Damaged box does not affect the console unit itself which will be in pristine condition. The damaged box does not affect your 1 year guarantee It is unlikely you will use the box frequently as you would probably purchase a protective case - includes a wide range - mario inspired ones, nintendo licensed and 3rd party products. These will not take damage and will protect the console unit very well. Ds has a great product offering - i.e. existing top tell Professor Layton and Curious Village - a critically acclaimed game. It's an interactive console featuring touch screen capabilities as a result bringing the consumer closer to the action.