Consumers Try out Wii U, Other Hot Products at the 2012 Nintendo Holiday
Visitors can get Hands-On Time with the New Wii U and the Best Nintendo 3DS
Games for the Holidays
REDMOND, Wash. -- November 14, 2012
Nintendo and fun have always gone together, but never more than this year.
Just a day after its launch, the new Wii U home console and its groundbreaking
touch-screen GamePad controller will be on display at 26 malls from coast to
coast. Starting Nov. 19, consumers will get a chance to learn how Wii U will
not only revolutionize how people play video games, but also how people will
enjoy video entertainment and connect with family and friends. What’s more,
holiday shoppers will also get to play the hottest, must-have games for the
portable Nintendo 3DS this holiday season and experience them on the 90
percent larger screens of the new Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system. The fun
continues at select locations with weekend visits from a host of Nintendo
characters, game competitions, free giveaways (while supplies last) and a
special chance to video chat with Mario.
“Nintendo has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list,” said
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales &
Marketing. “Whether you want to test drive Wii U with the revolutionary Wii U
GamePad controller, check out some great games for Nintendo 3DS or just take a
fun break from a busy shopping day, the Nintendo Mall Experience is your oasis
from the shopping mall melee.”
Wii U games available to play at the Holiday Mall Experience include New Super
Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU from Ubisoft, Batman: Arkham City Armored
Edition from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer
13 from Electronic Arts. Additional games available to play upon request
include Just Dance 4 from Ubisoft, Madden NFL 13 from Electronic Arts,
Darksiders II from THQ and Scribblenauts Unlimited from Warner Bros.
Nintendo 3DS games available to play at the Nintendo Mall Experience include
New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Pokédex 3D Pro, Skylanders
Giants from Activision Publishing, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion from
Disney Interactive and Sparkle Snapshots 3D. Adventure Time: Hey Ice King!
Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! from D3Publisher will also be on hand and
playable upon request.
The Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience runs Nov. 19 through Dec. 16 at the
*Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif.
*Independence Center in Independence, Mo.
*Water Tower Place in Chicago
*Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill.
*Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas
*Queens Center in Elmhurst, N.Y.
*Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati
*Mayfair in Wauwatosa, Wisc.
*Castleton Square in Indianapolis
*Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, N.J.
*King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pa.
*Westfield Culver City in Culver City, Calif.
*Mall of Georgia in Buford, Ga.
*The Mall in Columbia in Columbia, Md.
*Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, Mass.
*Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
*Southdale Center in Edina, Minn.
*Dolphin Mall in Miami
*The Galleria in Houston
*Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco
*Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Calif.
*Westfield North County in Escondido, Calif.
*Washington Square in Portland, Ore.
*Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz.
*Northlake Mall in Charlotte, N.C.
*Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and
For more information about the Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience, including the
schedule for character appearances, visit
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entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4
billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
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