PlayStation Vita Game Cases: Surprisingly Odorless
Back off, weirdo. Sony has no intention of indulging your bizarre fetish.
This may come as somewhat of a shock, but people smell their video games. Not the actual discs and carts per se, but inside the boxes. They'll pop the shrink wrap, crack open the case and take a good long whiff, likely inhaling some sort of toxic chemical.
How do we know? Years back, we wrote a feature about this and received comments from sniffers. Oh, and we do it, too.
Thing is, there's a distinct smell for each console. An Xbox 360 case, for instance, smells different than one for PlayStation 3 and Wii. Go ahead and blindfold yourself to see if you can match the smell with the system.
Taking all of this into account, we couldn't help but stick our noses inside a few Vita games to see if that Sony smell was intact.
The verdict? Not much to report.
There is an odor, however faint, but it's tough to track down. In fact, one box was surprisingly odorless.
What's especially interesting is a lack of manuals in each case. Not sure if the paper has something to do with the aforementioned smells, or if the aromas have something to do with where the games come from.
Whether or not we exposed ourselves to undetectable (and harmful) vapors, of course, remain to be seen.
That said, we'll let you know when the hallucinations kick in.