Europe Gets New Mario Kart Bundle

Nintendo is celebrating the launch of its eagerly anticipated Mario Kart DS game with an exclusive Nintendo DS bundle, launching on 25th November 2005. Not only will new owners be able to get their hands on a Nintendo DS console and game in one handy pack, but they will get them both for the great value estimated retail price of just £100. If you have been looking for an excuse to buy a Nintendo DS this is it!

The Mario Kart DS Pak is the perfect package for Christmas, and following on from the massive success of the Nintendogs Blue and Pink Nintendo DS bundles, it is sure to be a hit on the high street. Mario Kart first launched on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and since then, with games having launched for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube, Mario Kart has become a phenomenon with gamers and Nintendo fans alike. By the end of March 2005, almost 30 million Mario Kart games had been sold worldwide.

The latest incarnation in the hugely popular series is also the first Nintendo DS game to offer online play, allowing you to race anyone, anywhere, anytime for free. Players will be able to race wirelessly with up to eight friends or over the internet with three other players from anywhere in the world.

The Nintendo DS launched across Europe on 11th March 2005. It features dual screen gaming, touch-screen technology, voice recognition, wireless gameplay and Wi-Fi compatibility, all in the palm of your hand. Since launch sales shattered the one million mark across Europe in under three months. Worldwide, 6.65 million players worldwide had already got to grips with the Nintendo DS by the end of June 2005, embracing its innovative touch-screen technology as the stylish and most original games console of this generation.

The Mario Kart Pak (including a copy of Mario Kart DS and a silver Nintendo DS) launches on November 25th 2005 at the fantastic estimated retail price of around £100. Mario Kart DS launches on the same day at the estimated retail price of £30.

Also launching on November 25th 2005 is the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector which will enable players who have Broadband at home to join in the Wi-Fi fun. The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector will be priced at around £30.