NINTENDO UK ANNOUNCE ROLL OUT OF NEW 'NINTENDO DS CENTRES' ACROSS THE UK

Nintendo UK has today announced the successful roll out of over 30 new Nintendo DS Centres at retailers across the UK including GAME, Argos, HMV, Zavvi, Toys R Us, Woolworths and ASDA. These new centres will offer anyone the opportunity to learn more about Nintendo DS and its exciting range of software through a number of new and exciting ways including videos, TV commercials, demo games to play on the DS Centre itself and most exciting of all, current DS owners will be able to download demo software to play on their own Nintendo DS.**

A full list of Nintendo DS Centres currently in operation can be found at http://ms.nintendo-europe.com/dscentre/index.html and the list will be updated as more go live. In-store demo games for anyone to play at a DS Centre right now include Sight Training, Nintendogs, Big Brain Academy, New Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda; Phantom Hourglass and Animal Crossing: Wild World. Downloadable titles DS owners can play on their own DS consoles currently include Brain Training, Sight Training, More Brain Training, Big Brain Academy, Mario Kart DS and 42 All Time Classics.

Both in-store and downloadable demo games will be updated regularly to encourage people to see what’s new for Nintendo DS. A full list of all stores featuring the new DS Centres can be found below. Nintendo will aim to increase the number of installations of Nintendo DS Centre’s throughout the year.

The Nintendo DS Lite is available now in white, black, pink, silver, red, green and blue all at the estimated retail price of£99 each. For the latest information on Nintendo and Touch! Generation titles visit www.touchgenerations.co.uk

For further information please contact the Nintendo Press Office on 0845 259 1325 / NintendoPressOffice@RedConsultancy.com

*Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

If consumers bring their own Nintendo DS Console with DS software compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, they will be able to enjoy Nintendo Wi-Fi connection games over an online connection.

**Download Demo Software

If consumers bring their own Nintendo DS Console, they will be able to download one demo game from this unit. The data will not disappear as long as they use it as Sleep Mode. Once they switch off the power, the demo game will disappear.

About Nintendo

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 2.7 billion video games and more than 460 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.


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