With the change of the generation always comes a change in the color of the DVD box. The Xbox 360 went from translucent green to a darker color and the Wii went from white to teal with the Wii U. However, there are always notable exceptions, at least within the Nintendo line up. New Super Luigi U last year saw physical release in a nice green box, while New Super Mario Bros. on Wii was originally introduced in a red box. It looks like Mario Kart 8 could be getting the same treatment, as the box art on the official Nintendo page for the game features the official box art wrapping a red box. Not too bad, though given the color of the Wii U logo at the top, a teal box might have been preferable for some. Mario Kart 8 will be releasing on May 30, 2014 here in North America. local_offer mario kart 8 Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Mario Kart 8 Switch vs Wii U comparison Miyamoto shot down this stamina regen idea for BoTW Nintendo Network maintenance this week Nintendo releases Zelda: Breath of the Wild a greengecko007 As someone who has the Wii U deluxe digital promotion, it should be an easy choice deciding how I want to purchase Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, that box art might make me through out all logic and buy a physical copy anyways. SolarGalaxa Buy both 🙂 That’s what I plan on doing. (DL first, Box later). companyoflosers must be nice to have money to burn through. i wish i was you. mean this in the friendliest way possible XD Razo_E I don’t care, I’ll be downloading it. I don’t get why everyone is clamoring about next gen this, next gen that, high tech technical technologies, but they stick to physical discs that have basically been around since 1974. McBlink ” but they stick to physical discs who have basically been around since 1974.” I’ll have my physical copy when your games a no longer available for download. Razo_E But I would have already downloaded it by then. Why would it matter? McBlink I’m not against digital for those who use it, I download indie games all the time. I’m a game collector so to me physical copies are more important. I understand some people like the convenience of digital, no disk swapping faster load times, cleaner entertainment space. But somewhere along the lines when you needed space on your hard drive and deleted the game, then license runs out, they pull the game, your screwed. This has happened multiple times with virtual console games. Dodge Pribyl What if that hard drive fails? If a physical copy fails, you would replace it with another, but if the Nintendo servers are down, you’re screwed. Razo_E Hard drives can be backed up. They’re also not one time use only. Mr Ninty if you buy digital games and delete from your harddrive you dont own them anymore until you download them again. so lets say its the year 2025 and xboxlive for xbox 360 is down for good. all your games that you have bought digitaly and not on your hdd will be gone forever. while my nes from 1987 will keep playing games until i forget to feed him small children Kevin Sepulveda 100% agree, PaulRuddsHair Although the price of memory has gone down considerably, it is still a significant investment to add enough of it to house a large number of downloaded games. Alex Because physical copy are more valuable than digital since you can sell it, buy it cheaper at some stores, and it will last a very long time. thedeciderU i know it’s going to happen, but i like browsing my shelf of games, and knowing that i have full ownership of the content. Koczk I love that we care about this stuff – and I don’t mean that sarcastically. I’ll confess that I’m one of those people who likes my stack of games to look ‘cohesive.’ It’s so obsessive-compulsive, but I don’t care. I’m a gamer, and I know what I like. Still, I’ll never be one to complain about a red box, either. FIreproof_actual “We” don’t…you obviously do. Koczk How is life under the bridge? ETeach Agreed. Sometimes it’s the little things 🙂 McBlink Could be salmon colored for all I care, as long as the game is good. Daniel Gonzalez I don’t see how casing matters all that much. Odd news imo. thedeciderU i can see why some don’t mind, but greatest hits, player’s choice, etc. game cases look like shit in my opinion. i usually don’t buy them unless i plan to reprint the original cover. but…that’s because i’m sane. ETeach Calling it. The WiiUS is gonna have Salmon cases as the norm. thedeciderU that would be awesome, and tasty. Kevin Sepulveda I will be downloading this game as I do all my games. I love the easy access to my games just by touching an app on my game pad. I never have to get up or find a place to put all my games. I like things clean and simple so the less stuff I have the better for me 😀 Mr Ninty you should see my roome. i am the complete opposite of you SolarGalaxa This will be one of the only ones I download. I play the hell out of Mario Kart and don’t want to kill the disc. However, I will, get the box version one day for collectible purposes. tronic307 That’s how I keep ’em sealed. companyoflosers AND youll be supporting nintendo better by ensuring all the money goes to them instead of greedy retailers XD Kevin Sepulveda yay ;D lol desgraciado79 I’m surprised they didn’t go with a white case, just to keep the consumer confusion going. Sultan 7 I am all for boxes… can’t take digital purchases to a friends house or a different Wii u… plus having the collection stack up is priceless… this is of course MHO. Hobo Same here, if your Wii U breaks, you still got the games in the case so when it’s repaired you aren’t totally screwed plus Nintendo makes some pretty snazzy cases and I love to put them in plain sight for all to see! Though this is a bit of a let down! They mine as well have used this for the case if they wanted to make it hideous: C4 MK Double Dash also had a red box edition at least in europe. I don’t know… [strike]baby blue[/strike] teal is fine. Luigi U sticks out in my Wii U collection (probably in everyones 😉 ) . Then again I did hope for a golden WW HD box last year… and colored Pro Controllers which I still hope for 🙂 readypembroke New Super Mario Bros Wii had red cases and so did Mario Kart DS. Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic games had a yellow case. NSLU was pretty cool with the green case and its label art too. Thought it was pretty awesome!! SolarGalaxa May 14th, not just in North America, it’s launching globally 🙂 DragonSilths So…what happed with AE Games and their Wii U game reveal? I guess it was all a hoax then… Petri I was expecting someone building April fools joke, but I guess he couldn’t come up with anything good, and gave up. DragonSilths The guy gave a hint, but the hint picture looks like it was made by a 5 year old in Paint lol. bizzy gie Teal looks more greenish blue. The Wii U casing is maybe baby blue or sky blue. Mr. Hobo I think its turquoise. bizzy gie Turquoise looks almost exactly like teal except a bit more green. I do think that it’s closer than the baby and sky blue I suggested. rp17 Lol I love how you care so much about the color XD I think the cases are somewhere between turquoise and sky blue bizzy gie It seems to be more cyan, but a bit lighter. It’s between A and B. thedeciderU yeah, pretty turquoise, maybe some cyan as seen below? bizzy gie Yeah. Between cyan and turquoise definitely. Zero Yo Koczk, pay no mind to the rude commentz-there are a lot of very unhappy people out there that despise everyone else’s joy-especially when it can be gained through something as simple as the color of a game’s box- they are so miserable and joy escapes them so they really hate to see someone find joy so easily- I for one would like the box to blue simply because of the cover art for MK8 but I do like the fact that Nintendo is doing something special for this upcoming release, can’t wait to play it!!! In closing, find joy where ever you can Koczk and all you haters could learn a lesson here on the simple joys in life- GregoryTheRainMaker Hot! justin476 It looks sharp. The game looks incredible too! Guest this looks better though Guest this looks better though…. ~OMEGA~ this looks better though…….. thedeciderU if they keep the teal over the red case it will look like they fucked up… ~OMEGA~ what do you mean? the case is teal? thedeciderU usually the wiiu cases are teal to match the wiiu emblem on the box art that dips down at the top. i was saying if they use the teal box art dip with the wiiu emblem but use a red case underneath it doesn’t seem aesthetically pleasing, like they didn’t give it enough thought or something. does that make any more sense? ~OMEGA~ yeah sorry this makes more sense now 🙂 also black would look great! Gmcube (a user on the ign forums) photoshopped this: thedeciderU i wish all the wii u box art/packaging looked like this ~OMEGA~ it’d be awesome if it did, too bad Nintendo is as stubborn as all hell iamserious This one I like the best. Hobo Precisely, the case is hideous because of the blue on the front, which may be there because Nintendo is scared of their games looking like Playstation Greatest Hit cases with the same red! If you don’t know: thedeciderU thanks, i own heavy rain greatest hits red case, so i’m familiar. if they use red, they better not use that teal at the top of the box art. that would be pretty fugly. jake OR there is gonna be a error game case on ebay for 5000$….. lol thedeciderU hahaha so true ETeach I wonder how many people will take the original art out of the case and just replace it with this when they get the game. I might, actually. ~OMEGA~ i’ll have to ask the guy who made this if he can make one that is a full wrap-around if so i’ll post it here ETeach and if so I’ll be saving it 😉 ~OMEGA~ i’ve got an alternate cover for mario kart 8! ETeach Do want. tronic307 Day one! Jaimillo New Super Luigi U did it before, changing it for green Ducked Can’t be real. If the box was red, then so would the logo. Like Super Luigi U. I would prefer an all red box though… LevenThumps That’s great… I guess? Personally, I’m more interested in the game itself than the box it comes in. Govnah ShinySkiddo thats loke ugly… with the blue if it all red i be happy Tim van Broekhoven That’be cool. Just like Double Dash had. Shaise Woah! It would be great if the Wii U box art on the top was red as well though! Shaise These games are tempting me now! I was anticipating Watch Dogs for Wii U. Then it got delayed again specifically for Wii U. And now I’ve got these games to tempt me. WHAT DO I DO??!!! NyallJodhan Buy them as they come. Save for the later ones. Shota what color will be smash bros ? Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog Wii U: Blue(but not the same Blue). 3DS: Red Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog Cool 😀 samic2 Ew no. Game cases with different colors always stick out like a sorethumb in the shelve.