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Nintendo To Celebrate The U.S. Launch Of Wii U With Midnight Gathering At Nintendo World

Nov 9 2012 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ --


WHAT:

Consumers will have the chance to be among the first in the world to purchase the Wii U console when the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 18 at Nintendo World in New York's Rockefeller Plaza. Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime will be on hand to count down the launch and sell a new Wii U to the first consumer in line. Fans waiting in line will get premium items (while supplies last) during the event. Note that supplies are limited, and systems will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.






Nintendo is also selling New York-themed T-shirts with Mario's image at the event. All proceeds from sales of the shirts will be donated to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.






The new Wii U home console offers entirely new ways for consumers to play games in HD and enjoy their favorite programming. More than 20 games will be available for Wii U at launch, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.






More information about Wii U can be found at http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.





WHO:

Adults, teens, tweens, parents, video game fans and consumers





WHEN:

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012


Launch event: 6 p.m. - midnight





WHERE:

Nintendo World at Rockefeller Plaza


10 Rockefeller Plaza


New York, NY 10020





VISUALS:



- Scores of fans lined up in front of Nintendo World for a chance to be among the first people in the world to purchase the new Wii U console


- Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime welcoming consumers to the Wii U launch event


- Attendees joining together for a midnight countdown as the launch approaches


- Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime presenting the first consumer in line with a Wii U


- Mii costumed characters





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Angela Carrasco, GolinHarris
213-438-8795
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Maritza Santibanez, GolinHarris
312-729-4052
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SOURCE Nintendo of America



Source: Hispanic PR Wire


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