Published on November 30th, 2010 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Holiday Shoppers Show Nintendo Loyalty
No matter what handheld console I happen to be playing on as a kid, someone always had to comment, “Hey what’cha playing on your gameboy there?” This was the precursor to Nintendo becoming more than just a household name; it was starting to become a way of life. Especially for those out there buying for a new generation of gamers and game lovers, this holiday season has proven to show where people’s heads are at.
“U.S. shoppers bought about 9,000 Nintendo hardware systems nonstop for every hour of every day during the week of Black Friday,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “For the past several years, consumers have decided that Nintendo defined both top value and all-inclusive entertainment, and that sentiment continues again at the start of this shopping season.”
Not to mention there are plenty of collector dream items out there that might prove worth picking up.
Limited-edition Mario red Wii hardware in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros.™ game on the NES™. It includes a new red Wii system, a red Wii Remote™ Plus controller, a red Nunchuk™ controller, and games New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii and Wii Sports™ at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
A limited-edition red Nintendo DSi XL™ bundle in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. It features a Mario red Nintendo DSi XL system with three iconic Super Mario Bros.-themed graphics, the Mario Kart™ DS game and preloaded software, including Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock. It is available at a suggested retail price of $179.99.
Orange and green Nintendo DSi™ systems, which are bundled with the Mario Party™ DS game. They are available at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
Whether you are five, fifteen, or fifty, there is a Nintendo console waiting for you to play it.
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