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Sports Highlights Come to Nintendo Zone for Nintendo 3DS.

Free Weekly Sports Content Includes Highlights, Top 10 Plays, Collectible 3D Images

REDMOND, Wash. -- Nintendo of America has teamed up with some of the world's top sports properties to deliver basketball, baseball and soccer videos to Nintendo 3DS owners in the United States. Starting April 14, Nintendo 3DS owners can access free highlight videos from NBA Digital, MLB.com and the Barclays Premier League from FOX Soccer by connecting to any Nintendo Zone location in the U.S.

The new sports content will be available to stream when fans connect to any of the more than 27,000 Nintendo Zone locations across the United States located in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, airports and malls. Every week fans will find new videos, including highlights, top 10 plays and weekly roundups. Additionally, fans can access select 3D images that capture the most exciting action from the week. These digital collectibles can be viewed and saved in 3D, with new collectibles being delivered every week.

"Nintendo 3DS owners will now get access to their favorite sports content at thousands of Nintendo Zone locations across the country," said Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America's director of Strategic Partnerships. "With video highlights, weekly recaps and exclusive 3D collectible images, fans can connect with their sports passion as they carry their Nintendo 3DS."

Nintendo Zone offers Nintendo 3DS owners a wide variety of free content, including playable demos of Nintendo 3DS games, exclusive coupons from Best Buy, video game trivia, information about current and upcoming Nintendo 3DS games and even a dedicated section for Pokemon fans. To find a Nintendo Zone location or for more information about the service, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

Remember Nintendo 3DS features 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/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii([TM])home console, Nintendo 3DS([TM]) and Nintendo DS([TM]) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System([TM]), Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi([TM]) and Nintendo DSi XL([TM]), as well as the Game Boy([TM]), Game Boy Advance, Super NES([TM]), Nintendo 64[TM] and Nintendo GameCube([TM])systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario([TM]), Donkey Kong([TM]), Metroid([TM]), Zelda([TM]) and Pokemon([TM]). 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, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com, a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please contact Deanna Talamantez at 213-438-8742 or dtalamantez@golinharris.com. Users can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site's RSS feed.
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