Difference between the North American & Japanese PSP covers of The 3rd Birthday

I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but never got the chance to do it until now.

For some time, I always thought the PSP covers for the The 3rd Birthday here is the same one as the Japanese cover.  It was only until I completed the game that I discovered the difference.  It’s not a major difference, but it is noticeable.

So, let’s compare them.  The North American version is obviously on the left while the Japanese version is on the right.  The Japanese version is still sealed & I may plan on keeping it that way unless I really want to hear the Japanese voices.

The difference is hard to tell at first.  But when you really look at it, the Japanese version has a metallic effect while the North American version is just plan solid red.  The Japanese version looks lighter too.

For the spine, the North American version adds [ & ] at the ends of the title.  The Japanese version doesn’t have this.

The back side has the most differences.  The Japanese version has three more game screenshots with some slight spoilers whereas the North American version has three screenshots.  Only two screenshots are the same for the two versions.

Another interesting fact is the naked Aya Brea.  She is zoomed out in the North American version.  Also, you get a better shot of her chest.  The Japanese one is covered up with screenshots.  Interesting enough, Aya in the Japanese version is darker cause of the metallic colours.

Anyways, that’s pretty much the differences between the two covers.  Not an exciting post unless you really care about the differences & are some sort of collector.

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