking for guesses. I didn't know there was a definitive answer when I asked. Now that I've seen the definitive answer, it isn't very definitive. None of the definitive sources actually say it's BluRay shaped and both pictures depict something that isn't quite a BluRay case.

So it still seems like an open question to me. If consider it settled, you can just vote the way you are sure is right I guess.

@dot said:

I don't get the reason for a poll. Are you asking which we prefer?

#24 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Hopefully no boxes at all. Digital only would be preferable. Boxes and discs are archaic junk.

#25 Posted by richprice (3 posts) -

I sold all of my ps3 games to preorder my ps4. I made $390.00 selling them on amazon. Well actually I didn't sell all of them.....the 7 digital games I bought I got nothing for. I think with a larger percentage going digital the physical games will be more valuable at the end of the next generation and will once again pay for my next console.

Just something to think about.

#26 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2775 posts) -

The boxes will be replaced by a paper sleeve wrapped into a Möbius strip...One sided.

#27 Posted by Nezza (359 posts) -

I'd have thought this image from the end of the Watch Dogs trailer would be the best indication yet that the new cases are going to be Blu-Ray sized.

#28 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

I can't help but notice that the Xbox logo is centered. I'm not going to know what platform the game is for until I've read half the title. This is the exact reason the GameCube failed. This is terrible!

#29 Edited by Corvak (1077 posts) -

@richprice: probably true, but I rarely sell my games. The ones I do sell, are the ones I dont like, and everyone else usually feels the same, so they arent worth much.

#30 Posted by richprice (3 posts) -

@corvak: I'll be honest I don't really like selling off my collection as it was full of good games but it was the only way to get a ps4 at launch. It has pushed me to play my pc while waiting for the new system and I am enjoying the 1080p games via tv out.

#31 Posted by Rafaelfc (1348 posts) -

I wish we lived in a world where they could license the blu-ray technology and call it green-ray just because.

#32 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

LOL @ boxes

#33 Posted by RavenX302 (258 posts) -

I don't care what people say about boxes....I miss the days of going to stores and picking up big hulking PC game boxes and opening up the flap to view even more crazy taco fantasies! obviously, I'm not going to win an argument over convenience of digital, but man, I wish all games still came in terrible massive cardboard embroiled boxes with system specs that were often misleading. Yes, come to think of it, I want even console games to have system specs...if your gonna sell me box, go all out, mother fucker.

#34 Posted by flippyandnod (387 posts) -

That is the best indication yet, but oddly the corners are still squarer than proper Blu-Ray boxes. I presumed this was just an error in the other mockup, but maybe that's how it'll be.

@nezza said:

I'd have thought this image from the end of the Watch Dogs trailer would be the best indication yet that the new cases are going to be Blu-Ray sized.

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