AN EXTRA TREAT TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF SUPER MARIO– A LIMITED EDITION MARIO KART Wii PACK!

A limited edition black Wii bundle including Mario Kart Wii and all the accessories needed to celebrate Mario’s 25th anniversary in speed and style will be available across Europe from 26th November 2010.

As well as a black Wii and Mario Kart Wii, the Mario Kart Wii Pack contains a black Nunchuk, black Wii Remote Plus, black Wii Wheel and Wii Sports. As if that wasn’t enough, the bundle will also include Donkey Kong original edition pre-installed on the Wii, in homage to Mario’s first ever appearance.

The first Super Mario Kart was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1992 in Japan, seven years after game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and his team put the finishing touches to Mario’s first major adventure, Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Since then, there have been 6 versions of the game for Nintendo’s consoles, with each game seeing players dive into frenetic racing action on tracks themed from locations in the Super Mario series of games. Mario Kart Wii has sold more than 24 million copies worldwide since its launch.

Mario Kart Wii allows you to race up to 12 friends and family simultaneously using Nintendo Wi- Fi Connection, ensuring everyone can get behind the wheel and celebrate Super Mario’s 25th anniversary with the Mario Kart Wii Pack, launching across Europe from 26th November 2010.

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Footnotes *Global lifetime sales as of September 2010 All Global sales figures are Nintendo sales to its distributors and retail customers

For further information, please contact Nintendo@Bell-Pottinger.co.uk

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM home console and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSiTM XL, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. 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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