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100 Classic Book Collection

All for £20 from December 26th.

1st December 2008 – Transform your Nintendo DS into a fully portable library this Christmas as ‘100 Classic Book Collection’ launches on 26th December exclusively for Nintendo DS. Holding your Nintendo DS horizontally, just like a book, you can discover 100 classic novels from some of the world’s best known and best loved authors on a small, convenient portable handheld device for just £20.*

Nintendo has worked with publisher HarperCollins to select and include titles from the world’s of Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance, Tragedy, Comedy Women’s and Children’s literature so you can now join Gulliver on his travels, go Around the World in Eighty Days, sleuth with Sherlock Holmes or disappear 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. With 100 books in one small portable system you might never be stuck for anything to read again.

Not sure what a particular book is about? The story synopsis mode details the story and themes of each title without giving away any of twists and turns of the plot. If you’re stuck for somewhere to start, simply tell the software your mood and it will present a range of options to choose from. The software also offers an electronic bookmark so you can pick up right where you left off and also offers adjustable text sizes to further enhance the reading experience. You can also download up to ten additional novels using Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection service and store them on the Nintendo DS console.

The ‘100 Classic Book Collection’ is part of Nintendo’s Touch! Generations collection – a range of software that offers a unique variety of accessible ways to play. Touch! Generations titles can help you train your brain, play sudoku, help improve your visual abilities, make music or connect with people thousands of miles away.

No matter what your age or whether you’ve never picked up a games console before, Touch! Generations titles can help rediscover old talents and develop new skills.

‘100 Classic Book Collection’ is available from 26th December 2008 at the estimated retail price of around £20. Nintendo DS Lite console is available now in a range of colours including White, Black, Red, Silver, Green, Turquoise and Pink at the estimated retail price of around £99.

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Notes to Editors:

*Around £20 is the estimated retail price for the 100 Classic Book Collection software. A Nintendo DS console is also required at the estimated retail price of around £99.

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 and Nintendo DS systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 2.8 billion video games and more than 480 million hardware units globally, including the current generation Wii and Nintendo DS as well as the GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo Gamecube. It has also created industry icons that have become well known household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

About Harper Collins

HarperCollins UK is the most diverse major book publishing group in the country. It publishes a wider range of books than any other publisher, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers, from fantasy literature and children’s stories to enduring classics. It also publishes a great selection of non-fiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books with a thriving digital business especially in reference and education. It currently publishes around 1500 books a year and was the first major UK trade publisher to go carbon neutral in December 2007. HarperCollins Publishers is a wholly-owned division of News Corporation, the media conglomerate and parent of Times Newspapers Ltd, British Sky Broadcasting and Twentieth Century Fox.

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