PS Vita games to ship without paper manuals? Game card size is quite small
On Capcom's official Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom page for Japan, it was recently said that the PlayStation Vita version of the game would be shipping without a paper manual, opting instead to go with an in-game digital manual.
And now, it looks like this might become a trend with Vita games, as evidenced by Inside-Games, who managed to get a Vita game a day ahead of the system's release in Japan (they also shared photos, of which we've posted three, but more can be found here). Upon opening the box, they found only the game card and a single sheet of paper with warning messages and details on a firmware update included on the card.
No paper manual was to be found anywhere.
Inside states (as translated by Andriasang) that PS Vita games do away with paper in favor of digital manuals that are easily accessible from the games themselves. At the moment, it is unclear whether Inside got an official notice regarding the manuals, or if they simply speculating based off that one game.
We'll know for certain when the PlayStation Vita launches tomorrow in Japan. One thing we do know now is that the PS Vita cards are very small, measuring somewhere between a standard and micro SD memory card and much smaller than a Nintendo 3DS cart.
Source: Inside-Games (Japanese).
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