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BRACE YOUR BRAIN: WORK OUT WITH NINTENDO'S MENTAL AEROBICS GAME

How Low Can Your 'Brain Age' Go?

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Have the lazy days of summer slowed
your brain? Have you read one too many trashy beach romance novels? Is a fifth
grader smarter than you? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it's
time for you to sharpen up with a copy of Brain Age(TM) 2: More Training in
Minutes a Day, launching today exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS(TM).

Brain Age 2 has 15 new, intensely engaging activities designed to give your
brain a daily workout. Millions of men, women, students and seniors worldwide
picked up the original Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day game,
ushering in both a new genre of video games and a new audience of players.
Brain Age 2 includes a fresh set of tests for people who enjoyed challenging
themselves with the original.
"The point of the original Brain Age was to jolt users' brains out of
complacency by challenging them with a variety of fun activities," says George
Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and
corporate communications. "Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day expands
the benefit and gives you mental tests you've never tried before."You don't
have to have played the original to enjoy Brain Age 2, which offers activities
like winning (or intentionally losing) at rock, paper, scissors; repeated
subtraction of a small number from a larger one; quickly making change;
unscrambling letters to form a word; and playing notes on a virtual piano
keyboard. With 100 new sudoku puzzles and ways for users to compete against
friends and family members, Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day appeals
to everyone, no matter their age or prior experience with video games.
The original Brain Age has sold a stunning 8.61 million copies worldwide,
including more than 1.4 million in the United States alone, while its sequel
has already posted sales of 5.33 million in Japan. The U.S. version retails at
an MSRP of just $19.99. It also is available bundled with a new dual-toned
Crimson/Onyx Nintendo DS Lite at an MSRP of $149.99 at select retailers.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and other games in Nintendo's
Touch Generations brand demonstrate that people want fun, engaging experiences
they can't find anywhere else. Between now and Sept. 30, Nintendo Street Teams
will visit Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta to give
consumers of all ages the chance to take their brains for a test drive.
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day launches today and is rated E for
Everyone. For more information about Brain Age 2, please visit
http://www.BrainAge.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 at http://www.nintendo.com.

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