Nintendo Turns Tryptophan into a “Trip-To-Fun”

  Nintendo Turns Tryptophan into a “Trip-To-Fun”

   Nintendo’s Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Feature New Bundles and Discounts

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is all about spending time and having fun with family and
friends. After eating a delicious turkey meal, what better way to change that
tryptophan into a trip-to-fun than with an after-dinner serving of Nintendo?
Starting this Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo is offering a wide range of
fantastic deals on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS that are sure to make this
Thanksgiving holiday one to remember.

Nintendo 3DS Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon bundle (Photo: Business Wire)

Nintendo 3DS Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon bundle (Photo: Business Wire)

“This year, there is a dizzying amount of affordable Nintendo options for any
holiday shopper looking to stock up on fun gifts for family and friends,” said
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales &
Marketing. “And if there is ever a question of why shoppers should choose Wii
U and Nintendo 3DS this holiday season, the answer is simple: Because it’s

Each of the following deals will provide everyone with an extra helping of fun
this Thanksgiving weekend:

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

  *A Deal So Great It’s Scary: A Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS system that comes
    installed with the well-received Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon game will sell
    at a suggested retail price of $169.99. (Nov. 28)
  *Walmart Black Friday Deal: Walmart will be offering a deal on the new
    Nintendo 2DS hand-held system at only $99.96. (Nov. 28)
  *Target Black Friday Deal: At Target, shoppers can pick up a Nintendo 3DS
    XL system for just $149.99. (Nov. 29)
  *Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts: Character-themed sales have been running in
    the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U throughout the month of
    November. Over Thanksgiving weekend, a large selection of games starring
    some of Nintendo’s most beloved characters will be on sale. Visit for more information.
  *Multiplayer Fun Over the Long Thanksgiving Weekend: The uproariously fun
    multiplayer game Nintendo Land for Wii U comes packaged with a fun, green
    Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controller at a suggested retail price of
    $59.99. (Dec. 2)

Currently Available

  *A Mario and Luigi Thanksgiving: A new Mario and Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set
    that comes packaged with both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi
    U games on one disc is now available at the low suggested retail price of
  *Burn Off Those Thanksgiving Calories for Free: Running through the end of
    January, Wii U owners who also own a Wii Balance Board accessory can
    download a monthlong trial version of the full Wii Fit U game for free on
    Nintendo eShop. Users can keep Wii Fit U for as long as they like by
    purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter accessory. A Fit Meter has many
    features of modern activity meters and is available at a suggested retail
    price of only $19.99.
  *Compete with Wii Sports Club: There is nothing more fun than playing a
    round of tennis or bowling with family and friends in Wii Sports Club, now
    available as individual downloads exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii
    U. In the coming months, Wii Sports Club will include three other sports
    from the original Wii Sports – baseball, boxing and golf. All sports
    feature HD graphics, enhanced controls and new features, such as community
    clubs. With a broadband Internet connection, players can be registered to
    state or regional clubs and will be able to send messages to one another
    via Miiverse during matches. With the addition of online multiplayer,
    users can even play Wii Sports Club with family members that can’t make it
    home for the holidays. Wii U owners who download Wii Sports Club will get
    a free trial pass that will let them play any available sports for a
    24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game was started. Once the
    trial period ends, players can purchase a Day Pass for $1.99 in the
    Nintendo eShop to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can
    buy permanent access to individual sports for $9.99 each.

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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
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launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally,
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well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
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systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
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