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The Stars dig the Platinum GameCube

by Billy Berghammer - October 24, 2002, 1:37 pm EDT
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Even Christina Aguilera! Funny thing is, the GameCube weighs more than she does.

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Nintendo Brings Strobes and Strokes to Hollywood Folks

Nintendo Rolls Out The Platinum Carpet To Celebrate New Platinum Nintendo GameCube

HOLLYWOOD--Oct. 24, 2002--Nintendo America Inc. has gone platinum,

hosting a "platinum-level" Hollywood bash to introduce top celebrities

to its wide-ranging holiday video game line-up and new limited-edition

platinum Nintendo GameCube(TM) system.

Last night, stars streamed down the platinum carpet at the

Hollywood & Highland gala to play more than 30 of the most highly

anticipated video games from Nintendo, and watch a private concert by

The Strokes. Celebrities in attendance included:

-- Christina Aguilera

-- Matthew Perry

-- Alicia Silverstone

-- Kelly Osbourne

-- Leonardo DiCaprio

-- Colin Farrell

-- Mark McGrath

-- Zach Braff

Nintendo's platinum party provided all the perks: packed house of

more than 600 attendees, top DJ's, a special musical performance by

The Strokes, and this holiday's additions to its more than 180 video

game library for the Nintendo GameCube, including the highly

anticipated Metroid(R) Prime (launching November 18 from Nintendo),

Capcom's Resident Evil(R)0 and James Bond 007(TM): Nightfire(TM), and

Madden NFL(TM) 2003 from EA. The extravaganza kicks-off the nationwide

Nintendo Cube Club Tour, hitting 15 cities across the country over the

next two months, allowing consumers to sample the latest games and

products coming this holiday season in a cool nightclub atmosphere.

"The Nintendo GameCube has received such an overwhelming response

from the entertainment community that we wanted to do something

special to show our appreciation," says Perrin Kaplan, vice president,

corporate affairs, Nintendo of America Inc. "What better way to

celebrate than by going platinum with the Nintendo GameCube in


"I've got a purple GameCube at home but I am dying for the new

platinum GameCube," says Christina Aguilera. "My sister and I have

Mario Party battles and I can't wait for more Mario."

The limited-edition platinum Nintendo GameCube system will have

its moment in the spotlight on November 3 when it hits retailers with

manufacturer's suggested retail price of $149.95, featuring a

controller of the same sheen. Back by popular demand, the dazzling

platinum Game Boy(R) Advance will share the stage in its limited

re-release on November 3 as well, with an MSRP of $79.95.

As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of

interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,

manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home

video game systems. The systems include Game Boy(R), Nintendo(R) 64,

Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM). Since the release of its

first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.6

billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such

as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R) and launching such franchises as

Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). As 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's Cube Clubs, visit

www.nintendocubeclub.com or the company's Web site at


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