Wii Adds Spice to Summer on Land, on Sea and in the Air
Theme Parks, Cruise Ships and Street Teams Make Wii a Part of Summer Fun
REDMOND, Wash., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leaving home this summer
doesn't mean leaving behind the fun of your Wii(TM) video game system.
Nintendo's hot-selling system is making appearances in fun locations around the
country to give people of all ages a chance to sample it and experience a whole
new way to play video games.
"This summer, Wii will be where gamers and their friends and family are
gathering to have fun," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice
president of marketing and corporate communications. "The best way to
understand the fun of Wii is to try it for yourself, which is why we've made it
easy for people to find it in numerous places."
Some of the places people can find Wii this summer include:
-- Six Flags Theme Parks: Wii is the Official Gaming Console of Six Flags
parks. Six Flags offers complimentary game playing at Wii gaming stations
throughout select Six Flags-branded theme parks.
-- Norwegian Cruise Line Ships: Wii systems are currently on all Norwegian
Cruise Line ships. The systems are equipped with Wii Sports(TM), Wii
Play(TM), WarioWare(TM): Smooth Moves and Excite Truck(TM).
-- Nintendo Street Team: The Nintendo Street Team includes a trailer and
two SUVs equipped with all the hottest and upcoming Wii and Nintendo
DS(TM) games. The Street Team will be touring the country attending fairs
and festivals, local events and select NASCAR races all summer long to
give people the chance to sample games for both casual players and the
hard-core gamer. For a complete calendar of where to find the Nintendo
Street Team, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
-- The Dick's Sporting Goods Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Tour presented by Sports
Illustrated For Kids: Nintendo will join this 53-city soccer tournament,
which runs now through August. Wii systems will be on display showing off
sports-themed games like Wii Sports and Mario Strikers(TM) Charged (after
it launches on July 30).
-- In Your Travel Bag: Consumers have found that the Wii system is so
compact that it can be toted from place to place in a small carry-on bag.
That makes it one of the first home video game systems that can easily be
toted onto an airplane. So whether you're traveling by car or plane, off
to visit grandma or just get away for a while, everywhere you go, be sure
to pack your Wii too.
Since it launched in November 2006, Wii has become a social phenomenon. Wii
bowling leagues have sprouted up, retirement communities are using them for
recreation and libraries are using them to draw a crowd and create interactive
programs that attract younger readers. Wii continues to introduce the world of
video games to new audiences, and systems sell out as fast as Nintendo can
manufacture them. For more information about Wii, visit http://www.Wii.com.
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and
software for its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo
GameCube(TM) systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video
games and more than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created
industry icons like Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM) and
Pokemon(R). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western
Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site
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