Nintendo's popular Touch
Generations portable gaming brand includes Nintendo DS(TM) video games meant
for anyone to pick up and play, regardless of their prior gaming experience.
And that easy-to-use philosophy is translating into strong sales. Already,
close to 3.5 million Touch Generations games have sold in the United States,
demonstrating an expanding audience of consumers' desire for simple, fun games
that don't take years of gaming experience to master.
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One of the most popular Touch Generations games is Nintendogs(TM), an
emotionally addictive, portable puppy-training program that took the world by
storm last year and redefined the meaning of "video game." A limited-edition
version of Nintendogs called Dalmatian & Friends hits stores Oct. 18. The
game lets users adopt, train and care for a puppy chosen from one of the six
starter breeds: Dalmatian, golden retriever, Yorkshire terrier, beagle, boxer
and German shepherd. To date in the United States, the three versions of
Nintendogs have sold more than 2.2 million units combined, ranking them atop
the list of all-time Nintendo DS best sellers.
Another Touch Generations game is Nintendo's new Clubhouse Games(TM).
Available today exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM) Lite, Clubhouse Games includes
more than 40 traditional party favorites like checkers, darts and poker. A
highly social product, players can play solo, or with up to seven friends via
single-card local wireless play. Or they can log onto Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi
Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service, to challenge friends
"Clubhouse Games demonstrates yet another way we're reaching beyond avid,
experienced gamers and providing entertaining experiences for everyone --
young and old," explains George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice
president of marketing and corporate communications. "Our Touch Generations
brand has proved to be a huge hit -- just find the distinctive orange labels
and you're ready to play."
Clubhouse Games, Rated E for Everyone, is available now. Nintendogs --
Dalmatian & Friends, Rated E for Everyone, will be available Oct. 18. For
more information about that game, visit www.Nintendogs.com. And for more
information about Clubhouse Games and Nintendo's Touch Generations brand,
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and
software for its Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo
GameCube(TM) systems, and upcoming Wii(TM) console. Since 1983, Nintendo has
sold nearly 2.2 billion video games and more than 375 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 www.nintendo.com.