Families Can Bundle Up with Mario for the Holidays

Families Can Bundle Up with Mario for the Holidays


REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With the holidays quickly approaching, Nintendo of America encourages consumers to discover the nonstop fun and exceptional value of the Wii™ system through a recent offering that is sure to liven up the holiday festivities – the New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii bundle. Available at U.S. retailers, the console bundle includes the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game, a special Super Mario Galaxy™ soundtrack CD, a black Wii Remote™ Plus controller and a black Nunchuk™ controller at a suggested retail price of $149.99 – a great value for budget-minded shoppers looking for last-minute holiday gifts the whole family can enjoy.

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This Wii bundle delivers a mix of entertainment at an attractive price. Key product attributes that make this a perfect, family-friendly gift include:

— New Super Mario Bros. Wii is one of the most widely enjoyed games for the Wii system with more than 20 million units sold worldwide.

— Featuring iconic characters from the classic Super Mario Bros.™ series, the game lets up to four friends or family members play together in a fast-paced adventure (additional accessories required; sold separately).

Nintendo videogame systems, such as the Wii console, have evolved into much more than a fun family gaming device. With a plethora of new features and a lower price, the tremendous value of Nintendo systems has increased to a full-fledged entertainment experience:

— Downloadable Games: Access to new and fan-favorite games through the WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ services:

— Download new and creative games directly to your Wii console through WiiWare (Wii console must be connected to the internet)

— Download many of your favorite NES™, SNES™, N64™, Arcade and Sega Genesis games, among others, to your Wii console and relive those happy memories via the Virtual Console

— Netflix: Netflix members who own a Wii console can enjoy thousands of movies and TV episodes from Netflix via Wii. Fun memories with pictures: A photo channel that allows users to display digital pictures stored on an SD memory card as well as manipulate the photos in a variety of fun and creative ways, such as creating mosaics, puzzles or slide shows.

Plus, families can also experience even more must-play games for the Wii system with Nintendo Selects, the hot-selling series of fun, family-friendly Wii games offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each.

Here’s what some bloggers had to say at a recent roundtable, hosted by Nintendo, regarding fun with family and friends this holiday season:

— Ruby Wright, Growing up Blackxican – “Bundle packs, such as the New Super Mario Bros. Wii bundle, have created a whole new dynamic for family night – this is the new board game for the next generation.”

— Migdalia Rivera, Latina on a Mission – “I have two sons, ages 17 and 10, and they’re both gamers and playing videogames is a way they’re able to connect, despite their 7 year difference. Playing videogames is also a way for us to connect with other family members who are from different generations.”

— Silvia Martinez, Mama Latina Tips – “I like videogames, such as Super Mario Bros. Wii, that allow my entire family – my husband, my two sons and I – to play together and have fun together.”

Remember that the Wii system features parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii.

To utilize the Netflix feature a Netflix unlimited streaming membership is required $7.99/mo.

SOURCE Nintendo

Families Can Bundle Up with Mario for the Holidays