Other than the manuals and more visibility on shelves...
We'd have hard time to look the picture if the case had the size of the card (or somethin' near it). And it wouldn't look good.
Then I believe they wanted something both atractive and compact but not too small.
Well I guess I'm just careful then because I've never lost a game. Even as a kid lol.
I'm really hoping that all big blockbuster game releases ("Uncharted: Golden abyss" for example) are downloadable through the PlayStation Store on the day of release. I plan on dropping the $124 on a 32GB memory card to do just that. I'm very tired of carting around an endless posse of accessories and game cases. I don't want to be that kid on the Verizon commercial with the geeked-out BatBelt on steroids. I just want to be able to pull my PSV out of my pocket, turn it on, and play when I have a free moment!
Get your Portable ID!
"si vis pacem para bellum"
If you want peace, prepare for war.
I like the cases. I'm one for manuals too. Always nice to have something physical in my hands and I can say I've never bought a game new, that didn't come with a manual. It annoys me when I buy a game used and it doesn't have one. I like having these things on my shelves too.